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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 …

Google Launches Several Improvements To Sitelinks Google Launches Several Improvements To Sitelinks
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We’re still digging into Google’s big list of algorithm changes released on Friday. You can read about some of the noteworthy changes in the following articles: Google Algorithm Changes For April: Big List Released Google Increases Base Index Size By …

Google Should Now Be Much Better At Handling Misspellings Google Should Now Be Much Better At Handling Misspellings
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Late on Friday, Google unveiled its monthly list of algorithm changes, for the month of April. As usual, there is plenty to take in, with over 50 changes. Here are some observations we’ve made so far: Google Algorithm Changes For …

Bi02sw41: Did Google Just Make Keywords Matter Less? Bi02sw41: Did Google Just Make Keywords Matter Less?
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Google is often tight-lipped about its ranking signals. It makes sense, as they don’t want you to be able to game the results and get your content to rank when it shouldn’t. That’s why it is still somewhat surprising that …

Google Makes More Freshness Tweaks To Algorithm Google Makes More Freshness Tweaks To Algorithm
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Google has clearly placed a lot of focus on freshness in recent months, and that continues with the company’s big list of algorithm changes for the month of April. It will be interesting to see if there is a noticeable …

Google Panda Update Strikes Again (Really. Again. As In Since Penguin Update) Google Panda Update Strikes Again (Really. Again. As In Since Penguin Update)
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Google has already launched another Panda update. By already, I mean since the Penguin update. After the Penguin update was announced, and Searchmetrics put out its lists of winners and losers, Google revealed that there had actually been a Panda …

Google Penguin Update: Google Has Read, Processed Almost All Spam Reports Google Penguin Update: Google Has Read, Processed Almost All Spam Reports
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Google’s Matt Cutts recently tweeted that people should fill out a form to report post-Penguin spam. “We’re reading feedback,” he said. @mattcuttsMatt CuttsTo report post-Penguin spam, fill out https://t.co/di4RpizN and add “penguin” in the details. We’re reading feedback. 5 days …