SEO Roundup

SeoEaze Weekly SEO Roundup-September 24-September 30, 2018

SEO WEEKLY roundup

We start this with October 1st and it’s a Monday so time for another SeoEaze’s weekly roundup for you. The September ended with some frequent updates from Google. Now let’s see the first SEO roundup of the month.

Google Birthday Update

On September 27th, Google confirmed a smaller update of the algorithm on its 20th birthday, none other than Medic Update. On 1st August, Google’s Danny Sullivan gave some hints about the updates in the Medic algorithm. This update is not a bigger one like earlier birthday updates of Google algorithms, but a smaller one. He said that he posted this update last night in the SEL.

Danny Sullivan made a confirmation that “We haven’t had a major update of that nature, but we did have a smaller one this week.”

Some people say that this is a smaller update and Danny said that it is simply a Google Birthday update. Some experts say that it is called as a smaller update since one can call it a smaller one since its impact on local business page rankings is smaller when compared to previous birthday updates.

He added that some people are saying it is a reversal of previous updates and some said that this one impacted their sites badly and some said that by this birthday update, their sites recovered from the havoc of previous algorithm updates.

Sullivan added that though it impacted a smaller number of sites, the impact is tougher on the sites it could impact.

Now Credit Metadata Added To Google Images Search

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Google made an announcement that they added creator and credit metadata and will add Copyright notice Metadata. By this update, Google will update Image credits information on the image along with Google Image Search. Google further added “Also in partnership with CEPIC and IPTC, we hope to create better usage guidance for photographers, photo agencies and publishers to include copyright and attribution information in image metadata. For more on how to best implement IPTC metadata, refer to the IPTC Guidelines.”

Google My Business Video Verification Feature

Two years ago Google started testing methods for the verification of local business by using Google My Business through a video call. Here is the synopsis of Google’s Ben Fisher’s Twitter screenshot in this regard.

In the recent update, the user can select “verify now through live video chat with our operators” and then select “connect” button. This is not meant for all businesses. This is a default option in the Help menu but it comes up occasionally.

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SEO Roundup

SeoEaze Weekly SEO Roundup-September 24-September 30, 2018

SEO WEEKLY roundup

We start this with October 1st and it’s a Monday so time for another SeoEaze’s weekly roundup for you. The September ended with some frequent updates from Google. Now let’s see the first SEO roundup of the month.

Google Birthday Update

On September 27th, Google confirmed a smaller update of the algorithm on its 20th birthday, none other than Medic Update. On 1st August, Google’s Danny Sullivan gave some hints about the updates in the Medic algorithm. This update is not a bigger one like earlier birthday updates of Google algorithms, but a smaller one. He said that he posted this update last night in the SEL.

Danny Sullivan made a confirmation that “We haven’t had a major update of that nature, but we did have a smaller one this week.”

Some people say that this is a smaller update and Danny said that it is simply a Google Birthday update. Some experts say that it is called as a smaller update since one can call it a smaller one since its impact on local business page rankings is smaller when compared to previous birthday updates.

He added that some people are saying it is a reversal of previous updates and some said that this one impacted their sites badly and some said that by this birthday update, their sites recovered from the havoc of previous algorithm updates.

Sullivan added that though it impacted a smaller number of sites, the impact is tougher on the sites it could impact.

Now Credit Metadata Added To Google Images Search

image-rights-metadata-google-images-1538133873

Google made an announcement that they added creator and credit metadata and will add Copyright notice Metadata. By this update, Google will update Image credits information on the image along with Google Image Search. Google further added “Also in partnership with CEPIC and IPTC, we hope to create better usage guidance for photographers, photo agencies and publishers to include copyright and attribution information in image metadata. For more on how to best implement IPTC metadata, refer to the IPTC Guidelines.”

Google My Business Video Verification Feature

Two years ago Google started testing methods for the verification of local business by using Google My Business through a video call. Here is the synopsis of Google’s Ben Fisher’s Twitter screenshot in this regard.

In the recent update, the user can select “verify now through live video chat with our operators” and then select “connect” button. This is not meant for all businesses. This is a default option in the Help menu but it comes up occasionally.

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Is SEO Audit Necessary For Your Site? If Yes, How To Do It? Let’s Check All Of This Here

SEO Audit

Is there something that is holding back your website from getting high ranking on search engines? If you have not performed SEO audit of your site yet, you may be missing out on rankings your site truly deserve.

