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This should be fun! New Google Penguin is "Real-time"
(ie. We ain't gonna say more ---- about updates. LOL.)

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CTR Ranking Factor Confirmed by Google Rep.

I can't help but wonder if this is a slip up. While many of us have observed that CTR does appear to be a ranking factor, we've not had much in the way of confirmation on this. In fact I've asked John Mueller about it several times and was told that it has been used only more generally to confirm the overall quality of search results.

However recently there have been increased hints at its significance & other user related signals (ie. dwell time), for example with increased focus on algorithmic learning from (among other things) user behavior. Anyway, it's interesting to see this specifically being referenced now.

h/t +Mark Traphagen 

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Google Rep: Click History Is Ranking Factor in Local Search

While most SEOs believe that Google must look at click behavior on search results as a ranking factor, Google has never publicly confirmed that this is the case.

Until now. At least for local results.

In a Google My Business forum post this week, Google staffer Rahul J included the history of how often a result had been clicked as one of the factor affecting visibility of a local buisness listing on Google.

See the post at https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Enhance-Your-Presence/How-do-you-optimize-your-Google-My-Business-listing/m-p/486004#
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Just Updated statement :  In the past how many times its been clicked on the basis of relevance, prominence and distance
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Google releases new Search Quality Rating Guidelines.

 
We've put an updated version of our Search Quality Rating Guidelines online. If you're a search-geek, this is going to be interesting reading material tonight :)

As mentioned in the blog post, these are for evaluators who assess the quality of Google’s search results—give us feedback on our experiments. Ratings from evaluators do not determine individual site rankings, but are used help us understand our experiments. The evaluators base their ratings on guidelines we give them; the guidelines reflect what Google thinks search users want. 
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Search Console Now Shows Severity of Blocked Resources
 
Search Console now shows the estimated severity of blocked resources with the Fetch & Render tool. Embedded content (like images, scripts, CSS files, etc) sometimes plays a big role in how Google's able to render & index a page for search.

The Blocked Resources report ( http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2015/03/unblocking-resources-with-webmaster.html ) gives you a bigger picture of the embedded content that's blocked (on your site, or on other people's sites -- which can be just as critical!), and it's a great way to start drilling down into this issue.

To check an individual page, you can use the Fetch and Render tool ( https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6066468 ) to see how Googlebot is able to view a page, and compare it to how a user might see the page. We've extended this tool to give you a rough idea of the severity, approximately how much of a page is affected. 

Why is this an issue at all, why can't Google be happy with just HTML anymore? For one, if your site is mobile-friendly, we'd like to recognize that. Also, some sites use embedded content to pull in additional information that we'd love to show that site for. For example, if you're using an API to pull in and display your business' branches + opening hours, we'd love to use that to send people your way... but we can only do that if we can see that content.
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Be careful with your mobile redirects, worth checking on

Whether you've set up potentially questionable mobile redirects on your site or not, this would be good for some to review, as it's sometimes possible you do not realize what's going on there.

#MobileFriendly   #SEO  
 
Make sure your mobile users are not sneakily redirected to unrelated content when they click on your site in search results. It can sometimes be a violation of our Google Webmaster Guidelines and something we take manual action on.

Learn how to identify and get rid of those redirects over on our blog → http://goo.gl/B8ELS7
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That is why i have the same content on desktop or mobile devices. :)
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Check that you've setup the right user-agents in more complex robots.txt files


#robotstxt #SEO #ns 
 
If you have a well-crafted & complex robots.txt file (e.g., longer than two lines), keep in mind that Applebot will follow Googlebot directives unless you explicitly set up a user-agent section for it. I'm not aware of other crawlers doing something similar, so I thought it would be worth sharing.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204683


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Another interesting Google algorithm update analysis.

While there are many unknowns when analyzing algorithm updates (ie. how many updates are happening at the same time, etc.), I think our curiosity still gets the better of us & I always find +Glenn Gabe's analysis to be especially interesting.

#SEO #Update #ns
 
Analysis & Findings From the November 19, 2015 Google Algorithm Update (And Its Connection With Phantom 2 from May) #seo

I provided everything I know about the 11/19/15 algorithm update, its connection with Phantom (& previous updates like the 2/5 update and the September updates.) You should check it out. :) 
A funny thing happened as I was finishing my last blog post about Google’s unconfirmed algorithm updates in 2015. I was getting ready to publish the post
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Google Webmasters new #Spotlight  *Series*
 
New #spotlight series: Join us Wednesdays as we interview our Google Webmasters team members around the world

Googlebot's a busy one—but there are many others on our team working hard to keep webmasters like you supported, educated and updated. Starting next Wednesday, get to know the members of our Google Webmasters team as we share with you why we love what we do, what we think the webmaster community must know, and how we spend our time offline (yes, we unplug too!).
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Tip of the day: don't put a noindex on your homepage. 

In particular, if you have a language/country selector page, make sure to follow the tips on http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2014/05/creating-right-homepage-for-your.html instead of noindexing your homepage. Handling international homepages isn't trivial, even big sites get it wrong; double-check your setup!
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Google Updates Mobile-friendly Algorithm
 
An update to the mobile-friendly algorithm

Starting today, pages with an app install interstitial that hide a significant amount of content on the transition from the search result page won’t be considered mobile-friendly .

Instead of full page interstitials, we recommend that webmasters use more user-friendly formats such as app install banners. We hope that this change will make it easier for searchers to see the content of the pages they are looking for.

Happy searching!
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