RECENT COMMENTS ON SEARCH ENGINE ROUNDTABLE

Below are the most recent 30 comments. I try to keep it clean of comment spam, but some times things get through and it takes me several hours to get to it. So please excuse any of that comment spam.

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Comment ID #3390663938 at 06/28/2017 07:46 pm:

Adam commented on June 25th Google Search Algorithm Update Was Real

Definitely something going on. I've seen more movement in the last couple days than I've seen in the last 2 years. Some positive, some negative.

Comment ID #3390602747 at 06/28/2017 06:53 pm:

ionosphere commented on Google News First Redesign In 7 Years

You are seeing what they want you to see rather than have the complete picture of what is happening. The old way was problematic since it does not allow them to easily drive the political narrative through their choice of aggregated headlines.

Comment ID #3390583348 at 06/28/2017 06:38 pm:

Samyann NotGoogBusiness commented on Google News First Redesign In 7 Years

Why is 2/3 of the page swallowed up by menu? Really? I don’t want to read menus. Technology is advanced enough for you to hide them and provide them with a simple word … like “Menu” … duh. Gimme a break!

Comment ID #3390553835 at 06/28/2017 06:15 pm:

Bobo commented on June 25th Google Search Algorithm Update Was Real

Which update? They do 2 a day. Keep up please.

Comment ID #3390548008 at 06/28/2017 06:10 pm:

Pinocchio commented on Google Won't Confirm The June 25th Update

Oh the pure irony. Im loving it.

Comment ID #3390522798 at 06/28/2017 05:51 pm:

Eric Johnson commented on Google Won't Confirm The June 25th Update

Dude, what color is the sky in your world? He was calling you out on your childish behavior, not crying about spam. He"s right about you making everyone who criticizes google look like morons. When I first heard about the EU fine it sounded like a big deal. After a day of nobody but sock monkeys babbling about it, I could not care less about it.

Comment ID #3390507115 at 06/28/2017 05:40 pm:

Kimo Krauthammer commented on Google News First Redesign In 7 Years

This new Google News format is horrible. Didn't Google check this out on real people first???No overview of world affairs or the stock market. Only individual articles. Mostly black and white. Huge empty spaces. Did they hire a ten year old to come up with this lame layout???

Comment ID #3390502573 at 06/28/2017 05:37 pm:

Justin Williams commented on June 25th Google Search Algorithm Update Was Real

Google is the internet. This monopoly controls and manages the digital economy along side amazon. There those who say there is a choice, duck and go and so on but anyone who runs an online business knows this is bullsh#t The eu fines means nothing to Google The eu can not enforce it and Google won't pay it. Bottom line we have all let this monster into our personal lives weather via search, video, maps, mobile phones, tv and home and soon to be cars. Google is what it is an Evil, profit driven monopoly controled by the few at the expense of everyone else Google fan boys feel free to chime in.

Comment ID #3390463844 at 06/28/2017 05:11 pm:

ionosphere commented on Google News First Redesign In 7 Years

A monopolies failings is why alternatives like Newslookup.com continue to exist.

Comment ID #3390443930 at 06/28/2017 04:58 pm:

Lucas commented on June 25th Google Search Algorithm Update Was Real

You sure it is completely removed from the index? If you "site:http://example.com/your-page/" in Google, it doesn't show up? I'm leaning towards the issue being related to engagement factors. Sure, you received 3k views, but did the majority of visitors pogostick back to the SERP and click a different result. Did they only spend a few seconds on the page? etc. These are negative signals to Google and they'll push your site out of the top rankings quickly once they detect these issues.

Comment ID #3390442886 at 06/28/2017 04:58 pm:

Ronnie Jones commented on Google News First Redesign In 7 Years

Didn't they recently get a massive fine from the EU?

Comment ID #3390366037 at 06/28/2017 04:11 pm:

Pinocchio commented on Google Won't Confirm The June 25th Update

Was it the reclassifying spam comment that flipped you over Nick? The irony of you wittering on and weeping like a girl in Barrys' comment section is not lost on you I'm sure.

Comment ID #3390340419 at 06/28/2017 03:56 pm:

@Michael_Martinez commented on Google Says Use 301 Redirects When You Have A One To One Replacement

Do what is necessary for the visitors without worrying about whether a search engine is going to be influenced by the redirect. Google is just protecting its algorithms against manipulation.

Comment ID #3390297845 at 06/28/2017 03:31 pm:

BigHobbit commented on Google News First Redesign In 7 Years

Can't change settings without logging in? I can't log into my Google account at work; I just wanT to see the headlines. I just want to make the text smaller. It was FINE the way it was.

Comment ID #3390284823 at 06/28/2017 03:23 pm:

Nick Ker commented on Google Won't Confirm The June 25th Update

If you would behave like an adult (or at least a normal 10 year old) and stop with the sock puppets, I wouldn't have to ignore anything. Just saying if you want anyone to listen to your complaints and take you seriously, you're doing it wrong. Bitching because Barry didn't make a big enough deal out of a story - and doing it repeatedly with additional bogus names - just makes you look like a nutjob.

Comment ID #3390279545 at 06/28/2017 03:20 pm:

Peter Principle commented on Google News First Redesign In 7 Years

Same here. NYT, WaPo, Reuters, AP and other go to sources all blocked. Remove any of them from the blocked list, reload and presto! They're back on the blocked list. Absolutely useless.

