Bloggers are feelin' the pain after this weekend when Google sent out a new round of manual actions punishing unnatural outbound links.
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.
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!
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.
How Google treated integration between a website and Google Plus differently based on where links were directed.
Responses range from "Wow, everything is different" to "What are you smoking, there have been no changes."
The form - but not the function - of Google AdWords is getting a redesign.
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:
Last month, Google changed SERPs so that ads no longer display on the right side of the screen.
Usually when you have an ad in Bing Ads, you get to choose your ad copy description that appears in SERPs.
Mobile-friendly signals will be amped up by Google this May.
There's a new feature Google is experimenting with that will allow local businesses to post images right into SERPs.
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's new best practices document asks bloggers who receive free products to disclose so in their review and to only use nofollowed links.
Toolbar PageRank hasn't been updated in years, and now it will be completely removed.
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.
Juan Felipe Rincon of Google spoke about spam reports at SMX West this week.
On Monday, an ISIS-associated hacker group named Cyber Caliphate Army (CCA) announced their plans to hack Google.
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