April 2017 Google Webmaster Report

Apr 4, 2017 - 8:35 am 2 by
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Well, this month we were introduced to a new algorithm update named Fred which happened on March 8th and was finally confirmed by Google. We think it targeted low value content with ad generation techniques. But Fred wasn't the only algorithm released and updated around that time, there were others.

Google also confirmed working on algorithms that demote offensive, insulting and hateful content in the search results. We don't need to worry that machines will take over the ranking algorithm. Which is a good thing, because then Google really can't deny an update now.

Google did call out a link seller and mock PBNs this month. But they also treated webmasters to a Google Dance, so all good.

Here is last months recap if you missed it and here are the most important Google webmaster related stories we covered in the past month or so:

Google Algorithm Updates:

Google Penalties: Google SEO: Google Search Console & Tools: Google Search Features: Google Maps & Local:

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