Google Updates

SMX Advanced 2013 Seattle

If you couldn’t convince the boss to send you to Seattle for SMX Advanced 2013, you might want to check out this post! In the video below, Danny Sullivan from Search Engine Land talks to Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team (aka the attorney general of search), and all sorts of new insights emerge…

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March 6, 2013 Google Update

Based on chatter around the web, on sites like Webmaster World and Search Round Table, and the number of people searching things like, “has my website been penalized by Google?” and “how to tell if I have a Google penalty”, Google appears to be at it again.

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October 2012 YouTube Ranking Algorithm Update

In a recent YouTube blog post, YouTube announced that its search is now optimized for time watched—rewarding videos that hold viewers’ attention. This is similar to the Internet marketing concept of bounce rate, which represents the percentage of visitors who enter a site and leave immediately. According to YouTube,

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October 2012 Google Search Updates Roundup

I know what you’re thinking—Google updates its search algorithm more frequently than Holister douses its entire store front with frat-boy scented cologne. But there’s a reason you’re in the SEO business and not the dictionary-writing business—you thrive in a constantly changing industry. So let’s get on board with Google’s most recent updates, because really, what [...]

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Improving Links for SEO with Google’s Disavow Links Tool

Google just released a new tool that allows you to ignore certain links to your site. In the past, if you were looking to clean up your backlinks, your only option was to email a site owner and request that he or she take down the link. Google’s Disavow Links tool now allows you to [...]

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Are Indexed Pages a Ranking Signal?

Recently, Google Webmaster Tools has added a feature called Index Status. Index Status tells you how many of your website pages have been added to Google’s index. This got us thinking – could indexed pages be a ranking signal?

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June 25th Google Panda Update (who cares?)

On June 25, 2012, at 2:10 PM, Google announced on Twitter that they had pushed out a new Panda data refresh. In the past, we’ve gotten excited about these “data refreshes” – almost hoping something would happen (as long as that “something” is a drop in our rankings – smile). As part of this most [...]

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May 2012 Google Search Updates

If you’re an SEO or webmaster, you’d better not plan any fun Friday nights or trips this May because Google is at it again. It turns out that, when it comes to search algorithm updates, May is a HUGE month for Google.

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May 26, 2012: Google Penguin Update

Just when you thought it things Google algorithm update land were starting to calm down, Matt Cutts Tweets, “Minor weather report: We pushed 1st Penguin algo data refresh an hour ago. Affects <0.1% of English searches.” For those of you living under a rock for the last three months, Google Penguin is an algorithm update [...]

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April 24-25, 2012: Google’s Webspam Update

For some webmasters and SEO today is the day – a day of reckoning. Think of all the SEOs filling up their coffee mug for the umpteenth time today to try to fix months, and in some cases years, of dirty deeds! Today on Google Webmaster Central, the company

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