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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 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, 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, 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.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, I posted my monthly Google webmaster report, check it out. Google may have done a larger search quality update this week on February 7th. A Google bug showed desktop URLs in the mobile results. Google is testing a way to report offensive autocompletions. Google won’t tell us which links they discount because of spam reasons.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week was fairly slow until today, when we reported on an algorithm update that seems to have hit links. I go into if it was Penguin or some other link algorithm in the video. Google Japan confirmed they pushed out a Japanese specific update targeting low quality pages. Google released an API for the mobile-friendly testing tool.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week we covered a possible Google algorithm update. We also saw the Google Search Console label reports with data changes. Google said the site command isn’t in any defined order. Google said AMP is not a ranking factor. Google said they won’t number future Penguin releases. Google said they try to launch algorithms globally now.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - I am back after skipping two shows due to sickness but I try to catch you up in this one video. We may have had a Google algorithm update on Monday. Google did launch their mobile interstitial penalty but it seems to be rolling out very slowly because not many sites got hit yet, although sites that did get hit were hit hard.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week was expected to be slow because of the holiday week but hey, we may have had a small Google algorithm update but I doubt it. Google said the mobile first index is not yet live. Google’s advice to SEOs for 2017 is to focus on their mobile page SEO stuff. Google may be mislabeling pages as not mobile friendly.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search I covered the controversy around Google’s Holocaust denial results and did they actually update their algorithm to prevent those results? Google said they are working on bringing a year of search analytics data to the Search Console. Google’s featured snippets saw a dramatic increase this week. Bing Webmaster Tools has a new design update.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week, besides for me feeling pretty lousy, was busy. We had a potential Google update yesterday. Google pushed AMP results into the image search results. Google image search now allows for product schema. Google reviews markup requires you to remove profanity and vulgar comments. Google Search Console expanded the reports available for property sets.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week, I posted the mostly Google webmaster report. Google launched a new desktop search user interface. Google said you can trust them when it comes to webmaster communication. Yes, giving a donation in exchange for a link is a paid link according to Google. Google changed the in the news box to top stories.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - Today is the 13th year anniversary of this site and me covering the search industry. Today I talk about Google using machine learning for feature snippets with sentence compression algorithms. I also cover how Google appears to have tweaked their top stories algorithm to block fake news.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, I covered that Google may be prepping for their next EMD, exact match domain, penalty. Google admitted that there was a bug that preventing ProtonMail from ranking in search. Google promised to release more detailed recommendations for the mobile-first index. Google’s mobile interstitial penalty scares Shabbat observers.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search I covered the November 10th Google update that Google has not fully confirmed yet but there is a heck of a lot of chatter around it in the SEO community. Google had a bug with their snippets showing the wrong dates. Google said they are moving from a mobile-first world to an artificial intelligence first world.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week we covered the big news around Google going with a mobile-first index and discussed a ton of the questions around what that means for webmasters. We also covered that Gary Illyes from Google said that content hidden in tabs, accordions and so forth with be given full weight with this change.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, I posted the monthly Google webmaster report for you all to catch up with. Some SEO think they saw a Penguin 4.0 reversal. Google has dropped the knowledge graph snippet overlay feature. Google’s page layout algorithm is automated and doesn’t need a manual run. Google is still trying to figure out the mobile index.