Daily Search Forum Recap: November 16, 2018

Nov 16, 2018 • 4:00 pm | Comments (0) by twitter Google+

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 Buzz Video Recap: Google Update, News Publishers Ranking, BBB & Trust Signals & Google Audit Tools

Nov 16, 2018 • 9:45 am | Comments (0) by twitter Google+

This morning there may have been a new algorithm update impacting search rankings in Google. Google confirmed there is an issue they have fixed or are still fixing around news content not being indexed and ranked fast enough...

Google: Quality Raters Guidelines Are Not One-To-One With The Ranking Algorithm

Nov 16, 2018 • 8:06 am | Comments (8) by twitter Google+

I feel like Google has to spend more time telling SEOs to stop obsessing about specific details then helping with technical SEO issues and I called it with this one. Google's John Mueller had to say in this mornings hangout "quality rater guidelines is not one-to-one our ranking algorithm."

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Robot Building Kids At Google Zurich
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New Google Headquarters Under Construction
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A Smoking Google Pumpkin
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Google Opens Detroit Office
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Googlers Dress Up As Google+ Ghosts
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Google: Trust Associations & Memberships Are Not Used As Direct Ranking Factors

Nov 16, 2018 • 7:41 am | Comments (0) by twitter Google+

Since I posted about the the story the other day that Google does not use the BBB, Better Business Bureaus score or reviews as well as other third-party trust sites in their ranking algorithm it caused a lot of interesting and unexpected debate in the SEO industry. John Mueller from Google was asked again and he said they are not used as direct ranking factors in Google search this morning.

Google's Internal Search Quality Docs Kind Of Mirrors The Manual Actions Help Docs

Nov 16, 2018 • 7:22 am | Comments (0) by twitter Google+

Back at SMX East, Fili Wiese spoke about Google manual actions. He said while he was at Google years ago, he was tasked in writing Google's internal documents around search quality. He said based on his memory, those docs are a mirror on some level to the manual action help documents available publicly.