Changes to Nofollow, Rel=”Bull”

Google today (September 10th, 2019) announced some changes to their handling of nofollow. You can read all about it here. In a nutshell, we used to have the nofollow...

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More Zero Results SERPs Spotted in the Wild

Here we are, less than a week after being reassured that no further queries would end up having their organic search results removed,  and twitter user Geoffrey Weg has...

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A brief history of all the times Nofollow didn’t change

Another day, another flip-flop from Google on the functionality and specification of nofollow…  Lets look back at all the times it hasn’t changed in the last decade: Timeline January...

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Here’s a(nother) Scary Thing about Zero Results Serps

A full 48 hours after my post on zero results serps, and how they could be a fundamental issue to online marketers, we see a great example of how...

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RIP Google, a ‘Search Engine’ from 1998-2018

History Back in the late 90’s, we had a choice of search engines: Altavista, Infoseek, Lycos, Dogpile and probably others I have long since forgotten. Then, with little warning...

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Is Direct Traffic a Ranking Factor?

Yesterday, SEMrush released an updated version of their June 2017 ranking factors report, again placing Direct Traffic right at the top of the list – stating that its the...

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