Comment ID #3390269312 at 06/28/2017 03:14 pm:

Peter Principle commented on Google News First Redesign In 7 Years

I wouldn't mind the totally crappy redesign so much if the features actually WORKED. I've tried editing my blocked sources about eleventy times, and every time it resets itself to something that doesn't resemble my actual choices in any way. On its own it's blocked... The New York Times Washington Post LA Times CNNMoney ESPN The Atlantic US News & World Report CNET PC Mag Mother Jones RealClearPolitics Business Insider Every time I remove these sources from the blocked list, sources I've never blocked, they come right back. WTF is that about? Not only have I *never* blocked *any* of these sources, several of them are my go to sources, like the NYT and WaPo, RCP, etc. This service is completely and utterly USELESS to me if it blocks the most prestigious, most authoritative news sources all by itself and refuses to allow users to edit the list in any way. It's useless to me as a user. It's useless to me as a published journalist. It's useless, useless, useless. Did I mention it's useless? Don't the super geniuses at Google ever bother to TEST product features? You know, like BEFORE actually releasing them? When might we expect a fix? And in the meantime, can someone please recommend a news aggreator that doesn't suck giant hairy Canadian moose wang like Google does. That'd be great...

Comment ID #3390269293 at 06/28/2017 03:14 pm:

Pinocchio commented on Google Won't Confirm The June 25th Update

On the other side of the coin Nick, you can ignore the comments you don't like. You can ignore the names you don't like and you can reclassify what spam is any day you like but not on Barrys site as that does not help the cause against real spammers?

Comment ID #3390252076 at 06/28/2017 03:04 pm:

Jose María commented on Google Says Use 301 Redirects When You Have A One To One Replacement

Note that John says: "is no longer available", but he doesn't say "it is no longer available and it won't". In this case, it has not sense especially when someone links the product SKU ABC123. If you don't redirect this product, you will lose linkjuice. If this product is not linked, you can do a "Redirect Gone 410" or even leave the 404 (i think that is better the 410 if your website don't have thousands of 410 in .htaccess) What do you think about that @barry-schwartz

Comment ID #3390236702 at 06/28/2017 02:55 pm:

Unixator commented on Google News First Redesign In 7 Years

the "new look" is absolutely terrible. It is supposed to be "easier readable"....wtf??? Didnt they ever look at this "new design"? No no no, thats terrible. Google need to change it back. One had everything in one view on the old page - it was easy to navigate and very easy to find specific topics and news. But now? All is gone. Bad job, google.

Comment ID #3390224439 at 06/28/2017 02:48 pm:

Riki commented on June 25th Google Search Algorithm Update Was Real

Yep, seeing Google killing it softly. Heck even Danny Sullivan left the "industry".

Comment ID #3390216465 at 06/28/2017 02:44 pm:

Dolores Esmeralda Warmedinger commented on Google News First Redesign In 7 Years

never change a running system/design

Comment ID #3390214048 at 06/28/2017 02:42 pm:

Jose María commented on Google Won't Confirm The June 25th Update

I don't understand why Google don't want to talk clearly about the Google updates. Obviously that update had a hight impact in SERPs. It is nothing wrong if they say: "Ok, we make updates every time and this one had a maior impact"

Comment ID #3390204037 at 06/28/2017 02:36 pm:

Ben Guest commented on June 25th Google Search Algorithm Update Was Real

Based on the 1,653 updates last quarter, I'm going with up to 2,480 updates so far for 2017. You keep thinking you saw one because I'm sure you did! https://www.google.com/search/howsearchworks/mission/web-users/

Comment ID #3390195090 at 06/28/2017 02:31 pm:

Ben Guest commented on Google's Algorithm Does Not Look At Google Analytics Data

Sat in on a beginner course of SEO for fun. Boy, the things they teach there re: Google knows how users behave on your site and will rank accordingly. Bounce rates, too. Say it with me...wow.

Comment ID #3390187119 at 06/28/2017 02:26 pm:

Mayank Parmar commented on June 25th Google Search Algorithm Update Was Real

From Monday to Friday, we write a article and publish it between 22:00 to 22:10. The article is high in quality with over 400-600 words. We go to Console and submit it for indexation. The article gets indexed in less than 1 minute. The time 22:00 to 23:00 is very important. We get over 3K views at this time on this article. This was the case till 26th June. Things are very bad now... Since past two days (27th June and 28th June), they don't index the article. They just don't! Idk why, looks very strange to me. So I did a TEST. At around 22:30-50PM, we created a new article on exactly same topic and to rank for same keyword. The article title is almost same but changed a bit at end. Content is completely new, not rewritten. It has green lights on Yoast (unlike the previous article). Just a minute later, I submitted it to Google as usual and guess what? They indexed the article! And rank is 1-5 as usual. Can someone tell me what is exactly happening? Because of this I'm losing 3-4K traffic. Would love to read expert comments here...

Comment ID #3390165333 at 06/28/2017 02:13 pm:

Max commented on Google's Algorithm Does Not Look At Google Analytics Data

Its simple they don't use analytics data. Do you think they discard most big websites like amazon who have internal data sets? As long as you went trough any google site they can track everything a user is doing. They don't need GA and thinking the opposite is from a lack of knowledge on the technical side.

Comment ID #3390155758 at 06/28/2017 02:07 pm:

Mulla_Jonathan commented on June 25th Google Search Algorithm Update Was Real

Are u from Asia ? The country of Spammers!

Comment ID #3390135798 at 06/28/2017 01:55 pm:

Wendy commented on June 25th Google Search Algorithm Update Was Real

I'm agreeing with you!

Comment ID #3390132844 at 06/28/2017 01:54 pm:

Anastasia commented on June 25th Google Search Algorithm Update Was Real

✔ Guys, the effect created by such Internet trolls from Google is not very big, but they manage to make certain forums meaningless because people stop commenting on the articles when these trolls sit there and constantly create an aggressive, hostile atmosphere toward those whom they don’t like. And yes, even Google as a multi-billion dollar company has it's own Online-Comment Propaganda Department!