If That Was A Google Update You Felt, Google’s Not Confirming It

google-algorithm-search-featured Over the past few days, the Webmaster and SEO community have been discussing significant shifts, fluctuations and updates in both the Google rankings and traffic patterns they have seen from Google's organic search. I've asked Google if there was, indeed, an update, and Google would not confirm. Instead, they gave me the boilerplate response, "We have nothing to announce at this time." They of course added, "We make over 500 changes to our algorithms a year, so there will always be fluctuations in our rankings in addition to normal crawling and indexing." This is nothing new; Google often w [...]


Search Diary: Searching For Climbing Holds

As readers of my personal blog know, I've been building a tree house over the summer for my kids. It's about to come out of beta, with me needing to add some climbing holds to one of the outer walls to largely finish it off. That means ordering some, and when I started searching today, I thought this would be a good time to begin something I've long wanted to do: a regular search diary. Below, I look at what I got in response to my search: the good, the bad and the ugly. I've done this search before in the past, so I've learned those fake rocks are called "climbing holds" and so s [...]


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