July 30, 2016

Google Ranking Factors as of 2016

July 27, 2016 Rich Ord

What is and isn’t a ranking factor in search? Here are the latest thoughts by industry experts on search ranking factors and particularly Google Ranking Factors as they are in 2016. Content & Links Are the Two Most Important Ranking Signals Eric Enge noted in a post that he participated […]

YouTube Now Bigger Than Any Cable Network

July 14, 2016 SearchNewz Staff

YouTube was founded in February 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were among the first employees of PayPal. According to Wikipedia “Hurley and Chen developed the idea for YouTube during the early months of 2005, after they had experienced difficulty sharing videos that had been shot […]

Google Displaying Lyrics in Search Results

July 14, 2016 SearchNewz Staff

In a deal with LyricFind, Google is now displaying lyrics in search results starting immediately. LyricFind is the world’s largest lyric licensing service with over 4,000 publishers in its catalog. Lyrics will be seen both in Google’s search results and within Google Play Music. “We’re happy to expand the depth […]

RankBrain Gains importance in Google Search Algorithm

July 13, 2016 SearchNewz Staff

Danny Sullivan of SearchEngineLand wrote an interesting piece on how RankBrain has now become the third most important ranking factor behind content and links. According to a report on BackChannel RankBrain is being used on almost ALL search queries helping determine the most relevant results and their order: Google is […]

How Google Make’s its Doodles is Actually Quite Involved

July 12, 2016 SearchNewz Staff

Danny Sullivan of SearchEngineLand wrote an interesting piece on how RankBrain has now become the third most important ranking factor behind content and links. According to a report on BackChannel RankBrain is being used on almost ALL search queries helping determine the most relevant results and their order: Google is […]

3 Day Blinds Driving Phone Calls With Google Adwords

July 11, 2016 SearchNewz Staff

Adele Nasr, Director of Marketing at 3 Day Blinds recently did a promotional video with the Google Adwords team to illustrate how they effectively drove phone leads using Adwords. What’s interesting is that the company is driving phone calls rather than clicks which are in turn driving in-home appointments which […]

Will Asking For Links Get Your Penalized With Google?

July 7, 2016 Chris Crum

It’s nothing new for Google to try to get webmasters to stop focusing on getting links to help their search rankings. Buying links has long been a major no-no, and has hurt plenty of sites over the years as Google catches on and penalizes them in search results.

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