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Google to punish mobile unfriendly sites

Google to punish mobile unfriendly sites

Tweet It can be a full-time job keeping up with Google and its many algorithm changes. But, if you want to stay competitive in search engines, you have to pay attention to it. Search Engine Watch calls this latest algorithm change “Mobilegeddon.” Google recently announced that, “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.” Search Engine Watch says these are the main points to know: -Responsive design does not have a ranking benefit […]

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Facebook punishing pages for putting crap in my news feed

Facebook punishing pages for putting crap in my news feed

Tweet Usually when we get news from Facebook on changes to its news feed it’s something obnoxious. It tends to come across as changes just to make changes and I have to get comfortable using the new format, which can be very annoying. But, this time, it seems like Facebook is making changes I actually agree with. The first set of changes came earlier in the month regarding story bumping, which publishes posts you haven’t seen above ones that you have. Okay, sounds useful. Now, Facebook says that they will start punishing pages that post garbage, while rewarding pages that […]

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Google incorporates new algorithm

Google incorporates new algorithm

Tweet About a month ago, we mentioned that Google was tweaking its algorithm to create more relevant search terms. They wanted to weed out these content farms and essentially try to clean up some of the slop that’s out there. worldpiweek.org/pay-day-loan-scams Now, Google is implementing these changes in English language searches. Meaning, if you are reading this, it will affect you. Here it is, straight from the horse’s mouth on Google’s blog: Today we’ve rolled out this improvement globally to all English-language Google users, and we’ve also incorporated new user feedback signals to help people find better search results. In […]

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Google changes algorithm

Google changes algorithm

Tweet Usually, when Google tweaks their algorithm, the changes are so subtle that most don’t notice them. But last week, however, Google made its biggest tweaks in quite some time. The changes are expected to affect 12% of their search results. “Our goal is simple: to give users the most relevant answers to their queries as quickly as possible,” said Gabriel Stricker, Google spokesman. “This requires constant tuning of our algorithms, as new content — both good and bad — comes online all the time. Recently we’ve heard from our users that they want to see fewer low quality sites […]

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