Google Has a Penguin Date, Again

I don’t know about you, but I no longer care to pay attention to Penguin dates. Garry Illyes has been saying for a year that it’s very close. Well maybe it is, maybe it’s not.

But today here it is again! Read more

Google Update Chatter: September 2 Update Tweaked

I am seeing a lot of chatter of another Google update. I have noticed some movement on the keywords I am tracking too. Read more

Warner Bros. Sent DMCA to Google Against Some of Their Own Pages

Torrent Freak came out with an interesting story this weekend. They have stumbled upon a couple of interesting DMCA notices sent to Google by Vobile, Warner Bros.’s partner in going after copyright infringements. Read more

Did Google Just Run Penguin?

There is quite a buzz in SEO community as Google may have ended the long wait since Penguin 3.0. That was way back in October 2014. Is it Penguin, or just the newest expression of changes that we have seen so often in the last couple months? Read more

The Quality of Data We Get from Google Is Bad

There is a new thread on the Webmasterworld forum about the data quality we webmasters get from Google on various platforms. It’s the first article in a weekly series of moderator opinions. Read more

Google Mobile Algorithm Gets an Update

Google has announced today that they are going to roll out an update for their Mobile Algorithm in May. The algo was originally launched on April 21st, 2015 and it gave a ranking boost for mobile-friendly websites when the search is coming from a mobile device. Read more

Googlebot User Agent Is Changing For Smartphones

There is a new post on Google Webmaster Central blog about changing the user agent of Googlebot for smartphones. The most important change is basically removing iPhone and Safari, and adding Android and Chrome. Read more

Review Stars Disappeared in Google

Update 25 Feb: Looks like the star snippets are coming back. I have not seen any communication from Google of what caused the sudden drop. 

Barry Schwartz at SEOroundtable reported on Thursday that there was a big drop in the number of review star appearing in Google. And indeed, if you check Mozcast you can see that it dropped from 34.1 to 24.1 percent in the last three days. Read more