Archive for ‘SEO News & Updates’

Heads Up: Upcoming Google Webmaster Tools Change

While alpha testing the new Search Impact feature in Google Webmaster Tools many of us noticed the impression data discrepancy. Dejan SEO website (web search only) shows 1,539,133 impressions in the Search Queries report while Search Impact shows 1,506,534 impressions for the same date range.…

 

Reddit Manipulates Google’s Results for Fun

Redditors have caught onto the fact that Google includes reddit in their news results and are currently having fun. Utilising website’s powerful traffic potential redditors are requesting upvotes to the front page with the promise of entry into Google’s results. It seems to be working as more ridiculous entries fill Google’s search results:

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Even after the result disappears from the news box it still seems to linger at the top of the organic results:

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Here’s an example of attempt at Google’s image search manipulation:

white person

So far it works, but only when searching through recent images:

white person

While some are just having the usual pointless reddit fun (some of it too controversial to link to), others are attempting to use the trick to go against companies they don’t like (primarily Comcast).…

 

SEMrush Partnership Improves SERP Preview Tool

About three years ago, we developed an intuitive tool that allows users to visualise how a web page would appear in Google’s search results. With nearly 4,000 happy users and a five star rating, SERP Preview Tool will now display revealing organic keyword data.…

 

Google Reclassifies Certain Types of Thin Content Pages

Topics: Content Marketing, Experiments, SERPs

Post Penguin Update

We have new data which shows that the 25th October spike wasn’t part of the gradual Penguin 3 roll-out. It appears the update had a lot to do with on-page factors and is (among other things) related to how Google treats thin content pages and soft 404s.…

 

Big Day in SERPs Yesterday, Bigger than Panda 4.1

Post Penguin Update

Our SERP flux tracker records a first serious SERP tremble since Penguin 3.0 roll-out in Australia. Stronger than Panda 4.1. There’s a conversation on Google+ suggesting this could be a Panda refresh:

“I see huuuge increase for domains having issues which feed Panda algorithm.”, Łukasz Rogala

Yes, I also can confirm, yesterday 3 pages with Panda penalty was recovered.

 

Penguin 3: An Underwhelming Update

Definition
Penguin 3: A webspam algorithm update with limited scope, aimed at easily detected link schemes.
How does it compare?

While it still has the ability to strongly impact individual sites, Penguin 3 was clearly rolled out to tackle only a small slice of the web.…

 

Hello, this is an extortion email.

blackmail

Over the years we have been a target of various negative SEO campaigns. This morning’s email tops it all though.

The sender doesn’t beat around the bush and makes it very clear saying: “this is an extortion email”.

Subject: I Want To Buy.…

 

The Second Biggest Google Update in 2014

algoroo

Algoroo reports a high level of turbulence in Google’s search results after more than 2 months of silence. The scale was at 3.27 roos which is the major spike in comparison to the previous 77 day period. This is the second biggest spike in 2014 only slightly behind the 17 May (PayDay Loan 2) jump to a whopping 3.52 roos. …

 

Top 5 Digital Marketing Activities Since 2010

No matter how satisfied or amazed you are with the Internet, you can bet that content and search results will continue to change and improve. Digital marketing strategies will also vary for as long as the demand for a seamless interaction between the Internet and the user exists.…

 

Coming Up: The Biggest Google Update of the Year?

algoroo

Warning from Australia. Algoroo is showing 17th of May as a particularly turbulent day at 3.52 roos. So far there has been no official confirmation regarding the nature of the movement in search results Matt Cutts announces Panda 4.0:

 

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