It looks like Google is or has worked on tweaking the top stories algorithm to filter out fake news sites, or rather, promote higher quality news sites from showing in that box. This is around Google's efforts to not show fake news including banning some AdSense publishers.The BBC reported earlier this month, an interview with Google's CEO Sundar Pichai who said "there should just be no situation in which fake news gets distributed." In fact, he added that Google would "make our algorithms better," to make sure to "drive news towards more trusted sources."Here is the video interview:Here is the transcript:Sure, fake news as a whole could be an issue. From our perspective, there should just be no situation in which fake news gets distributed, so we are all for doing better here. I don’t think we should debate it as much as work hard to make sure we drive news towards more trusted sources, have more fact-checking, and make our algorithms better. The interesting part is not too … [Read more...] about Google Tweaking Top Stories Algorithm To Filter Out Fake News?
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> Industry > What were Google’s biggest search algorithm updates of 2016? Yes, we’re well into 2017 now and Google has already rolled out a significant algorithm update this year. But of course every SEO worth her salt knows that last year’s algo updates are significant indicators of the changes to come – search engines are known for making slow and incremental adjustments to their filters. So while we’re still piecing together lessons from wins and losses in organic search last year, here’s a visual and entertaining summary of Google’s moves in 2016 that might well help us in predicting where SEO will take us in 2017. Google’s Biggest Search Algorithm Updates Of 2016 – a visual representation by E2M Want to stay on top of the latest search trends?Get top insights and news from our search experts. Related reading New Top-Level Domains (TLDs) have become more popular in the last couple of years, so here’s … [Read more...] about What were Google’s biggest search algorithm updates of 2016?
Google announced they are rolling out a new search algorithm change that helps make the search results “fresher.” The big news here is that besides for the results being fresher, the results will change for about 35% of all searches. Caffeine Was Infrastructure, This Is Algorithmic Fresher results can make for more relevant results, which is why Google moved over to the caffeine infrastructure last year. That was only an infrastructure change, to make sure Google can index, crawl and return results faster. Now Google changed their search algorithm to show fresher results, fresher than ever before. Google said: We completed our Caffeine web indexing system last year, which allows us to crawl and index the web for fresh content quickly on an enormous scale. Building upon the momentum from Caffeine, today we’re making a significant improvement to our ranking algorithm that impacts roughly 35 percent of searches and better determines when to give you more up-to-date … [Read more...] about Google Search Algorithm Change For Freshness To Impact 35% Of Searches; Twitter Firehose Remains Off
Saying that Google has a “special responsibility” to fight copyright infringement, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has issued a report card that scolds Google for not following through on promises to fight piracy. In a report card issued Monday, the RIAA takes a look back at four promises that Google made last year surrounding copyright protections on the web. Overall, Google gets an “Incomplete” grade. The RIAA admits that Google has “taken some modest steps” to fight copyright infringement, but spends most of its five-page report scolding Google for coming up short: “…the promises made by Google remain unfulfilled,” the report says. One of the specific problems that the RIAA cites is search terms that encourage copyright infringement continuing to show up in Google’s Autocomplete search suggestions. The report card mentions a search for “lady gaga mp3,” which includes terms that “lead … [Read more...] about RIAA Scolds Google, Wants Search Algorithm Changed To Fight Online Piracy
Editor Note: Google hasn’t officially said much about “Pigeon,” so the author uses sources that have tried to compile what we do know so far about this newer update. Penguin, Panda, Pigeon, and Hummingbird: These may sound like species living in captivity at the San Diego Zoo, but they are also the dreaded names of a handful of algorithm updates rolled out by search engine giant Google over the last few years. They are also the bane of many search engine optimization (SEO) professionals who make their living trying guess Google’s next move in the lucrative field of Internet marketing. It is not widely known why Google code names updates to its search engine algorithm after animal species (to be fair, Panda is actually named after an engineer working at Google’s massive search-quality division). Still, each time a new algorithm update is announced, the SEO world goes into upheaval mode. For example, it is estimated that the 2011 Panda update, which came in … [Read more...] about New Google Search Algorithm Update Targets Local