Facebook announced two important changes on August 25th regarding linked content. Firstly, they’re taking steps to eliminate click-bait. Secondly they are limiting the potential reach of certain types of URL links in posts. Read more →
Last week Google rolled out its latest algorithm update that is targeted toward local search, with a core focus on local businesses ranking in the “7-Pack” SERPs, and searches that are targeted toward geo-based searches or searches with local intent. While Google has not officially named this update, SearchEngineLand.com almost immediately labeled it as “Pigeon” and the search industry has in kind taken to using this terminology.
So just what is the role of Pigeon Read more →
Earlier this year, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that European citizens had a right to be “forgotten” online and that if they so choose that option, Google would have to remove their personal information and content from their indexed content.
This removal only applies to European versions of Google’s websites and is applicable only for European citizens Read more →
This afternoon John Mueller, Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst announced via his Google+ account that Google will be reconfiguring how authorship data is displayed in Google Universal and Google News SERPs.
The rollout is expected to happen shortly, and articles that have Authorship established in Google SERPs will no longer have the author’s Read more →
Early last week, Google released its latest search algorithm update for Panda, and as usual, the update focused on continuing to refine search results to pull out low quality and spammy websites, but also showed a “softer side” by giving small and local business websites a boost if early indicators of this pan out. Read more →