There’s Gold In Them Thar SERPs: Mining Important SEO Insights from Search Results

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Posted by AndrewDennis33 There’s gold in them thar SERPs…gold I tell ya! Now, whether that phrase takes you back to a simpler (maybe? I don’t know, I was born in the 80s) time of gold panning, Mark Twain, and metallurgical assay — or just makes you want some Velveeta shells and liquid gold (I also...

How Google SERP Layouts Affect Searching Behavior

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Posted by Stephen_Job There are several studies (and lots of data) out there about how people use Google SERPs, what they ignore, and what they focus on. An example is Moz’s recent experiment testing whether SEOs should continue optimizing for featured snippets or not (especially now that Google has announced that if you have a...

How Low Can #1 Go? (2020 Edition)

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Posted by Dr-Pete Being #1 on Google isn’t what it used to be. Back in 2013, we analyzed 10,000 searches and found out that the average #1 ranking began at 375 pixels (px) down the page. The worst case scenario, a search for “Disney stock,” pushed #1 all the way down to 976px. A lot has...

Is Google’s updated SERP design a dark pattern?

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Last week, the search giant announced that it was rolling out an update in which the design of its desktop SERPs will be more like the the design of its mobile SERPs. “The format puts a site’s brand front & center, helping searchers better understand where information is coming from, more easily scan results &...

5 Things You Should Know About "People Also Ask" & How to Take Advantage

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Posted by SamuelMangialavori It’s undeniable that the SERPs have changed considerably in the last year or so. Elements like featured snippets, Knowledge Graphs, local packs, and People Also Ask have really taken over the SEO world — and left some of us a bit confused. In particular, the People Also Ask (PAA) feature caught my...