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Google Confirms Algorithm Update Released on April 16th by @MattGSouthern

Google rolled out another broad core algorithm update this week. It was confirmed on Twitter that this algorithm update was released on Monday, April 16th. On Monday, we released a broad core algorithm update, as we routinely do throughout the year. For background and advice about these, see our tweet from last month: https://t.co/uPlEdSu6xp — […]

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Google Search Update: Featured Snippets for Multi-Intent Queries by @MattGSouthern

Google is updating search results with a new type of featured snippet which is designed for queries that have multiple interpretations. Multifaceted featured snippets may appear for queries such as “ears popping on a plane,” where the individual may be searching for either causes or remedies. ”Sometimes the words we use to ask a question […]

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Facebook’s Local Feed Update – Not Just for News Sites! by @martinibuster

Facebook’s new feed update has been reported as benefiting local news. But that’s not entirely true. It’s not just news sites that benefit. Any website, including a blog or local business will benefit. Facebook itself used a bakery and a real estate site as examples of sites that can rank higher now. Facebook’s announcement stated […]

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Maccabees Update: Google Confirms New Core Algorithm Change by @martinibuster

Today we received confirmation from a Google spokesperson that a core algorithm update is currently underway: “We released several minor improvements during this timeframe, part of our regular and routine efforts to improve relevancy.” What is Update Maccabees (formerly known as Fred)? Updates to the core algorithm do not receive a formal name. So they are […]

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Mobilegeddon: A Complete Guide to Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update by @askreinhart

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy! On April 21, 2015, Google rolled out their mobile-friendly update, which quickly earned several monikers – mobilepocalyse, mopocalypse, mobocalypse, etc. Ultimately the name that stuck was “Mobilegeddon” (as far as I can tell, credit for this […]

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How the Google Pigeon Update Changed Local Search Results by @searchmastergen

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy! One of Google’s biggest-impact algorithm updates was implemented for the sake of local search results, and local businesses typically saw the effects of the update in their website’s analytics data. Google users certainly saw the impact, […]

How the Google Pigeon Update Changed Local Search Results by @searchmastergen

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy! One of Google’s biggest-impact algorithm updates was implemented for the sake of local search results, and local businesses typically saw the effects of the update in their website’s analytics data. Google users certainly saw the impact, […]

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A Complete Guide to the Google Penguin Algorithm Update by @TaylorDanRW

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy! In 2012, Google officially launched the “webspam algorithm update,” an algorithm specifically targeting link spam and manipulative link building practices. The webspam algorithm later became known (officially) as the Penguin algorithm update via a tweet […]

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How the Google Venice Update Changed Local Search & SEO by @TaylorDanRW

Google published a post on the Inside Search Blog back in February 2012 citing 40 key changes they had made to their search algorithms during the last month. Among these 40 updates were projects codenamed Nesehorn (affected flight queries), rich snippets (were expanded worldwide), and another update that changed a major aspect of local search forever: […]