Articles in The 'algorithm' Tag


April 30 2015

Mobilegeddon: Google’s Mobile Algorithm Update

by Fiorella Alvarado

At the end of February, Google posted the Finding More Mobile-Friendly Search Results announcement on their Webmaster Central Blog. While the search engine has always made mobile-readiness and easy access of information a priority, it will use mobile-friendliness as a stronger ranking signal than ever before. Google’s goal is to reward websites that are mobile friendly by giving them a “boost.”

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October 28 2011

MoreVisibility Twitterchat October 27

by Danielle Leitch

Google’s New Change to Keyword Search will Impact Data for Analytics
Thursday October 27, 2011

MoreVisibility’s Twitterchat (#MVCHAT) took place yesterday, October 27 discussing the important new announcement from Google, regarding a change in the way keyword search data will now be gathered.    The topics discussed included:

  • The root of the change:  keyword search data will now take place over a secured server
  • New analytics keyword return :”not provided”
  • Privacy of the users will be protected, but at what cost for online marketers?

MVCHAT is a weekly 30 minute discussion starting at 3:30 pm (EST) covering a variety of online marketing topics. Clients, advertisers, and online marketing enthusiasts are invited to participate in this rapid-fire conversation by following and including #MVCHAT in tweets. Read more about #MVCHAT in the news here.

May 16 2011

News Feed Optimization

by Mike Siers

Did you know that Facebook has an algorithm in place for what you see in your News Feed? No…?  Well I didn’t either, until today. It is called EdgeRank.

You may have not recognized it, but Facebook’s News Feed only displays a portion of the posts generated by your friends. (I always had my sneaking suspensions)… Well, this algorithm can potentially affect the reach of your Facebook updates.

The EdgeRank algorithm is said to be in place to enhance the user experience. In short, it is all about making sure that users see relevant and useful information in their News Feed. The measuring stick for EdgeRank is displaying information your friends found relevant by virtue of interaction. (i.e. commenting, liking, sharing).

From a more technical perspective, Facebook views every item that shows up in a user’s News Feed as an “object.” A good example of an object would be a person’s status update. Now, should any user decide to interact with that status update (say, by commenting on it) they are creating what Facebook terms as an “Edge.” Other interactions on Facebook can be actions such as tagging, sharing, and liking.

To explain how EdgeRank works, it is simple: The more interaction your posts get, the greater your EdgeRank. The greater your EdgeRank, the more likely your posts will show up in the News Feeds of a majority of your fans or friends (see, simple enough). If you are interested in your current score, you can check it here.

So how can you improve your EdgeRank?

1). Spread The Word!

Be sure to post and share links with others, such as photos and videos. Interaction happens when a user wants to investigate one of those posts or links. Not only can you post links to your own website or blog, you can also post information from other sources that you think your fans or friends might find interesting – it’s called being social, and it can potentially spread like wild fire and attract a lot of attention.

2). Stay Up to Date

Information on Facebook is shared at an extremely rapid pace, so in a short time your post can go from the top of News Feeds to the bottom. And users are more likely to share what is at the top of their News Feed than the bottom. Also, if a post starts to get feedback you are not looking for, you can post something new and swing the population back in the direction you intended.

3). Continue to Be Interactive & Ask Your Fans to Share

Even if you’re new to Facebook, don’t hesitate to ask other users to share your information or click the like button for your posts. A good strategy is to pose the question, such as “like this post if you agree with (fill in the blank)” This should help you to encounter less resistance.

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