2022

Google Search On 2022: Fewer organic results, more organic content
Once a year, Google presents current search projects at the Search On event and gives us an insight into the future of Google...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
29. September 2022
September 2022 Google Updates – Data and Trends
With the knowledge that there were two Google updates overlapping in English-language search results, we take an extended-timeframe...
Steve Paine
Steve Paine
23. September 2022
Google Core Update September 2022. Analysis, Winners and Losers
Directly after completion of the Helpful Content Update, Google is now rolling out the next Core Update –...
Steve Paine
Steve Paine
19. September 2022
Helpful Content Update: Google’s Message has the Biggest Impact
It made a strong start, then took a nosedive; the first Helpful Content Update did not fulfil the expectations of the SEO...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
14. September 2022
Helpful Content Update Trends
It’s over 2 weeks since the Helpful Content Update started rolling out and while we can’t call this a big update...
Steve Paine
Steve Paine
9. September 2022
Helpful Content Update: no relevant changes after the first week
A week ago today, Google started to officially roll out the extensively announced Helpful Content Update. As a reminder:...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
31. August 2022
SectorWatch – The leading domains for Barbecues
This month SectorWatch is heading for the garden to fire up the grill as we find out who is winning the market for searches...
Charlie Williams
Charlie Williams
30. August 2022
New Toolbox Features Overview, Aug 2022
These are the major new features that we have added to the Toolbox in recent months, in video and text form. First, the video,...
Steve Paine
Steve Paine
25. August 2022
Google announces Helpful Content Update
A new type of Google update will be rolled out for the first time next week: the Helpful Content Update. Contrary to...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
19. August 2022
Google improves featured snippets (and could make websites redundant as a source)
Featured snippets , i.e. a highlighted search result at the beginning of the SERP, are a guarantee for a high level...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
16. August 2022
Quality Rater Guidelines Update: More Focus on Quality
Refinements in the definitions of quality, E.A.T and YMYL, a new overview document and indications that Google will detect...
Steve Paine
Steve Paine
29. July 2022
Google: “There is no objectively correct way to count links”
Links continue to be an important part of Google rankings, as Google sees them as external confirmation and recommendation...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
28. July 2022
Google’s Quarterly Figures: Search solid, YouTube disappoints
Google’s latest quarterly figures show concisely that after the Corona tailwind of recent years, turbulent times now...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
28. July 2022
SectorWatch: Leading Domains and High Performance Content in the Ebikes Sector
It’s time to get back in the saddle & start peddling (though not too hard) as this month SectorWatch takes a look at...
Charlie Williams
Charlie Williams
21. July 2022
IndexWatch: Search Visibility Winners & Losers Q2 2022 UK
Following a quiet first quarter in the organic search world, Google’s May 2022 Core Update certainly provided some much-anticipated...
Luce Rawlings
Luce Rawlings
19. July 2022
20 years of sistrix.com
Time travel to the year 2002 when the first Euro coins and bills were put into circulation and there were still 5 years to...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
13. July 2022
Trending Search Topics for Summer Holidays 2022 (UK data)
Our TrendWatch research has been running for 6 months now and we’ve covered everything from toys to drugs, and from...
Steve Paine
Steve Paine
28. June 2022
Ancillary Copyright Law: How Much Journalistic Content is Found In Google Search?
The back-story to the ancillary copyright law in the EU, aimed at protecting publishers from content re-use, is long and...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
22. June 2022
SectorWatch – The Most Visible Domains for Fashion Dresses
This month SectorWatch is dressing to impress as we jump into the world of fashion retail & find out who is winning the...
Charlie Williams
Charlie Williams
15. June 2022
11 years of Top-20 UK Domains, in 60 Seconds
As of this week, you can now use the movers and shakers feature for the complete timeline of the top domains, by Visibility...
Steve Paine
Steve Paine
13. June 2022
Google Core Update May 2022
After a long wait, Google has just started the roll-out of the first Core Update of the year. In this article we’ll...
