Category Archives: Search Engine Roundtable

SEO: Harder To Know If Human Error Caused Ranking Issues Vs Algorithms

When it comes to ranking issues in Google, there are two main reasons why your rankings can drop. The first is you made a technical mistake on your own site…

Google Maps Measure Distance Drawing Tool

Google brought back a fun feature in Google Maps that was not yet available in the new version of Google Maps – the ability to draw lines on Google Maps and figure out the distance of that drawing on the map.

Here is how it works:

Open the new Google Maps.
Right-click on your starting…

No Google! I Said I Want This!

Google highlighted a Google voice search feature on Google+ the other day, which demonstrates how you can correct mistakes when Google doesn’t understand what you are saying.

In the demonstration…

Traffic Surge After Google Penalties Lifted Screen Shot

We know that in many cases, after a penalty is lifted by Google, your traffic may not improve all that much. Sometimes it might even lead to less traffic than before. But sometimes…

Daily Search Forum Recap: July 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…

Google AdWords: “Delete” Is Now “Remove”

Google has made a significant language change to the AdWords interface, replacing the “Delete” button and renaming it “Remove.” I am not joking. This is being rolled out over the next couple weeks.

Google AdWords Editor 10.5

Google has released version 10.5 of the AdWords Editor.

10.5 brings mostly functionality around the shopping campaigns. Specifically product groups, upload and check changes…

Confused: Did Or Didn’t Metafilter & Google Talk About Ranking Issues?

Back on June 12th, I published a story on Search Engine Land on how Google is working on a fix for Metafilter.

Back then, I was under the impression that Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam, was in direct communication with Matt Haughey…