Interesting thread in WebmasterWorld today.
The rumormill is whispering about a potential algorithm update, like a 301 update. Not everyone is seeing changes, but some are.
More publicly available search data seems to be vanishing from Google.
That means keywords are grouped together and that we aren't able to look at traffic for specific, individual phrases and words. It's really a narrowing down of the tool's focus.
A new survey found that "Amazon is the preferred starting point for product search."
Admittedly, I was pretty peeved yesterday too when I heard the news. Keyword Planner is an essential tool for business and one that I recommend to many beginners.
SEL has a good summary of the recent Google AMA. The short and skinny is:
I didn't expect Google's new green ad labels to be such a divisive issue, but they've created a fissure in the SEO community.
More than 90 days worth of data, featured snippets analysis, and more is coming to Search Console.
And is it about to burst? That's what users are talking about in this WebmasterWorld thread.
Last week I highlighted a story from SEL where the writer claimed that a lawyer who switched to .attorney saw a big ranking boost. Turns out that article was probably a bunch of BS!
A class action lawsuit about AdWords can proceed, the U.S. Supreme Court says. Well, really they declined to hear the case.
Remember a few months ago when Google said that they keep track of users who submit good, real, honest spam reports? And that those reports get prioritized?
Here's a curious little article published in Search Engine Land recently.
Now that more than 50% of all searches happen on mobile devices, Google's Gary Illyes says that it makes sense to have a separate, mobile-only index.
Google's Paris office has been raided by investigators where Google is accused of owing the French state
This lawsuit can proceed, says the judge. However, don't get too excited just yet as Google usually manages to come out without a case to answer.
People can be skeptical of a lot of SEO practices. Is the method of payment one of them?
A few months ago, Twitter was talking about pushing its character limit out to 10,000+. There was a huge debate over how essential the character limit is to the essence of Twitter.
Google has announced a mobile SERPs update coming in May which will mean that mobile-friendly sites are likely to get a bigger boost.
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