The SEM Post - Posts from April 2017

  • Google: 15% of Searches Every Day Are Still New

    Google: 15% of Searches Every Day Are Still New April 26, 2017 at 3:38 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment For many years, Googlers have referred to a statistic regarding searches, stating that 15% of all searches done are for queries never seen by Google before. And in Google’s new blog post about search algos and updates, they state that they still see 15% of search ...

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  • Google Updates Feedback Form for Featured Snippets & Autocomplete

    Google Updates Feedback Form for Featured Snippets & Autocomplete April 26, 2017 at 3:24 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google has updated the feedback forms that users use to submit feedback for both featured snippets and autocomplete. When you view a featured snippet you feel is wrong or inappropriate, there is the usual feedback link, but the updated form ...

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  • Google Testing Popover Banner for Hotel Rates in Search Results

    Google Testing Popover Banner for Hotel Rates in Search Results April 25, 2017 at 3:53 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google is testing a new banner style call to action within their hotel knowledge panel on the mobile search results. When searching a hotel that has sponsored room rate listings, Google is showing a new floating banner on the bottom of the page wit ...

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  • Google Search Console Links Report Empty for Some Sites

    Google Search Console Links Report Empty for Some Sites April 12, 2017 at 9:02 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment If you are wanting to analyze links that Google knows about linking to your site, you might have a difficult time. Google has dropped both external and internal links from displaying within Google Search Console. Instead, affected users are seeing empty results.

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  • Title Tag Keywords in CAPS Do Not Impact Rankings

    Title Tag Keywords in CAPS Do Not Impact Rankings April 14, 2017 at 9:04 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment If you are using CAPS in your title tags, either to highlight keywords or perhaps to follow brand guidelines, you do not need to worry about incurring the wrath of Google for it. There is no penalty or ranking issues with the use of caps. The question came up on Twitter.

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  • Using Nofollow for Siloing Will Not Cause Google Penalty

    Using Nofollow for Siloing Will Not Cause Google Penalty April 14, 2017 at 9:59 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Using nofollow on internal links has been a technique to silo pages within a site for crawl budget reasons. A site owner will nofollow all links to lesser important pages while using followed links on those pages considered more important.

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  • When Google Rankings Drop After Submitting a Disavow File

    When Google Rankings Drop After Submitting a Disavow File April 17, 2017 at 9:34 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment When submitting a disavow file, oftentimes people also disavow great links that help rankings, and not just the bad links. For some site owners, identifying the links that should be disavowed (spammy links or links that were paid for in some way) versus ...

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  • Time for Google Processing Removed URLs from Disavow Files

    Time for Google Processing Removed URLs from Disavow Files April 28, 2017 at 10:14 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment SEOs know all about the time delay when it comes to processing a disavow file. But what about when you remove URLs from a disavow file and want them to contribute to your PageRank once again? How long does this process take? Gary Illyes says there is ...

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