Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: January 29, 2016

Jan 29, 2016 - 9:27 am 0 by

This week in search was a bit calmer as the search results didn’t fluctuation as much in Google. Google’s Matt Cutts explained why he thinks there was so much fluctuation in January, because of a code freeze. Google published a new Google Webmaster Guidelines document and we documented the changes. Google said it can take a really long time for images to be updated in their index. Google said they plan to add JSON-LD for rich snippets. Google said valid HTML not required for ranking but helps with structured data and mobile friendliness. Google said they will step up structured data support this year. Google said links in footers and sitewides are weighted less. No need to nofollow the related post widgets on your site. Google said outbound links are not a ranking factor. Google will pick the shorter URL for canonicalization. Google said write your reconsideration requests in the web site language. Google is sending AMP notifications via the Search Console. Google AdWords added formula support to custom columns. Google AdWords launched their iOS app this week. Some Google AdSense publishers are still waiting to be paid. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.

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