Tag Archives: algorithms

Google: Bounce Rate Is Not A Good Ranking Signal

Gary Illyes from Google said on Twitter that bounce rate is simply not a good ranking signal for Google to use in their ranking algorithms. He said "bounce rate is not a good signal...

In the age of RankBrain, these foundational SEO issues still matter

Search engine technology has evolved, algorithms have become more advanced, and SEO tactics and strategies have changed in response. But columnist Nate Dame believes fundamentals will still move the needle. The post In the age of RankBrain, these foundational SEO issues still matter appeared...

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Google: Our Duplicate Detection & Clustering Is Stable

Paul Haahr, a lead search ranking engineer at Google, said on Twitter that there haven't been many changes to Google's algorithms around duplicate detection and clustering in the search results. He said "we make improvements to our code over time...

Google launches new effort to flag upsetting or offensive content in search

Using data from human "quality raters," Google hopes to teach its algorithms how to better spot offensive and often factually incorrect information. The post Google launches new effort to flag upsetting or offensive content in search appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Google Ranking Signals Are Weighted Differently Based On Query & Searcher

The topic of does Google's ranking signals and algorithms different based on the query or searcher has been around for a while. I believe most algorithms are not query dependent but there are some signals that are specific to the type of query and the searcher information...

Why UX is pivotal to the future of SEO

As search engine algorithms become more sophisticated, many believe user signals will play a greater role in search rankings. Columnist David Freeman explains what this means for forward-looking SEO professionals. The post Why UX is pivotal to the future of SEO appeared first on Search Engine...

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Google: We Try To Launch All Our Algorithms Globally Now

Back in the day, Google use to launch specific algorithms in different regions. Like with Panda, when it launched, it launched in English regions only at first. Then it was pushed to other language afterwards...

Google Has Search Quality Raters In Tons Of Countries

The Google quality raters are contractors who work to test and judge experiments in the Google search results. They do not influence the rankings but rather give Google's engineers more data points to judge how well the algorithms are working...

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Sentence Compression, Top Stories Fake News Algorithm & Search Console Updates

Today is the 13th year anniversary of this site and me covering the search industry. Today I talk about Google using machine learning for feature snippets with sentence compression algorithms. I also cover how Google appears to have tweaked their top stories algorithm to block fake news...
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5 Types of Google Penalties (And What You Need to Do to Recover) by @IAmAaronAgius

Google has a lot more in its arsenal than just algorithms to encourage you to follow their Webmaster Guidelines. Here’s an explanation of possible penalties, and how you can recover fast.

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