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https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search was a short week before of Memorial Day and me being offline for two days for a holiday. But we covered how Google’s link post warning was just that, a reminder and warning. Our poll said that many webmasters were indeed hit by the Google Fred update. Google said they have no plans for a public sandbox for the mobile-first index.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, I go into more detail on the search algorithm and ranking changes we are noticing. I discuss how my original theory on featured snippets was wrong. I also talk about Google’s stern warning and reminder that articles for links is a bad thing. Google said there is such a thing as over optimization and it can hurt.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search I quickly go through the monthly Google webmaster report. I then discuss how someone sent a Googler an email about selling links to them. But Google tells us they ignore links from all types of sites and only penalizes the worst of them. Google said use pop up style DIVs over interstitials for age verification.
https://www.SERroundtable.com/ - This week we covered a possible Google algorithm update that started rolling out on May 17th. Google I/O was this week and there were updates to Google Assistant and Google Home, amongst other things. Google confirmed at I/O that they are launching their Google for Jobs search feature. Google said engineers do understand the full algorithm.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ I apologize if it doesn’t seem smooth, I was testing a beta version of the camera software. This week in search, I get into the difference between having links on spammy sites and having unnatural links - they are two different things. Google said 404 spikes in Search Console are normal.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, I posted the big monthly Google webmaster report. I covered how Google said they may decide to release the mobile first index in batches by types of sites. Google has upset webmasters with the new featured snippets format showing one source of content and one source for images.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, Google documented their fake news efforts code named Project Owl. We covered a potential Google algorithm update, but it is unclear if there really was a big update. Google told publishers to noindex content from the AP, Reuters and other feed sources.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week, I covered how there likely was a Google search algorithm update on April 17th. Google released their web spam report for 2016 sharing some interesting numbers. I released a poll asking if you were hit by the Google Fred update and many many have taken the poll. Google said the mobile first index may impact the overall Google link graph.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, I covered how Burger King spammed Google Home devices all across America. Google announced product schema support for images to trigger similar images. Google’s featured snippets are now showing more images and those images may be from different sources than the content. Google does update the featured snippets selector algorithm often.
https://www.SEroundtable.com/ - This week in search, I posted my big Google webmaster report, do check it out. There may have been an update on April 4th and I don’t think there was an update on March 30th. Google’s mobile first index seemed to be delayed and might not launch until 2018. Google says there were other updates around the same time as the Fred update.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, I covered how Google confirmed the Fred update and cited quality several times as the issue. Google also said they never denied an update to the algorithm. Google said machine learning won’t take over the search algorithm,. Gary Illyes from Google called out a link seller. Google said they haven’t updated the clustering algorithm in a while.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, we covered how Google practically just confirmed the Fred update at SMX. Google explained that those Phantom updates are basically core algorithm updates. Google’s mobile first index is still in the works and won’t launch until the results are quality neutral said Gary Illyes.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, I dug deeper into the Google Fred update and discovered it targeted low value sites monetized via ads, affiliates and lead generation. Google also released a new quality raters guidelines to make sure they are doing a good job showing offensive, upsetting, inaccurate and hateful results less often in the search results.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search we had yet another big Google algorithm update that seemed more black hat focused which was named the Fred Google Update. Google said that they do weigh different ranking signals differently based on query and searcher. Google AMP is still not a ranking factor. Google said keywords in URLs are overrated.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search news we posted our monthly Google webmaster report. Natural News is back in the index after a rare public penalty by Google. Google offers tips on what to do when you close your site. Google Panda does take into account site architecture. A former Googler asks for Google SEO help.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, Google confirmed that a user interface change for Google Images may make it feel that you lost Google traffic in Germany and France. Google’s February 7th update is probably phantom related. Black hats are arguing if PBNs still have value. Google has officially rolled out a new green outlined AdWords ad label, they say it d ...
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, I come back to the February 7th Google algorithm update and show how big it was. Google said no comment on that update, sadly. Google updated their image search behavior in some countries to match the US and traffic declined big time afterwards. Google is labeling mobile friendly sites as not mobile friendly.