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https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week is a shorter one where we covered how Google won’t share the number of algorithms they run. Google Search Console had a bug where they sent tons of verification emails to webmasters. Google published new documents on rendering and debugging for GoogleBot. Google said how they handle canonical pages with noindex on them.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search I covered one possible answer for how the AdSense and AdWords exploit happened, but Google denied it. Google called algorithm checking tools black hat scrapers. Google confirmed internal and external links are scored differently. Google added more data to the structured data report. Google’s data is 5 days behind now in Google Search Analytics.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This past week we posted our monthly Google Webmaster Report. Are spammers using Pinterest to abuse Google? Google hints that more data is coming to Google Search Console. Google shared more details and sample reports in the new beta Google Search Console. Did Google update their local search algorithms. Google updated their quality raters guidelines this week.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week, the big news is that Google killed off their Google Instant Search feature. Google was caught testing auto-playing videos in the search results. I ran a poll asking if Black Hat SEO is dying. Google said sticky footers are okay to deploy. Google is rolling out a new sitelinks user interface in the organic results.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, we saw a preview of the new Google Search Console that is in beta. Google also changed how they report in Search Analytics the impressions and average position for search results lower down. Google added job listings and job details filters to the Search Analytics report. Bing Webmaster Tools is pretty buggy right now.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search we saw a possible Google update over the weekend which died down a lot since. We saw our first case of image based featured snippet spam. Google Images now shows videos and recipe data in the results. Google published an FAQ around job postings for webmasters.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, I admitted I could not find an obvious pattern from the Google June 25th algorithm update. I did publish my monthly Google webmaster report. Google said in the mobile first index, content hidden is tabs is fine. Google said go ahead and publish hundreds of thousands of pages at once. Google said embedding YouTube videos doesn’t help.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - It was a busy week in the search industry. First update, there was a Google algorithm and search update over the weekend that Google won’t yet confirm. Google said there was no Fred update, at least the name of it. Google said if you want to prepare for the mobile first index, make sure your mobile site is available for crawl.
…This week in search, I covered a potential Google search algorithm update that I doubt Google will confirm as they said they will only confirm really big updates. Google said if you think you were hit by the Fred update... …
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.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.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.