Weekly SEO news: 9 July 2019
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1. New in SEOprofiler: more features in the Competitor Traffic Profiler tool

new in SEOprofiler

We have improved the Competitor Traffic Profiler tool in SEOprofiler. The Competitor Traffic Profiler tool enables you to spy on the website traffic of other websites. The new improvements make it even easier to work with your competitor data.

Spy on the website traffic of your competitors

The Competitor Traffic Profiler enables you to take a look at the website traffic of your competitors:

The overview page of the Competitor Traffic Profiler tool

You get the top keywords of your competitors, the share of visitors from links from other websites, the top countries, and much more.

Two improvements

We have added two small improvements to the Competitor Traffic Profiler tool. The first improvement helps you to get more keyword suggestions. Click on the 'Refine' icon next to a keyword on the pages 'Organic keywords' and 'Ad keywords' to get further keyword suggestions that are based on that keyword:

Refine keywords to get even more keyword suggestions

You will get keyword suggestions with additional data for each keyword:

Keyword tool keyword suggestions

The second small improvement is an 'Add' button on the 'Similar sites' page that enables you to add a competitor with one click to the list of monitored websites in the Competitor Traffic Profiler:

Add similar sites to the Competitor Traffic Profiler

Now it's time to spy on the website traffic of your competitors

Log in to your SEOprofiler account to try the Competitor Traffic Profiler tool now. If you don't have an SEOprofiler account yet, you can create your account here:

Spy on your competitors

2. Internet marketing news of the week

Google Google Sandbox: Is it still affecting new sites in 2019?

"It could be possible that Google doesn’t prefer to rank new sites but it doesn’t mean that a new site can’t rank higher. Google wants to rank trusted and useful content. But for a new site, Google doesn’t have the required information to rank it. As soon as you are able to show to Google that you are genuine and trustworthy, you will start ranking higher."

Google no longer uses social profile markup for Knowledge Panels

"Social profile markup for Knowledge Panels is now deprecated. We now automatically discover profiles to include. Those who have claimed Knowledge Panels can also suggest any profiles not included."

Gary IlyesGoogle going to stop support for many robots.txt commands

"Google’s Gary Illyes announced in Google’s official blog that Google is going to drop support for crawl-delay, noindex and nofollow in robots.txt files. [...]

Bing’s Frédéric Dubut said on Twitter that Bing also does not support these robots.txt commands."

Google’s core algorithm updates and the power of user studies

"Google has explained many times that it is looking at many factors when it comes to broad core ranking updates. That includes content-quality, technical SEO, user experience (UX), advertising situation, E-A-T, and more. Google’s John Mueller has also explained that it’s important to take a step back and objectively analyze your site."

+++ SEARCH +++ ENGINE +++ NEWS +++ TICKER +++

  • Issue with Google reviews disappearing.
  • Google wants to formalize the robots exclusion protocol specification.
  • Google tests 'people also search for' images.
  • Another Google image search test.
  • Google tweaked algorithm after rise in US shootings.
  • Amazon Alexa keeps your data with no expiration date, and shares it too.
  • Facebook’s image outage reveals how the company’s AI tags your photos.

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