How Does Amazon Rank Products?

Ever find yourself wondering?

Google Swats Unnatural Outbound Links With Latest Round of Manual Actions

Bloggers are feelin' the pain after this weekend when Google sent out a new round of manual actions punishing unnatural outbound links.

Google's 3-Pack Tests Review Snippets

Could this be a gift to make up for the loss of the sidebar ads? Google is testing snippets that show a single, randomly chosen review underneath ads in the 3-pack.

The 2016 State of Link Building Survey - Results & Analysis

Recapping April 1st's Local Search News

Two news items about local search and Google My Business broke on April 1 - none were April Fools' pranks. At least as far as I know!

Apple News now open to smaller publishers

To better compete with Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) and Facebook Instant Articles, Apple News has opened their app to blogs and smaller content publishers.

Why Page Rank isn't Dead and How You Can Still Benefit From it

How Google treated integration between a website and Google Plus differently based on where links were directed. 

What's Going on With Google SERPs?

Responses range from "Wow, everything is different" to "What are you smoking, there have been no changes."

AdWords is Getting a Redesign

The form - but not the function - of Google AdWords is getting a redesign.

Google finally reveals its Top 3 ranking factors; surprises no one

After years of people asking "WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME???" Google Search Quality Senior Strategist, Andrey Lipattsev, finally revealed the Top 3 ranking factors. They are:

What's The Real Impact of the Google AdWords Shakeup?

Last month, Google changed SERPs so that ads no longer display on the right side of the screen.

Bing Ads Experiments With SERPs Ad Copy

Usually when you have an ad in Bing Ads, you get to choose your ad copy description that appears in SERPs.

UK SEO Company Busted for Fake Online Reviews

"M" Is For "May" And Also For "Mobile"

Mobile-friendly signals will be amped up by Google this May.

Forecasting the Impact of Local Business Cards

There's a new feature Google is experimenting with that will allow local businesses to post images right into SERPs.

Google Testing Product Listing Ads (PLAs) on right side

After increasing visibility for PLAs, Google tests a carousel format on desktop https://www.twenga-solutions.com/en/insights/plas-google-test-carousel-format/

Google Gets Tough on Disclosure

Google's new best practices document asks bloggers who receive free products to disclose so in their review and to only use nofollowed links.

Public PageRank is Dead. It's Really Really Dead. Finally.

Toolbar PageRank hasn't been updated in years, and now it will be completely removed.

Google Analytics Filters Referral Spam from Reports Automatically Now

Referral spam has been a pesky little problem for people who like to compile accurate reports with Google Analytics. And it's been a problem for a long time.

Submitting a Spam Report? Make It a Good One!

Juan Felipe Rincon of Google spoke about spam reports at SMX West this week.