Entries by Jay Galaczi

Open Pagerank Brings Back Google’s Link Metric

I have spotted an Inbound.org article about Domcop bringing back Pagerank. Pagerank is the original metric that was used by Google to rank websites based on inbound links. The metric became inconvenient to Google when people started to buy links based on the level of PR a domain had. Domcop is running a paid domain […]

Early Signs of a Google Update

It’s happening again, guys. I am seeing major flux on some of the sites I am tracking. It’s very early, and results change every time I check (due to the update not being rolled out in some data centers).   I am seeing mostly positive movements so it’s difficult to say what kind of update […]

Google Search App Adds Shortcuts

Google has done a major update to it’s search app. They have added shortcuts to often used queries. Most people search for the same thing a lot of times, like looking for restaurants nearby, or checking how the weather will be. It doesn’t really have an impact on Search Engine Optimization or Adwords. It’s rather […]

February Google Update Still Brewing

There are numerous reports about a possible Google update since the 2nd of February. Today I am seeing another spike on Algoroo. There is talk about a possible update targeting PBNs (Private Blog Networks). It’s also possible that it’s some kind of Penguin or Panda refresh. As always, Google is not commenting on the update. […]

Moz: Google Search Console Is Not Reliable

Russ Jones at MOZ has written a piece called Google Search Console Reliability: Webmaster Tools on Trial. His findings were more than surprizing: you should be sceptical about the Search Console data. He tested the following functions of the Search Console: HTML Improvements Index Status Internal Links Links to Your Site Search Analytics The biggest […]

Beware of Widget Links – Says Google

Last week Google reminded the webmaster community not to utilize widgets as a means to link building. Here is what they said: Google has long taken a strong stanceagainst linksthat manipulate a site’s PageRank. Today we would like to reiterate our policy on the creation of keyword-rich, hidden or low-quality links embedded in widgets that […]