An updated WebmasterWorld thread has new reports of changes at Google.co.uk and Google.com.au. Senior member internetheaven, who keeps an eye on the Google UK results said:Google.co.uk is all over the place. The results for one of the more competitive terms here in the UK (and… Read More »Google International Results Excessively ‘Yo-Yoing’?
This week we reported that Google’s Penguin algorithm doesn’t use machine learning. This was based on what Gary Illyes told us on Twitter. But then someone asked John Mueller of Google answered the question differently.Here is Gary’s tweet: Here is John’s tweet: So based on… Read More »Google’s Use Of Machine Learning In Ranking & Spam Algorithms Is Complicated
Yesterday I reported about the early chatter and reports of a Google algorithm update brewing. Well it seems to be the real thing based on the feedback I’ve received over the past 24 hours or so. Of course, Google’s John Mueller gave the blanket Google… Read More »June 25th Google Search Algorithm Update Legit
Matt Cutts posted 6 minutes after the new day today (which was 3:06am my time), Jagger winding down;Q: Is the update winding down? A: It’s starting to. Recall that all of Jagger1/2/3 are separate changes. Jagger1 and 2 are done, and you can see what… Read More »Confirmation that Jagger is Done to Almost Done
There is some chatter starting around Friday, June 8th, in the ongoing WebmasterWorld thread about a possible Google algorithm update or shift starting Thursday night into Friday and throughout the weekend. The chatter is not as high as a normal Google algorithm update, so either… Read More »A Google Algorithm Update On Friday, June 8th?
A common question I see is once I go through the effort of making my site mobile friendly for Google’s mobile friendly algorithm, how long will it take Google to notice the change and rank my web pages accordingly?I tested this a few times and… Read More »How Quickly Will Google Notice My Site Is Mobile Friendly?
On February 6, 2014, Google did their third refresh to the Page Layout algorithm. I am happy to report that some webmasters who were initially hit by either the first or second implementations of the Page Layout algorithm have reported recoveries on February 6th. The… Read More »Recovery Stories Emerge From Google’s Third Page Layout Refresh
I’ll be honest, I keep watching the WebmasterWorld thread discussing the April 2008 Google update, code named Update Dewey. The latest thing that I noticed were recent reports from very senior members saying that Google is shuffling around the results, in a major way, at… Read More »Major Google UK Search Changes? ‘Dewey’ Crosses The Pond
I was chatting with a few folks who are convinced of a major Google update. David Ogletree was the first I know to spot this. So I revisited a WebmasterWorld and sure enough, since the 18th of this month, four more pages about a possible… Read More »Presidents Day Google Algorithm Update?
Google announced yesterday, which I covered at Search Engine Land, that they are now rolling out mobile-first indexing to “sites that follow the best practices for mobile-first indexing.” So not all sites but only sites that are ready for switching over to the mobile-first indexing… Read More »Google Begins Rolling Out Mobile-First Indexing; Few Notice