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?
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.
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.
I’ve been fortunate to never have received a manual action penalty for any of my websites. Because of this, it makes me believe that you have to be extremely negligent or deceptive to get one. Although, it’s nice to have Google Search Console report such actions to make them easier to diagnose and resolve just in case.
From the 5 Dino Tactics that Moz listed in their article, the first one I feel is the biggest no-no. The statistics given for the results returned in Google’s Keyword Planner don’t necessarily translate over to organic search. You’re also not given important data associated with those results such as difficulty and the number of results listed for any given search term.