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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Spam Update, SEO Tips, AdWords Tests & Christmas Workers

Dec 29, 2017 • 8:47 am (2) | by

This week Google may have pushed another algorithm update, this one targeting black hat link spam. Google’s Maccabees updates may have hit many celebrity web sites. Google said they hope to communicate more about algorithm updates in 2018. Google said most SEOs don’t know when unnatural links work or don’t work. Google said long term noindex directives lead to nofollow as well. Google said you should try not to experiment with SEO with Google Tase Manager. Google said hiding structured data from users is cloaking. Google said fetching content from other sites and placing it on your site is no value add. Google AdWords is testing a similar look carousel and easy checkout icons. Google is testing related searches box in image search. Google said they will keep their pre-2012 FTC commitments even though they expired. Google Maps now doesn’t allow negative reviews from current or former employees. John Mueller was working at Google on Christmas, again. The search community honored Matt McGee, Rae Hoffman Dolan, Joe Hall and Aleyda Solis this week. That was the search news as we covered it at the Search Engine Roundtable.

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