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Navigation Removal Trick Impacting Google Rankings Algorithm?

An SEO, I believe his name is Alexander, asked John Mueller of Google in this morning’s video hangout if Google is aware of a trick some sites are using to combat any negative impact from the August 1st medic update. John was unaware and confused by the strategy, saying he would only see a downside […]

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Google Algorithm Update Tools Going Off – Is It A False Alarm?

The automated tracking tools that look for Google search algorithm updates and large ranking changes are going wild over the weekend. I personally think it may be a false alarm. Why? Well, with Google dropping tons of pages from their index by accident, it can cause massive fluctuations in the search results and thus set […]

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Widespread Google Indexing Issues, Algorithm Shifts, Icon Tests, AMP Changes & Google+ Dead

Today was an interesting day, a possible Google bug is dropping pages out of the Google index like flies. No word yet from Google on what the issue is yet. There was a potential Google update on March 29th again. March was one of the more active months at Google for webmaster/SEO topics, and we […]

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Updates, Info Command Gone, Bing Updates, Google Ads, New UIs & More

This week in search, we saw a few more algorithm shifts with the Google search results, one around March 26th and one around March 20th. Google dropped the info command, removing the ability to see the Google selected canonical for any URL but now you can see that information for your verified properties in Google […]

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Google Search Algorithm Update Fluctuations From March 20th to 22nd

As you know, we had a pretty big Google update that Google confirmed as a core update on March 12th. Around March 20th, 21st and 22nd, I saw the forum chatter spike back up a bit and the tools light up – but it wasn’t as huge as that last update and we were busy […]

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google March 2019 Core Update (Florida 2), Bing Algorithm & Google Black Ad Label

Whoa – it was a big week – Google confirmed and named an algorithm update March 2019 Core Update despite some wanting to call it the Florida 2 Update. There is a lot of speculation around what this update was about, so we created a survey asking you to help us analyze this update. Google […]

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Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update On March 12 & 13th

I am seeing plenty of signs from the SEO community, the tracking tools and so on that there was and is a Google algorithm update going on right now. It started on March 12th, yesterday and is continuing on today. It is early on, this is not confirmed by Google, but I am seeing plenty […]

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March 5th Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update?

I sound like a broken record but I am once again seeing chatter and signals of yet another Google search ranking algorithm update. This one starting around March 5th and continuing through today. There is chatter in the WebmasterWorld forums and also signs from the various tracking tools. Keep in mind, I reported Google updates […]

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March 1st Google Search Algorithm Ranking Update – Unconfirmed

On Friday afternoon, March 1st, maybe going through Saturday, March 2nd, there may have been yet another Google search ranking algorithm update. We had one on February 27th and February 22nd and now another unconfirmed one on March 2nd. They seem like tremors, maybe tweaks to previous updates. We have both chatter and trackers showing […]

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Updates, Domain Properties Replaced Property Sets & Google Ads Drops Average Position

This week in search, I covered two different Google search algorithm updates that touched down in the past 7 days. Google has discontinued Property Sets in Google Search Console but it is being replaced by Domain Properties, which require DNS verification unless you use Google Domains. Google’s found on the web featured snippet has sparked […]

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A Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update On February 27th?

I am seeing some new chatter and most of the tools are backing up the chatter around another Google search ranking algorithm update that started around yesterday, February 27th. We just reported on another unconfirmed update around February 22nd as well. The chatter is pretty limited and fresh but I suspect it will pick up […]

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