We're seeing a completely different set of results today. Much more like the results from 3 months ago... more tweaks?More oddball traffic patterns...three days in a row, one conversion at 7am +/- 15min...then nothing the rest of the day. Traffic coming in drip fashion again, same old same old. Referral spam is rampant.To me it look a bit like they reversed the update they did in early march, the sites I see dropping are the sites that went up in early march and now returned to the "old" positions.The Yoast issue isn't related to these drops, it's certainly not helpful, but non-Wordpress sites were affected the same way at about the same time. Would be nice if the solution would be that easy, but unfortunately it isn't for sure.Let me share screen shots from the tools as well: … [Read more...] about Is Another Google Update Happening In May?
Of course, load time is already part of Google’s calculations, and was confirmed to be a ranking signal in 2010. But that news referred primarily to desktop site speed and the calculation of desktop rankings. Discussing the “Speed Update”, Google is emphasizing that it should only impact a small section of search queries, and says it should only (negatively) impact the slowest pages. Of course, load time remains “only” one of several hundred ranking factors that Google uses to create its rankings. Put simply, a slow page can still achieve high rankings if its content is more relevant than that of its competition, and if it is best placed to satisfy the user intent, as this is what Google considers most important when compiling its search results. … [Read more...] about Google Update: Speed as a Ranking Factor
Top 100 Winners Number Domain SEO Visibility 03/10/2019 SEO Visibility 03/17/2019 Net gain 1 youtube.com 41,442,704 41,720,360 277,656 2 yelp.com 1,876,167 2,112,347 236,180 3 google.com 7,779,531 7,951,157 171,626 4 apple.com 4,934,959 5,100,152 165,193 5 fandom.com 1,122,920 1,263,571 140,651 6 kansas.com 427,616 549,425 121,809 7 wikipedia.org 51,023,150 51,144,823 121,673 8 khanacademy.org 1,009,173 1,100,267 91,094 9 instagram.com 3,628,647 3,716,468 87,821 10 medicalnewstoday.com 793,279 852,220 58,941 11 biography.com 1,545,756 1,604,158 58,402 12 cargurus.com 402,900 459,134 56,234 13 updateland.com 45,731 99,794 54,063 14 buzzfeed.com 149,445 203,220 53,775 15 yellowpages.com 383,567 437,153 53,586 16 xnxx2.pro 98,314 149,544 51,230 17 cnbc.com 1,107,172 1,157,949 50,777 18 techcrunch.com 246,221 293,526 47,305 19 poki.com 235,489 282,289 46,800 20 vimeo.com 471,034 511,852 40,818 21 medicinenet.com 308,011 345,463 37,452 22 … [Read more...] about Google Update 2019: Winners and Losers of the March 2019 Core Update
Recent Google Updates: What You Should Know, by Adam Riemer How to Safely Earn Four Backlinks This Weekend, by Neil Patel Google Local Business Cards and the Possible Impact on Search, by Bernadette Coleman Google Release the Top 3 Ranking Factors, by Danielle Antosz Google Announces AdWords Redesign, by Danielle Antosz / [AD] How to Effectively Monitor Your Niche on Autopilot Using Ahrefs The 10 Most Effective Ad Campaigns in 2016, by Meg Cabrera Boost Content Marketing Using This Simple Content Framework, by Razvan Gavrilas Google Test? More Images Shown in Search Snippets, by Danielle Antosz 10 Unexpected Ways to Use Content to Drive Results, by Aaron Agius The Highest (and Lowest) Average CTRs in Google AdWords by Industry, by Larry Kim … [Read more...] about SEJ Wrap-Up: 3 Google Updates You Should Know
Every 24 hours, we track a hand-picked set of 1,000 keywords and grab the top 10 Google organic results. Keywords were deliberately chosen to avoid obvious local intent, are distributed evenly across 5 "bins" by query volume, and are tracked at roughly the same time every day from the same location. In other words, we do our best to keep the data set tightly controlled.Each day, we take the current top 10 and compare it to the previous day's top 10 (for any given keyword), and calculate a rate of change or "delta". Specifically, we use two metrics – called Delta 100 and Delta10 – which measure the change across the entire set of top 10 results. Then, we crunch Delta10 across all 1,000 keywords and multiply the resulting average by a fixed multiplier (currently, 28.0) to produce something that looks like a temperature (in °F). An average day is about 70°F. … [Read more...] about SEOmoz Tries To Automate Google Update Notifications With MozCast