On May 4th, Google took to Twitter to announce the roll-out of a broad core algorithm update, named the May 2020 Core Update. As they mention in the tweet below, these updates occur every couple of months, with the last update being released in January of this year. The January algorithm update appeared to mainly […]
After announcing last year that mobile search has overtaken desktop, Google have now taken further steps to ensure a focus on mobile-friendly sites for those searching via mobile. While they have used responsiveness as a ranking signal on mobile searches since last year, from May they will be rolling out another update to increase the […]
Google’s primary concern is, of course, presenting their users with the best selection of webpages for the minimum of user effort. To do this Google’s algorithms need to be the best at determining the following:
Earlier this month, Google announced the launch of a new tool on Think With Google: Rising Retail Categories. This comes at a time when searches for flour, baking utensils, board games and face masks are at an all time high. As more people are now searching online due to being at home more, Google saw an […]
For indexing websites, Google’s web crawlers will now label sites ‘mobile friendly’ and they are also testing this as a ranking signal. So… Time to think mobile – if you haven’t already.
Having a Google Search Console account for your website is imperative. It is your opportunity to communicate directly with Google, where it is estimated that 70%+ of website searches start from. It is also the best place to start to get an accurate picture of not only how your website performs in search but any […]
Google announced in April that it would be allowing online merchants in the US to sell for free on Google, in a bid to help businesses connect with consumers during a difficult time for the retail industry. Now, the update seems to be rolling out to other countries too. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that […]
Here’s a summary of what the new guidelines ask for.
Once again, Google has been rolling out new changes to the search listings and results pages worldwide. This time, the focus is on deduplicating results on results pages showing Featured Snippets. Featured Snippets are much sought-after information boxes that show up at the top of some search results pages, usually containing the answer to a […]
Google has started to roll out a new update to its search results pages in the US, displaying a message to users to notify them when it is unable to provide high-quality search results which are relevant to their search query. Google works hard to provide the best search experience for its users, constantly updating […]
As we have stated previously on this blog – if you don’t want your ranking ultimately penalised then it’s now a ‘must’ that you have optimised your website for mobile devices.