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:
More than 90 days worth of data, featured snippets analysis, and more is coming to Search Console.
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!
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.
Google has announced a mobile SERPs update coming in May which will mean that mobile-friendly sites are likely to get a bigger boost.
Just another way for Google to keep all the traffic to itself?
Getty Images has decided to take its complaint to the E.U. over what it says is Google Image Search making it easier for image piracy.
Evidently clickjacking has become a big enough issue that Big G is willing to devote resources to fighting it!
Debating whether or not site speed is a ranking factor is a popular pastime on SEO Chat.
In the last few years, the ads at the top of the SERPs have gotten more and more similar in appearance to organic results.
Ever find yourself wondering?
Bloggers are feelin' the pain after this weekend when Google sent out a new round of manual actions punishing unnatural outbound links.
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."
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:
Mobile-friendly signals will be amped up by Google this May.
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