How Much Google News Traffic Do Publishers Get? Here’s Data on 80 News Sites.

search traffic channelsGoogle News has been in the news itself lately, from European efforts to impose taxes to questions about its value and even suggestions for giving it a full redesign. But just how much traffic is it currently driving to publishers?

In working with a wide range of news and content sites, I know that becoming an approved source and maximizing Google News visibility (through avoiding news crawl errors and editorial optimization) continue to be important priorities.

But I was curious how much news search traffic sites are currently receiving and what percentage of total search traffic it represents. [Continue reading]

10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda

Google Panda hit and recovery

Google Panda was designed to go after sites with a high volume of thin or low-quality content (among other things) in an effort to improve the overall strength of the search results. But the unfortunate reality is that with just about every Panda … [Continue reading]