Google: Algorithm Updates

  • Can we machine-learn Google’s machine-learning algorithm?

    … Google’s rollout of artificial intelligence has many in the search engine optimization (SEO) industry dumbfounded. Optimization tactics that have worked for years are quickly becoming obsolete or changing. Why is that? And is it possible to find a predictable optimization equation like in the old days? Here’s the inside scoop. The old days…

    Jayson Demers/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 32 readers -
  • SEO in 2017: Mobile optimization as a competitive advantage

    … In 2016, the inevitable happened, and mobile overtook desktop as the primary device used to access websites. This didn’t come as a huge surprise because, as far back as 2015, Google reported that more searches were conducted on mobile than on any other device category. In many industries, this may be conservative and, at the agency I head up…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 22 readers -
  • Study shows Google’s Possum update changed 64% of local SERPs

    In the local SEO community, Google’s recent Possum update was a very big deal. To those of us who regularly track the search results for local businesses, it was obvious there were massive changes on September 1. The SEO community as a whole has been relatively quiet about this huge update, and I believe this is because this update primarily impacted the Local/Maps search re ...

    Search Engine Land- 23 readers -
  • Penguin 4.0: Necessary and positive improvement

    … for. As an SEO, I’ve never anticipated an algorithm update as much. Note: Non-graph embedded tweets are paraphrased quotes from a conversation between Google Webmaster Trends Analyst Gary Illyes and Eric Enge of Stone Temple Consulting at Pubcon 2016 in Las Vegas. The algorithm now devalues links rather than punishing sites This new version of Penguin…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 18 readers -
  • 3 things to do after a major Google algorithm update

    … The only constant in the world of SEO is change. In fact, Google is reported to change its search algorithm around 500 to 600 times each year. While most of these updates are small and often aren’t even picked up by users and SEO, every once in a while, Google releases major updates. Over the past two years alone, we’ve seen about nine major…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 readers -
  • What are Google’s Gary Illyes favorite ranking signals?

    … Ever wonder which algorithms Googlers themselves love? We asked Google’s Gary Illyes that question in part two of our interview with the search quality analyst. Gary told us his favorite algorithms to-date are Penguin, Panda and the localization project he worked on in the past. He said he loved Panda because “people found in very interesting…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 10 readers -
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