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Our data, so far. We're going to try something new - I'll be updating this post daily for a week or two, while we see how the dust settles. Expect new numbers, new charts, and even major rewrites.
 
+Pete Meyers dives in to the data to find out what's going on with Mobilegeddon!
The day after the dreaded Mobilegeddon update from Google, what terrors have befallen the SERPs? Dr. Pete will regularly update this post with the latest from the Mobile Mozcast.
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A look down the Google rabbit hole, and why I think all SEOs should care about vertical results.
 
Organic search results are shrinking. Dr. +Pete Meyers breaks down some major changes he's seen in the page-1 landscape over the past year. Don't miss his insights and the opportunities here, folks!
First, there were 10 results, then sometimes 7, and now as few as 4. In the past year, Google has changed the page-1 landscape entirely, and we barely noticed.
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It looks like Google is testing a new satisfaction survey, for when searchers have turned off Safe Search. Seems a little unnecessary to me...
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I got that yesterday looking for local pharmacies on my mobile. 
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Missed this last week - announcement came right before two days of heavy algo flux.
 
Google announced a new ranking adjustment for doorway pages and at the same time updated their guidelines around doorway pages.  See the before and after.
Google announced they have updated their ranking algorithm to detect a larger and better set of doorway pages and thus wipe them out of the search results, as to improve search quality within Google's
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Really interesting anecdotal data from +Stone Temple Consulting...
 
Can a Google Answer Box Drive Traffic to Your Site?

Mark Traphagen shows what kinds of Google Answer Boxes are least likely to drive site traffic, what kinds probably drive some traffic....and then a very interesting example from David Kutcher of a Rich Answer Box that looks like it shouldn't drive traffic, but probably is!

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No explanation yet, but multiple signals from multiple sources suggest something sizable happened on Google yesterday.
 
I see significant signs of a Google Update happening right now.
It looks like there is an algorithm update taking place at Google search now - it is hard to say if it is Panda, Penguin or something unrelated - right now, it doesn't seem like Penguin but it might b
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The SEO geek doing set up for the Local search geeks! Wish I was there. Not sure what I posted is news enough or solid enough to be mentioned or if you have time. BUT the principle behind it, if this change goes through is kind of a biggie, to those that have followed the SAB fiasco over time. I'm going to ping Mike now to be sure he saw it.
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My thoughts on the new Star Wars trailer (in real-time)...

Speeder in the desert? Ok, this is starting a little slow...
HOLY SHIT, IS THAT A CRASHED STAR DESTROYER?!
Hooray, a monol...
DARTH VADER'S HELMET?! SSHIIIIITTTT!!!
YOU HAVE THAT POWER, TOO? ME??! OR YOUR KID?! WHAT'S GOING ON??!!!
WHAT IS THAT?! OR THOSE?! WHAT KIND OF TROOP... HOLY WHAT?!
DID THEY JUST FLY INTO AN ENGINE OF A CRUISER?!
HAN FUCKING SOLO?????!!!!!!!!! *dies*
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HAN FUCKING SOLO?????!!!!!!!!! Swooooooon
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You want to see just how diverse one SERP can be? Great cross-device comparison peek by +Mike Blumenthal ...
 
I was curious what variety of Local Pack displays there might be across devices, OS & screen sizes. I used a responsive testing tool to find out. 

The results are interesting to say the least. The variety is legion.

http://blumenthals.com/blog/2015/04/11/the-google-local-pack-display-across-devices/
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Google's second In-depth Articles redesign in a week -- new 3D In-depth Articles, to add perceived depth to celebrity news (here's a screenshot from a query for "kardashian")...
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Google's In-depth Articles change seems to have rolled out. They've dropped the "In-depth Articles" header, making these results appear more organic (actually, they even look more organic in the source code). Screenshot below for "hotels" - it also looks like some SERPs have picked up In-depth results in the process.
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+Pete Meyers Yea, the only hint they're even slightly different when viewed on mobile is the way date is displayed on article and News Source instead of URL 
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What happened when I moved 5 domains to 1 entirely new one, and why you should be careful before you attempt the same...
Should you change domain names for SEO? It's a tough question, usually asked way too casually. I merged 5 domains into 1, and this is what happened.
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Timely, been looking to shut down a blog and move the good stuff over to my company site instead. Thanks +Pete Meyers​
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My long, strange journey of what it took to update a second-generation answer box, even when it came from one of my own blog posts...
Last year, Google introduced answers boxes scraped from the index. I didn't like one of mine, so I tried to change it. Months later, something finally happened.
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As Non-resident Resident Marketing Scientist at Moz, my job is to make data cool. I've always believed that the best ideas and the best data are useless unless you can communicate them, and so it's my mission to explore strange new data and boldly blog where no one has blogged before.
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David is one of the top minds in local SEO. His Local Search Ranking Factors is still one of the best resources in the industry, and he's the first person I go to when I can't decipher what Google is up to on the local level.
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