Search Engine Algorithms

Eric Enge on Why You Should Know About the New Google Page Experience Signal

Why You Should Know About the New Google Page Experience Signal – Here’s Why #242

On May 28th, 2020, Google announced that they were adding a new ranking algorithm called the Google Page Experience, which incorporates some new page experience metrics in their ranking factor. In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Eric Enge walks us through this algorithm update and shares advice to get you prepared […]

When to Shake: Handshake Use Cases (Part 2)

this post is a continuation of our discussion about search connector use cases. Click here to read the first half of this topic. Customer Service Search has changed the way customer service is offered and provided. Smarter algorithms and better machine learning models can help deflect cases, but sometimes a call is necessary. Search can […]

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Do Links Still Matter for SEO in 2020?

Here are the results from the fifth of our “Links as a Ranking Factor” studies. We conducted the first of these studies in May 2016 and have been tracking the same query set over time to measure any material shifts in the role of links. In this year’s study, we also expanded our examination of […]

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How Google’s Search Features Impact Organic CTR

The Information You Need to Thrive in Today’s Google Landscape This study presents never-before-seen information on how Google’s search features impact click-through rate (CTR) behavior in the search results. To our knowledge, this will be the first such study that marries actual rankings data with real clickstream data. Key findings in this report include (but […]

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Quick Take: Google’s Change to Featured Snippets Matters to You

On January 22, 2020, Google announced a change to the search results as it relates to featured snippets – and site publishers are worried about it means for their traffic. Watch and listen as Eric Enge, Principal at Perficient Digital, talks about the change and why it’s a good thing for users.  Resources Impact […]

Eric Enge on Why You Need To Understand Google’s Changing Serp Landscape And Their Impact

You Need to Understand Google’s Changing SERP Landscape and Their Impact – Here’s Why #231

Google consistently changes search features as a way to improve user satisfaction. For search marketers, we wonder how those search features affect user’s organic click-through rate behavior. In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Eric Enge reveals insights from his first-ever public study on Google SERP features and click-through rates.  Don’t […]

Case Study: A Correlation Between Website Traffic and Google Broad Core Algorithm Updates

On March 12, 2019, a Google Broad Core Algorithm Update caused an instant 30% loss in sessions from organic search for an ecommerce website. In response, the site reduced its internal link graph from millions of pages to a couple of thousand by removing noindex filter and facet pages. A sharp recovery began with the […]

What Google Says vs. What SEOs Believe: Eric Enge and Rand Fishkin

What Google Says vs. What SEOs Believe: Eric Enge and Rand Fishkin Analyze Survey Results

A SparkToro survey of more than 1,500 digital marketers revealed a wide range of opinions and views on Google ranking factors and whether or not Google’s statements about them are true or provably false. On November 7, 2019, Eric Enge (General Manager, Perficient Digital) and Rand Fishkin (Founder, SparkToro) presented a webinar, What Google Says vs. What SEOs […]

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Google BERT Update – Digital Marketing Quick Take

Google announced a major algorithm update, BERT, on October 25, 2019. The update will affect 10% of searches and make the search landscape better for everyone. How will it make search better, and what does this update mean for you? Watch as Eric Enge, Digital Marketing Manager at Perficient Digital, and Jessica Peck, Marketing Technology […]

Eric Enge and Brian Weiss on Why User Journeys Are Part Of SEO

Why User Journeys Are Part of SEO – Here’s Why #224

User experience is becoming a part of SEO, but why does Google want to use it as a signal in their algorithm? In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Brian Weiss explains how Google is using user experience to rank pages.  Don’t miss a single episode of Here’s Why. Click the subscribe […]

Eric Enge and Barry Schwartz on You Need To Understand Google Algorithm Updates

Why You Need to Understand Google Algorithm Updates with Barry Schwartz – Here’s Why #222

Google makes numerous search algorithm updates each year. Those updates may affect our sites’ ranking one way or the other. But do we really know how? In this episode of the award-winning Here’s Why digital marketing video series,  Barry Schwartz, Search Engine Land’s News Editor, together with Eric Enge, explains different kinds of Google updates and why […]