It is like every now and then a Googler has to say Google never had any Sandbox algorithm. They said it as recently in December. The Google Sandbox concept dates back to 2004. However, many SEOs felt there still was a Google Sandbox... … [Read more...] about Daily Search Forum Recap: May 26, 2017
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Obviously, we had a bug, and one that shouldn't have happened. We normally are very good at keeping attachment URLs out of the search results for sites. We unfortunately "unfixed" our own fix.We fixed the bug pretty quickly (within a day), so not all that many people have been affected by it, relative to our 8 million+ userbase. For those that were affected though, some showed a rather enormous impact, one that I at first thought: nah, this can never be tied to this. Once we confirmed it did at the very least partially cause it for some sites we got to work on a fix, which is the plugin we released. … [Read more...] about The Yoast Plugin To Blame For Google Large Scale Ranking Drop? Probably Not.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google Shows Video Grid Format In Mobile Search Results With Up To 8 Videos Google is showing videos in a grid format in the mobile Google search results between 2 and 8 videos for a single search results page. I was notified by multiple SEOs this morning of the user interface, I believe it is fairly new. Google Hints The Page Google Shows For The Duplicate Content Cluster Gains Signals Gary Illyes from Google dropped a hint around if signals from other pages in a duplicate content cluster gets passed to the one Google shows in their search results. It is not clear in his response, which is by design but he said "generally the page in a dup cluster that shows up in the results will see more benefits." Google Search Ranking Factors Include "Pornyness" I know Gary Illyes from Google is going to roll his eyes when he sees this post, but I find it funny and I want to share what he wrote on this Reddit AMA regarding Google's ranking factors. He was asked … [Read more...] about Daily Search Forum Recap: February 11, 2019
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Search Engine Roundtable Stories: SEO Test Proves New GoogleBot Is Live Valentin Pletzer didn't want to just take Google's word that the new evergreen GoogleBot is live, so he tested it. In short, Google's word was the truth and the new GoogleBot is indeed live. Google: Don't Just Blindly Delete Old Pages Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that it doesn't necessarily make sense to just go into your content management system and delete old pages after a certain date. John said "FWIW sometimes good, old stuff becomes interesting again over time, so you might want to avoid just blindly deleting everything over a certain age." Steven Levy: Google Search Results Overrates Freshness As A Ranking Signal Steven Levy, the tech reporter that most tech reporters look up to. He has interviewed legends of tech, has access to companies like Google and Apple more than others. He is a legend and when he called out Google's search algorithm for failing him and searchers yesterday, Google's Danny … [Read more...] about Daily Search Forum Recap: May 14, 2019