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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 …

What If The Google Penguin Update Inadvertently Killed The Web As We Know It? What If The Google Penguin Update Inadvertently Killed The Web As We Know It?
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Note: Perhaps the headline of this article is a little sensational, but don’t overlook the “what if” part. I’m not suggesting Google has some plot to kill the web. However, many businesses rely on Google and people are freaking out …

Google Penguin Update: Has Google Already Launched Another One? Nope. Google Penguin Update: Has Google Already Launched Another One? Nope.
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Here we go. Over the past year, we’ve seen countless forum posts of people talking about getting hit by various iterations of the Panda update. Sometimes it really was Panda. Sometimes it wasn’t. Google, of course, makes algorithmic changes every …

Google Algorithm Changes For April: Big List Released Google Algorithm Changes For April: Big List Released
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As expected, Google has finally released its big list of algorithm changes for the month of April. It’s been an interesting month, to say the least, with not only the Penguin update, but a couple of Panda updates sprinkled in. …

Google Penguin Update And Affiliate Programs Google Penguin Update And Affiliate Programs
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In continuing our looks at Google’s quality guidelines, it’s time to talk about affiliate programs. Google, as you probably know, recently released the Penguin update, targeting sites that violate its quality guidelines. With that in mind, it seems wise to …

Google Makes Some Local Search Adjustments Google Makes Some Local Search Adjustments

On Friday, Google put out is monthly list of algorithm changes, for the month of April. We’ve taken a closer look at various entries on that list – there were over 50. Here’s our coverage so far: Google Algorithm Changes …