Google Investigating Issue Where ***** Sites Not Ranking For Its Name

Google Investigating Issue Where ***** Sites Not Ranking For Its Name

Google is investigating a possible issue with its search results where Google is not ranking *****-oriented sites for its brand name in some regions. Instead, Google ranks the ***** site’s help and support section above the home page for its name. The issue started around February 8th and was first reported by Vicky Mills, the … Read more

Video: Google Search Ranking Update, Recipe Blogs Drop, Google Hits Reviews & More SEO, PPC and Local

Video: Google Search Ranking Update, Recipe Blogs Drop, Google Hits Reviews & More SEO, PPC and Local

For the original iTunes version, click here. This week, we covered another unconfirmed Google search ranking update that hit on February 14th and 15th. Google has some bugs or changes that really hurt recipe bloggers big time right before the Super Bowl. Google’s featured snippets disappeared for a couple of hours on Thursday. Google’s … Read more

Google’s Danny Sullivan Provides 5-Step Plan To Diagnose Ranking Drops

Google’s Danny Sullivan Provides 5-Step Plan To Diagnose Ranking Drops

Google’s Search Liaison, Danny Sullivan, recently offered guidance on how to diagnose ranking declines. Sullivan provided the advice on X (formerly Twitter) to Wesley Copeland, owner of a gaming news website, who sought help after seeing a significant drop in traffic from Google searches. Google’s Search Liaison Offers SEO Tips According to Copeland’s post, he’s … Read more

Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update February 14th and 15th

Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update February 14th and 15th

I see signs of another unconfirmed Google search ranking algorithm update that kicked off yesterday and is rolling into today. The SEO chatter within the SEO industry started yesterday and has only escalated today, while the Google volatility tracker tools are mostly all picking up big swings today. The last unconfirmed update we covered was … Read more

Google SEO: Best Practices to Help with Search Ranking

Google SEO: Best Practices to Help with Search Ranking

SEO vs. Google SEO Search engine optimization (SEO) is all about improving your website’s visibility and getting it to rank higher on search engine results pages. Google SEO refers to the practice of optimizing your website to improve its visibility and organic rankings on Google’s search engine results pages (SERPs), specifically. In other words, SEO … Read more

Google Says EEAT Is Not A Ranking Factor Nor A Thing That Factors Into Other Factors

Google Says EEAT Is Not A Ranking Factor Nor A Thing That Factors Into Other Factors

We’ve covered Google saying E-E-A-T is not a ranking factor too many times here but have we covered EEAT not being a thing that factors into other Google ranking factors? That is what Google’s Search Liaison, Danny Sullivan said the other day on X. Danny Sullivan wrote, “It’s not a ranking factor. It’s not a … Read more

Video: Google Update Brewing, Quality Improvements Still Coming, Ranking Confusion & Bing Deep Search

Video: Google Update Brewing, Quality Improvements Still Coming, Ranking Confusion & Bing Deep Search

For the original iTunes version, click here. This week we covered a new possible Google search ranking update that started brewing on Wednesday, February 7. Google’s Danny Sullivan said again, search quality improvements are coming in the near future. Google said it will clarify E-E-A-T and its search quality raters. Google explained the differences … Read more

Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update February 7th and 8th

Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update February 7th and 8th

I am seeing signs of a new Google search ranking algorithm update brewing. It started yesterday, Wednesday, February 7th, and is going into today, Thursday, February 8th. There is an increase in chatter within the SEO industry and also some, not all, of the tools are showing spikes in volatility. This is all while we … Read more

Last Year’s Google Ranking Factors Changes, Explained

Last Year’s Google Ranking Factors Changes, Explained

This is an excerpt from SEJ’s Ranking Factors 2023 ebook with changes and updates to bring it up to ****. SEO changes quickly! Ranking factors are getting more difficult to fully categorize. Today, Google uses the terms “systems” and “signals” more than “ranking factors.” Google says, about how it ranks results: “Google uses automated ranking … Read more

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