Microsoft announced in their official blog that they are releasing AI tools that are used in Bing’s ranking algorithm to the general public. “Microsoft has made one of the most advanced AI tools it uses to better meet people’s evolving search needs available to anyone as an open source project on GitHub. […] The algorithm, called Space Partition Tree And Graph (SPTAG), allows users to take advantage of the intelligence from deep learning models to search through billions of pieces of information, called vectors, in milliseconds. That, in turn, means they can more quickly deliver more relevant results to users. Microsoft uses vector search for its own Bing search engine, and the technology is helping Bing better understand the intent behind billions of web searches and find the most relevant result among billions of web pages.” Check your rankings on Bing Use the ranking monitor in SEOprofiler to check the position of your web pages in Bing (and Google): … [Read more...] about Microsoft open-sources a part of Bing’s ranking algorithm
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An SEO, I believe his name is Dido, asked John Mueller of Google in this morning's video hangout if Google is aware of a trick some sites are using to combat any negative impact from the August 1st medic update. John was unaware and confused by the strategy, saying he would only see a downside to removing a site's navigation in terms of how it would hurt the site's ranking in Google.The question came up 31 seconds into the video. He basically asked if Google was aware of this navigation removal trick some SEOs were using. It sounds to me that they are doing this to preserve PageRank and link weight on specific pages. In fact, he said the only way to navigate some of these sites is to click from page to page, one at a time, creating a horrible user experience. I never heard of this either - but it doesn't mean this is not floating around.John said he will investigate this if he would share more details but based on everything he knows, removing navigation, even if you have an XML … [Read more...] about Navigation Removal Trick Impacting Google Rankings Algorithm?
Last week at our annual mozinar, Ben Hendrickson gave a talk on a unique methodology for improving SEO. The reception was overwhelming - I've never previously been part of a professional event where thunderous applause broke out not once but multiple times in the midst of a speaker's remarks. _ Ben Hendrickson speaking in last Fall at the Distilled/SEOmoz PRO Training London_ I doubt I can recreate the energy and excitement of the 320-person filled room that day, but my goal in this post is to help explain the concepts of topic modeling, vector space models as they relate to information retrieval and the work we've done on LDA (Latent Dirichlet Allocation). I'll also try to explain the relationship and potential applications to the practice of SEO. A Request: Curiously, prior to the release of this post and our research publicly, there have been a number of negative remarks and criticisms from several folks in the search community suggesting that LDA (or topic modeling in general) is … [Read more...] about Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) and Google’s Rankings are Remarkably Well Correlated
share tweet share pin it e-mail share Google is getting fast and furious since 9th of July: Your future may depend on how fast your URLs load on mobile devices, now that the process is one of the company’s ranking factors. This means that pages that load slowly on mobile devices can expect to lose mobile rankings to websites that load more quickly, and therefore offer a superior user experience. Read on for all the background, insights into the load times of pages ranking on Google.com and, as a further bonus, some data on the usage of AMP for lightning-quick pages. Free Page Speed Study Google, the “Speed Update” and the mission “Mobile Web” Google rarely announces an update to its search algorithm ahead of rolling it out. In mobile search, though, Google tends to be a bit more open. For instance, it gave people plenty of time to get ready for its so-called Mobilegeddon Update, which meant websites had to be … [Read more...] about Google Speed Update: Are your website’s rankings under threat?
Google's John Mueller said in the recent webmaster hangout at the 11:55 mark that those who implement the method of disabling the browser back button will not benefit or be hurt in the Google search results. In short, manipulating the browser back button does not result in a Google penalty. Why? Because as Google said time and time again, bounce backs don't influence rankings in Google. John Mueller said the behavior of disabling a user's common navigation is not a good user experience for your web site visitor and it might annoy your visitors. So clearly John doesn't recommend such a practice but for search, it doesn't make a difference. Here is the video embed: Here is the transcript question: I’d love it if someone from Google can chime in about manipulating the browser back button. I see more and more sites doing it and ranking well on pages where they apply this tactic. I know that by looking at this deeper that Google has given a fair amount of weight to page bounce rate … [Read more...] about Google Says Manipulating Browser Back Button Doesn’t Impact Search Rankings