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14 Oct 2017

Google Organic Clicks Shifting to Paid, Danny Sullivan as Google’s Public Liaison and More: Weekly Forum Roundup

This week the biggest discussions centered around the shift from organic to paid over the last two years. Also, Danny Sullivan announced that he will be working at Google in a liaison type role. Search News Discussions: New Findings Show Google Organic Clicks Shifting to Paid View full discussion Growmap, shared a blog post from research from Brian Wood, SEO at wayfair.com, who stated “Over the last two years, the… [Read More…]


06 Oct 2017

Did Google Update Just Happen? And Other SEO Discussions: Weekly Forum Roundup

The big discussions this week included theories around the recent rankings shakeup and around Googles recent announcement to remove the first click free policy for publishers but is the new approach really a win for publisher? Google also announced  that a huge increase to Adwords daily overspend budget limits. Search News Discussions: WMW members Share  Theories on SERP Shake Up View full discussion Member GoodROI calls for explanations around the… [Read More…]


29 Sep 2017

Twitter Testing 280 Character Limit, Apple Switches To Google and Revised Adwords T & C: Weekly Forum Update

Much of the big discussion this will was around Twitters testing a character limit that is double their existing character limit. Beyond that, there was some interesting discussion around Apples switch to from bing to Google as the search engine for spotlight and Siri. Twitter tests 280 character tweets View full discussion here Twitter  announced that it is testing upping the twitter character limit to up to 280 characters. Can’t… [Read More…]


23 Sep 2017

Google Shopping Proposal to EU, iOS11 Intelligent Ad Blocking, Getting Accurate Rankings: Weekly Forum Update

This week Google presents their proposal for assuging EU anti trust authorities. iOS 11 launched to users with new intelligent tracking prevention. Members discuss how to get accurate rank tracking data and what to do if you’re a well known brand but do not rank for your core short tail term. Google May Open Up Ad Space to Competitors View full discussion In order to meet compliance requirements of European… [Read More…]


17 Sep 2017

Facebook Skewed User Data, Google on Use of Click Data in Rankings: Weekly Forum Update

This week brings us news that Facebook Ad audience  metrics may as accurate as some advertisers imagine. Additionally, an attendee at an event in Canada gets confirmation that click data does play some role in organic search rankings. Also, EU renews a possible filter as part of copyright proposal Facebook Ad Metrics Questioned by Analyst View full discussion Facebook Ad Metrics may not as accurate as some advertisers imagine. It… [Read More…]


08 Sep 2017

Gary Illyes on Link Value, Planning for Mobile First Index and More: Weekly Roundup

This week, there was much discussion and speculation around Gary Illyes claimed that you can’t know which links are critical, and how webmasters should understand what he was saying and why. The community also talked about what they hope to gain from when Google switches to mobile first indexation. Also as study shows that up to 87% of social shares go unattributed. Google’s Gary Illyes says you can’t know which… [Read More…]


25 Aug 2017

Chrome October “Not Secure” Flag, Facebook Video Revamp, and More: Weekly Forum Roundup

This weeks major discussions dealt with the upcoming HTTPs chrome flag change, Facebooks revamp of their video product, Googles testing of new publisher subscription features. Other noteworthy discussions dealt with best practices for site migrations. Be HTTPs by October or Chrome will show “not secure” flag View Full Discussion The latest version of chrome is labeling already http password & credit card inputs as not secure. Beginning in October, Chrome… [Read More…]


11 Aug 2017

New Facebook Feed Ranking Factor, New Google Quality Rater Guidelines + More: Weekly Forum Update

This week there have been some interesting news from Facebook, with announcements that they will no longer be counting accidental clicks and that load time will now be feed ranking factor. Members also discussed the state of AI and if the current AI techniques are all that they are promoted to be. In Google news, members weigh in on recent changes to the Google Quality Rater Guidelines. FB Says its… [Read More…]


04 Aug 2017

AMP as a Ranking Signal, Google Search Console Refresh and More: Weekly Thread Roundup

It’s been another busy week in search with a number of interesting Google announcements including a Search Console refresh and  a new badge feature in image search. In highlighted discussions, Webmasters discuss what it means to be a Webmaster, revisiting pixel width, whether AMP is a ranking factor, and more? Google Search Console Refresh & Some New Reports Picked up on Threadwatch is news that Google Search Console finally gets… [Read More…]


28 Jul 2017

July Algorithm Updates, New AdSense Rule, GSC Data Anomoly & RIP Flash: Weekly Forum Update

Over the last couple weeks there has been extensive discussion around potential algorithm updates in July. Webmasters were reporting issues with Bing Webmaster Tools and Google Search Console reported a data anomaly in search analytics data. We also say good bye (or good riddance depending on your point of view) to Adobe Flash, and more. July Algorithm Changes Read full discussion here This months Google update thread on Webmaster World… [Read More…]


14 Jul 2017

Battle for the Net, News Industry to Collectively Bargain Google & FB + More: Weekly Update

In the last couple weeks, we’ve seen a legislative and legal shift in tides for both Google and Facebook in a number of their biggest markets, see the perspectives and forum member commentary below. Members also discuss a upward trend of bot traffic and new “muting” capability on twitter. July 12 “Battle for the Net” With Facebook and Google taking part over Net Neutrality The latest chapter in the battle… [Read More…]


30 Jun 2017

Googles Huge $2.7 billion EU Fine, New Facebook Mission & More: Weekly Forum Update

This week’s biggest news was Google being fined 2.42bn euros by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. Below we highlight the most indepth discussion of the news you’ll be able to find online. In other news, Facebook is shifting its focus towards its groups functionality and Google recommends moving sites from… [Read More…]


23 Jun 2017

Dwell Time & Page Speed for Rankings & Google Job Search Opens: Weekly Forum Update

This week members discuss dwell time and page speed and how much of a role exactly they may play in ranking. Also, Snapchat unveils a new publisher tool and Google opens up Google Job Search to the dev community. Is Dwell Time A Ranking Factor? Member KernelPanic, references a 2011 blog post from bing about how they use dwell time as a ranking factor. Ann Smarty brings up that Google… [Read More…]