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In Search [Episode 06]: Zero Organic Result SERPs - The What & The Why

In Episode 06 of the In Search SEO Podcast our hosts, Mordy Oberstein and Jacqueline Harkham, explore zero result SERPs!

  • Why Google brought them back
  • How this instance is different from when Google first tried zero organic result SERPs
  • The overall impact of no organic results on the SERP

SERP News: Zero-Results SERPs Return Amid Major SERP Feature Decreases

November did not disappoint as Google unleashed a series of SERP feature data downgrades amid not one, not two, but three algorithm updates all while officially doing away with organic results in certain instances! During the month we also saw multifaceted Featured Snippets show up in all-new places, hotel Local Packs become picture perfect, and AMP Stories get an advertising addition.

In Search [Episode 5]: Where Google Goes Wrong by Just Showing Popular Search Results

In Episode 05 of the In Search SEO Podcast we explore:

  • What is Google's ethical duty towards its search results?
  • Will SERP commenting for live sports events have an SEO impact?
  • Data on video carousel and Image Box drop-offs
  • How to properly frame the question surrounding Google's ability (or lack thereof) to use authorship as a ranking factor

Beta Blitz 2018! Exploring New Reporting for a New Era in SEO

Things have changed so drastically in the world of SEO that we reached a tipping point that made us ask, how could we best serve the needs of the industry in this new world of search? So, we enhanced all sorts of reports to give you insights that would help you day in and day out. But it wasn't enough. It wasn't drastic. It didn't offer a new way to provide SEO insight, a way that matched this new ranking environment. So we returned to the drawing board and came up with a set of new reports to track rank and site performance in all-new ways.

Now we're testing the waters in what we're calling Beta Blitz!

In Search [Episode 4]: No Link Needed? Is a Mention Enough? Is Voice Search Trustworthy?

Episode 04 of the In Search SEO Podcast our hosts, Mordy Oberstein and Jacqueline Harkham tackle:

  • Is offering a mention, with no link, enough when citing a source?
  • When Google mentions 'linking naturally', is that really possible?
  • The implications of the rise in the People Also Ask SERP feature
  • What user trust in chatbots means for voice search commerce

Keyword Cannibalization: How to Identify It, How to Fix It!

Keyword cannibalization is one of those SEO buzzwords that carries with it a certain myth and mythology. But behind the commonly held ethos of how keyword cannibalization is perceived lies a real problem that could impact your site and more importantly your bottom line. If you're wondering what keyword cannibalization is, what it's not, why it's a problem, and what you can do about it, then this post was written for you. If not, give it a read anyway, what do you have to lose?

In Search [Episode 3]: Do Multifaceted Featured Snippets Have a Real Impact? Is RankBrain Over-Hyped?

In episode 03 of the In Search SEO podcast our hosts, Mordy Oberstein and Jacqueline Harkham dive into:

  • New Discover More Places data How impactful are Multifaceted Featured Snippets... really?
  • Are SEOs too focused on RankBrain?
  • What's new in the world of voice search and what is the SEO industry still glossing over?

SERP News: More Google Updates, Redesigned Hotel Results, & First Data on Explore Panels!

Here we go, yet another month of all sorts of changes to the Google SERP and the features found on it! In the great month of October, we were privy to see Google start to roll-out its 20th birthday updates, the coming of an all-new way to hunt down the best hotel, and some more Google update action (yep, more updates... again). I've also got an exclusive look at the first set of data on the relatively new Explore Panels!

In Search [Episode 2] - Is AMP a Ranking Factor & What Brings Up the Explore Panel?

In this episode of In Search our hosts, Mordy Oberstein and Jacqueline Harkham discuss:

  • How often does the Explore Panel appear on the SERP?
  • Is AMP a ranking factor?
  • Google's Knowledge Panel relationship building
  • The latest SEO news with full analysis

Another Round of Widgets Added to Rank Ranger

Back in August, we released a slew of widgets that made analyzing your Google Analytics data easier than ever. We've been busy since then creating all-new widgets for all-new purposes with one common theme: to make showcasing comprehensive SEO and marketing data within white label reports as simple as possible. Here's a look at what we've been up to as far as widget development is concerned.

Has AMP Hit a Wall?

Back in 2016, AMP, Google's open source project to make a speedier mobile web , was all the rage. AMP was going to be the next big thing. Fast forward three or so years into the future and AMP, while still significant, is not the dominant force we thought it would be. AMP seems to have lost a bit of steam. Though still very much a part of the search marketing dialogue, AMP has faced some pretty significant obstacles that have downgraded its "SEO prestige."

Here's why I think AMP has hit a wall.

In Search [Episode 1] - Authorship for YMYL Sites & Featured Snippets vs. Title Optimization

In this, the first episode of In Search: Making SEO Small Talk, a weekly SEO podcast, we analyze the latest news coming out of the SEO industry, talk tips for creating authoritative authorship when lacking official credentials, and whether or not you should focus first on Featured Snippets or creating highly clickable titles. 



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