Google Search Algorithm Update on October 16th Looks Like a Big One

SEO expert Barry Schwartz said that he sees “lots of signals” that the recent October 16 Google algorithm update was a “big one.” Barry also talked about a Webmaster Hangout this morning with Google’s John Mueller.

Google Will Announce The Long-Anticipated Penguin Update

Well, here we are halfway through April, and still no sign of that long-anticipated Penguin update. Google has been hinting at rolling this thing out for many months. At one point it was supposed to happen before the end of…

Google Announces JSON-LD Support For Reviews and Products Structured Data Markup

Google announced JSON-LD support for Reviews and Products structured data markup. Webmaster trends analyst John Mueller wrote in a Google+ post (via Search Engine Roundtable) that along with the launch of support for JSON-LD for Reviews and Products structured data…

What Google Says About SEO in 2016

SEO is an ever-changing industry as search engines (Google in particular) evolve to some extent every single day. Google makes algorithm changes on a daily basis, and every now and then it makes major changes that cause massive shake-ups in…

Here’s Why Google’s Panda Update Is So Slow

Google’s latest Panda refresh is running really slowly, which pretty much adds insult to injury for sites negatively impacted by the previous one, which rolled out all the way back in October. When that one rolled out, Google implied that…

Google Gives An Update On How It Handles New gTLDs

Google is letting webmasters know about how it handles new top level domains. The company says that as many new generic TLDs become available, it wants to provide some insight into how they’re handled in Google search as it has…

Google’s Not Checking Your Facts Just Yet

A recently released Google research paper has been drawing some attention throughout the search industry. It proposes a signal for ranking search results based upon “the correctness of factual information provides by the source,” rather than links. Do you think…

Google Says You Should Avoid Link Building

You know how you’ve been building links to your website for years, trying to get Google look upon it more favorably? Well, according to Google, you shouldn’t bother doing that. Do you think there’s still value to link building? Let…

Get Ready For Google’s New Mobile Ranking Signal

Throughout the course of last year, Google made a bunch of moves showing that it was focusing on improving the mobile search experience for its users by way of getting websites (otherwise known as search results) to make themselves more…

Google Penguin Update Will Probably Just Continue Indefinitely

As you may know, Google’s latest Penguin update, which launched in October, is still rolling out. Google had said that it would be a slow rollout from the beginning, but here we are two months later, and it’s still going.…