Steve Paine
Steve Paine
27. May 2022
SectorWatch – The leading domains in Sustainable Travel
As we head towards summer, thoughts turn to holidays so this month, SectorWatch takes a deep dive into the sustainable travel...
Charlie Williams
Charlie Williams
12. May 2022
Amazon reports successes against fake reviews
Fake product reviews are a big problem for Amazon. Customers trust the platform and the reviews, and are disappointed by...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
6. May 2022
Google is now writing its own Knowledge Panels
Until now, content in the Knowledge Panels has always come from third parties, often as excerpts from Wikipedia, sometimes...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
22. April 2022
IndexWatch Q1 2022: UK Winners & Losers
From an algorithmic perspective, the first three months of 2022 were quiet for SEO, giving us a rare chance to look at winning...
Luce Rawlings
Luce Rawlings
19. April 2022
SectorWatch: The Leading Domains for Easter Chocolate
The Easter bunny is waiting around the corner, as are the search results, ready for the traffic that this sector gets for...
Steve Paine
Steve Paine
13. April 2022
Primark launches new informational website: Analysis and Live Migration Data
The new website is aimed at providing more informational content and encouraging more people to visit stores – the...
Steve Paine
Steve Paine
8. April 2022
Google: AI-Generated Content Violates Guidelines
The use of artificial intelligence has made great strides in recent years. Advanced models like GPT-3 can now produce...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
8. April 2022
Google to discontinue URL Parameter tool
Google has announced, that it will be discontinuing the URL parameter tool within the next month. With the help of this component...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
4. April 2022
EU Sanctions takes rt.com out of Google search results
It’s rare for websites to be dropped completely from the Google index but following sanctions by the EU Commission,...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
21. March 2022
SectorWatch: The Project Management Software Market. Leading Domains and High Performance Content.
SectorWatch exposes true competitors and analyses the high performance content that appears in Google’s organic search...
Charlie Williams
Charlie Williams
16. February 2022
UK Retail 2021 Winners and Losers in Search
After exploring the winners and losers industry-wide, we’re now putting the retail sector under the microscope. COVID-19...
Luce Rawlings
Luce Rawlings
10. February 2022
Why Domain Authority (Moz), Authority Score (Semrush) and Domain Rating (Ahrefs) can lead to wrong decisions
Having the right measurements helps to reliably evaluate SEO success. This blog post is about why Domain Authority,...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
31. January 2022
IndexWatch 2021: The SEO Losers In Google’s US Search Results
2021 was a difficult year to compete for organic search visibility. Not only did Google launch a variety of major algorithm...
Lily Ray
Lily Ray
27. January 2022
Google FloC is now called Topics, and is More Transparent
Third-party cookies for tracking advertising purposes are dying out. Some time ago, Google introduced FloC (“Federated...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
25. January 2022
IndexWatch 2021: The SEO Winners In Google’s US Search Results
2021 was a volatile year for Google’s organic search results, with frequent algorithm updates – both confirmed and unconfirmed...
Lily Ray
Lily Ray
24. January 2022
De-duplication of Search Results: A Complex Example
The search results are becoming more and more complex in their structure – normal organic results, numerous vertical...
Johannes Beus
Johannes Beus
24. January 2022
IndexWatch 2021: The SEO Losers In Google’s UK Search Results
Whilst Google’s 2021 algorithm updates have resulted in spectacular SEO wins, we mustn’t forget about those domains that...
Luce Rawlings
Luce Rawlings
20. January 2022
IndexWatch 2021: The SEO Winners In Google’s UK Search Results
2021 was another year of changes, twists and turns, and the organic search world was no exception to this. Google rolled...
Luce Rawlings
Luce Rawlings
13. January 2022
Introducing: TrendWatch, the SISTRIX Data Journalism Team, and a Podcast
We enjoy very positive feedback on our Blog content with case studies and data studies the most popular so, to that end,...
Steve Paine
Steve Paine
4. January 2022