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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.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, I covered a possible Google update earlier this week - it is unconfirmed. Google said they don’t have an overall domain authority. Google said they launch more changes to the Google search results towards the end of each quarter. Google said they fixed a bug which didn’t notify webmasters of manual action penalties.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week I cover more on the Google mobile interstitial ad penalty. I also discuss cases of Google Penguin 4.0 declines in rankings. Google still only uses HTTPS in the URL as the only qualifier for the ranking boost. Google said sitewide ranking scores are current state. Google said they do not have a website authority ranking score.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, Google said they are launching their mobile only index within months and moving the desktop index as a secondary index. Google Penguin 4.0 is completely live now. Gary Illyes said Penguin can act to discount all your links, which can be devastating. Google said they are ready for those who try to manipulate Penguin 4.0.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week, I cover a lot more on Penguin. First, the recoveries have started and Google confirmed it should be done fairly soon, probably next few days. The recoveries thus far look very impressive. Early on, our polls showed that the recoveries were not but that has changed.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search I covered a lot more around the Google Penguin 4.0 launch. The impact five days after its launch was minimal to ay the least. The recoveries supposedly started on Wednesday afternoon and will take a few days to roll out. The algorithm probably rolled out in part before the 23rd and then in several parts after. Penguin 4.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - Big news this morning, Google officially confirmed that Penguin 4.0, the real time version of that spam algorithm, is now live. We saw Google testing it earlier and some folks were talking about the launch date. We have a lot more information about this release at the beginning of the video, so watch it.
https://www.SERoundtable.com/ - This week in search, we talked about some non statements from Google on that weekend update. Google did tell us it was not Penguin, so we should rule that out. Google reminded us that they can and will penalize links by widget makers. Google has penalized Turkey’s largest network, Acunn Media. Google is preparing their announcement on the Penguin launch.