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Category: Google Algorithm Updates

The August 1st 2018 core Google update and a story of recovery

October 7, 2018

On August the 1st Google launched a broad core algorithmic update nicknamed the ‘Medic Update’.   Whilst there’s been a lot of opinion about what the August 1st update might have been related to, very few have written about recovery and the correlation of recovery. We believe this approach, can better help with understanding causation […]

Content Order, Footers and Rankings in a Mobile First Indexing World

April 1, 2018

At the recent Pubcon event in Austin, Gary Illyes stated that content order does impact your rankings and that if you ever decide to move your content to the footer then it’s likely that it won’t rank very well. Some SEOs were wondering why Gary had mentioned this again at Pubcon – content placement being […]

March 2018: How to get ready for Google’s Mobile First Index

March 1, 2018

Gary Illyes, one of Google’s Webmaster Trends Analysts, confirmed at the recent 2018 Pubcon conference in Austin, Texas that the much-anticipated Mobile First Index (MFI) will be rolling out imminently, most likely within the next few weeks. So are you ready for the changes ahead? What will the Mobile First Index mean for your website? […]

How to Make Sense of the New PageSpeed Insights

January 20, 2018

Google Update PageSpeed Insights – A Review of the New Features Google announced speed as a ranking factor, albeit a minor one, almost a decade ago and it’s therefore critical for publishers to understand what Google’s view of speed looks like. We’ve therefore taken a great interest when Google recently announced an updated  PageSpeed Insights Tool – […]

Venice: The biggest Google update you’ve probably never heard of

September 22, 2016

Almost half a decade ago we saw Google release one of its biggest algorithmic updates yet. Surprisingly, very few SEO professionals took notice, as they focused their attention on the stream of updates that came out at the same time, including Panda 3.3. The Google Venice update slipped under the industry’s radar, and with it, […]