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    Five Years of Google Ranking Signals

    by Bill Slawski
    Jun 22, 2018 at 3:42 PM
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    1. Domain Age and Rate of Linking
    2. Use of Keywords
    3. Related Phrases
    4. Keywords in Main Headings, Lists, and Titles
    5. Page Speed
    6. Watch Times for a Page
    7. Context Terms on a Page

    The Goal-Based Approach to Domain Selection - Whiteboard Friday

    Jun 21, 2018 at 5:15 PM
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    Hey, everyone. Welcome to this week's edition of Whiteboard Friday. My name is Kameron Jenkins, and I am the SEO Wordsmith here at Moz. Today we're going to be talking about a goals-based approach to choosing a domain type or a domain selection.

    There are a lot of questions in the...

    Google Shutting Down Old AdWords Interface On July 10th?

    by rustybrick
    Jun 21, 2018 at 5:15 AM
    Some Google AdWords advertisers are getting notices that the old AdWords interface will be completely unreachable starting on July 10, 2018...

    Google Search Algorithm Update Signals & Chatter

    by rustybrick
    Jun 18, 2018 at 5:27 AM
    Just like last weekends Google update chatter, we are seeing similar levels of chatter and signs around a Google algorithm update in search...

    Google Patent on Structured Data Focuses upon JSON-LD

    by Bill Slawski
    Jun 17, 2018
    In a search engine that answers questions based upon crawling and indexing facts found within structured data on a site, that search engine works differently than a search engine which looks at the words used in a query, and tries to return...

    Google Clarifies Seven Points On Mobile-First Indexing After Much Confusion

    by rustybrick
    Jun 15, 2018
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    Let me start by saying all of these points, in my opinion, is something we've covered here before but the interesting thing is that Google felt these seven items are things SEOs who give presentations have confused over the past several months...

    When Bounce Rate, Browse Rate (PPV), and Time-on-Site Are Useful Metrics... and When They Aren't - Whiteboard Friday

    Jun 14, 2018
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    Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week we're chatting about times at which bounce rate, browse rate, which is pages per visit, and time on site are terrible metrics and when they're actually quite useful metrics.

    This happens quite a bit. I...

    Schema, Structured Data, and Scattered Databases such as the World Wide Web

    by Bill Slawski
    Jun 14, 2018
    I spoke at SMX Advanced this week on Schema markup and Structured Data, as part of an introduction to its use at Google.

    I had the chance to visit Seattle, and tour some of it. I took some photos, but would like to go back sometimes and take...

    A Google Algorithm Update On Friday, June 8th?

    by rustybrick
    Jun 11, 2018
    There is some chatter starting around Friday, June 8th, in the ongoing WebmasterWorld thread about a possible Google algorithm update or shift starting Thursday night into Friday and throughout the weekend...

    Google's Lead Ranking Engineer Talks About Philosophy Behind Search Ranking

    by rustybrick
    Jun 11, 2018
    Paul Haahr, who has been with Google for over 16 years, working on core search problems and solutions posted a 20 tweet thread on why Google ranks what they rank. It...