The first Google Update of 2019 has caused major upheaval in the global search results. What do the winners and losers of the March 2019 Google Core Algorithm Update have in common? Google has – not for the first time – adjusted the search results with a particular focus on sensitive topics. Many websites affected are those in the health industry that provide information on YMYL search queries (Your Money or Your Life). Read on for our analysis of the first official Google Update of 2019, including the top 100 winners and losers. If you’re interested in the impact of this Google Update, you can use our Research Cloud to see how it affected the SEO Visibility of your domain, or any other website you might be interested in: Check your website’s Visibility! Google confirms Update – and even suggests a name The first official Google Update of 2019 has arrived. The Core Algorithm Update 2019 was rolled out on 12th March 2019, and has affected search results … [Read more...] about Google Update 2019: Winners and Losers of the March 2019 Core Update
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If you’re not already aware, Google just recently rolled out a core update for its Algorithm. Google core updates are designed to affect the algorithm that impacts main organic search. This determines search results, who will rank, and where. Naturally, there will be winners and losers whenever Google makes changes. Some early indicators include tabloid newspapers that have lost up to a fifth of the visibility. Digital-first publishers (those who choose to publish content first in digital content format) seem to be realizing gains in both the US and UK. Another notable development is that Google appears to be fueling its own interests by giving less importance to lyric sites and snippet dictionaries. They also seem to be increasing visibility via YouTube. It appears that Google’s updates are not as scary as the Penguin and Panda days. This works for the large number of SEO professionals who make marketing decisions based on best practices. However, a number of SEO … [Read more...] about What Does the Latest Google Update Mean for You?
Last week, Barry Schwartzreported thereseemed to be a Google update going, based on forum activity he was seeing.Google’s Matt Cutts quickly followed up with a shortrefresher on the difference between algorithm updates, data refreshes andindex updates. The purpose was to explain that any changes some people wereseeing were likely small and seemingly restricted to individual sites as newdata flowed in, rather than a massive algorithm change similar to the greatFlorida updateof November and December 2003. All fine and good and reassuring until the greatsex blog disappearance happened this week. Folks want their sex, even if you’dnever know it from the top search terms of 2006. Boing Boing had aconsolidated post on this, about how on December 27, a number of sex blogssuffered various ranking drops. These weren’t spam sex blogs. These were qualityblogs that had apparently enjoyed pretty stable rankings in Google. Violet Blue, who runs the site tinynibbles and is the sex … [Read more...] about Of Disappearing Sex Blogs & Google Updates
SEOmoz announced they have published the Google Algorithm Change document detailing all “major updates” that happened since the Boston update in 2003. SEOmoz did it with style in this graphical document: While I agree with a lot of the updates listed here, I had worked up a list of my own a few months ago. I was extremely selective and this it he list I came up with the list below. My Google Update List: Fritz (Summer 2003) Florida (November 2003) Austin Update (Jan 2004) The Sandbox (April 2004) Bourbon (May 2005) Big Daddy (October 2005) Supplemental (Jan 2007) Paid Links (October 2007) Dewey Update (Mar 2008) Vince / Brand (March 2009) May Day (May 2010) Caffeine (June 2010) Scraper Filter (Jan. 2011) Panda (February 2011) SEOmoz Google Update List: Google Toolbar – December 2000 Boston – February 2003 Cassandra – April 2003 Dominic – May 2003 Esmerelda – June 2003 Fritz – July 2003 Florida – November 2003 Austin – … [Read more...] about Major Google Updates Documented
Friday was an exciting day for search, as the ‘chatter’ around a core Google algorithm increased dramatically. Here we’ll take a brief look at how the speculation arose, and what this means for search marketing right now. Why the speculation around an algorithm change? The evidence came from a few different sources… MozCast is a tool from Moz that anyone can access, which measures Google algorithm ‘turbulence’ over the previous day. “The hotter and stormier the weather, the more Google’s rankings changed.” The temperature on Thursday 2nd September was a sweltering 108 degrees. I know we’re not supposed 2 trust SERP monitoring tools 4 updates but just in case I’ll just leave this here. #SEO pic.twitter.com/LcvrGZ5Cy7 — Dawn Anderson (@dawnieando) September 3, 2016 This is happening right now. Might even be tempted to think it’s #googlepenguin pic.twitter.com/lrOdqhwdg9 — Dawn Anderson (@dawnieando) … [Read more...] about Google’s latest algorithm update: did anything happen and what might it affect?