I am seeing both chatter and tracking tools reporting a possible Google search ranking algorithm update that touched down over the weekend, around April 26th. There is chatter the online forums and the tracking tools are mostly showing changes here as well.It is super hard to track these with the indexing issues, but those seem to be mostly resolved now, although, who knows what else will crop up around Google search bugs. The last time we reported on an update was on April 8th but that may have been a false alarm.This update seemed to start late Friday throughout the weekend, which is not too uncommon for how Google rolls out updates. Here is some of the chatter from WebmasterWorld:Looks like an update is going on since yesterday (April 27th), at least in Google Europe.After the march 13th update , we were slowly reclaiming spots everyday until yesterday. It seems the algo has developed a dual personality. Seeing huge SERPs changes for us yesterday like other on here too. Automotive … [Read more...] about Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update Around April 26th?
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On Friday afternoon, March 1st, maybe going through Saturday, March 2nd, there may have been yet another Google search ranking algorithm update. We had one on February 27th and February 22nd and now another unconfirmed one on March 2nd. They seem like tremors, maybe tweaks to previous updates. We have both chatter and trackers showing the updates.To me it seems like tweaks and updates to previous updates from earlier in the week or past couple of weeks. It is hard to say for sure, Google has not confirmed any algorithm updates, I've asked. Here is what the ongoing WebmasterWorld thread has been saying:biggest hit last night into the day. Refs from google are down by 99%. Seeing it across several domains. And again serps are full of shops that i would trust a penny. If it is this that google tries to compete against amazon, google is lost Weird situation since last update, rankings have improved but traffic from Google has drastically gone down.Pretty hard changes today... Fingers … [Read more...] about March 1st Google Search Algorithm Ranking Update
Google has introduced a number of notable changes over the past few weeks. Among them are the availability of Duplex for public testing in select regions, the phasing out of Google+, and a possible new algorithm update that seems to have affected search rankings. In this news digest, we cover the stream of important Google announcements affecting search users, businesses, and the SEO and advertising community. So let's check out the latest developments. Also, tune in to our Search Marketing Scoop podcast, where Ross Tavendale, the Managing Director at Type A Media, and Garrett Moon, the CEO and Co-Founder at CoSchedule, are discussing all of these developments in greater depth. Listen to our podcast on iOS and Android: Podcast available on iTunes Subscribe on Android GOOGLE SEARCH NEWS Pay Your Respects to Google + At the beginning of the year, Google's Project Strobe began reviewing third-party developer access to Google account and Android … [Read more...] about Google News Digest: Duplex’s Public Testing, Goodbye Google+, and New Search Algo Update?
Starting maybe late Friday and into Saturday there were signals of a possible Google search algorithm update. The chatter is a bit limited, more than the normal chatter, but the tracking tools mostly saw signs of an update. Now, it didn't seem to be mobile specific more than desktop specific - so it is hard to say what happened here. Maybe Google rolled out an update late Friday that impacted a smaller set of web sites in the index?Here are some comments from the ongoing WebmasterWorld thread starting on Saturday:after 3 or 4 days improvement and steady conversions today things seems to have dropped off a cliff again. SERPs are all different to what they have been been. Anyone else seeing similar - im wondering if there has been an update of any kind of it is just same old AI experimenting with results again.Today I noticed more keywords and now they are in Italian language (they are relevant, but in Italian!). Is someone facing with the same things? I saw that there was a spike on … [Read more...] about Google Search Algorithm Update Saturday July 21st?
In the wake of Google’s Panda algorithm update, its cadre of human search quality raters has a new task: giving Google specific quality ratings for individual landing pages. The new “Page Quality Rating Guidelines” section adds a whopping 32 pages to the handbook that Google provides to those human raters (via contractors like Lionbridge and Leapforce). An existing section on “URL Rating Tasks with User Locations” has been expanded from 12 to 16 pages, so that what was a 125-page document in early 2011 is now 161 pages long. Version 3.27 of Google’s guidelines for search quality raters — dated June 22, 2012 — was recently leaked online. It’s actually one part of a larger leak that seems to have happened via private forums, and includes not only the rater guidelines, but also additional information and screenshots from some of the ratings tasks that the group performs. More on that later. Below, a look at the new section of the … [Read more...] about Google Search Quality Raters Instructions Gain New “Page Quality” Guidelines