Tag Archives: Google: SEO

Moz: Google’s New Quick Answer Box Now Showing 98% More Often

According to a Moz tracking study the new formatted quick answers box you find in Google for queries like [what is seo] is showing up 98% more often than a week ago. Overall, general answer boxes, including stock quotes, weather forecasts, box scores and so on are showing up 44% more often. What...

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A New Click Through Rate Study For Google Organic Results

Advanced Web Ranking has released a study showing fresh data on the click-through-rate from Google’s organic search results. The data was taken from Google Webmaster Tools Search Queries reports from large accounts back in July 2014. On average, 71.33% of searches resulted in a page one...

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Google On How They Know When To Slow Or Stop Crawling Your Web Site

Today at SMX East, Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst, Gary Illyes shared with the audience two technical ways Google determines when GoogleBot, its crawler, should slow down or stop crawling your website. One of the more important factors with SEO is to ensure the search engine crawlers can...

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Google Testing Smartphone Friendly Icon In Search Results, Again

Google is once again showing mobile smartphone icons on smartphone friendly search results, while searching on your smartphone. Many searchers are noticing it and Brent Payne sent us a screen shot. Here is what the smartphone icon looks like on an iPhone using Chrome: This is what I see on my...

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Are Games & Lyrics Sites Google Panda 4.1′s Biggest Losers?

Google began rolling out Panda 4.1 last week, a process that continues into this week, but we already have the winners and losers report from SearchMetrics. The biggest winners for Panda 4.1 based on this early report are sites in the news, content and download portal realm. While the biggest...

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Panda 4.1 — Google’s 27th Panda Update — Is Rolling Out

Google has announced that the latest version of its Panda Update — a filter designed to penalize “thin” or poor content from ranking well — has been released. Google said in a post on Google+ that a “slow rollout” began earlier this week and will continue into...

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The Underlying B2B Marketing Value Of 4 (Previously Successful) SEO Tactics

Though SEO tactics may come and go, the underlying principles behind them often remain true. The post The Underlying B2B Marketing Value Of 4 (Previously Successful) SEO Tactics appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Google Targets Sites Using Private Blog Networks With Manual Action Ranking Penalties

Google has reportedly taken action on sites participating in private blog networks, also known as PBNs. On September 18th, Google sent out widespread manual action notices via Google Webmaster Tools to these sites for “thin content” spam. Private Blog Networks, PBNs, are generally...

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Where You’ll Find Google Structured Snippets: From Superheroes To Product Specifications

The other day, Google officially announced structured snippets, basically Knowledge Graph snippets directly embedded in the search results snippets. But what type of queries trigger the structured snippets from showing up in the search results? Based on some early testing, the range goes from...

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Google Structured Snippets Officially Live In Search Results

Earlier this month, we caught Google testing a form of knowledge graph data within the search results snippet. This feature is now officially being confirmed by Google on the Google Research Blog. Google calls these “structured snippets,” where Google will show snippets of data,...

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