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Google’s August Core Search Algorithm Update Has Been Fully Rolled Out

On August 8, Google confirmed that the core search algorithm update that started to roll out about a week ago is now completely rolled out.  According to Google search liaison Danny Sullivan, who on Twitter said, “It’s done.” Danny added that if we are seeing other changes, “We always have changes that happen, both broad and more specific.” [...]

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Google Confirms Broad Search Algorithm Update Is Rolling Out

On Wednesday, Google confirmed on Twitter that the company released a "broad core algorithm update" this week.  The announcement came after there was some noticed shifts in rankings and traffic by the search community on the morning of August 1.  Google will release several algorithm updates per year that it may confirm, while many others are not confirmed or recognized by Google. This [...]

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Google Updates Its Search Quality Rating Guidelines

There is a new Google update to the search engine's search quality rater guidelines that includes some new areas of focus for raters.  Over 10,000 search qualifier raters are contracted with Google worldwide to evaluate its search results.  These raters are given actual searches to conduct, as they are drawn from real searches that happen [...]

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Trolls Propel Trump To Top Google Ratings For ‘Idiot’

The latest stunt in a game between Google and activists, known as "Googlebombing," has been going on, with tech savvy individuals gaming Google to influence the search rankings. The most current exploit, there are a number of posts on Reddit that associate Trump's name, photo and the word "idiot."  These posts are receiving tens of [...]

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Google Confirms Rolling Out A Broad Core Search Algorithm Update Earlier This Week

On Twitter, Google published a post saying that it released a "broad core algorithm update" this past Monday. According to Google, it "routinely" updates "thoughout the year" and referenced communication from the previous core update. Google's core search updates happen "several times per year."  Although "some sites may note drops or gains," there is nothing specific a [...]

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Google Confirms Core Search Ranking Algorithm Update

Its been confirmed by Google that they ran a "broad core algorithm update" last week that impacted the appearance and rankings of some websites in the search results. It was posted on Twitter by Google that it doe these types of updates "several times per year" and that there isn't anything a site can do specifically to [...]

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Google Confirms Mid-December Search Ranking Algorithm Updates

As many in the search industry have seen over the last week, but has finally been confirmed by Google, updates to the search engine's algorithm are significantly shifting rankings in the SERPs.  A spokesperson from Google said, “We released several minor improvements during this timeframe, part of our regular and routine efforts to improve relevancy.” Barry [...]

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How To Stop Worrying About Google Updates

Admit it - you're an SEO, and you tend to obsess over changes to organic search results.  You hop on your computer and soon realize that there has been "a lot of activity" on your social media feeds. In this case, "activity" would mean that SEOs who monitor changes to search ranks discover fluctuations in [...]

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Weathering The Google Storms

At one point, Bobby Lyons and SEO expert, Gregory Gromov, once referred to the Google algorithm updates and tests as "Google storms."  According to Gregory, a solid SEO program provides the ballast to weather the storm, but if a storm hits and flips you over, you know it's time to right the ship. A Google algorithm update [...]

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