Daily Search Forum Recap: January 7, 2019

Jan 7, 2019 - 4:00 pm 0 by

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update Around January 6th
    Google may have pushed out their first larger search algorithm update of 2019 over this weekend. It may have started around January 5th or 6th and it seems to be continuing on through today - the 7th. There is both chatter within the SEO community and ranking tools validating the shifts in the Google search results.
  • Google Says Isaac Newton As FA Cup Player
    If you go to Google and search for [fa cup] and then click on the players tab. The second player Google is currently listing is Issac Newton from 1600s and one of the most recognized and well known personalities of all time in science and beyond.
  • Google's John Mueller Gives Hard Advice To Low Quality Site
    Google's John Mueller often doesn't give direct advice that contains hard messages. But in a Google Webmaster Help thread John decided to give the hard truth to one webmaster producing low quality content. In fact, John recommended that he "take the site down, and start over fresh."
  • Google: Unnatural Links By Humans Or Bots Are Your Responsibility
    Google's John Mueller was asked if there is a difference between a human adding unnatural links on your web site compared to AI, algorithms doing it on their own. John responded that ultimately it is the responsibility of the site owner to make sure their site is clean no matter how the content or links get on it.
  • Gary Illyes From Google Now Takes Speaking Requests Via Google Form
    Gary Illyes speaks at a lot of conferences around the world on Google SEO and webmaster related topics. He works for Google and over the past several years has spoken at most large SEO conferences from what I've seen. He said if you want him to speak at your event, you should fill out a Google form he made instead of just emailing him.
  • Matt Cutts Flying A Drone Inside Google In 2010
    Last month we shared a video of someone flying a drone inside one of the Google offices. Well, it turns out he was not the first (not surprised). Matt Cutts back in 2010 flew a drone inside the Goog

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