SEO contests are going out of fashion. Contests used to be a way to show off your SEO skills. They were also associated with the latest tricks and techniques to make Google rank you high.
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About Jay Galaczi
Geek - Internet Marketer - Google Junkie - I have started my SEO career in college after I have set up my very first website, and was lucky enough to invest in courses that were actually helpful. That started me on this whole journey. Right now I am running several web projects besides Web Search News.
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Today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to Guillermo Haro’s 105th birthday. He was a mexican astronomer, the first who got elected to the Royal Astronomical Society. Mexican writer Alfonso Reyes dubbed Haro “the priest of the telescope.”
We have some reports about a Google Algorithm update and also about an AMA on SMX West. For the last year or so I have spotted regular updates made by Google. It happens every two to four weeks. Initially I was suspecting it was some form of Panda, maybe an extension of it. One of […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here is a tweet from today by Gary Illyes: very. core update == phantom ¯_(ツ)_/¯ — Gary "鯨理" Illyes (@methode) March 21, 2017 The February 8th Phantom Update and the March 7th Fred update might be core algorithm updates. Does that really mean anything though? We know that Panda is now part of the core […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]