Is Co-Citation a Google Search Ranking Factor?

If you have heard of co-citation but have absolutely no idea what it is, you are not alone.  Even if you know what co-citation refers to, chances are you’re in the dark as to its SEO value. Roughly summarised, co-citation is used by search engines to figure […]

More Volatility Reported Following Rumoured Google Update

Rumours are circulating of a possible Google search algorithm update at the tail-end of October.  The supposed update took place on October 26, after which a number of disgruntled SEOs took to the web to voice their concerns. Several major tracking tools indicated high levels of volatility […]

Rumoured October 15 Google Algorithm Ranking Update Causing Chaos

Reports of suspected Google algorithm updates have become so commonplace they are easy to overlook, particularly when it comes to the minor tweaks that prompt little more than modest change. But what has become the norm over recent weeks is news of seemingly major yet unannounced algorithm […]

Was Google’s October 2 Search Ranking Algorithm Update the Month’s Biggest?

October has come and gone in the blink of an eye, but it has certainly made its presence felt; a month to remember in more ways than one, particularly where Google’s non-stop algorithm updates have been concerned. SEO trackers and online chatter suggest that at least half […]

Has Google Rolled Out Another Significant Algorithm Update?

Google has a tendency to tweak its core algorithm so often that most adjustments do not really qualify as news. Indeed, the search engine itself has said on several occasions that hundreds of minor to moderate modifications are made each year. But when an unannounced and unconfirmed […]

Confirmed: Popular WordPress Themes Do Not Have Lower SEO Value

It has long been theorised that a great way to kill your site’s SEO credibility is to use a popular WordPress theme; the more popular and widely used a WordPress theme is, the lower its SEO value. This is an assumption that appears to be based on […]

A Brief October 2021 Webmaster Roundup

The end of October is fast approaching, making now the perfect time for a brief roundup of what has been taking place this month. As usual, it has been the classic case of Google’s handy work arriving with plenty of fanfare, while other tweaks have been rolled […]

Search Quality Raters Guidelines Updated by Google, New Information Published

Time flies when you are having fun…or simply trying to stay afloat when Google is up to its usual tricks. Hard to believe, but it has been over a year since the official Google Search Quality Raters Guidelines were updated. It was on October 14 last year […]

SEOs Choose Their Own Preferred Rankings Factors, With One Clear Winner

In a perfect world, SEOs and webmasters would be able to choose their own ranking factors. Rather than putting your livelihood in the hands of the powers that be at Google, you would have some say in the metrics used to gauge website quality and determine SERP […]

Has Google Rolled Out Another Major Late-September Update?

All indications on social media point to something going on behind the scenes at Google. Some people are hanging onto hope that it is all some kind of test, temporary fluctuation or anomaly. Elsewhere, most SEOs are now firmly convinced a major search ranking algorithm update has […]