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Google Search Algorithm Ranking Shuffling On October 4th

The Google search results don’t seem to be settling down at all, at least not over the past five weeks or so. I am seeing more chatter and signals that there was another search ranking algorithm update, probably a smaller one, yesterday. Many of the automated tools are showing signs and I am also seeing […]

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Google Search Algorithm Update On September 27th

I am hearing some chatter around a possible Google search algorithm update that took place yesterday, September 27th. To be honest, not all of my indicators, i.e. the community chatter and the tracking tools, are 100% convincing that there was a big update. I do believe that a nice number of sites were impacted yesterday […]

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The secret formula for determining a marketing budget

Balancing tools, time and resources to hit the magic number. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google: A Change In Structured Data Formats Won't Result In Drop In Indexed Pages

Google’s John Mueller said in a video hangout on Friday that changing your structured data format from microdata to JSON-LD would not lead to many of your pages being removed from the Google index. He said this in response to a complaint about this. John said this at the 52:39 mark into this past Friday’s […]

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Google announces cards, discovery tools, revamped image search at 20th anniversary event

Most of the new features were for mobile devices and focused on structured data and machine learning. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Bing Also Drops Public URL Submit To Index Tool

Just like Google did back in July, Bing announced they have dropped their public submission tool. A way to submit any URL to the Bing index anonymously has been removed. It doesn’t come with any surprise, I suspect. As I covered at Search Engine Land, Bing said “the URLs received are by far too low […]

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The ultimate guide to using Bing Webmaster Tools – Part 6

Part 6 of our special series focuses on how to customize and configure reports within BWT so you can zero in on what you need quickly and efficiently. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google Algorithm Update On September 11th

I was offline the past two days but when I came back, I saw a nice amount of chatter of a possible Google update starting around September 11th. Most, not all, of the tools are showing significant volatility and there is some chatter. The chatter is not too extreme but some of the tracking tools […]

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Report: Google Showing More Search Snippets With Images

STAT, a search analytics tool shared a graph on Twitter Friday showing that they saw a 10 point lift in the number of search results snippets that include images in the snippets. Now almost 65% of the queries they track show images in snippets in the top 100 results. Here is their chart: Here is […]

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Google: Don't Publish Articles On How To Break Our TOS & Guidelines

Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that he finds it awkward when he reads articles and how-to guides on techniques on breaking Google’s terms of service (TOS) and their webmaster guidelines. He replied to an article written on Search Engine Journal about scraping Google’s search results. Yes, scraping Google’s search results is 100% against their […]

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Google Search Ranking Update Brewing? Early Signs Of Algorithm Shifts.

I am seeing super early signs of a Google search algorithm update brewing right now. There is some early limited chatter as of early this morning in the forums and on social media. Some of the automated tracking tools also are picking up changes, while some are not. So it is super early but something […]

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