All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘algorithm changes’

Facebook News Feed Ranking Now Takes These Video Actions Into Account

Facebook News Feed Ranking Now Takes These Video Actions Into Account

Facebook announced a new change to how it shows content in News Feed on Monday. It will now start taking into account the actions users take on videos when determining when to show a video to people. Specifically, it will look at when users choose to turn on sound, make a video full screen, or enable high definition. The thinking …

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Looks Like This Signal Is Pretty Important To Google Again

Looks Like This Signal Is Pretty Important To Google Again

Back in 2011, Google launched an algorithm update aimed at showing more high quality pages that were only minutes old for queries related to recent events or hot topics. The update was all about freshness of content, and after that, Google’s search results began showing newer content at the top of the page more frequently than before, even if sometimes …

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Google Algorithm Gets Mysterious Jolt

Google Algorithm Gets Mysterious Jolt

Google changes its algorithm constantly, so an update is hardly newsworthy unless it causes major changes. Something pretty big apparently happened with the algorithm on June 17 – so big that Moz is calling it the “Colossus” update. I don’t know if that name’s going to catch on or not, but according to its MozCast product, which measures the “temperature” …

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Google Update Bumped Down Half Of Pages It Threatened To

Google released an algorithm update on April 21 that began taking the mobile-friendliness of a site into account when ranking that site in search results. It’s still just one of many signals Google uses, and it’s not as significant as relevance or quality, but it is clearly a factor Google is taking very seriously as more searches are performed from …

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Google Updates Webmasters On Panda and Penguin

At the SMX Advanced conference on Tuesday, Google’s Gary Illyes made some comments about what webmasters will be able to expect from Google with regards to its Panda and Penguin updates in the near future. April saw Google’s transparency being called into question again in light of mixed messages it had been sending about both updates – both of which …

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Poll: Only 11% Noticed Traffic Changes From Google Update

Another survey has been conducted regarding Google’s recent mobile-friendly update, which prior to release, had often been billed as “Mobilegeddon”. After its release it quickly became clear that it was anything but. Search Engine Roundtable released results from a poll it ran after getting a thousand responses. The source of the poll is worth taking into consideration as we’re talking …

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Mobile-Friendly Update Bing Announced In November Still Hasn’t Rolled Out

In November, Bing principal program manager Mir Rosenberg wrote in a blog post, “We started probing web pages for ‘mobile friendliness’ and ranking web pages accordingly on our users’ mobile phones.” Bing had begun using mobile friendliness as a ranking signal for a “small but steadily growing percentage” of mobile queries. Apparently that growth was pretty slow, as a full …

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Was Google’s Update Really Mobilegeddon?

It turns out Google’s mobile-friendly update didn’t quite have the doomsday impact that some thought it might. I can’t say I’m shocked. While it’s clearly a significant update, these cries of “mobilegeddon” always felt a little sensational to me. While the importance of having a mobile-friendly site can’t be overstated, the fact is that many sites were already mobile-friendly, and …

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Google Mobile-Friendly Update Completes Roll-Out

It appears that Google’s mobile-friendly update has fully rolled out, but as of Friday morning, not all pages had been indexed yet, so it’s possible that you’ll still see effects from it that haven’t taken place just yet. That said, it sounds like the impact of the update is far less significant than the “Mobilegeddon” headlines would have had you …

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Google Penguin Turns 3, Still Frustrates Webmasters

The Google Penguin Update is now three years old (hat tip to Barry Schwartz for keeping tabs on the “holiday”). The update has been the bane of many SEOs’ and webmasters’ existence for all this time, and things really haven’t gotten a whole lot better for some of them, despite promises from Google. The reason the update exists – to …

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Google “Believes” The Doorway Page Algorithm Update Has Rolled Out

Last month, Google announced that it’s cracking down on doorway pages with a new ranking adjustment. At the time, the company said this would launch soon, but didn’t give an exact time frame. It appears that now, the update has already been rolled out. SEOs and webmasters have apparently been largely unable to tell if the the update ever launched, …

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Google Panda Update MIA For About Six Months

What happened to the Google Panda update? It seems to have gone missing for about six months after Google last officially confirmed a refresh in September. Those keeping track indicate that it hasn’t been updated or refreshed at all since October (the company had said it would be a slow rollout in the first place). “Based on user (and webmaster!) …

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