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Does Google Really Understand Mobile Friendly?

April 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

MobileGeddon: The MobileTastrophy is upon us and so far nothing has really happened. This is good news since I’m not quite sure Google understands what mobile friendly actually means. Remember this is an algo update that is supposed to run at the page, not site level. Here is an example of a page that I [...]

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Tags: Google · Mobile Search

Why Google’s Mobile Friendly Ranking Signal Most Likely WILL Affect Local Pack Listings

April 10th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Release the Kraken!

Update 4/11/15: According to a little birdie who¬†spoke with Gary Iyles at the BrightonSEO conference, Gary “guaranteed” pack rankings won’t be affected. Guess we shall see… Google’s pending Mobile-Friendly algo update has become the Apple Watch of SEO – I can’t look at my Twitter feed without a blur of “How to get ready for [...]

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Tags: Google · Local Search · Mobile Search

Google’s About To Close Your Local Doorway Pages

March 16th, 2015 · 13 Comments

Please Do Not Slam The Door

Today Google published “An update on doorway pages”. The post implies that Google will soon be updating its algorithm to weed out offending doorway pages from the SERPs: Sites with large and well-established doorway campaigns might see a broad impact from this change. While sites with spammy set ups such as multiple exact match domains [...]

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Tags: Google

Local Directories May Survive Google’s New Local Knowledge Pack

November 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Total Google Traffic New K-Pack

Last week, Google started to switch out its local Carousel results for a new set of mobilish-type pack results that appear to rely heavily on its local Knowledge Panels, so let’s call it a Knowledge Pack, or “K-Pack”, for the purposes of this post. In his seminal post Some Thoughts On The New Pak Results [...]

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Tags: Google · Google+ Local · Local Data · Local Search · Yellow Pages

Slow Google+ Upgrades + Pigeon = Bad Big Local Brand Rankings

November 5th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Last week I posted some theories on why Google’s Pigeon update may have hurt the local rankings for some big local brands. While we have seen a lot of positive rankings improvements for our local clients, we have also heard of some large multi-location brands that got hit with 5-10% traffic losses. My take was [...]

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Tags: Google · Google My Business · Google Pigeon Poop