Updates

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Major, confirmed Google Core Algorithm Change

I has been confirmed by Google that there has been a major quality update performed. The update took place throughout a period of one week, but the peak was detected around August 1st and 2nd. A lot of websites were strongly affected. As for now, Google recommends not to take any sudden moves and just keep being focused on "building great content".

 

You can learn more about the update and its consequences here.

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Tags: 2018, Updates

Unconfirmed Google Update

The regular, monthly Google Update was spotted by webmasters around the world taking place around July 22. A spike in volatility was spotted and the webmasters reported changes when it comes to their traffic and Google rank positions.
Tags: 2018, Updates

Google confirms loading speed to be a factor in mobile search

From today Google will take loading speed into consideration while displaying mobile search results. As of now, the update will only affect the slowest websites - to make the mobile search a smoother experience for the users.
Tags: 2018, Updates

Unconfirmed Update from Google

Webmasters around the world could spot a change in traffic and positions, which seems to be an effect of a Google algorithm update.
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Unconfirmed Google Update

With visible spikes around the 24th of May, and webmasters around the world reporting strong changes in rankings, it seems like a new update from Google took place. Such updates are recently appearing as often as once a month.
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Google confirmed a core algorithm update

Google released a core algorithm change which resulted in visible peaks on the 18th and 20th of April. Such updates may cause position drops, with no clear fixes.
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Google announcement concerning Mobile-First Index

Google announced that the long-awaited Mobile-First Index has been launched. The process of migrating sites that follow the best practices for mobile has started, but it's not said how long the process will take. 

Google sends out notifications to the site owners via Google Search Console.

 

Lear more here.

Tags: 2018, Updates

Google testing zero-results SERPs

On the 14th of March Google started a week-long experiment of removing the organic results for the searches that can be answered definitively. Instead, a "Show all results" button was added. Many sources read it as an important signal of what Google intents to do in the future. 

Tags: 2018, Updates

Google confirmed a core algorithm update to Brackets

The update took place on the 7th of March, however the first spike connected to it was visible already on the 4th of March. The second spike was seen on the 8th of March and continued for almost 2 weeks. 

Lear more here.

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SEO Audit category in Lighthouse Chrome extension

With the new SEO Audit category, webmasters and developers can now run a basic SEO health-check for their pages and find out more about the pages' performance.

To learn more go here.

Tags: 2018, Google, Updates