SEO is one of the vital things that people look after when launching their website. Other may optimize the content but often we don’t pay much attention to it. So be honest here, when was the last time you checked that everything was fine and you were getting right results if we talk about online authority and traffic? If its bee more than a few months, it is surely time that you take another look. SEO rules change very often and so your site may not be complying with the present SEO practices.

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SEOEaze Weekly SEO Roundup-Google Updates, Bing AMP Support

SEO WEEKLY roundup

Another week has ended, the weather has gone a little cold but the SEO community is all warm and hostile due to the frequent Google Search Algorithm updates.

On September 19, there was a lot of chatter about a probable Google search algorithm update. Most of the automated tracking tools picked the spike in ranging fluctuations. It was nothing too big but there is 100% assurance that something took place around September 18-19.

We think these changes are brewing around the batch of mobile first indexing changes that are been released in batches. The ongoing talks about ranking changes are not related to the mobile-first indexing shift as per Google.

Moving on to the next update this week,

Google Mobile First Indexing Migrations Can Take Years

I am sure that there are a lot of you who have received notifications from Google about their sites been migrated to the mobile-first indexing process this week. However, the search giant is far from done as currently sites being migrated are almost equivalent on the desktop as compared to mobile. According to John Muller, it still can take years to migrate all websites to the mobile first indexing.

On Twitter, John commented that sites been moved are still seen as mostly equivalent on both desktop and mobile.

This is why there is no reason to see a shift in rankings for sites that are migrated over to the mobile-first indexing.

If your site is still not migrated, you need not worry as Google does not see your desktop and mobile pages to be in par. However, we advise you to work on making your website pages more equivalent.

Bing Adds AMP To Search Results

It is not often that we have updates from other search engines than Google to cover in the weekly SEO roundup but you never know.

Bing finally came around and added AMP to the news section in its search result pages. If your website is in the United States searching and included in Bing News and has AMP enabled, then you will see the AMP lightning bolt next to your stories.

Google already included AMP in its search results around 2 years ago and finally, Bing has done the same albeit a bit slower. Here’s how the AMP pages show up in Bing:

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If you notice, the news section has the AMP version but the main web search section still does not have AMP results.

We expect Bing might consider rolling out AMP for main web search as well.

 

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Weekly SEO Roundup-September 11, 2018 to September 16, 2018

SEO WEEKLY roundup

Another week has passed and we are here with this week’s SEO roundup. This week had a bit of chatter regarding a new algorithm, for a new search result the Google broke and a few more happenings.

Let’s talk about the Google breaking for a search query on September 14. It is not often that you get to see Google bug out or not return results. But on September 14, the search giant gave no results for the query compare the market. What’s most interesting is the fact that the problem remained for almost 12 hours before it was fixed.

We included this error in our roundup because this time a refresh couldn’t fix the problem. Even Google was not aware of the error at first. There is no explanation available as to what causes the error. This is what you got for the search query:

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Well, I think even Google is allowed to mess up once in a while.

Moving on, there’s another Google Algorithm Update On September 11th.

Google Algorithm Update

Since August 1 update every now and them news of some other updates causes a stir in the SEO community. But we make sure to include on the news in our roundups that has evidence as a proof. Around September 11, most of the automated tools were picking up fluctuations in Google rankings. While the update is not as big as the Medic update, still it is a 100% confirmation that the update took place.

Medic update caused a major shift in results and it was widely covered in our roundups. Since then there have been a few updates confirmed and unconfirmed that were mostly seen as rectification of Medic update.

We still have no clue as to what this update is about. But as per discussions on several webmaster forums, some people are seeing a recovery from Medic update hit as a result on this new update.

GDPR Alert for sites blocking users

After GDPR restriction as per the European Law, it has come to notice that some websites are blocking users from viewing content because of the GDPR. Google has hinted of removing such websites from the search results because of poor user experience.

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Such websites are included in the search index because Google crawls websites from the United States, and Googlebots in the US sees these results. If Googlebot crawled such from Europe then it will not see such results. Either way, inability to access websites that are included in the search results is a bad user experience.

It may be viable for US-based sites to not invest in making their website to comply with GDPR, but it is still unclear how Google will deal with such sites.

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