As we promised earlier , today we stop to consider links in the rankings for commercial requests. Implementation of this change occurs in stages. In the first phase change will affect ranking queries in the Moscow region on a number of commercial topics, such as, for example, real estate, tourism, electronics and household appliances. Later changes will spread to other subjects. We hope that the resources that were used to manipulate the links will now be directed to a real improvement in the quality of the site. Ultimately, this will benefit both users and businesses, and search engines.There are lots of comments and responses to the change in the Yandex Forums about the change. … [Read more...] about Yandex Dropped Link Factors From Their Search Ranking Algorithm
He said, “The ranking algorithm with no links for some commercial queries we announced last year was quite successful technologically, but the market turned out to be very slow to react. SEO specialists continued to buy links through sheer habit. That was the reason we decided to make links not only neutral or positive, but also negative – and to penalise websites for paid links”. … [Read more...] about Yandex: Links To Return To Our Search Ranking Algorithm
The problem is, none of these are valid reasons to justify achieving a #1 search engine ranking. Sure they all have merits, but those merits don't translate into deserving better rankings than your competitors. … [Read more...] about Destination Search Engine Marketing, Part I: Do you Deserve Top Search Rankings?
In an ideal world, your SEO strategy would be on a constant, steadily forward-moving trajectory. As you invest more time and effort into your online presence, your rankings would gradually increase--with no interruptions. However, this is almost never the case. Eventually, no matter how careful or experienced you are, you'll run into a ranking drop that leaves you frustrated and confused.The problem is, SEO and online visibility are such complicated topics that they're impossible to reduce to single variables. Everything, from the type of hosting you use to the type of social media marketing you pursue, can affect your organic search rankings.Where do you start when troubleshooting a ranking dive?Technical vs. Non-Technical IssuesGenerally, there are two categories of factors that can cause a dive:Quantitative, technical factors. Sometimes, there's a simple, technical factor affecting how your site is ranking. On many levels, Google's algorithm is simple and mathematical in its … [Read more...] about 5 Technical Factors to Check When Your Search Rankings Take a Dive
John Mueller said on Twitter "IMO there's no "top 3" list." Gary Illyes said on Twitter the top three depend on the query. This was after someone called him out as listing the top three at a recent SEO conference named Brighton SEO - he said he did not do so. … [Read more...] about Google: There Is No Top Three Search Ranking Signals