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Google Penguin Update: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet Google Penguin Update: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
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Last year, Google launched the Panda update, and wreaked havoc across the web on sites doing little to contribute to the quality of content appearing throughout Google’s search engine. This year, it’s been the Penguin update doing the wreaking (with …

Matt Cutts: Google Updates Will Be Jarring For A While Matt Cutts: Google Updates Will Be Jarring For A While
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Google Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts made a surprise appearance at the Search Engine Strategies conference in San Francisco this morning, dropping a fair amount of knowledge on the SEO community. Bas van den Beld at State Of Search has a …

Google Gets Better At Not Having To Send Users To Other Sites Google Gets Better At Not Having To Send Users To Other Sites
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Google went longer than usual without sharing its normally monthly lists of algorithm changes and “search quality highlights,” but finally, at the end of last week, the company put up one giant list covering changes it made in June and …

Google Reveals Some Recent Changes To How It Ranks Results Google Reveals Some Recent Changes To How It Ranks Results
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Google released a giant list of 86 “search quality” changes it made in June and July, beyond the various changes it had already blogged about. We’re breaking down the list by various categories to take a closer look at the …

23 Recent Changes Google Made To Give You Better Quick Answers 23 Recent Changes Google Made To Give You Better Quick Answers
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On Friday, Google released a list of 86 changes it made to its search engine over June and July. Some of them were directly related to quality, some related to ranking, some related to mobile, some related to how it …

Remember, Google’s Newest Ranking Signal Is Only 1 Of Over 200 Remember, Google’s Newest Ranking Signal Is Only 1 Of Over 200
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Google announced on Friday that starting this week, it would begin using the number of “valid” copyright removal notices it gets for a site as a ranking signal. This immediately rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. In fact, …

Google Moves Further Away From Keyword Dependence Google Moves Further Away From Keyword Dependence
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It seems that June, for Google, was all about improving how the search engine deals with natural language. On Friday, Google released a giant list of changes it made over the course of June and July. There were 86 entries …

10 Natural Language Search Improvements Google Has Recently Made 10 Natural Language Search Improvements Google Has Recently Made
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Late on Friday, Google finally unveiled its “search quality highlights” lists for both June and July in one fell swoop. In all, there were 86 changes to wade through, and we’re still wading. You can see the whole list here. …

Google Reveals More Mobile Search Improvements Google Reveals More Mobile Search Improvements
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Google has put out a giant list of “search quality highlights” from June and July. You can see the entire list here. There are 86 different changes (not counting the ones Google blogged about previously). You can take a closer …

Here’s What Google Has Been Doing For Quality (And Panda) For The Past Two Months Here’s What Google Has Been Doing For Quality (And Panda) For The Past Two Months
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Google finally released its big lists of algorithm changes for the months of June and July, after an unexplained delay. In all, there were 86 changes on the lists to dig through, and we’re still analyzing them. In this post, …

Google Algorithm Changes For June, July Finally Released Google Algorithm Changes For June, July Finally Released
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I’ve written a couple of times about how Google seemed to be falling behind on letting us know about its monthly algorithm changes. Finally, Google has made it right and posted the lists for both June and July in one …

New Google Algorithm Change Immediately Raises Concerns New Google Algorithm Change Immediately Raises Concerns
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As previously reported, Google announced that it will implement a new ranking signal into its search algorithm next week. The search engine will start taking the number of “valid” copyright removal notices it receives for a site, into account when …

Google Adds Copyright Removal Notices To Its Search Algorithm Google Adds Copyright Removal Notices To Its Search Algorithm
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Google announced a new change to its search algorithm today. Starting next week, the search engine will begin taking into account the number of valid copyright removal notices in rankings. That is the number of valid notices Google receives itself. …

Google Algorithm Changes: Seriously, Is Google Not Sharing Them Anymore? [Updated] Google Algorithm Changes: Seriously, Is Google Not Sharing Them Anymore? [Updated]
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Update: Google has finally released the lists. I guess the “transparency” continues. In “Google Algorithm Changes For June: What’s On The List?” I pointed out that Google, by the end of July, had still not provided its monthly list of …

Google Algorithm Changes For June: What’s On The List? Google Algorithm Changes For June: What’s On The List?
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In what Google called an effort to be more transparent, the company began posting monthly lists of algorithm changes, highlighting some of the things it has done to improve the quality of search results and/or the user experience. There are …

Google Improves Google+ Search Signals Google Improves Google+ Search Signals
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Google revealed a list of 39 changes it made in May, and one of them is about improving social search – particularly when Google chooses to show Google+ pages in the right-hand panel, often reserved for Knowledge Graph results. Google’s …

Google Calls Upon Tom Waits And Otis Redding To Help With Your Site’s Titles Google Calls Upon Tom Waits And Otis Redding To Help With Your Site’s Titles

I’ve been digging through Google’s new list of algorithm changes it made during the month of May, and I couldn’t help but notice that Google launched a change with the codename “tomwaits”. It’s always interesting to see how Google names …

Google Gets Better As A Sports Search Engine Google Gets Better As A Sports Search Engine

Google put out a big list of algorithm changes it made in May, and several of them are related to people searching sports-related queries. Specifically, the changes are related to Soccer, Basketball and Golf. The relevant changes: Unified Soccer feature. [project …

Google Book Scans Get Unified With Web Search Google Book Scans Get Unified With Web Search

Google released its big list of 39 changes it made in May. One particularly interesting change deals with how Google handles results from the books it scans. The change says: Scoring and infrastructure improvements for Google Books pages in Universal …

Google Autocomplete Is… (Improved) Google Autocomplete Is… (Improved)

Google put out its big list of algorithm changes for May, and 5 out of 39 of them are related to autocomplete predictions. From the sound of it, they’re the predictions are getting more useful, and there’s a lesser chance …

Google Algorithm Gets More Freshness Tweaks Google Algorithm Gets More Freshness Tweaks
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Google finally released its big list of algorithm changes for the month of May. As it has in other recent months, Google made more adjustments to freshness signals. Here are the relevant changes from the list: Better detection of major …