Dave Davies, Author at Search Engine Journal https://www.searchenginejournal.com SEO, Search Marketing News and Tutorials Thu, 28 Apr 2022 11:45:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How Search Engines Crawl & Index: Everything You Need To Know via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/crawling-indexing/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 11:45:36 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/crawling-indexing/ Want search engines to find your new and updated content faster? Learn how they index and crawl content to inform your SEO strategy.

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5 Holiday Internet Marketing Tactics to Start Right Now via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/holiday-internet-marketing-prep/422573/ Wed, 27 Oct 2021 13:45:49 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/holiday-internet-marketing-prep/422573/ Are you ready for the holidays? Get some final, last-minute SEO and SEM strategies in place to make the most of the 2021 holiday season.

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Google’s Search Quality Raters Guidelines: A Guide for SEO Beginners via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-eat/quality-raters-guidelines/ Fri, 24 Sep 2021 12:45:37 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-eat/quality-raters-guidelines/ E-A-T is an important part of the Search Quality Raters Guidelines. Learn more about it and its importance to SEO here.

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11 Things You Must Know About Google’s 200+ Ranking Factors via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-200-ranking-factors-facts/265085/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:40:26 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-200-ranking-factors-facts/265085/ It's a myth that Google has 200 ranking factors, but here are 11 confirmed things we do know for sure.

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A Complete Guide to the Google Fred Algorithm via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-algorithm-history/fred-update/ Tue, 10 Aug 2021 14:40:39 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-algorithm-history/fred-update/ Google's Fred update saw some sites shed up to 90% of their traffic and sought to rid the SERPs of thin, ad-heavy content.

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3 Simple PageSpeed & Core Web Vital Hacks for WordPress via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/pagespeed-cwv-hacks-wordpress/409597/ Wed, 21 Jul 2021 10:45:39 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/pagespeed-cwv-hacks-wordpress/409597/ Waited until the last minute and now you need to get your Core Web Vital numbers up? Try these hacks to get it done.

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Meet the 7 Most Popular Search Engines in the World via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/seo-guide/meet-search-engines/ Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:40:57 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/seo-guide/meet-search-engines/ Review the seven most popular search engines, now. Read about the SEO pros and cons and some optimization tips of each.

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Google BERT vs SMITH: How They Work & Work Together via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/smith-bert-smith-and-bert-in-search/394923/ Thu, 04 Feb 2021 12:45:11 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/smith-bert-smith-and-bert-in-search/394923/ Earlier, Google released a research paper about SMITH – a new NLP algorithm. What's it about and how does it compare to BERT? Read on.

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5 SEO Quick Fixes for Ecommerce Sites via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/ecommerce-seo-quick-fixes/385650/ Thu, 29 Oct 2020 12:45:27 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/ecommerce-seo-quick-fixes/385650/ Not all ecommerce SEO problems require complex solutions. Learn five common SEO issues hounding ecommerce websites and the best ways to address them fast.

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Machine Learning & AI in Search via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/machine-learning-ai-in-search/382454/ Mon, 12 Oct 2020 13:45:56 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/machine-learning-ai-in-search/382454/ How does artificial intelligence differ from machine learning? Do these concepts actually help SEO pros? Dan Fagella answers your top questions.

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A Complete Guide to the Google RankBrain Algorithm via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-algorithm-history/rankbrain/ Wed, 02 Sep 2020 13:45:45 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-algorithm-history/rankbrain/ What is Google RankBrain? How does it impact search? Can you optimize for it? Here's everything you need to know about Google's RankBrain algorithm.

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How (& Why) Search Engines Render Pages via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/rendering/ Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:00:21 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/rendering/ How do search engines render pages on the web? Why and when do they do it? Find out here.

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Elevating Your Analytics: A Guide for SEO Beginners via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/analytics-guide-seo-beginners/372444/ Mon, 22 Jun 2020 13:00:37 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/analytics-guide-seo-beginners/372444/ Google Analytics is a complicated system with seemingly endless functions. Discover some helpful areas that beginners might not even know exist.

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How Universal Search Works via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/universal-search/ Wed, 27 May 2020 14:00:32 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/universal-search/ Learn why Google's Universal Search results are important, where Universal Search is going, and what it means for you.

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How Search Engines Answer Questions via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/answering-questions/ Wed, 27 May 2020 13:00:12 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/answering-questions/ Learn how search engines understand and categorize queries to provide the best possible answer for users.

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How Search Engines Display Search Results via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/display-search-results/ Wed, 27 May 2020 12:00:03 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/display-search-results/ Let's look at how Google displays search results and the main components of a generic search engine results page (SERP).

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How User Behavior In Search Works: Everything You Need to Know via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/user-behavior/ Tue, 26 May 2020 14:00:28 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/user-behavior/ This post explains the type of user behavior signals that the search engines do – and do not – use, using specific examples and applications.

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How Machine Learning in Search Works: Everything You Need to Know via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/machine-learning/ Tue, 26 May 2020 13:00:08 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/machine-learning/ Know exactly what machine learning is and how search engines use it to rank pages and determine the SERP layout.

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How Search Engines Rank Pages via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/ranking/ Tue, 26 May 2020 12:00:39 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/ranking/ Here's how search engines rank webpages – from query classification, to assigning context, and determining which signals are most important.

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How Search Engine Algorithms Work: Everything You Need to Know via @sejournal, @beanstalkim https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/algorithms/ Mon, 25 May 2020 12:00:19 +0000 https://www.searchenginejournal.com/search-engines/algorithms/ A search algorithm is actually a massive collection of other algorithms. Here's how it all works.

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