The move by the Russian search engine to penalize paid links may be a smart one, but will it have a ripple effect on other search engines such as Baidu and Naver?
Getting your website mobile-ready is attracting a lot of attention of late. Just yesterday Google rolled out a hefty algorithm change that will put an increased emphasis on mobile-usability as a key ranking factor. Most businesses are starting to realize that more customers are visiting them on the web via their mobile devices yet few are acting […]
Shortly after changing its algorithm to push mobile-friendly sites higher in search results, Google posted a blog letting users know that there are 199 other criteria in ranking.
Google announced earlier this year that it was making a change to its search algorithms which would begin to factor in a website’s “mobile-friendliness” as a ranking signal – meaning that those sites which weren’t optimized for smartphones’ smaller screens would see their ranks downgraded as a result. Today, Google is flipping the proverbial switch and… Read More
Google doesn’t directly factor social media influence into the ranking algorithm, but that’s no reason to ignore social channels or marketing efforts. The post The Real Reasons Social Media Affects Your Company’s SEO by @LEWatrous appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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The largest search engine in Russia has decided to abandon its non-link policy, which was introduced a year ago.
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According to Google, "in the USA, 94% of people with smartphones search for local information on their phones. Interestingly, 77% of mobile searches occur at home or at work, places where desktop computers are likely to be present." In...Show More Summary
Every year, publishers rank the most popular diets for weight loss. In most cases, this a practice in mental masturbation, because it leaves out the most important success factor of all: adherence. Instead, avoid cookie cutter recommendations with the Diet Index Enjoyability Total—or DIET. Read more...
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Nowadays, a website can not possibly be fast enough. Particularly because loading speed now constitutes a ranking factor for Google, optimizing the performance is a major task. There are a number of performance drags. One of the bigger ones is the often popular “share button” of the big social networks. Show More Summary
There was surprisingly little debate regarding my passive income investment rankings. Figuring out the five factor scores for each of the seven investments took about 10 hours to produce, so perhaps I was thorough enough to address all the points. Everybody agreed that dividend investing is one of the best ways to generate passive income. Read More...
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This post was originally published on the Kapost blog photo source: Mashable Earlier this month, Google announced that as of April 21st, they'll use mobile-friendliness as a ranking factor in their mobile search results. This is no surprise when you consider mobile statistics like these: Among U.S. Show More Summary
How Important Is Mobile, Anyway? March 13, 2015 Mobile optimization has been a ranking factor on Google for some time. But it’s about to matter a whole lot more. According to a recent post on Search Engine Land, “Google said it wants sites to prepare [for mobile optimization].”
The quality of your content is an important factor when it comes to your search rankings. No longer is content simply about the number of keywords, anchor text and links you have on your page. You also need to consider the quality, relevance, context and value of your website's content. Show More Summary
Offseason rankings are always a hot-button topic. Naturally, I expect this particular list—the top 10 quarterbacks heading into spring practices—to go over smoothly. As always, stats play a factor, but they're not the only thing. How...Show More Summary
First, stop assuming SEO is dead because the rules changed. If you are a business owner with a website, or a digital marketer offering services, you are aware of how important it is to connect with people interested in the products or services you or your clients offer. Show More Summary