Matt G. Southern, Senior News Writer, has been with Search Engine Journal since 2013. With a bachelor’s degree in communications, Matt specializes in gathering details, checking facts, and making complex subjects easy to understand. In addition to writing articles, Matt oversees strategy development for SEJ’s news department.
A new patent granted to Google explains how high authority images are chosen for Knowledge Panels.
Facebook is testing the idea of turning its current Notes product into a long-form content platform.
Buffer has introduced the ability to upload and schedule native video content across all social media platforms with an update to its software platform.
The New York Times aims to predict which stories will do well on social media with a bot that runs within popular messaging app Slack.
Wikipedia’s organic search traffic from Google down by over 250 million visits per month.
Facebook is reportedly working on a new mobile app for sending breaking news alerts direct to smartphones.
Moz has released the results of its 2015 Ranking Factors study, identifying which page attributes are most closely associated with a high ranking in Google.
Google has undergone a massive restructuring, including the appointment of a new CEO and the announcement of a new parent company.
A patent granted to Google may be an indication of how the search giant intends to rank video content in the future.
Local searches conduced in Google will now return a more limited local pack.
Bing will start warning searchers before visiting unsafe online pharmacies selling counterfeit medication.
YouTube’s infamous “301+ views” is going to become a thing of the past, more up-to-date view counts being promised.
Facebook introduced a new feature today that will allow public figures and celebrities to broadcast live stream’s via the Facebook Mentions app.
Google has introduced a new type of Schema markup that can be used to display detailed critic review knowledge graph cards in the search results...
Google has shot down the request of France’s CNIL to implement ’right to be forgotten’ worldwide.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system has the potential to lead to significant gains in search market share for Bing, or so the company predicts in an...
Google introduced a new search feature today which will show when local stores are at their busiest.
Google provides tips on how to prevent websites from getting hacked.
Google announced Google+ will no longer be a requirement to access Google services.
Now in their fifth year, the UK Search Awards, are being presented at a ceremony in London, England, on November 26th 2015.
Google is restricting unauthorized access to its autocomplete API as of August 10th, 2015.
Google’s Gary Illyes has confirmed that Google started rolling out Panda update version 4.2 last weekend, affecting 2–3% of queries.
WordPress 4.2.3 is now available, which is a security update for all previous versions that the company strongly encourages downloading.
Google recommends site owners remove app download interstitials in order to improve the mobile browsing experience.
When all other ranking signals are equal, HTTPS will give the edge needed to top other sites in search results.
Facebook rolled out updates today that make video management easier, and give Page owners more control over their video content.
Google cleared the air today about how it deals with domain extensions, and confirmed that they’re all weighted equally.