This looks like a project right up Google’s alley. Track user queries and history, report that data to the Chinese government. So what happens if a Chinese citizen does search for “human rights”? Do they need to be fearful of getting a knock on the door the next day?
Earlier this morning I received an email claiming that one of the domains I manage was in danger of expiring. It looked very suspicious and questionable right off the bat. However, to more gullible people who might not scrutinize such an email, there is a legitimate appearance to it.
Since Facebook and Google have been under fire this year for privacy leaks, people are searching for alternatives in search and social media. DuckDuckGo claims that they don’t track user behavior or collect any data. They’re committed to providing quality search results while maintaining your privacy.
The SEO tools maker plans to bolster its enterprise offerings by integrating STAT’s ranking and analytics features.
Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
I’ve been impressed with MOZ’s link explorer tool since it was released last spring. Although I’m not familiar with STAT Search Analytics, one look at the testimonials of their high-profile clients leads me to believe they provide valuable and insightful data. Pinterest is one of those clients and they even go into further detail on how STAT helped grow that brand.
It seems like Bing wants to maintain a neutral and impartial stance when it comes to politics. Since political fervor typically rises dramatically during an election season, it makes sense for Bing to announce this policy change now. Also, the fact that political ads make up a small portion of the total ad revenue generated for Bing, should help to offset any losses.
Everyone in the U.S. has heard of Google. Many others are familiar with Bing. Yandex? You’d be hard-pressed to not get a confused look from your average joe or jane U.S. citizen after uttering the word. A perfect analogy is that Yandex is to search engines what Soccer is to sports here in the states.
SE Ranking took 2nd place according to a post by Search Engine Journal. I disagree with the assessment in the snippet above that to track multiple websites you need the $39/month plan. On the Personal 50 plan, which I enrolled for $5/month with a coupon code, I can monitor up to 5 websites. It’s a great way to get a powerful suite of SEO tools and scale accordingly as your business grows.
While checking on my keyword positions for various search terms listed in the Performance tab of Google Search Console I noticed something new. Directly above the results was a snapshot of how that particular keyword performed for clicks, impressions, and average position. Essentially the same information that is reported from Search Console.
There was nothing out of the ordinary that I noticed this week for my own website rankings. I know that some website owners and administrators are still reeling from the medic update that occurred about a month ago. I would expect that Google wouldn’t roll out any more major changes for at least another month or so. They seem to be focused on cosmetic changes at the moment.