May 2018 Google Webmaster Report

May 3, 2018 • 8:13 am | comments (16) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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The past 30-days in Google webmaster land was incredibly busy. The most important things were around a broad core algorithm update that continued on for over ten days or so and we still see some fluctuations today. Google started rolling out the second batch of mobile-first indexing and we started to see some sites get mobile-first indexing enabled notifications finally.

Google also launched the more results button in Google mobile search to dynamically load more search results on the same page. Google also made some updates to autocomplete search predictions. Chrome started showing search suggestions as well.

Google said some job listings can lead to penalties if you do not follow those guidelines. Search Console added some features and filters to the new version. And there is so much more.

The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread still has a bit of chatter about ranking fluctuations but has settled down a bit recently.

Here is a summary of the topics over the past 30-days you should take a skim through if you didn't read them yet:

Google Algorithm Updates:

Google Mobile First Index: Google User Interface: Google SEO: Google Local:

For last month's recap click here.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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