TWIS 21 Apr 2017

TWIS 21 Apr 2017 has Google’s 2016 Webspam Report, HTTPS over 50%, Chrome Adblocker, Google Analytics Home View and Mobile First Link Graph. #GoogleQuality #GoogleSearch #GoogleAnalytics #AdBlocking #MobileSearch… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 14 Apr 2017

What’s happened this week? We have Moz Local Ranking Factors Survey, Google showing review numbers, Google Maps Fake Listings, Google disavowing the disavow file and Facebook Instant Article CTAs and more… #GoogleLocal #StarRatings #GoogleSearchConsole #BackLinkProfile #Facebook #InstantArticles #EmailStrategy… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 07 Apr 2017

What’s happened this week? Pickings are a little thin on the ground this week Google’s mobile-first index is some way off, fact checking is hoping to overcome fake news, Siri is bigger than Yahoo or Bing on mobile, Google Customer Reviews is replacing Trusted Stores and Ask.com left its server status open for a while and a few more bits and pieces.… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 31 Mar 2017

What’s happened this week? Rich, structured, pickings this week as schema.org 3.2 is released, Rich Cards Go Global, and podcasts get rich markup. Also, mobile interstitials get clarified and Google Optimise is released for free. #StructuredData #RichSnippets #OrganicSERPs #MobileStrategy #CRO #GoogleOptimise… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 24 Mar 2017

What’s happened this week? It’s been a fairly quiet week in organic search terms, but not in other areas, as  Google gets caught up in a storm over ads and controversial content, while it also releases Adwords Close Variants. Site hacks in 2016 were also on the agenda, tappable shortcuts got released and webmasters breathed easier as the date of the mobile-first index is… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 17 Mar 2017

Google is having a stab at identifying  upsetting or offensive content via its Quality Raters, Google Search Console had a day of missing Google Analytics data, before squeezing organic SERPs further with 6 Google Ads at the bottom . There has also been a study that shows Chrome does not pass URLs for googlebot discovery as well as another reiteration that 404s are… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 10 Mar 2017

Google has rolled out a significant, but unconfirmed update Fred, while AMP comes to Asian search engines, Gary Illyes “Good Comments Good”, YouTube and other embeds may cause PageSpeed issues and Google starts to notify webmasters of technical issues with incorrect AMP Hostnames. #GoogleUpdates #AMP #WebsiteQuality #PageSpeed #YouTube #GoogleSearchConsole… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 03 Mar 2017

So, this week, we have the joys of over-reported AMP traffic, nestled up nicely against a report about the size of AMP traffic, followed (handily) by a reminder study about mobile speed benchmarking, the sad extinguishing of DMOZ and relief for programmers who use special characters when searching Google. #GoogleAnalytics, #AMP, #PageSpeed, #GoogleSearch, #MetaTags… Read More


The Week In Search 24 Feb 2017

This week’s updates and search snippets include: a Google My Business service area update; an announcement that Google and Bing take action on UK Piracy; findings that proximity upweighted in Local Pack ; a reduction in Google Star Rating threshold and advice to use caution with using the GSC URL Removal Tool. #GoogleMyBusiness, #GoogleSearch, #GoogleLocal, #StarRatings, #GoogleSearchConsole… Read More