Over at Slate, there's a good recap of the FTC "secret" document that was leaked to the Wall Street Journal regarding Google's manual promotion of its own services and assets that was discovered du
Recently Google started displaying default search engine property switching messages within their search results trying to gain back some of the lost users after Firefox’s new update defaulted to Y
Only a few months after Google launched their Google Domains product, they are ranking number one on Google for "domains".
Over at Search Engine Watch, Glenn Gabe has a great read on the history of Panda updates, how they have changed over time - particularly the way they roll out and are messaged by Google - and
Rand Fishkin recently did a Whiteboard Friday video diving in to the subject of on-topic vs off-topic links, some
Google is reported to be working on a new type of algorithm ranking pages based on how factually correct they are:
DuckDuckGo has begun making their Instant Answers feature multilingual. Pulling data from Wikipedia, the search engine now gives Instant Answers in German, French, Polish and Czech.
Per SE Roundtable, there's an interesting recap of a thread John Mueller was involved in where he discussed the uses cases for the Submit to Index feature of the Fetch and Render tool in GWMT.
In March 2011, Google admitted that they do have whitelists for certain things.
From Search Engine Land:
Post by Barry Schwartz on Search Engine Roundtable:
Spotted this today at SEL. Some of Marissa Mayer's acquistions and moves at Yahoo have left me scratching my head, but the partnership with Firefox was one of her better ones.
It's been estimated that Google received 345 million DMCA complaints last year from copyright holders
More ways competitors can drive sites down in the serps: https://goralewicz.co/blog/negative-seo-with-no-backlinks-a-case-study/
Seroundtable.com recently reported that they've been seeing a decline in organic traffic that the main guy, Barry Schwartz, believes is due to Panda 4.1.
After 20 years, they decide to just wrap it up 5 days early, lol. Oh well!
2014 Bot Traffic Report published 12/18/14. Researched annually by Incapsula, shows 3 year trends of the first time.
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