share tweet share pin it e-mail share The good news first. The data in Searchmetrics Suite and Essentials is fully updated providing the most current and accurate information. We usually do updates from Saturday to Sunday, but because of Google Penguin update 2.0, we did it today. Yesterday night, May 22nd, Google finished rolling out the second generation of its Penguin updates. Looking back at the first release of the algorithm in April 2012, the focus was primarily around webspam. Since then, there have been only iterations; with the bases being more like “data refreshes” as seen in the most recent update in October 2012. Now with Google Penguin update 2.0, the update is specific to the search algorithm of Google – and this time the impact will only affect around 2.3% of English queries, a decrease in comparison to the first generation of webspam (3.1%). The update not only affects the U.S. or English-speaking countries, but … [Read more...] about Google’s Penguin Update 2.0: Loser analysis –
share tweet share pin it e-mail share What do Netflix, ebates.com and thesun.co.uk have in common? They’re among the top 100 domains that enjoyed rich rewards in 2017. Which domains took the biggest hits in search Visibility? Searchmetrics in our annual Google Winners & Losers study dived into our data to uncover the top 100 winners and the biggest losers, analyzing their performance in the context of the most significant search trends and changes of 2017 – including Google Updates, mobile index and content quality. The data For this study, we analyzed the development of SEO Visibility for all domains listed in our US index tracked over the course of 2017. The list is ordered according to the absolute increase or decrease seen by the website, when comparing the level at the end of 2017 with that of January 1st. We have filtered out adult and illegitimate streaming sites, as well as domains that have migrated. Top 100 Winners in 2017 … [Read more...] about The Story of 2017: Google Winners & Losers
Home > Blog > Advanced targeting using custom audience lists in Google Analytics 8th December 2017 - 8 minutes read Google James Wolman - Data ScientistTargeting the right audience is key to meeting your business and marketing objectives. Thorough audience research and analysis will help you both market to existing customers and reach new ones. Herein lies the value of using ‘custom audience’ lists on Google analytics, where you can either use preconfigured audiences or develop your own from scratch, discovered through analytical investigation. This is where data & analytics come together with paid search specialists to change the world. 1. Google pre-packaged audiences Ease yourself into advanced targeting by using the audiences that Google has already managed for you. Choose from options such as: New Users, Returning Users, Users who visited a specific section of my site/app Users who completed a goal conversion, Users who … [Read more...] about Advanced targeting using custom audience lists in Google Analytics
Google Shopping is one of the easiest ways for online retailers and e-commerce websites to get their product ads displayed for their shoppers to see and buy. A potential customer need only click on your ad, and they’re taken straight to your website, where they will hopefully convert and complete the purchase. Recently, Google set out to revolutionise the online shopping and introduced Shopping Actions to the world of online marketing by taking out the middle step of transferring your customer to your site. Encapsulated in a whole new facet of the search engine, Google Express is here to connect both businesses and buyers in a faster, much more convenient way. What is Google Express ? It’s in the name — Google Express helps people get their shopping done fast. In a nutshell, Google Express helps your customers shop effortlessly with a universal shopping cart and instant checkout services. Customers pay with the payment information provided in their Google … [Read more...] about Attention Online Retailers: Google Launches Pay-Per-Sale Shopping Actions
Pure SEO’s This Week In Search series takes a look at the top SEO and SEM news stories from the week. This week Google made 5 announcements. Google to Boost News Articles in Search Results for Paying Subscribers Soon, Google will boost news articles in search results for paying subscribers of those publications. According to Bloomberg, Google is making this change in an effort to assist publications with finding and retaining paying subscribers. Additionally, Google will share search data which shows who is most likely to pay for content, meaning publishers can better target new subscribers. Google Publishes Annual Bad Ads Statistics Every year, Google gets faster and more efficient at removing ads that violate its policies. In 2017, over 3.2 billion ‘bad ads‘ were removed, which translates to an average of 100 bad ads per second. These bad ads included: 79 million attempting to send people to malware-laden sites 66 million ‘trick-to-click’ ads 48 million … [Read more...] about This Week in Search: 5 Moves by Google!