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MozCast spike - Is there a Google update? — 28th March 2016

MozCast showed a massive spike in volatility on the 28th March which indicates that a Google Update may be rolling out.

By Jonathan Griffin |
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Google: Mobile-friendly ranking signal to increase in May 2016

In a recent announcement, Google has confirmed that beginning in May 2016 they will increase the effect of the mobile-friendliness ranking signal.

By Jonathan Griffin |
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Google's Gary Illyes: No more Penguin release estimates

Gary Illyes will no longer indicate when we may expect the latest Google Penguin Update as he has been wrong about its launch date several times already. 

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Google: Penguin real-time update still not announced

In a Google Hangout, John Mueller confirmed that he still has not heard anything about an announcement date for the next Penguin Update.  

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Google: Panda updates may now be rolled out continuously

Google's John Mueller said in a Hangout that the Panda Algorithm is rolling out pretty much continuously.

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Google launches Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

As of the 24th February 2016, the new AMP pages have gone live and are now appearing in the SERPs.  The roll out seems to be gradual.

By Jonathan Griffin |
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Google reduces the amount of review snippets showing in the SERPs

Google said they did not want to clutter the search results with too many Rich Snippets, a day before a ~33% drop in the number of Review snippets showing.

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Has the Google Penguin update been delayed again?

Google has recently confirmed that the latest Google Penguin Update is still a work in progress and that they do not know when it would be rolled out. 

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Google's core algorithm testing continues - 10th and 11th February, 2016

It looks like (from looking at SERP Trackers) there were some minor Google algorithm changes this last weekend, after a very calm start to February.

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Google: Search Console ranking data anomalies explained

Google responds to question asking why the Search Console Ranking data can differ from what you see when searching for that term.

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Google testing bigger mobile-friendliness ranking boost?

There are some reports that Google is testing a larger ranking boost for mobile-friendly websites.

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Google's Real-time Penguin Update May Launch Within Weeks

Google has announced they are aiming to launch the new Real-Time Penguin algorithm Update this quarter but it was weeks, not months away.

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Massive Google SERP Volatility Continues — 16th January

A massive Google Update hit on the 16th January and lasted all weekend. The fluctuations in the SERPS were off the charts.

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Google Panda is Now Part of The Core Ranking Algorithm

The recent changes are a Core Update, and while Panda is part of the Core Algorithm, the recent update does not include any Panda changes.

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Recent Google Update on January 12th 2016 not Penguin Related

Google has confirmed that the recent SERPS volatility that got SEO's and webmasters all talking over the last few days is not a Penguin Update.

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Google Update: Massive SERP Volatility Continues — January 10th 2016

SERP trackers are off the charts.  Is this an extension of previous volatility or something new?  Looks like just Google Testing stuff.

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Is Google Penguin 4 Rolling Out? — 6th January 2016

We are seeing some chatter that the Penguin 4 Real-Time Update may be starting to roll out.  We do, however, have our doubts this is the case.

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Google Penguin 4: No Release Date Yet, but Getting Closer

Google has recently indicated that the new Penguin Real-time update will be delayed further until they have finished testing it properly.

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Google SERP Volatility during December 2015 Explained

Despite the HTTPS update explaining some volatility in the SERPs, Google confirmed the continuing 19th November Update is also to blame.

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Updated: Google Penguin Real-time Update will NOT Launch this Year

In an update on the 4th December, Google's John Mueller confirmed that Google's Real-time Penguin Update will not launch this year.

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Was there a Google Update on the 19th November?

There are increasing reports of major movements in the SERPs this week (19th November) with some indicating that it may be content quality related.

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Google - Still Time to Clean Bad Links Before Penguin Hits Later This Year

Google's Gary Illyes has just confirmed that there is still time to clean your backlink profile before the Penguin Algorithm is refreshed.

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Artificial Intelligence "RankBrain" Now Part of Google Search Algorithm

Google's new Artificial Intelligence "RankBrain" is Now Part of the general Search Algorithm helping to improve the results for previous unseen queries.

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Google Update 17th October 2015 — Core Algorithm Update

SERP trackers indicate a significant Google Update commencing on the 17th October. Google has indicated it a result of changes to the Core Algorithm.

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Google Panda Update Continuing? — September 2015

An update to the Google Panda algorithm was likely rolled out this week, starting on the 28th August and continuing into September.

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Google Panda 4.2 Update Now Rolling Out

Google has recently launched Google Panda 4.2. The update affects 2-3% of all search queries and is expected to take several months to complete rolling out.

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Google - Panda Update Delayed for Technical Reasons

Google have recently said that their Panda Update \ refresh has been delayed for Technical Reasons, although it is still said to be 'coming soon'.

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Google - No Need to Update External Backlinks When Changing website URL

Google's Gary Illyes has said that there is no need to update external backlinks when migrating to HTTPS. The link juice loss is minimal.

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16th June Google Update May have Boosted News websites

The Google Update seen on the 16th June appears to have benefited News sites, or those sites with a lot of fresh content.

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Was the Google Update on 16th June a HTTPS Boost? - The Colossus Update

With one of the biggest SERP Fluctations ever reported, all signs point to Wikipedia changing to HTTPs and a possible boost to other HTTPs websites.

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Google — 'There was no Algorithm Update over the Weekend'

Both Gary Illyes and John Mueller at Google have said that there was no update this last weekend despite large SERP movements being witnessed.

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Was a Google Panda Update Released on 1st May?

There are signs that Google released a Google Panda Update on the 1st May with many SERP trackers showing massive movements, and SEO chatter a buzz.

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Google's New Mobile Friendly Update officially launched - 21st April 2015

Google's Gary Illyes has recently confirmed that Google's New Mobile Friendly Algorithm has now been fully rolled out but pages will need to be recrawled.

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Was there a Google Update on the 24 April 2015? Is it still rolling out?

Was there a Google Update on the 24 April 2015? Is it still rolling out? Check out the SERP Trackers and what the SEO community has to say.

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Was there a Small Google Update on the 8th April 2015?

Was there a Small Google Update on the 8th April 2015? We have seen quite a few changes in the Mozcast Metrics that indicate some changes are afoot.

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Google Doorway Pages Algorithm Update — March 2015

Google has updated their Doorway Pages Algorithm to penalize spammy pages created solely to rank higher in their search engine.

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Major Google Update Happening? — 4 February 2015

From all the tracking tools, it looks like one of the biggest Google Updates since June 2012 (at least if you go by the MozCast Metrics). Despite lots of forum chatter, there is no real indication yet of what this update is targeting.

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Is Google Updating its Algorithm around January 14th, 2015?

There has been a lot of chatter since last Friday of Google updating its search algorithm. The exact nature of the update is not yet known, but we are keeping a close eye on the chatter and will bring further details as and when we get them.

By Jonathan Griffin |