Stephen Mahaney's Articles

Stephen Mahaney

CEO & Founder of Planet Ocean
Washington State / Hawaii

Stephen Mahaney founded Planet Ocean in 1990, published 'The UnFair Advantage Book on Winning The Search Engine Wars' in 1996 (the Web's *original* $97 eBook) and established SearchEngineNews.com--the longest running membership-based publication site on the Internet--in 1997.

Today he splits his time between Kona, Hawaii and the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.


Articles by Stephen Mahaney

  1. Facebook Rolling Out New Ad Measurement Protocols
  2. Indexing Issues Can Now Be Reported to Google
  3. Google Ads Developer Blog Summary for April 2021
  4. Google Discover Nixes Satire
  5. The Only Reasons Google Will Remove a Page
  6. Algorithm Update - Google Product Reviews
  7. Google Updates Cumulative Layout Shift Scoring
  8. Page Experience Algorithm Launching Mid-June
  9. Google Is Going All-IN on Web Stories
  10. April 23rd Digest - John Mueller's Hangouts - Search Central Office Hours
  11. April 16th Digest - John Mueller's Hangouts - Search Central Office Hours
  12. April 9th Digest - John Mueller's Hangouts - Search Central Office Hours
  13. April 1st Digest - John Mueller's Hangouts - Search Central Office Hours
  14. March 26th Digest - John Mueller's Hangouts - Search Central Office Hours
  15. March 19th Digest - John Mueller's Hangouts - Search Central Office Hours
  16. March 12th Digest - John Mueller's Hangouts - Search Central Office Hours
  17. March 5th Digest - John Mueller's Hangouts - Search Central Office Hours
  18. WordPress Elementor Vulnerability
  19. Curated List of PPC Articles for April 2021
  20. Google Ads Developer Blog Summary for March 2021
  21. Static Headlines Now Available for Dynamic Search Ads
  22. Bing URL Submission Plugin for WordPress
  23. Bing Upgrades Search to Include Visually Rich Imagery
  24. Sketchy One Star "Fake" Review Ratings Win in Court
  25. New GMB Review Management Tool
  26. Check your Business Profile Performance in GMB
  27. Best Practices For Videos
  28. Mueller on Image Optimization
  29. How To Get Your Products Into Search
  30. HTTP/2 Magically Improves Core Web Vital Scores
  31. Core Web Vitals: How Prepared Are Leading Industries Today?
  32. Google Ads Developer Blog Summary for February 2021
  33. Facebook Breaks the News in Australia to Prove a Point
  34. Facebook Knew for Years Ad Reach Estimates Were Based on 'Wrong Data' But Blocked Fixes Over Revenue Impact
  35. Facebook Puff Piece Stirs Controversy For NYTimes Writer
  36. GMB Auto Populating Services
  37. GMB Messaging Rolling Out For Desktop
  38. Years in Business Feature Added to GMB
  39. GSC Changes To Web Story Performance Report
  40. Search Console Discover Report Adds Chrome Data
  41. Updated Metric Boundaries for Core Web Vitals
  42. Use 503 To Avoid Losing Rankings While in Social Statement Mode
  43. Official Google Video On Duplicate Content
  44. New Manual Action Penalties for Google News and Discover Policy Violations
  45. Google Expands Phrase Match To Include Broad Match Modifier Traffic
  46. Google Launches Passage Ranking
  47. Google Announces Price Enforcements for Merchants
  48. February 26th Digest - John Mueller's Hangouts - Search Central Office Hours
  49. February 19th Digest - John Mueller's Hangouts - Search Central Office Hours
  50. February 12th Digest - John Mueller's Hangouts - Search Central Office Hours
  51. February 5th Digest - John Mueller's Hangouts - Search Central Office Hours
  52. WebSite Cleanup Tips for a faster, better-indexed site
  53. How to relocate a GMB attorney listing
  54. Tips for getting listed in People Also Ask
  55. Does using the disavow tool indicate to Google that a site might be shady?
  56. What, exactly, is Core Web Vitals?
  57. DuckDuckGo Hits 100 Million Searches Per Day -- Updates Privacy Protections
  58. GMB Updates Flag Review Options
  59. Google to Invite Advertisers to Test Alternative to 3rd Party Cookies
