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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”. …

Matt Cutts Just Announced A Google Algorithm Change Matt Cutts Just Announced A Google Algorithm Change
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Google’s Matt Cutts just announced a new Google algorithm change via Twitter. He says it will reduce low-quality “exact-match” domains in search results. It sounds like an extension of the last change he tweeted about, which was aimed at improving …

Google News Gets A New Ranking Signal, And It’s A Keywords Meta Tag Google News Gets A New Ranking Signal, And It’s A Keywords Meta Tag
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Google announced the news_keywords metatag for publishers in Google News to help Google better identify and understand content that is related to things that are in the news. Do you think this is a good direction for Google News? Let …

Did This Google Update Actually Improve Results? Did This Google Update Actually Improve Results?
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Google messes with its algorithm every day, but it’s not every day that Google lets us know about what it’s doing. On Friday, Google’s Matt Cutts tweeted about a new update to Google’s algorithm, which he said, “improves the diversity …

Google Panda Update: Refresh Is Rolling Out Google Panda Update: Refresh Is Rolling Out
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Google announced that a data refresh is rolling out for Panda, and that webmasters should expect “some flux” over the next few days. Here’s a tweet Google just posted: Follow @google A Googler @google Panda refresh is rolling out—expect some …

Google Launched An Update This Week To Improve Domain Diversity Google Launched An Update This Week To Improve Domain Diversity
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Google launched an algorithm update that affects the diversity of search results. Google’s head of webspam and Distinguished Engineer, tweeted: Follow @mattcutts Matt Cutts @mattcutts Just fyi, we rolled out a small algo change this week that improves the diversity …

Google Panda Update: Some Wonder If One Just Happened Google Panda Update: Some Wonder If One Just Happened
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Some webmasters suspect that Google may have launched a new significant Panda update. This kind of suspicion is fairly common. Sometimes it turns out to be accurate, and sometimes not so much. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable, who regularly …

Google Penguin Update Refresh Suspected Google Penguin Update Refresh Suspected
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Last month, Google’s Matt Cutts made some comments at the Search Engine Strategies conference, reportedly indicating that the next Penguin update would be “jarring”. Since then, webmasters have been waiting for the big day when Google drops the hammer. Last …

What Google’s Synonym Treatment Means For Businesses What Google’s Synonym Treatment Means For Businesses
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Google is getting better at understanding synonyms, and that is part of the search engine’s decreasing dependence on keywords for returning results. What does this mean for businesses trying get in front of Google searchers? That’s a question that could …

Google, Takedown Requests & The Unknown Google, Takedown Requests & The Unknown
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As you may know, Google is now using the amount of takedown requests it receives for a site as a ranking signal. Google publicly announced this change earlier this month, and it’s been something of a controversial topic within the …

Webmasters Suspect A Significant Google Algorithm Update Just Happened Webmasters Suspect A Significant Google Algorithm Update Just Happened
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There are some rumblings that Google may have made a significant update to its algrorithm this week, sometime in the vicinity of August 28. Search Engine Roundtable points to a WebmasterWorld forum thread where some webmasters are commenting on substantial …

Removal Requests Actually Down, Following Google Algorithm Change Removal Requests Actually Down, Following Google Algorithm Change
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On August 10, Google announced that it would be updating its algorithm the following week to include a new ranking signal for the number of “valid copyright removal notices” it receives for a given site. Do you think Google’s addition …

Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Launched Monday Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Launched Monday
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Google tweeted today that it launched a data refresh for the Panda update on Monday. According to the company, about 1% of queries were noticeably affected. Follow @google A Googler @google Panda data refresh this past Monday. ~1% of queries …