August 18, 2017

Google Lowers Ranking on Mobile Interstitials

August 24, 2016 Rich Ord

Google announced that on January 10, 2017 they are going to lower the mobile search ranking of sites with interstitial ads popping up in front of content. This is something that many mobile searchers will applaud and many publishers will not be too happy about. “To improve the mobile search […]

Google Offers Full Coverage of 2016 Rio Olympic Games

August 2, 2016 SearchNewz Staff

Google is gearing up to be the go-to place for Rio Olympic Games information. “Next week, the 2016 cauldron will be lit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where thousands of athletes will come together to represent the strength and pride of their home countries with the world as their audience,” […]

Facebook Focuses on Search

August 1, 2016 Rich Ord

Facebook is moving into the search space aggressively, definitely to help it compete with Twitter and perhaps even Google in the future. Facebook launched true keyword search in late 2014 that allows users to search not just profile names or just your friends posts, but also everyone’s public posts. And, […]

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 […]

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