This week in search, I posted the monthly Google webmaster report for you all to catch up with. Some SEO think they saw a Penguin 4.0 reversal. Google has dropped the knowledge graph snippet overlay feature. Google’s page layout algorithm is automated and doesn’t need a manual run. Google is still trying to figure out the mobile index. Google said having rich snippets doesn’t mean all Google algorithms think your site is quality. Yandex launched their flavor of RankBrain named Palekh. Google sitelinks demotion tool didn’t work for six months prior to it being turned off. Google’s algorithms do not prefer WordPress. Google said requesting a crawl doesn’t hurt your rankings. Google said Wikipedia is good at getting links to internal pages. Google said it is safe to remove links in the disavow once the links are gone. Google is testing a back to top button in the mobile results. Now you can finally disable AdWords automated ad extensions yourself. That is this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- November 2016 Google Webmaster Report
- Google Penguin 4.0 Rollback & Reversals? Some Think So.
- Google Drops The Knowledge Graph Snippet Overlay
- Google Page Layout Algorithm Penalty Is Updated Automatically
- Google Still Figuring Out Issues With The New Mobile Index
- Google: Displaying Rich Snippets Doesn't Mean All Algorithms Think Your Site Is Quality
- Yandex Palekh Algorithm Catches The Long Tail With Machine Learning
- Google: The Sitelinks Demotion Tool Didn't Work For 6 Months Prior To Removal
- Google Algorithms Do Not Give WordPress Preferential Treatment
- Google: Crawl Requests Doesn't Hurt Rankings; Faster Crawl Doesn't Improve Rankings
- Google: Wikipedia Is Really Good At Getting Links To Internal Pages
- Google: It's Safe To Remove Links From Disavow When The Links Are Removed
- Google Tests Clunky "Back To Top" Button In Mobile Search Results
- You Can Disable Your Google AdWords Automated Ad Extensions