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Google Page Layout Algorithm Update Should Be Easier To Recover From Google Page Layout Algorithm Update Should Be Easier To Recover From
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Remember the days when you could design your site any way you wanted to, and not have to worry about whether or not it would affect the chances of people actually finding your content in the first place? Those days …

Google EMD Update: What Is Its Real Impact? Google EMD Update: What Is Its Real Impact?
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As you may have noticed, Google has been announcing a lot of algorithm changes lately. This big round of “weather reports” kicked off a couple weeks ago, when Matt Cutts announced the EMD update. He described it as a “minor” …

Google Penguin Update: Latest Refresh Completed Friday Google Penguin Update: Latest Refresh Completed Friday
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As previously reported, Google’s Matt Cutts announced on Friday that Google launched the latest data refresh for the Penguin update. If you dig through Cutts’ replies to various Twitter users (as Barry Schwartz has apparently done), you’ll also find this …

Google Penguin Update Gets A New Data Refresh Google Penguin Update Gets A New Data Refresh
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Oh that Google and their late Friday announcements. Sometimes it’s the big monthly (at least they used to be) “search quality highlights” lists, but they were kind enough to release that on Thursday this past week. Still, Google’s Matt Cutts …

Google EMD Update: It Will Be Back Repeatedly Google EMD Update: It Will Be Back Repeatedly
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Not that this will come as much of a surprise, but Google’s EMD update, which Matt Cutts announced a week ago, will be an ongoing, periodic update, much like our other algorithmic friends Panda and Penguin. Danny Sullivan confirmed as …

Google Helps Users Refine Searches About People Who Have The Same Name As Someone Else Google Helps Users Refine Searches About People Who Have The Same Name As Someone Else
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Google released a big list of 65 “search quality highlights” or changes it made over the course of August and September. We’ve discussed numerous elements of this list in various articles. You can find those here. One change in particular …

Google Continues To Work On Getting Better At Synonyms Google Continues To Work On Getting Better At Synonyms

Google continues to move further away from keyword dependence by understanding words and user intent better. Part of this is through how Google is able to interpret synonyms, and this is something the search engine’s team continues to work on. …

Recent Google Changes Video Creators Should Note Recent Google Changes Video Creators Should Note
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On Thursday, Google released a big list of changes it made throughout August and September. There were sixty-five in all, and we’ve discussed a handful of subsets of them in various articles, which you can find here. A few of …

Google Results Are Getting More Local Google Results Are Getting More Local
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Google released a big list of 65 changes it has made to its algorithms over the course of August and September, and some of those changes are specifically geared towards making Google better for finding local information. Google has been …

Google Has Been Messing Around With The Way It Displays Snippets In Search Results Google Has Been Messing Around With The Way It Displays Snippets In Search Results

Google has been busy as usual making numerous changes to its search algorithms, and on Thursday, the company posted a big list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September. 7 of these changes were related …

Google Makes Changes To Improve SafeSearch Google Makes Changes To Improve SafeSearch

On Thursday, Google released a list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September. 5 of the changes are related to SafeSearch, Google’s filter feature that allows you to search without having to see adult content. …

Here’s What Google Has Been Up To With Knowledge Graph Here’s What Google Has Been Up To With Knowledge Graph

Google announced about a month ago that it expanded the Knowledge Graph Carousel throughout the world to English-speaking users. On Thursday, Google gave us a peek at a few other things it has done with Knowledge Graph over the past …

Google Makes Changes To “Other Ranking Components” Google Makes Changes To “Other Ranking Components”
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Google has released a new list of algorithm changes it made during the months of August and September. We’ve been looking at different groups of changes individually. So far, we’ve looked at domains, freshness, page quality, autocomplete, and answers-related changes. …

Google Makes More Changes To How It Displays “Answers” Google Makes More Changes To How It Displays “Answers”

Google released its big list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September, and once again, quite a few of them had to do with “answers”. These are the the results Google delivers that don’t take …

Google Makes A Bunch Of Changes To Autocomplete Google Makes A Bunch Of Changes To Autocomplete

Google released a big list of 65 changes it has made over the course of August and September, and quite a few of them were tweaks to its autocomplete feature. This is all part of Google’s goal of getting you …

Google Page Quality Algorithm Changes Don’t Always Come Under The Panda Label Google Page Quality Algorithm Changes Don’t Always Come Under The Panda Label
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When it comes down to it, most of the signals Google uses to rank the web’s content are rooted in quality. Google’s constantly changing algorithms are specifically geared towards creating a higher quality search experience for its users. Not everyone …

Google Continues To Tinker With Freshness In Recent Algorithm Adjustments Google Continues To Tinker With Freshness In Recent Algorithm Adjustments
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Is Google getting close to where it wants to be in terms of how it handles freshness of content in search results? This has been one major area of focus for Google for the past year or so. Last November, …

Google Reveals Yet Another Domain-Related Algorithm Tweak Google Reveals Yet Another Domain-Related Algorithm Tweak
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Google finally released its big lists of algorithm changes for the months of August and September. There are 65 changes on the lists in all. We’ll be discussing various components in different articles. The first thing that strikes me about …

Google Algorithm Changes: Google Just Released The Big Lists For August And September Google Algorithm Changes: Google Just Released The Big Lists For August And September

Google has finally posted its big list(s) of algorithm changes for the past two months. Google was steadily putting them out on a monthly basis until last time, when they waited two months to put out two months’ worth of …

Google: By The Way, A Panda Update Is Rolling Out Alongside The EMD Update Google: By The Way, A Panda Update Is Rolling Out Alongside The EMD Update
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Last Friday, Google announced the EMD update. It was billed as a small and minor update, but the effects seemed to be fairly large, with many webmasters claiming to have been hit. Google’s Matt Cutts made it a point to …

Google EMD Update: Good Or Bad For Search? Google EMD Update: Good Or Bad For Search?
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On Friday, Google’s Matt Cutts revealed that Google was rolling out a new algorithm update geared at reducing “low-quality” exact match domains in search results. He indicated that “the EMD algo” affects 0.6% of English-US queries “to a noticeable degree”. …