Yahoo is Testing Google's Search Results

After Yahoo's renegotiation with Microsoft in April, they've got a free hand to experiment with Google vs Bing search results.

Outsourcing for Productivity

Found an interesting thread on WebmasterWorld today about outsourcing some tasks to places like Fiverr, mturk, cragslist, odesk/upwork,

Google+ Shrinks Again

Once upon a time, a brand's most recent Google+ post would show up in their knowledge panel when it was triggered - no more.

AOL defaults to Bing, ditches Google after 13 years

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that Bing w

Study: Google's "Local OneBox" Skews Search In Company's Own Favor

With the knowledge box and the power of Google's "regulars," it's hard enough getting even close to the top.

Users who install Java will now be getting Yahoo on the side

In and effort to attract more users, Yahoo has announced a partnership with Oracle so that everytime a user updates Java, they may be switched to Yahoo.

Treat Your Schema With Care

Since the Quality Update, some sites are reporting that they were hit with structured data penalties.

Panda update is coming, but do we want it, or not?

There's an interesting thread on WebmasterWorld about whether we want a Panda refresh, or not.

The AP now pubilshes 3,000 robot written articles per quarter

According to this article, within minutes of Apple posting its record setting quarterly e

So HOW Exactly Is Google Using Click-Through Data?

Rand Fishkin was messing with click-through data again a few days ago

Google Confirms Core Search Change

Wikipedia Break The Internet

Moz: Can You Rank in Google Without Links? New Data Says Slim Chance

Saw this thanks to Kristi Hines: Moz backlinks Google Study >> https://moz.com/blog/backlinks-google-study

Promotional domains: Don't let them expire too soon.

A famous ketchup manufacturer let one of its promo domain lapse, and a savvy adult webmaster picked it up.

15 Days to be Forgotten in France; Euro news liable for user comments

Some legislation passed in Europe has been hitting the news lately.

Thumbtack Penalty Post-Script: A Juicy Mystery

Well, that's all she wrote - it took less than a week for Thumbtack's penalty to be lifted. But the story's not over.

Google updates may not be all they seem

There's talk of a Google update going on right now, but my old pal Dixon Jones has pointed out that an update may not be what it first seems.

Hashtags are hurting your clickthrough?

Do you use hashtags in your mobile strategy to help get your posts noticed? More people may find your Tweets, but they might not be interacting with them quite the way you want.

Is "Guest Blogging" Still A Dirty Phrase?

Exchanging links for content and guest blogging aren't the most squeaky clean topics anymore.

Facebook vs Google as Advertising Platforms

Facebook is making impressive gains with its Custom Audiences platform. I always like an "underdog" story.

Thumbtack, a Google Capital Backed Website, Smacked For Unnatural Links

Leave it to the king of the spiders to weave a tangled web.