2016

How we fought webspam – Webspam Report 2016

With 2017 well underway, we wanted to take a moment and share some of the insights we gathered in 2016 in our fight against webspam. Over the past year, we continued to find new ways of keeping spam from creating a poor quality search experience, and worked with webmasters around the world to make the […]

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2016 was a coming-of-age year for Baidu SEO; why you should invest in 2017

Marketers have long considered organic search a lost cause on Baidu due to the abundance of ads, but new laws in China are changing the game. Contributor Hermes Ma discusses the state of Baidu SEO and provides recommendations for marketers looking to break into the market. The post 2016 was a… Please visit Search Engine […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 30, 2016

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Mobile First, Algorithm Update, 2017 SEO Advice & More This week was expected to be slow because of the […]

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Organic Search Party: Our Top SEO Columns of 2016

Which stories got the SEO community fired up this year? Check out Search Engine Land’s top “All Things SEO” and “Link Week” columns of 2016 to find out! The post Organic Search Party: Our Top SEO Columns of 2016 appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 27, 2016

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google: Mobile First Index Is Not Yet Live With all the Google shuffles recently in December, as I covered in the Google updates category, […]

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Eat Local: Our Top 10 Local Search Columns of 2016

Hungry for some good local SEO content? Satisfy your hunger with Search Engine Land’s 10 most popular local search columns of the year. The post Eat Local: Our Top 10 Local Search Columns of 2016 appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 23, 2016

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Holocaust Denial, Featured Snippets, Bing Webmaster Tools & Search Console Updates This week in search I covered the controversy […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 22, 2016

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google Featured Snippets Now Displayed On More Queries It seems Google is showing more featured snippets for more queries than they have even done […]

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2016 Important SEO Patents from Google

A couple of days ago, Gianluca Fiorelli published a thoughtful look at the Search Industry in past year, and the year to come at Moz titled SEO and Digital Trends in 2017. He included a graphic within that which listed things that he considered important events in the industry, including patents that had been granted […]

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BrightLocal opens its 2016 local SEO survey to see how the industry has changed over the last year

Survey questions cover everything from SEO agency size and revenue to services offered and retainer fees. The post BrightLocal opens its 2016 local SEO survey to see how the industry has changed over the last year appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 19, 2016

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google Search Console AMP & Rich Card Reports May Have Updated The data anomalies page where Google documents the changes to Google Search Console […]

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