Google Paid a Hefty Price for Default iOS Search

Both Google and Apple tried to have the $1 billion figure hidden from the public when it came to light in court documents for a case between Oracle and Google. Journalists got to it first though.

How To Discover and Claim Unlinked Brand Mentions

Various methods of finding brand mentions, who to target and an example pitch to turn mentions into a link. 

Backlinko Analyzed 1 Million Google Search Results. Here’s What We Learned About SEO

We recently analyzed 1 million Google search results to answer the question:

Which factors correlate with first page search engine rankings?

Clearing Up Confusion About the Core Algorithm

Ever since it was announced that Panda is now "core," there's been a huge amount of misinformation and confusion about what that means.

Google Search Share "Smallest since 2008" benefiting Yahoo at their highest since 2009

"Bloomberg reports that Google is now "at its smallest share of the US web search market since at least 2008"—and more significantly, "the highest share for Yahoo since 2009." reported by Business

Don't Trust Everything You Read

With Google's new algorithm update, everyone wants to know who the winners and losers were - but reports can't always be trusted.

Recent Google Core Search Update May Be Brand Keyword Related

The big core algo update might have had something to do with how brand keywords impact sites that are not the brand.

Panda is Now Baked Right into Google's Core Ranking Algorithm

Google made a core algorithm update over the weekend that caused SEOs to lose their minds.

Twitter Wants to Extend Its 140 Character Limit to 10,000 by the End of Q1

The question on all of our minds is - why in blue blazes would they want to do that?!

SEO Practitioner Given 3+ Years For Extortion

William Stanley sought to extort GE in Texas by threatening to post "fraudulent comments and creating negative reviews online," if he was not paid.

Bing and Duck Duck Go gaining market share in desktop search

2016 might be the year Bing actually takes command of desktop search. Bing itself is responsible for around 20% of organic search.

Is Adsense a Dead Horse?

The death of adsense is a common lamentation on many SEO and web marketing forums.

Buying Links and Boosting SERPs

A user on WebmasterWorld points out that lots of folks are buying homepage links, and believes Google is still crediting them.

What You Need to Know About HTTPS

Now that Google is indexing HTTPS pages by default there are sure to be plenty of converts.

Bait and Switch Hacking is Back in Vogue - Watch Your Back

SEL reports that although bait and switch hacking is years old and was supposedly squashed, it seems to be working again for certain terms.

More App Love From Google - This Time to Search Console

You can now track app install button data in Search Console, if that's your thing.

Google Has Begun Indexing HTTPS Pages by Default

Their language is "...we'll start crawling HTTPS equivalents of HTTP pages, even when the former are not linked to from any page." They go on to say that, "when two URLs from the same domain appear

Google Drops "Web" and changes to "All" in SERPs - Significant Change

Google has dropped "Web" option from SERPs and now shows the word, "All."

There could be some real signifance to this change in dropping the word Web.

Washing Our Hands of Link Building

Links have been used as a ranking metric since the dawn of the search engine, but are we in the middle of a period of transition? Users on SEO Chat think (or at least hope) so.

Will 2016 Be the Year of the App?

Users on WebmasterWorld are talking about predictions and emerging trends in SEO for 2016 - it's a great topic so far.