search engines

Jul
29
Why Google's Core Web Vitals update is going to hit medium-sized publishers hard

Why Google's Core Web Vitals update is going to hit medium-sized publishers hard

3 min read
Sep
19
SEO: big changes are coming to nofollow - here's what you need to know

SEO: big changes are coming to nofollow - here's what you need to know

Google is making the first big change to "nofollow" in a decade and a half. Here's what you should know.
4 min read
Jul
27
SEOs buying up defunct URLs linked to by major news sites

SEOs buying up defunct URLs linked to by major news sites

The black hat SEO business has a new trick - and publishers should be careful of their old links.
2 min read
Jun
07
MailOnline takes brutal hit from Google algorithm update

MailOnline takes brutal hit from Google algorithm update

A MailOnline SEO has admitted to a big traffic hit from a Google change.
1 min read
Jan
03
Google knocks Facebook off the referral traffic top spot

Google knocks Facebook off the referral traffic top spot

About four years ago, social traffic eclipsed traffic from search, across publishers generally. And by “social traffic”, I largely mean
3 min read
Oct
03
Google's Top Stories algorithm is failing to detect authoritative sources

Google's Top Stories algorithm is failing to detect authoritative sources

This is a pretty significant Google algorithm fail: Also, apparently Google is putting 4chan threads in their top story unit
2 min read
Dec
15
Accelerated Mobile Pages: great for SEO, bad for control

Accelerated Mobile Pages: great for SEO, bad for control

John Gruber, back in October: Can someone explain to me why a website would publish AMP versions of their articles?
2 min read
Dec
06
Fake news is just the tip of the propaganda iceberg

Fake news is just the tip of the propaganda iceberg

Fake news is Facebook’s problem, right? Well, maybe it’s a touch bigger than that. Maybe Google has the
2 min read
Oct
20
Google search goes mobile first - desktop database relegated

Google search goes mobile first - desktop database relegated

Google is going to make its forthcoming mobile search index its primary dataset: Google is going to create a separate
1 min read
Mar
21
Google kills the PageRank toolbar

Google kills the PageRank toolbar

Public disclosure of PageRank is done Google has confirmed with Search Engine Land that it is removing Toolbar PageRank. That
1 min read