Does Google Use Facebook & Twitter as Ranking Signals? Matt Cutts Answers

Does Google Use Facebook & Twitter as Ranking Signals? Matt Cutts Answers!

How far along is Google from using social media identities as ranking factors? Can Google use engagement and follower metrics from Twitter and Facebook to evaluate the authority of an individual? To me, the answers to those questions were the buried headlines in a Google Webmaster Help video by Matt Cutts. Scroll below the video … [Read more...]

The Great Google Authorship Kidnapping: What Happened to Your Author Photo in Search?

Why Did Author Images Disappear from Google Search for Some Authors?

UPDATE 28 August 2014:¬†Google has no completely removed Authorship rich snippets from search results. For details see our Search Engine Land article. UPDATE 28 July 2014:¬†As of about a month ago, Google has removed all author photos from non-personalized search. Qualified content can still get an author byline in the search results. … [Read more...]