Google Authorship Removed From SERPs

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On Friday, Google announced the end Google Authorship. From now on, not only will Authorship information be removed in search results, but Google will no longer be tracking data from the rel=author markup in content at all.


Will Your SEO Strategy Be Impacted By Google’s Removal of Right-Hand-Side Ads on SERPs?

Content Standard

As of Friday of last week, Google confirmed that it had permanently removed all right-hand ads on its SERPs (search engine results pages) worldwide, making room for ads at the top and bottom of the page. ” Did I just compare Google Ads to The Sims?


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Fathom SEO Pulse #40: Google Linking to Apps in Mobile SERPS, Upcoming Algorithm Updates & More


Here’s the latest SEO news: “Google Adds Additional Ranking Boost for Using App Indexing API”. Google announced that mobile apps using the new App Indexing API will receive a “ranking boost.” The new API allows Google to gather engagement data from within the app to determine how helpful it is to users. Google also released new documentation about iOS app indexing and how it works with the new iOS 9. Google Updates Are Coming: Are You Prepared?”.


The 20 Best SEO Rank Tracker Tools


Web analytics tools like Google Analytics or Clicky are great for the former. Google Review Count: 217. Special features: keyword grouping/categorization; geo tracking; Google Analytics integration; keyword suggestions. Google Review Count: 216. Google Review Count: 90.

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How and Why To Set Your Site Up for Google’s Rich Answers


A “rich answer” is any attempt by Google to answer the searcher’s query in search results in a way not requiring a click through to a website. – Eric Enge, CEO of Stone Temple Consulting. Rich answers are taking over the search engine results pages (SERPs).

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Will Your SEO Strategy Be Impacted By Google’s Removal of Right-Hand-Side Ads on SERPs?

Content Standard

As of Friday of last week, Google confirmed that it had permanently removed all right-hand ads on its SERPs (search engine results pages) worldwide, making room for ads at the top and bottom of the page. ” Did I just compare Google Ads to The Sims?


Are Google's Featured Snippets Eating Your Blog Traffic?


As it turns out, Google is likely eating your blog traffic -- specifically, its featured snippets. What Is Google's Featured Snippet? A featured snippet is a concise response to a Google search query. It boils down to the click-through-rate (CTR) from the SERP.


4 Smart Ways to Keep Up With Google in 2017


Over the past few years, Google has made a lot of changes that can be challenging for modern marketers and SEO experts to keep up with. Recently, Google started indexing according to mobile search results, cracked down on intrusive pop-up ads , and removed right-side ads.

Google Wants to AMP Up Your Mobile Experience (Google now goes to “11”)


Google has always prided itself on creating a great search experience for it’s users. One of the primary measurements users have for their experience with Google is site speed. Think about it, nobody wants to click on a Google link and wait a long time for the page to load.


How to Optimize Your Content for Google's Featured Snippet Box


In the past few years Google have been refining the way that it displays results to users. In particular, Google has been increasing the number of Featured Snippets that it displays for queries. Google doesn't always just pull through a whole paragraph of text into the Featured Snippet.

Does Google Hate Small Businesses?


So I don't think Google really "hates" anyone, but I think over the years they've unintentionally made things a little bit more difficult for small business owners. Here's what I mean when I say Google's makin' it tough for SMBs to succeed there for marketing. provocative, right?

Seven Common AdWords Mistakes to Avoid


Clearly, Google has been successful at shifting more traffic to paid results (which is where Google earns 97% of its revenue ). Using both search and Google’s content network right away. Google AdWords and other SEM programs may not be ideal for every company.

9 things you can do today to improve your Google search results


Because so many people presumably make so much money “doing SEO,” there’s a lot of confusion as to what Search Engine Optimization is and all the little things that you can do right now, today, to improve your the results on your SERP — search engine results page.

Google Shakes Up the Local Search World… (kinda)


Google made a pretty big change to their search results recently. Google has just removed the ability for users to manually change their search location from the search results pages (SERPs). Want to know more about Google Location Setting?


Google Authorship is Changing the Game for SEO and Digital Marketing


Google Authorship is making big waves in the SEO and digital marketing worlds. Eventually, possibly within the year, Authorship will contribute to Google’s Author Rank. Compare the two SERP links above, which one would you click on? Image via CrunchBase.


Google’s Removing Right-Side Ads, But How Will It Impact Organic Search Results?


Google has been known to change their logo in fun, surprising ways for their Google Doodles , but major changes to the actual search engine results page (SERP) occur far less often. Here’s an example of what a SERP looks like now: Why Did Google Make This Change?


Why it’s Important For B2B Marketers to Get on The Google+ Bandwagon

KoMarketing Associates

Google+ recently celebrated its three year anniversary, and with it brought the appreciation of many marketers and social network users who thought Google+ would go the way of Google Buzz or Orkut, two of Google’s other former social offerings.

A Few Quick SEO Wins Your Google+ Page Needs


The recent departure of Google+ creator Vic Gundotra from Google has led to speculation that the social network will be undergoing some changes in the coming year. According to Google however, these changes will build off of the foundation of Google+ rather than uproot it entirely.


3 Ways Google Can Have More Credible Search Rankings


Ask Google, however, and the answer is not so clear. We search Google for everything from cheap concert tickets to long-lost relatives. This reveal prompted many to ask: Should Google really give uncontested legitimacy to Holocaust deniers? “Did the Holocaust happen?”


5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Differentiate Their Brand in Google Search Results

KoMarketing Associates

These tactics help differentiate an organization in Google search results and build trust and authenticity with potential buyers and prospects. Google Business Listings. The first step is to review, register, and then edit your business listing through Google My Business.

