All posts by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)

Bing Algorithm Update On May 5th?

It is rare for SEOs and Webmasters to bring up changes to the Bing search results and as you know, Bing powers Yahoo's organic search results also. But one webmaster, who actually sent me real data via email off the record...

Google Preparing Large Update? Shifts On May 2nd & 7th

I mentioned there was some chatter about a Google update on May 2nd but now we are seeing even more chatter and signs of flux in the Google search results on May 7th...

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 8, 2014

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web...

Two Top SEM Firms Featured As Offering Poor SEM Results By WSJ

It is not every day you see SEM companies featured in Wall Street Journal articles but a few weeks ago, they ran a story named Small Businesses Search in Vain for Web-Ad Help. It isn't good. It calls out two very large SEM companies ...

Publishers Upset Over New Google AdSense Earnings Screen

A WebmasterWorld thread has several publishers upset over the new beta Google AdSense console. Their issue is, the overview screen is missing two data points they enjoy seeing...

SearchMetrics Shows Expedia’s Google Traffic Return, But Did It Ever Drop?

In January, we reported how Expedia may have been penalized by Google because SearchMetrics showed a huge drop in search visibility for the company's website. Now, after about three months, SearchMetrics is showing an increase in their Google traffic...

Google Drops Amazon’s Rich Snippets From Search Results

Gabs at Cre8asite Forums noticed that just recently, Amazon has lost their rich snippets in the Google search results. About a year ago, Amazon had rich snippets even without them adding the rich snippet markups for product reviews...