Tag Archives: algorithm

Reminder: Google Patents & Research Not Always Used In The Ranking Algorithm

Back in 2013, Matt Cutts of Google was clear that having a patent does not mean they use the patent material in their live search ranking algorithm. In fact...

Google Owl Update Promotes Authoritative Content For Fake News Queries

Yesterday, Google officially announced both an algorithm update and procedure changes for managing search results for fake news like content, which Google calls "offensive or clearly misleading content." Danny Sullivan, by far...

Your flexible SEO strategy: Creation, execution and measurement in an ever-changing environment

Columnist Janet Driscoll Miller discusses some of the top challenges SEOs are facing today and outlines why an SEO strategy has to be a living document that changes based on search trends and algorithm updates. The post Your flexible SEO strategy: Creation, execution and measurement in an...

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Google: Why We Don’t Disclose Most Google Updates & Algorithm Changes

Google's John Mueller addressed the question of why they don't disclose most Google algorithm updates and changes in this mornings Google hangout not just once...

Small Google Algorithm Update On April 4th?

Over the past 24 hours, I've been tracking what I would call mild chatter in the SEO community around a potential Google algorithm ranking update on April 4th. I would categorize this at best as a small update...

April 2017 Google Webmaster Report

Well, this month we were introduced to a new algorithm update named Fred which happened on March 8th and was finally confirmed by Google. We think it targeted low value content with ad generation techniques...

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Confirmed Fred, Never Denied An Update, Won’t Use Machine Learning & More

This week in search, I covered how Google confirmed the Fred update and cited quality several times as the issue. Google also said they never denied an update to the algorithm. Google said machine learning won√Ęt take over the search algorithm...

Google Has Now Confirmed The Fred Algorithm Update

Yesterday, during the AMA with Google session at SMX West, Google's Gary Illyes may have confirmed the Fred algorithm update that targeted low value content on March 7th/8th...

Google Has Now Confirmed The Fred Algorithm Update

Yesterday, during the AMA with Google session at SMX West, Google's Gary Illyes may have confirmed the Fred algorithm update that targeted low value content on March 7th/8th...

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Confirms Fred, Mobile First Hold Up & Google Spammers

This week in search, we covered how Google practically just confirmed the Fred update at SMX. Google explained that those Phantom updates are basically core algorithm...