August 2019 Google Webmaster Report

Aug 5, 2019 • 8:37 am | comments (0) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Algorithm Updates
 

We had a busy month in terms of Google SEO and webmaster related topics; probably the biggest were the numerous unconfirmed updates - one being nicknamed the Maverick update. Google confirmed launching a featured snippets update targeting freshness back in late February.

Google also posted advice, finally, on how to do better after a core update. Google dropped hints on how it can figure out if your site is good without looking at behavioral signals. Google also recommended that experts write or review your YMYL content. Let's not forget Google made over 3,200 changes last year with almost 700,000 experiments!

Search Console now shows when a site switched to mobile-first indexing and it began notifying webmasters of noindex in robots.txt.

There was a lot going on this past month and the ongoing WebmasterWorld thread is still settling down from all the algorithmic shifts. Here is last month's recap if you missed it.

Here is the summary:

Google Algorithms:

Google SEO: Google Search Console: Google Local: Google User Interfaces: Other Google:

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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