Daily Search Forum Recap: August 2, 2019

Aug 2, 2019 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by | Filed Under Search Forum Recap

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 Posts Help Advice For Sites Impacted By Core Updates
    Finally, we knew this was coming, and now it is here, Google posted advice on what you can do it help your site perform better in the Google search rankings in the days of Google's core algorithm updates. This is despite Google saying there is no fix, they repeated, there is no fix, but Google is trying to help site owners focus more on overall quality.
  • Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Update, Core Update Advice, Fresher Featured Snippets, Google Ads, Bing Guidelines & Negative SEO
    This turned out to be a pretty busy week in the search space. We had a possible, unconfirmed, but yet really heating up...
  • Google Does Not Confirm Smaller Core Updates
    So we are sitting here wondering if we had an update yesterday and a few in July, Google was radio silence about those unconfirmed updates. Now, Google posts some more tips around core updates and at the end of that blog post wrote "we're constantly making updates to our search algorithms, including smaller core updates. We don't announce all of these because they're generally not widely noticeable."
  • Google Launched A Freshness Algorithm For Featured Snippets In Late February
    Yesterday, Google also confirmed that in late February, it launched a new algorithm aimed at making sure the featured snippets show the most accurate and timely or fresh answers for the query. Pandu Nayak from Google said "a new algorithm update improves our systems' understanding of what information remains useful over time and what becomes out-of-date more quickly. This is particularly helpful for featured snippets"
  • Google Core Updates Impact Your Google Discover Feed Rankings
    This probably does not come as a surprise to most of you who read this site, but Google confirmed yesterday that your inclusion in the Google Discover feed can be impacted by Google's core ranking updates updates. Google said in yesterday's core update post "these core updates may also affect Google Discover."
  • Bing: Never Seen A Case Where Negative SEO Was Attributed To Ranking Decline
    Bing's spam fighter, Frédéric Dubut, said on Twitter "I haven't seen any case where a change in rankings would be provably attributable to negative SEO only." We know Google has mostly said that negative SEO doesn't really work with Google, although they have been a bit wishy-washy on that. Here is Bing kind of saying the same thing.
  • Handstand On Google NYC's Rooftop
    Here is someone doing a handstand at the top of the Google New York City offices, on the rooftop there. I found it on Instagram, I think her hobby is doing handstands at different popular places. So

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