Internet Marketing Excerpts From Bill & Ammon’s Bogus Hangout #225

Directors Cut: This is another set of marketing topic excerpts from Bill & Ammon’s Bogus Hangout where Terry (a regular) has edited the podcast removing the topics that aren’t SEO or internet marketing in nature. Topics included:

  • Google Quality Raters Guide Updated
  • Quality Raters Guide Changes How Local Results are Reviewed
  • Only 2% Of Users go Past Page 1 in SERPs
  • No Click Searches Reach 50%
  • New QRG Seeking More Details
  • Google Adds Package Tracking to SERP
  • Google and Genius Litigation

The full video:

Highlights from Audio Version

Introductions: Bill Slawski blogs on SEO By the SEA and is Director of SEO Research at Go Fish Digital and Doc Sheldon owns Search News Central. Steve Gerencser is owner of Steam Driven Media and Terry Van Horne is the webmaster and content director at SEO Dojo Radio and founder of SEO Pros.

00:30 Google Quality Raters Guide Updated: The panel discuss the changes to the Google Raters Guidelines.
References:  Search Engine Land and SEM Post

04:08 Quality Raters Guide Changes How Local Results are Reviewed: Terry noted that another change to the guidelines was that local results are to be reviewed by raters in that area.

07:02 Only 2% Of Users go Past Page 1 in SERPs : The panel discus the why’s and hows of the new data indicating only a few people are going past page 1 in SERPs.

09:50 No Click Searches Reach 50%: Bill made the point that source is lacking in credibility so data should be viewed in this light..

16:40 New QRG Seeking More Details: In the discussion the panel talked about the changes indicates Google is looking for more details in content with more diversity of domains, beliefs and topics.

18:10 Google Adds Package Tracking to SERP: Google extended this service to more firms and relaxed the criteria some to enable more services to take advantage of Google’s service.

20:17 Google and Genius Litigation: The panel discuss the validity and possible outcomes from the litigation.

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