Has there been any mention of what the May 17 - 18 Google update targeted? I can't for the life of me figure it out. Some of my pages saw a drop of more than 50% on the 18th, while others either remained the same or saw an increase. The difference between the pages? I couldn't tell you. They're structurally identical, and they all follow the rules.In the good old days, when you got hit by Google, you could just remove an ad and problem solved. These days, there's nothing obvious about it. Nothing you can fix. You're completely helpless. … [Read more...] about Was There A Google Algorithm Update Starting On Wednesday?
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I am seeing some early signs that there is a Google search ranking algorithm update happening today. Most of the signs are coming out of the UK, because maybe they have had time to process the changes. Are you noticing changes as of this morning with your Google rankings and organic search traffic? … [Read more...] about Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update Happening Today?
MozCast MozCast takes a unique approach to reporting the general “climate” of Google algorithm updates. With an overview page that looks much like a weather forecast, Moz has taken the approach of climate to tell marketers what is on the horizon. On a stormy day or a day with extreme temperatures, marketers know that there is a lot being stirred up in the Google algorithm. This is great because it is something that marketers can check daily, in a general sense, without getting hung up on small details. When you do see a stormy day on the horizon, that is when you know you should keep your eyes peeled on Google’s blog and on some of the other tools listed below. … [Read more...] about Forecasting for the Future: How to Track Google Algorithm Updates
Another example was a business that ranked twice after the update. They have two listings on Google for the same business, and before the update, only one of them ranked in the 3-pack (The other would have been filtered). The difference between the two listings is that one links to the www version of their website and the other listing just goes to the http://domain.com version (no www). … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Google’s ‘Possum’ algorithm update
The number of unnamed and unconfirmed updates bears this out. Just last month, SERP-trackers and webmasters noticed some major shifts in search results, but Google has yet to officially confirm the update. Are those relatively minor updates unannounced because they’re not worth the PR effort, or because Google didn’t intend for us to notice? … [Read more...] about Why Google May No Longer Announce Major Algorithm Updates