Steven Levy: Google Search Results Overrates Freshness As A Ranking Signal

May 14, 2019 - 8:07 am 4 by
Filed Under Google

Steven Levy at Google with Matt Cutts

Steven Levy, the tech reporter that most tech reporters look up to. He has interviewed legends of tech, has access to companies like Google and Apple more than others. He is a legend and when he called out Google's search algorithm for failing him and searchers yesterday, Google's Danny Sullivan noticed and went on the defensive.

Here is Steven's tweet:

In short, Steven said Google's algorithm weighs freshness way to much in their ranking algorithm.

Danny Sullivan, now at Google, responds, saying you should check out our before: and after: search commands - they are new and shiny. But yea, we are interested in examples, can you share example queries of where we failed you in your search.

Let's see if this results in any changes in the Google search algorithm?

Oh, and if you are interested in that photo. It was Matt Cutts interviewing Steven Levy at Google about his book, In The Plex:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google AI Overviews, Ranking Volatility, Web Filter, Google Ads AI Summaries & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google AI Overviews, Ranking Volatility, Web Filter, Google Ads AI Summaries & More

May 17, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Remove Your Content From Google's AI Overviews

May 17, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Ads

Google Ads AI Summaries Live For Some Advertisers

May 17, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Maps

Order with Google For Food Delivery Going Away End Of June

May 17, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Two New Googlebots: GoogleOther-Image & GoogleOther-Video

May 17, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Google: New GoogleBot & Indexing Bugs Unrelated