Today in Search

Just How Many Changes Did Google Make To Search Over The Past Year?

By |August 21st, 2014|

Amit Singhal – Google’s head of search – shared yesterday in a Google+ post that Google had made “more than 890 improvements to Google search last year alone.”

Google revealed to Search Engine Land in 2009 that they had made between 350 to 400 changes to search over the previous year, and in 2010 they said […]

Google Webmaster Tools No Longer Has Author Stats – Silently Removed

By |August 6th, 2014|

Google launched author stats way back in December – an additional feature for Webmaster Tools that gaves statistics on how well a person’s content did, though of course you needed to be a verified author first. What made it unique though was that it would show you how many impressions and clicks your content […]

Google Algorithm UPDATE – Dubbed ‘Google Pigeon’: Solves Yelp Problem and Boosts Local Directories

By |July 28th, 2014|

Google released a new algorithm update last Thursday and it has since been referred to as the ‘Pigeon Update’. Google said to Search Engine Land that the change had no official name, though as this change to the algorithm is considered a significant one, the guys over at Search Engine Land decided to call it […]

“All time low” for Yahoo as Search Share Falls Below 10 Percent

By |July 21st, 2014|

comScore U.S are about to release their market share data for June, and, for Yahoo, it doesn’t look pretty. According to financial analyst notes, released early, the numbers also indicate that desktop search declined for the fifth consecutive month after a period of growth in mid-2013.

The headline that stands out amongst the rest however […]

Here’s Why You Won’t See “World Cup” Ads on Google

By |June 9th, 2014|

Google is on the verge of being pummeled with huge search volumes from football fans around the world in wake of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Looking at previous data on the last two World Cups, we can see the upswing that Google can expect when the tournament starts on June 12. The last […]

Law firm sues SEO provider for violating Google Guidelines

By |May 27th, 2014|

An American law firm in Michigan, Seikaly & Stewart, is suing its former SEO provider – but not because of a lack of success. The provider, who promises top rankings on Google (like all SEO firms) are actually being sued for allegedly employing “spammy” techniques with the law firm’s website, which violate Google’s guidelines. […]