Post Google-Twitter Launch: How is Google Indexing Twitter Today?

Google Now Can Access All of Twitter. What Is the Impact on Google Search?

Back on February 4th, 2015, the news broke on a new deal between Google and Twitter, and on May 19th the the new deal went live. Back on February 10, 2015, we took a snapshot of how Google was indexing tweets before the deal went into effect. Today, we are releasing data on how Google is currently indexing tweets, now that the deal … [Read more...]

Your Mobile App Questions Answered With Google’s Mariya Moeva

Mobile and Mobile Apps: A Trend You Can't Ignore

Recently I had a chance to chat with Mariya Moeva, Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, about the trends Google is seeing that impact the growing importance of mobile apps. (Find out more about Mariya at the end of the interview.) Also, Mariya has provided a handy form for you to ask her questions about mobile apps directly.Eric Enge … [Read more...]

Why is Building Your Brand an SEO Strategy? – Here’s Why with Mark & Eric

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While ranking high in Google’s result pages will always bring value to your business, sometimes the reputation of the brand matters more to a consumer than only its search result rank. In this episode of Here’s Why, Mark & Eric explain why big brands should focus just as much on brand building as they do on their search engine … [Read more...]

Mobilegeddon: Nearly 50% of Non-Mobile Friendly URLs Dropped in Rank

Non-Mobile Friendly URLs Losses Were Deep

In this study, we look at the impact of the so called "Mobilegeddon" update. This update was viewed as being a potentially very large update. At SMX Munich, Google's Zineb Ait Bahajji was quoted as saying that its impact would be larger than Panda or Penguin. In addition, at SMX Advanced, yesterday, June 2nd, Google's Gary Illyes … [Read more...]

Does Google Sniff Your Gmail to Discover URLs?

Does Google Scan Your Gmail for URLs?

So here is the question: Does Google scan Gmails to see URLs shared within them, and then does it use these to discover new content? There are many who adamantly maintain that they do. So the IMEC Labs Test Group decided to put that to the test. In this post, we will report our results on whether or not Google is reading your gmails … [Read more...]

Can a Google Answer Box Drive Significant Site Traffic?

Can Google Answer Boxes Drive Site Traffic?

Webmasters seem very torn about the ever-increasing encroachment of Google Answer Boxes into the search results pages. An Answer Box (AKA "Direct Answer" or "Rich Answer") is a feature of Google search which displays a direct answer to a query for information in a box at the top of the results, without necessarily requiring a click … [Read more...]

Initial Query Processing by a Search Engine with Bing’s Andy McGovern

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  One fascinating area of search is the process by which search engines break down the content of a search query and figure out how to process it. In my search to learn about this I was given the opportunity to chat with Bing's Andy McGovern about how they looked at this challenge. The following Q&A captures the bulk of … [Read more...]