How to Survive Google's Pending Panda Update


It appears the Google search spam team has a busy year planned. There will be an update of both Google Panda and Penguin this year. Google's updating their algorithm all the time -- some updates bigger than others, of course. The Google Panda Victims.

How Westworld and Google Algorithm Updates Are Alike

KoMarketing Associates

As I was binge watching the first 8-episodes this past weekend (for the second time), I realized how much the show correlates with Google and their numerous algorithm updates. Well let’s take a deeper dive into the biggest Google algorithm updates made this year.


Google Is Shifting to a Mobile-First Index: What Marketers Need to Know to Prepare


Well, Google recently announced that its search results index is essentially being flipped and will prioritize mobile results first : This is big, so send us your questions so we know what's not clear & what we need to communicate more about


Baidu PPC Versus Google AdWords: 8 Key Differences

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers familiar with search engine advertising on Google AdWords will likely find it easier to understand Baidu PPC. However there are key differences between Baidu PPC and Google AdWords as well. This type of ad normally ranks to the top position on the SERP, and pushes down all the competing ads. For businesses with substantial paid search budgets, Google AdWords allows for monthly invoicing. At face value, Baidu is very similar to Google AdWords.

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Everything You Should Know to Prepare For Google+ in 2014


Google+ is here to stay in 2014. Prior to last week, Google was a little ambiguous on how you can receive a custom (or vanity) URL. Claiming a custom URL helps your company’s overall branding and it should help Google+ profiles show up in the SERPs more frequently.

Everything B2B Marketers Need to Know about Google’s Upcoming Mobile Algorithm Update

KoMarketing Associates

Google made an announcement explaining its mobile-friendly ranking signal will expand to cover a larger portion of search queries as of April 21, 2015. To check the mobile-friendly status of your website, do a Google search for on a mobile device.

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How to Add Google Authorship for Multiple Websites to Google+ [Quick Tip]


Google authorship is a hugely beneficial integration for prolific online content creators that can help boost SERP clickthrough rates, author and site visibility, and page views. 1) Go to your Google Plus “Profile” page.

How to Please Google in a Post-Hummingbird World


In the last three years, there have been 45 Google Search algorithm updates, all of which have enhanced the search engine’s ability to properly evaluate the user’s search query and provide the most relevant search results possible. Understanding Google''s Hummingbird Algorithm.


6 SEO Tools to Analyze Your Site Like Google Does


Google is constantly tweaking their algorithm -- just look at the history of Google's 2011 algorithm updates chronicled on this very blog to get a little snapshot. and a Google bot! Perhaps the best way to understand the way Google sees your site is to ask Google.

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What B2B Marketers Need To Know About Google’s Evolving Search Engine Results Page

KoMarketing Associates

There is rarely a classic, “ten pack” of organic search engine results when searching Google. First, and often through the webmaster integration of structured data , Google is able to provide a more detailed search result experience.

Google Ups the Ante As the PPC Landscape Continues to Change


Well, it looks like Google is at it again! Here is how ads used to appear on Google: 1-3 ads at the top of the page. According to Search Engine Land , Google is now rolling out a change that is going to eliminate the right-hand side ads from the search results.

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Appearing in the Google Answer Box: 5 Ways to Increase Your Odds

KoMarketing Associates

Google it.” While it’s sometimes used in jest, the reality is, we can now count on Google to help us answer all types of questions. The Google answer box feature is a welcomed addition to the SEO community as well. ” in Google.

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Only 7% of People Actually Trust Google's Featured Snippets


It's pulled from a page's content to include the text that Google believes will best answer your question, and is displayed with the page title and URL. So, keep in mind: a featured snippet does not always equal a top rank in the SERP.


Using Noindex, Nofollow HTML Metatags: How to Tell Google Not to Index a Page in Search


This post will walk you through why you might want to remove certain webpages from the SERPS (search engine results pages), and exactly how to go about doing it. That's a pretty compelling reason why you'd want to remove some of your web pages from SERPs.

Google Plans to Index Tweets in Real Time: How This Could Impact Your SEO


Years ago, it was commonplace to find real-time tweets in Google Search results. Twitter and Google had inked a deal that gave the search giant access to the social network''s data stream. In turn, Google would display tweets in search results in real time.

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Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly? 3 Tools to Help You Prepare for Google's Next Algorithm Update


Google is about to update their algorithm again, and this time it could have a big impact on your business. For context, when Google initially rolled out the Penguin algorithm update, it affected approximately 4% of global searches on desktop and mobile.

The New Google Search Console Updates: Here is What You Need to Know


Google launched the Google Search Console (GSC), originally Google Webmaster Tools, more than 10 years ago to help webmasters better understand their sites’ standing within the Google SERPs, improve site performance, and user experience.


How B2B Advertisers Can Deal With Google’s Sidebar Changes

KoMarketing Associates

A little more than one month after Google announced it would no longer be serving paid ads on the right sidebar in desktop results, advertisers and marketers alike are still adapting to the changes. Get The Most Out of Google Shopping.

Google Algorithm Update Makes Authorship WAY More Competitive


Another change in Google’s algorithm means another change in strategy for all of us inbound marketers. but rather the change comes in the form of Google Authorship. What is Google Authorship? If you don’t know what Google Authorship is, let’s just recap quickly.


How Google’s 2015 Changes Impact 2016 Search Marketing Strategies

KEO Marketing

Google either announced or implemented a variety of changes, all of which reward brands striving to provide the best possible experience to website users. Let’s recap some of Google’s biggest changes in 2015. How to take action in 2016: Check out Google’s tutorial for building AMPs.