Christmas comes but once a year, and this time around Searchmetrics, a Germany-based SEO/online marketing firm, is offering up a very merry gift indeed. Beginning December 24(or possibly even sooner) until December 31 @11:59pm, Searchmetrics Essentials, a powerhouse suite of online marketing modules, metrics, and real-time analytics, will be available… Continue Reading Happy Holidays from Searchmetrics!
Did you feel the ground shake? The last few days has seen a buzz growing around an apparent Google search update that hit on Friday, November 16. Originally it was thought to be a Panda update, but Google in fact confirmed that there was no Panda update. They wouldn’t however… Continue Reading Panda? No. Update? Yes…
Google has confirmed that an refresh of Panda was rolled out on Monday, November 5, 2012. This is it’s 21st incarnation since its release in February 2011. Worldwide, this is expected to affect about 0.4% of regular queries, and a few more in the US in English, at around 1.1%.… Continue Reading Google Panda No. 21 – A Refresh
An interesting article from yesterday has brought to light a potential problem with Google’s search algorithm concerning attribution. Briefly, attribution, in search quality speak, is ‘credit where credit’s due’. In other words, in the case of duplicate content, making sure the original document, not the dupe, gets ranked. Google tries… Continue Reading Hijacked SERPs? What’s up Google?
Well, today is election day in the US, and of course we’re going to feed off the buzz. There’s something very refreshing about to population of one of the largest and most powerful nations in the world, walking or driving to their nearest fire hall, and peacefully overthrowing their government.… Continue Reading Democracy Just Got A Lot Googlier
Yesterday during a keynote speech, Matt Cutts, head of Google’s Web Spam team, announced the launch of a long-anticipated “disavow link tool“. In a relatively simple process, webmasters can upload a text file containing a list of urls, or entire domains, containing links they want Google to ‘ignore’ or not… Continue Reading Google’s Disavow Links Tool is Not a Quick Fix
Bing announced the release of a feature in it’s webmaster tools that will allow you to disavow links that you don’t want the search engine associating with your site, allowing you to essentially ‘turn-off’ the bad link juice that’s been hurting you’re SERP ranking. This will also help combat any… Continue Reading Bing Shows Google How to Treat a Link
What would the eighties have been like without Robert Moog? Some may argue better, but what a waste of awesome clothing and hair it would have been… The inventor of the synthesizer, who would have been 78 years young today, is being celebrated today with what is arguably the coolest… Continue Reading Google Blows Your Mind With New Doodle
Google has a new tool available for small and medium-sized businesses who are new to website creation, management, and promotion. The Webmaster Academy is an online resource for those not familiar with more advanced techniques. Essentially, it is a step-by-step guide beginning with what search is and how Google works.… Continue Reading Google Introduces Webmaster Academy
There is evidence today that Google may have updated Penguin. While there is no official word on the matter, there have been talks of strange SERP activity, as well as claims of recovery by some folks who were hit late in april by the algo update. There is a clear… Continue Reading Strange SERPs Could Be Penguin 1.1