Monthly Archive: October 2017

How Google Determines Which Ads & Search Features to Show on Search Results Page 0

How Google Determines Which Ads & Search Features to Show on Search Results Page

At State of Search last week, I asked Gary Illyes from Google about Google’s search results pages and how Google determines what to show.  I started by asking if there was any discussion between...

Removing Low Quality Pages Won’t Result in Sitewide Google Rankings Boost 0

Removing Low Quality Pages Won’t Result in Sitewide Google Rankings Boost

At State of Search this week, I asked Gary Illyes from Google about the issue surrounding removing or noindexing low quality content versus leaving it or improving it.  It has been a long debated...

Google: Dynamics of Top Three Ranking Factors & Link Effectiveness in Rankings 0

Google: Dynamics of Top Three Ranking Factors & Link Effectiveness in Rankings

There has been a great deal of discussion over the top three ranking factors ever since it was confirmed that links, content and RankBrain were the top three.  And there has been some more...

Google Adds Audience Reviews to Movie & TV Show Knowledge Panels 0

Google Adds Audience Reviews to Movie & TV Show Knowledge Panels

Google has made another new addition to the knowledge panels displayed for television shows and movies – user submitted reviews.  These reviews, which are called “Audience Reviews” are showing up for a variety of...

Use Sitemaps for Sites With Many Hreflang Annotations 0

Use Sitemaps for Sites With Many Hreflang Annotations

If you have a large international site that has many hreflang annotations on each page, you might want to consider moving those annotations to a sitemap instead. The question came up on Twitter about...

Google Testing “Instant” Tag for AMP in Search Results 0

Google Testing “Instant” Tag for AMP in Search Results

Google is testing a new way to let searchers know that AMP results shown are much faster than a typical web page. They have added an “Instant” tag next to the usual AMP logo...