Steve Shackford‘s tweet got me thinking: @localseoguide Expedia-like move from Google’s algo today on “Dallas Hotels”. http://t.co/EeM4m7Kl8s jumped to #1. pic.twitter.com/SkzigIRSuH — Steve Shackelford (@HydrophobicDuck) August 7, 2014 We are definitely seeing a lot more national-local directory type sites showing up at the top of local SERPs as a result of Google removing or [...]
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August 7th, 2014 · 6 Comments
August 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment
The SEO Catch-22: You’ve done all of the typical technical and content SEO stuff but your organic traffic keeps trending downwards Your SEO guy suspects the culprits are the above-the-fold in-content Adsense units designed to look like content Problem is they are your top performing ad units by a factor of at least 10x [...]
“There Is Really No Way To Optimize For This Algorithm Because The Results Are Random And Make No Sense…”
August 5th, 2014 · 7 Comments
My initial review of Google’s Pigeon results, Picking Through Google’s Pigeon Droppings…, was posted on SEL yesterday, but it was written last week and a lot has changed since I submitted it. I was going to write an update here but Linda Buquet’s massive review of pre and post Pigeon SERPs does the job well, [...]
August 1st, 2014 · Comments Off
Woke up this morning to find what appears to be yet another shuffling of Google’s Pigeon update. In this case I am seeing some food query SERPs display local packs, directories and knowledge graph results – but no recipe results. Taco Click to Enlarge for Analysis Hamburger Granted I am only seeing this for queries [...]
July 8th, 2014 · 12 Comments
Yesterday a client pushed out a new homepage without telling us. I found out because late last night I got this email in my inbox from an actual living, breathing member of Google’s Search Quality team: Say what you will about Google (and clients who double-noindex their homepage), but this is pretty awesome.