2018

This year in Search Spam – Webspam report 2018

Google aims to provide the highest quality results for any search. As part of this, we take action to prevent what we call “webspam” from degrading the search experience, content and behaviors that violate our webmaster guidelines. Our efforts help ensure that well under 1 percent of results visited by users are for spammy pages. […]

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Google Removed 2.3 Billion Bad Ads In 2018

Google announced that they have removed 2.3 billion bad ads in 2018 for violations of both new and existing policies. Google said this included 207,000 ads for ticket resellers, over 531,000 ads for bail bonds and about 58.8 million phishing ads. That comes out to over six million bad ads per day! In 2018 they […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 31, 2018

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google Moving Google Posts Back Up? A few months ago, Google stopped showing Google Posts in the top location, somewhat above the fold, in […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 28, 2018

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Organic vs Ads, SEO Tips, Sundar Pichai on Core Search & Happy Holidays This was a very slow week […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 27, 2018

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google: We Don’t Skip Indexing Content That Is Over-Saturated On The Web Someone asked Google’s John Mueller if Google might skip crawling and indexing […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 26, 2018

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google Getting Your Canonical URLs Wrong? A webmaster posted in the Google webmaster help forums after noticing that one of his sites saw hundreds […]

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2018, celebrating our global Webmaster community

2018 has been a very important year for our webmaster support community. What has happened? There’s been a program rebranding, a global summit, and loads of community hangouts. In October, the former Top Contributors became Gold Product Experts, and the Rising Stars, Silver Product Experts. This rebranding happened throughout all of the product forums and […]

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Year in Review: Top 10 SEO expert columns of 2018

Here’s a look at the most read columns from our SEO experts that stood above the rest this year. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 24, 2018

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google Poll Searches Asking “Satisfied With These News Results?” We’ve seen Google ask searchers if they are satisfied with the search results before. Using […]

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SEO Year In Review: 2018 saw Google updates and a focus on mobile

Here is our recap of what happened in SEO in 2018 – with links and summaries of some of the bigger changes throughout the year in search and SEO. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 21, 2018

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Update, Mobile First Indexing Update, Medic Update, Link Schemes & More This week in search, Google probably did […]

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