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  1. Videos Dominate Universal Search Results 65% of the Time [Study]

    This development coincides roughly with the release of the Hummingbird algorithm. Since its inception in 2007, universal search results have have morphed to show a multitude of choices for searchers to choose from, like videos, images, maps...

  2. How to Grow Your Google+ Fan Base to 1,000 Followers & Beyond

    There's no algorithm dictating who will see your content and no limits on post length. According to Christian Ashlock, Product Marketing Manager at Google+, the reason to limit the availability to just those accounts was to ensure that advertisers...

  3. More Panda 4.0 Findings: Syndication, User Engagement, Indexation & Keyword Hoarding

    So, it looks like Google began pre-rolling Panda out a few days prior to the announcement (which I have seen in the past with major algorithm updates). Maybe it was Google tweaking the algorithm based on initial findings and then re-rolling it out.

  4. Did Your Manual Penalty Disappear? It Probably Expired

    Or, in some cases, rankings won’t increase because the site is also under the effects of the Penguin algorithm and needs to wait for a refresh to happen. A site must change and the algorithm must refresh and be able to recognize significant changes...

  5. How to Avoid Mobile Ranking Pitfalls by Assessing Mobile Engagement

    The importance of optimizing for mobile is clear as user engagement is a part of Google's ranking algorithm. One thing that we know for sure when it comes to mobile SEO best practices: Google has made it clear that a bad mobile user experience will...

  6. 5 Googley SEO Terms – Do They Mean What You Think They Mean?

    Google doesn't use the word "penalty" with these releases and prefers the term algorithm update. Though they feel like penalties and are often referred to as such, Penguin and Panda are algorithm changes and the damage done to a site by these...