Archive for ‘SEO News & Updates’

First Google Webmaster Tools Update in 2014

Cyrus Shepard (via Thomas Høgenhaven) has just reported an exciting update in Google Webmaster Tools. When you log in and navigate over to “Search Queries” you’ll see a timeline annotation saying: “An improvement to our top search queries data was applied retroactively on 12/31/13″:

GWT Update 2014

 

The Biggest SERP Flux Since Penguin 2.0

Algoroo has measured the highest recorded level of SERP flux in Google since Penguin 2.0. The jump happened on the 17th of December, following a week of intermittent fluctuation in results.

algoroo update

Our team has already investigated the cause and there doesn’t seem to be a reason to believe this was a layout change or a technical error.…

 

Feature Request for Google Places Reviews

Google’s current way of detecting fake customer reviews is far from perfect. Thanks to Mike Blumenthal some of my own falsely suspended reviews were brought to attention of Jade Wang from Google. I haven’t had any direct answer as to why they are still suspended but am glad they’re aware of the issue.

 

Google Helpouts: AdWords is OK, SEO is Not

After submitting my application to join Google Helpouts I had a video interview with a Google Helpouts team member and my listing was approved. I embraced the platform with great enthusiasm, as it allowed me to give back to the community and provide free support to webmasters in need of guidance and ideas for their website.

 

Fifth Most Turbulent Day in Google This Year? False Alarm.

Update: Our team has investigated the jump in SERPs and found an interface change in Google’s search results. This is likely NOT an algorithmic change at Google.

Algoroo November 2013

Algoroo measured an extremely high level of SERP flux in Google last night indicating that something significant has changed in the way search results are displayed.…

 

Possible Google Update: Friday 25-10-13

Algoroo has measured a significant ranking flux on Friday after a relatively stable fortnight indicating at a possible algorithmic tweak at Google.

2.33 roos

The SERP turbulence level this Friday was at a whopping 2.33 roos making it the 8th most volatile day in 2013:

updates

Are we looking at a new layer in the search quality algorithm or a tweak to an existing one?…

 

Google SERP Curve Ball – Test?

SERP Curveball Google’s latest curve ball in the SERPs with ‘Product Listing Ads‘ being tested!

So is what sort of impact this may have on the look of Serp’s and most importantly the impact to real world business, time will tell. My thoughts are, authentic retailers may well be a little bitter over this latest update pushing them towards Adwords spend and indeed Google Shopping vs focusing energy on organic efforts.…

 

Universal Analytics – A new take on data

Universal Analytics

So…., what’s new?

Many may be familiar with the existing Google Analytics platform, its evolution over the years since its release in 2005, its benefits and indeed its flaws.

Currently in beta, Google have released a Universal Analytics tool set  features to their well known analytics platform.…

 

Google’s Penguin Update: Far from over?

Starting from May 22nd there have been a lot of shifts in the SERPs, but we thought they would settle down, as they started to a few days later. But, starting from June 1st we noticed a lot of activity in the SERPs, Algoroo shows quite a bit of movement, and it is not just Algoroo, so what is actually going on?…

 

Successfully Cloaking in 2013?

I am well-aware that Google’s algorithm is work in progress and they continuously work on improving their search quality algorithm. What I saw today, however, makes me wonder if I give the algorithm too much credit.

Search query “assumptious” brings up the following page:

Spammy Screenshot

I was shocked to see something like this ranking as #1 even for rare queries.…

 

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