Over the weekend it appears that Google has made a rather interesting update to their news cluster results – the little block of news articles that sometimes accompanies a search in regular google searches – on several fronts including the name, the actual websites allowed to appear in the new box and the frequency of… Read more
Posts by: Ryan Miller
Late last week an announcement was made from Google, via Pierre Far on Google+, that they have “started a slow rollout of an improved Panda algorithm” that has already been dubbed Panda 4.1. This rollout should be completed sometime later this week, and will affect between 3-5% of Google search results.
We should have realized the end was coming, and the writing has been on the wall for a few months now. Yesterday, Google officially announced that they were ending Authorship support, after having previously reduced how much content tagged with Authorship
Last week Google rolled out its latest algorithm update that is targeted toward local search, with a core focus on local businesses ranking in the “7-Pack” SERPs, and searches that are targeted toward geo-based searches or searches with local intent. While Google has not officially named this update, SearchEngineLand.com almost immediately labeled it as “Pigeon”… Read more
Earlier this year, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that European citizens had a right to be “forgotten” online and that if they so choose that option, Google would have to remove their personal information and content from their indexed content. This removal only applies to European versions of Google’s websites and… Read more
Google Authorship Photos and Plus Circle Count Dropped in SERPs; Author Photo Resized for Google News
This afternoon John Mueller, Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst announced via his Google+ account that Google will be reconfiguring how authorship data is displayed in Google Universal and Google News SERPs. The rollout is expected to happen shortly, and articles that have Authorship established in Google SERPs will no longer have the author’s