Archive for ‘SEO News & Updates’

Google Webmaster Tools Update: Download to Spreadsheet

Google does listen to webmasters and here’s another proof. We can now download webmaster tools data to Google Spreadsheets.

Google Doc Download

What’s so special about this? Well for starters many of you will remember that we used to have only 30 days worth of traffic/ranking data.…

 

How Google’s 39 May Updates Impact SEO

Which of Google’s 39 May updates impacted SEO? This is a review of most significant changes affecting our industry. I will keep it short and sweet as I hope to save you time here.

Google Update

Here are the ones which I found most interesting:

[Links+Onsite] Deeper detection of hacked pages

This means you will no longer see hacked websites which rank for “buy viagra“.…

 

Bing Webmaster Tools Major Updates

Bing is very much underrated as a search engine. They tend to do great stuff, sure we all run up to Google, but that 10-15% of traffic you get from Bing may bring a website to success or to ruin, which is exactly why we shouldn’t ignore them.…

 

Easier Domain Verification – But Only for GoDaddy & eNom

Unfortunately not every single one of us has the technical knowledge to edit their HTML or PHP when something is wrong on our website. In fact most people don’t have enough knowledge to setup their FTP and at the same time verify their domain ownership.…

 

Google+ Local is Live

The ground breaking news that is going through everyone’s stream right now on Google+ and probably other social media is the new Google+ integration, a fancy one that by all means makes more sense than all the other updates they did in the last few months.…

 

Webmaster Academy – Simple Google Tutorial or Indispensable Resource?

With webmaster tools support forum, being as they are, fairly disorganized, I actually expected Google to give us something a bit more useful with more hierarchy a long time ago. Just going through some of the answer threads there can make my head hurt.…

 

Google Knowledge Graph: How did this happen?

Google goes one step further in attempt to become an intelligent search engine by introducing their knowledge graph results. “Search is a lot about discovery—the basic human need to learn and broaden your horizons.”, Google.

Knowledge Graph

Predictions for 2012

Earlier this year I predicted the three key improvements in Google’s algorithm will be improved spam detection, social graph and knowledge graph.…

 

Majestic SEO Upgrades Link Metrics

Majestic SEO introduces ‘Flow Metrics’, SEO industry’s brand new link quality metrics based on trust and citations.

While SEOMoz was undecided whether to proceed with link quality metrics Majestic SEO released two completely new link quality metrics based on their own web graph.…

 

Google Semantic Search: It’s Alive!

We’ve been waiting for more semantic results from Google since the acquisition of Freebase. Well now it’s here!

Steps

State of Search reported on interesting types of search results starting to show in Google so we went to investigate further.

Our initial search queries were around business people, politicians and other well-known people.…

 

Webmaster Tools Redesigned and Improved

Some changes we like, some we don’t, but as far as I’m concerned, any update to Google Webmaster Tools is a welcomed update, especially if it’s goal is to improve usability.

gwt dashboard

Google just released a few changes to Webmaster Tools[1].…

 

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