Google January 2020 Core Update Is Live & It’s Big

Yesterday, Google announced that it is releasing a core broad update named the January 2020 Core Update. It started to roll out around noon New York time yesterday. Google just echoed its previous advice around core updates. But this Google algorithm update does seem substantial and big based on some of the early chatter and … Read more Google January 2020 Core Update Is Live & It’s Big

Vlog #35: William Alvarez On Google Structured Data & SEO Mentoring

William Alvarez (@williamalvarez) is the Director of Organic Search at Catalyst invited me to his office at 3 World Trade Center. The last time i was in the World Trade Center building was before 9/11 for a meeting with an options trading company about building software for their trading platform. So coming back after over … Read more Vlog #35: William Alvarez On Google Structured Data & SEO Mentoring

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google January 2020 Algorithm Update, Intent vs Keyword Search, Medium Hit & Much More

This week, we may have had a big, but unconfirmed, Google update on January 7th. I posted the monthly Google webmaster report, you can catch up there. Frederick Dubut from Bing said SEOs need to switch from keyword research to intent research but John Mueller from Google was not all in on that idea. Google … Read more Search Buzz Video Recap: Google January 2020 Algorithm Update, Intent vs Keyword Search, Medium Hit & Much More

Daily Search Forum Recap: January 10, 2020

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Search Buzz Video Recap: Google January 2020 Algorithm Update, Intent vs Keyword Search, Medium Hit & Much MoreThis week, we may have had a … Read more Daily Search Forum Recap: January 10, 2020

Google Says Move Full Domain, Not Pieces, If You Want A Fast Site Migration

When it comes to site moves, if you pick some URLs and not all, it can cause issues for Google. In short, moving all your URLs from one place to another will result in a much faster site migration than taking portions of your site to migrate at a time. But if you leave some … Read more Google Says Move Full Domain, Not Pieces, If You Want A Fast Site Migration

Google: FAQ Schema Must Be On Page, Not In External PDF

Google’s John Mueller said you really cannot use FAQ schema for PDF documents. John said on Twitter “It needs to be visible on the page, and reflect the primary object on the page” when he was asked if a PDF can be used. Here is the tweet: It needs to be visible on the page, … Read more Google: FAQ Schema Must Be On Page, Not In External PDF

Vlog #35: Brian Dean On How To Grow YouTube Subscribers & The Nofollow Attribute Change

Brian Dean came all the way to my office in New York to sit down and talk about search, YouTube and more. If you don’t know, Brian’s YouTube channel has over 250,000 subscribers. Brian was a dietitian and he was trying to get business and experimented with SEO. So he experimented with SEO tactics and … Read more Vlog #35: Brian Dean On How To Grow YouTube Subscribers & The Nofollow Attribute Change

Google January 7th Search Ranking Algorithm Update Early Signals

I am seeing some early signals of a possible Google search ranking algorithm update starting today, January 7, 2020. There is some chatter within the SEO community and some of the tools are picking up on ranking fluctuations. It is very early but there is 100% chatter in WebmasterWorld and Black Hat World with numerous … Read more Google January 7th Search Ranking Algorithm Update Early Signals

January 2020 Google Webmaster Report

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google New Years Update, Video Text To Speech Spam, Google’s Company Culture Failing?

Happy new years everyone, but there may have been a Google search algorithm update on New Years, I doubt it, but some think so. Google is aware of spammers using text-to-speech software to create video spam in Google search. Google said let’s put the voice search optimization fad to sleep already. Google posted a video … Read more Search Buzz Video Recap: Google New Years Update, Video Text To Speech Spam, Google’s Company Culture Failing?