RankScience closes $1.8M seed — and now only wants to replace human SEO staff if you don’t have any

A couple of years ago YC-backed RankScience, which offers AI-enhanced SEO split-testing, put a few SEO experts’ noses out of joint when the fledgling startup brashly talked about replacing human

Google’s updated Search Console gives you more detailed search performance and indexing data

Google is launching an update to its search console for webmasters today that, among other things, brings redesigned search performance and index coverage data to the service. In addition, the console

Adthena brings its AI-driven search tools to the U.S.

There’s no shortage of companies — both legitimate businesses and the seemingly endless supply of spammers who’ve found my email address — promising to improve your performance in onli

RankScience wants to replace your SEO staff

The dark art of search engine optimization could be next in line for software-powered automation -- potentially putting hundreds of thousands of 'SEO consultants' out of a job. At least that's the sce

Conductor’s new mobile app helps businesses understand what customers are searching for

Conductor is launching a new mobile app that co-founder and CEO Seth Besmertnik described as a way to get quick access to “the voice of the customer.” The New York-based company started wi

ScribbleLive acquires SEO company LinkDex

Content marketing company ScribbleLive announced today that it has acquired Linkdex. In a blog post, ScribbleLive’s Geoffrey Gualano said the deal will combine his company’s content market

Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think

By now everyone has heard of Google’s RankBrain, the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest from Mountain View, Calif. What many of you

Botify is an SEO crawler that helps your website optimize for Googlebot

Most businesses live or die on Google search rankings. If you can't crack the top few results, it's almost impossible to consistently drive organic traffic to your site. But how does Google decide

SEO Doesn’t Have To Be A Shot In The Dark

To many startups, search engine optimization (SEO) is a task that sits on their company’s back burner. With features to launch and customers to support, the idea of spending time fiddling with your

Botify Grabs $7.2 Million To Turn You Into An SEO Wizard

French startup Botify just raised a $7.2 million Series A round from Idinvest and Ventech. The company uses a software-as-a-service approach to make it as seamless as possible to crawl your website an

Deep Learning And The Future Of Search Engine Optimization

The concept of deep learning or deep structured learning has been a frequent topic of conversation in recent months because of the commitment and advancements of some of the world’s largest and most

BrightEdge Raises $42.8M For Content Marketing And SEO

<a target="_blank" href="">BrightEdge</a>, a company that offers tools for search engine optimization and content marketing, is announcing that it has raised a big $42.8 milli

Enterprise SEO Platform GinzaMetrics Launches Major Update, Names LaunchRock Co-Founder Sean McCullough As CTO

<a target="_blank" href="">GinzaMetrics</a>, the <a href="">Y Combinator graduate</a> and <a target="_blank" href=

App Store Optimization Heats Up: Appnique Debuts New Service To Help Developers Get Their Apps Found

Seattle-based <a target="_blank" href="">Appnique</a>, a new startup from mobile industry veteran Jai Jaisimha, is focused on helping app developers achieve higher rankings and

SearchMan Gives Developers At-A-Glance Info About Their Apps’ “Discoverability” With New Search Visibility Scores

The 500 Startups-backed app analytics firm <a target="_blank" href="">SearchMan</a> is debuting a new tool for mobile developers looking to quickly get a sense of how discovera

Five Big Changes In The iOS 6 App Store (And What Developers Should Do)

Is the new iOS App Store a step forward or step back for mobile app developers, users, and the app economy overall? Some developers are complaining that since the introduction of the Chomp-inspired Ap

Senator Rockefeller Warns Google, Microsoft And Yahoo: Dodgy Movers Are Using SEO To Game Your Systems

John D. Rockefeller, the Chairman of the <a target="_blank" href="">U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation</a>, late on Tuesday sent letters to Google

UK Conservative Party Minister Grant Shapps Is A Master Spammer

<a target="_blank" href="">BoingBoing</a> just pointed out <a target="_blank" href="

Meet MillionShort: The Google Hack That Could Be The Antidote To Search Engine Spam

Recently I tried to do a Google search for a wine to pair with swordfish, and it was pretty much a disaster (<a href="">first world p

DIY SEO Startup BrandYourself Has Nearly 6,000 Sign-Ups

<a href="">BrandYourself</a> made the famous startup pivot earlier this month, and now it's sharing some data about the initial results. The company started out as a way
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