May 2016 Google Webmaster Report

May 5, 2016 • 8:36 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Algorithm Updates

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This month was pretty packed with a ton of SEO tips but the big items included many penalties, mostly manual actions. We had product review penalties, rich snippet penalties, clickjacking penalties and more warnings after warnings. Did you know Google sent about 500 manual actions per hour last year?

Google told us the next Penguin update may be the last one we get. Google really and fully turned off the PageRank feed we get from the toolbar. Google also updated the quality raters guidelines and update the local rankings document. Google brought back in-depth articles after it going away and extended featured snippets.

The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread is relatively calm right now, so not much to report there. Here is the report from last month and here are quick links to catch you all up:

Google Penalties:

Google SEO: Google Search Console: Google User Interface Experiments & Changes: Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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