There are some murmurs of a possible Google update early this month, but nothing that substantial.
That being said, the Mugshot algorithm is new to Google. So is the new image mismatch penalty and Webmaster Tools Security Issues. Plus the news that there will be a 15% reduction in rich snippets, scaring webmasters and SEOs.
Here is a categorized list of important changes in the past month or so with Google for webmasters. To see last month's report, see the October report.
- Google Says No To MugShots Web Sites With New Algorithm
- Reports Of A Google Update Between November 1st & 5th
- Google Penguin After-Dance Going On Now?
- SEOs Adapt To Google's Hummingbird Algorithm
- SEOs Get Ready For 15% Reduction In Google Rich Snippets
- Google Cites Disavowed Links As Bad Link Examples
- Google: Your Disavow File May Not Be Accepted If...
- Google Asks App Developers To Provide App Indexing For App Content Discovery
- Google Local Maps Spam Invades Knowledge Graph
- Rare: Google Admits A Search Result Is Wrong
- Google Closing Authorship Project?
- You Can Disable Google SSL & Pass Search Referrer Queries
- Google's Matt Cutts: More Pages Doesn't Directly Influence Your Search Rankings
- Video: Google Matt Cutts Hints At Upcoming SEO Changes At PubCon
- SEO: No Option But To Buy Links; Google's Cutts: That's A Bad Strategy
- Google's Matt Cutts: That Scraper Isn't Hurting Your Mom's Site
- Google's Matt Cutts: Strong vs. Bold Are Treated The Same For Ranking
- Google's Matt Cutts Describes How He Finds Low Quality/Spammy Guest Blogging
- Google: Responsive Design Doesn't Give You A Ranking Boost
- Matt Cutts: Spamming Google Gets Harder & Harder
- Google's Matt Cutts: Geo-Location Is Not Spam
- Google Shows Site Name Instead Of URL Above Title
- Google Reminds You That You Recently Searched For Facts
- Google Highlights Local Services Areas Within Search Results
- Google Adds TV Episodes To Knowledge Graph
- Google Bakes In Knowledge Graph With Bacon Number
- OK Google Now On iOS Google App: Some Bugs Reported
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