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 directive.  Google are now moving towards a hint format. That’s important, because a directive is considered a firm command, whereas a hint, is not. We used … Read more

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 spotted another, but this time its a product – NOT an information search: Query:  “Lagavulin 16” (coincidentally, my absolute favorite whisky – it’s as if they … Read more

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 or fanfare, a new competitor, “Google” showed up, offering far better search results, that initially baffled SEOs (an industry that was yet to be named at … Read more