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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google March 2019 Core Update (Florida 2), Bing Algorithm & Google Black Ad Label

Whoa – it was a big week – Google confirmed and named an algorithm update March 2019 Core Update despite some wanting to call it the Florida 2 Update. There is a lot of speculation around what this update was about, so we created a survey asking you to help us analyze this update. Google […]

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Google Names The 3/12 Update The "March 2019 Core Update"

Google didn’t like that the SEO community was going with the Florida 2 name, so they decided to tweet out that they are going to be calling it the “March 2019 Core Update.” Can they do that? Google’s Search Liaison account posted on Twitter: We understand it can be useful to some for updates to […]

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Speculation Around The Google March 2019 Core Update

The March 2019 Google Core update that touched down on March 12th – we covered it before it was confirmed – is still very raw and fresh. So most of you know, when reading some of the early speculation and advice around this update – you need to be very skeptical. I just wanted to […]

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Google JavaScript SEO Video On Making Content More Discoverable

Here is another video from Google’s Martin Splitt from their JavaScript SEO series. This one is named Essential JavaScript SEO tips and provides basic SEO techniques for JavaScript sites & web apps. This is the first video in the series that goes into more technical detail behind the more complex aspects to JavaScript and search. […]

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Google Removed 2.3 Billion Bad Ads In 2018

Google announced that they have removed 2.3 billion bad ads in 2018 for violations of both new and existing policies. Google said this included 207,000 ads for ticket resellers, over 531,000 ads for bail bonds and about 58.8 million phishing ads. That comes out to over six million bad ads per day! In 2018 they […]

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Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update On March 12 & 13th

I am seeing plenty of signs from the SEO community, the tracking tools and so on that there was and is a Google algorithm update going on right now. It started on March 12th, yesterday and is continuing on today. It is early on, this is not confirmed by Google, but I am seeing plenty […]

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Regression analysis to improve Google Ads performance

Using advanced techniques to make better predictions can help you stand out. Here’s a step-by-step guide to learning how to do a regression analysis. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google Tests Portrait Mode Tall Top Stories Layout

Google seems to be testing a portrait mode, i.e. taller mode, for the top stories in the mobile search results. Valentin Pletzer shared some screen shots with me on Twitter and you can see, some are videos and some are just tall images as opposed to square or wide images. Here is what he saw: […]

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Google: We Want To Do Better With Dates In Snippets

Yesterday, as we covered, Google posted helpful information around how, when and why Google shows dates in the search results snippets. They provided best practices and tips. But Danny Sullivan of Google came in later to explain they didn’t simply post this without the intent that they want to do better with these snippets. Danny […]

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Google Says All Separate Mobile URL Sites Should Move To Responsive

Google’s John Mueller said on Reddit this morning that he believes that all sites running a separate mobile URL for their mobile site solution should work on moving those implementations to a responsive site design instead. He said that mostly because it makes it easier to maintain, not because of any SEO benefit. John wrote […]

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Forrester: Wikipedia Lost 21% Of Their Traffic After Google Featured Snippets Launched

Duane Forrester, a former Bing representative and experience SEO who is very well respected, supposedly said at PubCon that Wikipedia’s traffic dropped by 21% after Google launched their featured snippets. Patrick Stox tweeted it out from his presentation: Whoa. @DuaneForrester says Wikipedia lost 21% of their traffic when featured snippets were released. #Pubcon ‘” Patrick […]

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