Google: Web Search

    • Do organic keyword rankings matter anymore?

      High keyword rankings are the most sought-after achievement in the world of search engine optimization (SEO). Small businesses and brands alike strive to obtain the first organic listing in search results because of the lucrative traffic and lead opportunities that are associated with this position.

      Search Engine Landin SEO- 28 readers -
    • New unconfirmed Google algorithm update touched down February 7th

      Tuesday, February 7, 2017 there seems to have been a Google algorithm change that adjusted how many sites rank – both for good and bad. I’ve been tracking the update since the 8th and over time more and more webmasters and SEOs have been taking notice of the ranking changes at Google. This seems to be unrelated to the unconfirmed link algorithm change from earlier in February.

      Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Land- 23 readers -
  • The impact (and lack thereof) of Google’s mobile popup algorithm

    It’s not often that Google announces an algorithm update in advance. But when they do, not only can webmasters prepare for that update, we can also track its rollout once Google pulls the trigger. That provides a rare opportunity to gauge the impact of the algorithm update and determine what its effects are. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing since January 10, 2017.

    Glenn Gabe/ Search Engine Land- 21 readers -
  • A simple checklist to prep for the Google mobile-first index

    … will change, since mobile pages typically have fewer links and content is more sparse, or if expandable mobile content will count toward ranking in a new mobile index. All of these are fair questions, and you can find the answers here on Search Engine Land or at any of these fine sites. The important thing to remember is not to panic. Google’s Paul Haahr…

    Bryson Meunier/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 18 readers -
  • Paradigm shift: Has Google suspended defamation removals?

    …. Background: Search engines immune to libel removal demands It’s worthwhile to note that search engines, and various other types of online sites and services, were made immune in the United States from liability for things like defamation/libel by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”). For hundreds of years of established law, publishers…

    Chris Silver Smith/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 26 readers -
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