Google: Algorithm Updates

  • Google algorithm update may be rolling out since June 25

    … Google seems to have been rolling out a large search algorithm update starting sometime around Sunday, June 25. Google’s John Mueller said, “We make updates all the time,” when asked specifically about the speculation around a Google update. In my opinion, there was an algorithm update to the Google search rankings over the past few days…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 23 readers -
  • What advanced SEOs need to know about algorithm updates

    Times have changed. Gone are the days of yearly algorithm updates that would upend the search results and leave us scrambling. These days, it’s common to see ranking and traffic changes on a daily or weekly basis — and when it comes to algorithms, Google rarely even confirms updates. In fact, according to Olga Andrienko, Head of Global Marketing at SEMrush, of the 28 updates ...

    Casie Gillette/ Search Engine Land- 30 readers -
  • How to stop worrying about Google updates

    ….” “Activity” means that SEOs who follow changes to search rankings saw some fluctuations in a short period of time. If there is “a lot of activity,” that means there were large fluctuations in many websites’ rankings in a vertical or across verticals. Sometimes these results are positive, but mostly they are not. Big updates can often mean big…

    Kristine Schachinger/ Marketing Landin SEO Google How To's- 15 readers -
  • How to stop worrying about Google updates

    As SEOs, we tend to obsess over changes to the organic results. It usually works like this: You get to your computer in the morning. Ready to start work, you take a quick look at Facebook to check what you have missed. You run across someone asking if anyone saw changes last night. They’ll typically also note that there was “a lot of activity.

    Kristine Schachinger/ Search Engine Land- 20 readers -
  • Stop oversimplifying everything!

    Join us for a Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout on May 2, 4pm CET https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20170502T16&p1=268 Add your questions at https://plus.google.com/collection/8926cB . This session is open to anything webmaster related like crawling, indexing, mobile sites, internationalization, duplicate content, Sitemaps, Search Consol ...

    Eric Enge/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 12 readers -
  • Weathering the Google storms

    … A good friend of mine and truly the best SEO expert I have had the privilege working with, Gregory Gromov, once referred to the Google algorithm updates and tests as “Google storms.” The coined phrase made all the sense in the world. Per Gregory, a solid SEO program provides the ballast to weather the storm, but if a storm hits and flips you…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 16 readers -
  • 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- 40 readers -
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