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Google Japan Algorithm Update Lowers Ranking Of Low Quality Sites

We cover many Google algorithm updates here but not all the international ones. A big one hit Google Japan this morning, specifically aimed at targeting low quality web sites and lowering their rankings in the Google Japanese search results…

SearchCap: Google Japan right to be forgot, mobile search & doodle

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Worldwide mobile internet use surpasses desktop for the first time ever

It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for.

All us mobile-first proponents have been sat patiently rubbing our hands and saying “you’ll see, just you wait and see!” to anyone within hearing distance – but now we have the proof. Mobile internet use is now more popular than desktop the whole world over.

To be honest, it was an easy prediction to make. Earlier in the year Google stated that mobile searches had already surpassed desktop in 10 countries including the US and Japan. And mobile ad spend has been dominate over desktop since March. So the following research shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.

StatCounter Global Stats has found that mobile and tablet devices accounted for 51.3% of internet usage worldwide in October compared to 48.7% by desktop.

Although don’t get to excited, as there is a huge difference from country to country, with the US and UK still lagging behind other territories.

In the UK, desktop users account 55.6% of the online population, compared to 44.4% on mobile device. In the US the gap is even more pronounced (58% desktop vs 42% mobile) – however looking at the graphs below, it may not be long before the balance is tipped.

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Worldwide mobile internet use surpasses desktop for the first time ever

USA:

Worldwide mobile internet use surpasses desktop for the first time ever

Despite desktop still clinging on in western countries, it’s the rest of the world that has seen mobile truly dominate. India for example has over 75% internet usage through its mobile devices. In Japan it’s over 76%, and in China mobile accounts over 54% of internet use.

As the research reminds us, it’s a stark warning to post-Brexit Britain that businesses looking to trade outside of the EU will need to ensure their own mobile presence is fully optimised. And if that wasn’t enough, Google of course considers mobile-friendliness as a very important ranking factor.

If you need help optimising your website, we have a thorough mobile friendly checklist written by Rebecca Sentence that will help.

Google Japan Top Contributor Meetup

Google Japan Top Contributor Meetup

Google Japan Holding Their Own Google Dance

Google announced on the Webmaster channel on Google+ that the Google Tokyo office is holding their very own version of the Google Dance…

SearchCap: Google Japan Penalty, AdWords App Update & Emojis In Google PLAs

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: February 5, 2016

This week in search, Amit Singhal, the head of Google search, has announced he is retiring this month from Google after 15+ years. Google Japan issued link penalties to…

Google Japan Issues Link Network Penalties

The Google Japan Webmaster Blog announced that they have penalized a link network there for trying to manipulate Google search results rankings…

Google Has Penalized A Link Network In Japan

After being quiet for over a year on link network penalties, Google says it has penalized a large, Japanese-based link network.

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Google Winter Logo Not In The U.S. (Update: Now It Is)

The winter Google logo, aka Doodle, for the first day of winter in the United States is not on Google.com. It is in Canada, Mexico, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, Japan and even Kazakhstan but not the United States of America. I am not sure why…