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Google Is Showing Old Content Like It’s New Google Is Showing Old Content Like It’s New
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Google News is showing news stories as much more recent than they actually are. While it’s unclear if this is a bug on Google’s part or a way publishers are gaming the system, it is happening fairly frequently. Do you …

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 Sheds More Light On Freshness As A Ranking Signal Google Sheds More Light On Freshness As A Ranking Signal
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There’s a new Webmaster Help video from Google’s Matt Cutts. In this one, he talks specifically about freshness as a ranking signal. The video is a response to the following user-submitted question: Google has expressed in the past that frequently …

Google Isn’t Getting Freshness Right, Despite Increased Emphasis Google Isn’t Getting Freshness Right, Despite Increased Emphasis
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A study has come out from Conductor, indicating that one in five Google Knowledge Graph entries for trending keywords are outdated. Do you think Google is doing a good job at delivering fresh results when relevant? Share your feedback in …

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 …

Twitter Improves Realtime Search While Google Lacks It Twitter Improves Realtime Search While Google Lacks It

Twitter announced some new improvements to its Discover tab today. It’s getting more personalized, and will begin surfacing content based on tweets that are popular among people you follow and who they follow. “The Discover tab’s new design shows who …

Google’s Fresh Results: Irrelevancy In Action Google’s Fresh Results: Irrelevancy In Action
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Google continues to place a certain emphasis on the freshness of search results. Even with its latest monthly list of algorithm changes (which reminds me, another one should be coming out any day now), Google had five different changes related …

New Google Algorithm Changes Continue To Focus On Freshness New Google Algorithm Changes Continue To Focus On Freshness
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Google has been all about some freshness lately. In November, the company launched its freshness update, which it said built upon the momentum of Caffeine, in getting fresher results in Google. It seems as though Google is trying to make …

Google Search and Advertising News You Don’t Want to Miss Google Search and Advertising News You Don’t Want to Miss
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There have been a lot of major points of discussion surrounding Google and the company’s impact on businesses, marketers and websites over the course of this past week, and that includes things on both the search side of things as …

Google “Freshness” Update Helps A Bunch of News Sites Google “Freshness” Update Helps A Bunch of News Sites
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A few days ago, Google confirmed that it launched a new algorithm update with freshness in mind. The update is built “upon the momentum” of Caffeine, the infrastructure update Google completed last year, designed to index fresher content more quickly. …