On Wednesday, some webmasters and SEOs began noticing the automated tracking tools from places like Mozcast, SER Metrics, Algoroo, Advanced Web Rankings, Accuranker, Rank Ranger and SEM Rush mostly begin to show significant signs of a large Google algorithm update. Well, what they technically track are changes in the positioning of rankings for the top X thousands of keywords they track. So either the UI changes, which many of these tools try to keep out of their tracking metrics OR the algorithm shifted a bunch of URLs around in the rankings. … [Read more...] about Was There A Google Algorithm Update Starting On Wednesday?
But today, my "human" traffic is up by a solid 30% from North America and Europe.I'm seeing an improvement today as well. Unfortunately, traffic is still down 20-25% from what it was before the big Google update in May, but it's at least better than it was all summer, and it's been slowing improving all week.Further losses in traffic yesterday, now about -75%, and this morning is looking even worse, however I can't see why! Please do check your traffic, rankings and analytics to see if you saw any impact as of this morning or not. … [Read more...] about Google Search Algorithm Update Today
Joy said that while a lot of businesses hurt by this update are now seeing positive results, it "doesn’t completely help everyone that was filtered." "This is going to make a lot of people very happy (and unfiltered)," Joy added in the Local Search Forums thread. … [Read more...] about Google Local Algorithm Update August 22, 2017: Possum Updated?
So we will go with Fred and name it based on Gary's request -- the Fred update. I even used his own photo of Fred, the fish for this story. So Gary gets credit for the name and the photo here, although since he was on vacation for the past few weeks, I don't think we can blame Gary for this algorithm update. … [Read more...] about Google Fred 🐟 Update: Big Google Algorithm Update Links Related
Most of the webmasters that shared their URLs with me asked me not to share them publicly. But the truth is, there are plenty who shared their URLs publicly and I can use those as a reference below. Like I said, I will only share the public URLs here but I promise you, 95% of all the samples I received (both private and public), matched this overall theme - content sites that have many ads and are created for the purpose of generating revenue over solving a user problem. … [Read more...] about Google Fred Update Targets Ad Heavy, Low Value Content Sites