Google Update Underway?

There’s been some chatter lately around a possible Google algorithm update. I had been seeing some significant fluctuations across a number of client sites here at Beanstalk over the past couple days before stumbling on the post from Barry Schwartz over on Search Engine Roundtable that I’m not the only one. There’s significant changes in […]

Today In SEO & Search News: January 24, 2017

It’s been an interesting past 24 hours in search. Here are the top stories we’ve been following: How Google’s Q4 Search Growth Got There Ginny Marvin over at Search Engine Land analyzes Merkle’s latest Digital Marketing Report and explains where the continued growth from Google comes from. CPC was down 0.5% so how is Google […]

No Sandbox For Penalized Sites With Penguin

As anyone familiar with Penguin knows, the timeframe between updates was a killer for many businesses.  On the plus side for Google; this created an environment where fear over multi-month or even multi-year penalties encouraged compliance with their rules.  Penguin sought to punish those who violated Google’s Webmaster Guidelines and there’s no doubt, a punishment was doled out. […]

Penguin Update … Update

We’ve been hearing for a while not that there’s a Penguin Update scheduled for 2015 and we’d heard it was switching to everflux but some additional light has been cast by Google’s Gary Illyes on Twitter in response to a question from Todd MacDonald.  The exchange was: @forefront1 it will be an update to the […]