Google has published their annual “Year in Search” – their old Google digest, which sums up the most searched for keyword phrases over 2018. To be clear, these are top trending searches, which takes into account an increase in interest from 2017 to 2018 around a specific topic.
Since the Penguin 4.0 update Google devalues bad links versus demoting the pages they link to. So when John was asked why Google Search Console doesn’t have a way to notify webmasters of bad links pointing to their site, John said “If we recognize them, we can just ignore them – no need to have […]
Published: December 4, 2018 Google reviews, increasingly essential to the online search presence of brand and SMB brick-and-mortars alike, were hit by a massive spam attempt last week. At least 2 million fraudulent reviews were posted, according to ReviewFraud.org. As shown in the image below, the fake reviews, four stars in this case, appeared under […]
Published: December 4, 2018 Consistent with increasingly clear signs of Google’s dominance in local, the company is expanding local service ads to Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, Search Engine Land reported. Launch in 2015 in Silicon Valley’s home court, Local Service Ads have since expanded to a whopping 90 markets in the U.S. and are now […]
Google local has its share of spam and manipulation issues. There’s a form you can use to report some of those violations. Barry Schwartz on November 28, 2018 at 2:30 pm Did you know that if a third party is violating any of the Google My Business policies — spamming you or repeatedly calling to solicit your business, […]