  60. URL Removal Tool in GSC Doesn't Actually Remove Pages
  61. Price Drop Added to Google Rich Results
  62. Google to Stop Collecting Ad ID's To Avoid Pop Up Warning in iOS Apps
  63. Google Notifies Site Owners About New HTTP/2 Protocol Crawling
  64. Google Wants Web Stories, not Web Teasers
  65. Google Threatens to Leave Australia
  66. WordPress Launches New Website Building Service
  67. High-severity Vulnerability in WordPress Plugin Contact Form
  68. Facebook Moving UK Users to US Privacy Terms & Conditions
  69. Facebook Attacks Apple's Plan to Give Users a Privacy Choice
  70. Twitter Relaunching Verified Accounts
  71. Update on the Structured Data Testing Tool
  72. Noindexed Pages Can Impact Core Web Vitals
  73. Google Placing UK Users Under U.S. Jurisdiction
  74. Why Ad Heavy Pages Might Still Rank Well in the SERP
  75. Copied Content is Sometimes More Relevant
  76. Request Indexing Tool Reenabled in GSC
  77. Google Rolls Out Dec 2020 Core Algorithm Update
  78. Top Google Searches for 2020
  79. An Important Message from The Founder of Planet Ocean / SEN
  80. Would owning a new top level domain (TLD) with keywords provide a ranking advantage?
  81. Are keyword heavy titles a problem?
  82. Free Online Video Converter Tools
  83. Editorial: Subscribe With Google / The Google News Initiative
  84. Google for Jobs is LIVE & Based on Schema Markup
  85. Google Launches 'Ad Experience Report Tool' in their Fight Against "Bad" Ads
  86. Google Launches Free 'Website' for GMB Participants
  87. AdWords Expands Language Options for Structured Snippets Globally
  88. Need to Know Details of 'Ads Added by AdWords'
  89. SEO for Voice Search: Digital Assistants
  90. SEN Celebrates 20 Years!
  91. OMG! Here Comes A Whole New Can Of Black-Hat Whoopass!
  92. Why is America so polarized? ...it's the Echo Chamber!
  93. A Virtual Paradi$e of Low Hanging Fruit
  94. How to track customers without hurting your Local Listings in Google
  95. Once They Find Your Page How Do You Get Them to Take Action?! Common Mistakes Marketers Make.
  96. Once They Find Your Page How Do You Get Them to Take Action?
  97. The Missing Link To Writing Effective Ad Copy
  98. The Missing Link To Writing Effective Ad Copy
  99. How to Easily Analyze your Competition in Seconds Using the Site Strength Indicator Tool
  100. The 'Local Search' Gold Rush Begins
  101. The Top 12 Link-Offenders You Should Avoid Like A Ticking Bomb!
  102. Google's Local Business Center
  103. Advanced SEO Tutorials
  104. Essential Title Tag Strategies for Top Ranking Pages in 2009
  105. Entrepreneurial Thoughts on the so-called Financial Meltdown
  106. 7 Ways to Boost Your Sales and Build More Links By Increasing Your Site's Speed!
  107. 9 Critical Steps to Evaluating Incoming Link Quality
  108. Proof Positive that Run-of-Site 'Paid' Links are BAD for your Website!
  109. How to Use Flash in Top Ranking Pages
  110. Your 4 Week Step-by-Step Link Building Task Planner
  111. Wikia Search Launch
  112. The Ultimate Link Building Quick-Start Guide, Part II
  113. How to Legally and Instantly Download All of Your Competitor's Top-Secret PPC Keywords!!!
  114. How to Leverage Your Company's Most Powerful Asset
  115. How to Automatically Build an AdWords Campaign
  116. How to Craft a Money Making Home Page
  117. There are Some Lists You Just Don't Want to be On
  118. "The Most Effective, Yet Overlooked, Marketing Strategy on the Internet"
  119. Are you ignoring 350,000 potential customers?
  120. Check your Popularity!
  121. Guide to Infoseek's ESP Search Engine
  122. How to get your pages to "Stick" in Excite
  123. The Best Kept Secret on the Internet?
  124. Making Money the Easy Way
  125. The Best Way to Sell Products or Services On The Internet
  126. Mining "Gold" from your "Back-End" Market
  127. Creating Web Sites that Load Fast & Sell
  128. Once they find your page how do you get them to take action?