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    Google: We Made Over 3,200 Changes With 654,680 Experiments In Search Last Year

    by rustybrick
    Jul 16, 2019 at 4:41 AM
    Although I am tired of Google saying they make thousands of changes per year to search, I do like when they release updated numbers here. Yesterday, Danny Sullivan from Google published a blog post saying Google made 3,200 changes to its search systems last year.

    Possible Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update July 11 & 12th?

    by rustybrick
    Jul 15, 2019 at 4:52 AM
    I am seeing some limited chatter within the SEO community about a Google algorithm update happening around July 11 and 12th. The chatter, to be honest, is not that huge but it is 100% more than normal. Plus the automated tracking tools are showing signs of an update as well.

    Like product management, but for home life

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Jul 12, 2019 at 1:19 PM
    In The Slackification of the American Home Taylor Lorenz and Joe Pinsker look at how some households are starting to operate more like businesses:

    Incorporating Trello, along with Gmail, into the Parker family’s life has been a godsend, in Tonya’s view. It streamlined family communication, helped keep everyone organized, and added a layer of accountability to tasks. Now, instead of wondering if her children forgot to do something, Parker says she can ask, “How are you doing on your...

    How to deal with uncertainty in product development: discovery and assumption mapping

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Jul 12, 2019 at 1:10 PM
    Philipp Krehl has a very thorough, practical article up on Mind the Product called Product Discovery or Product Delivery: How do you Decide? His main thesis is that figuring out when it’s safe to move to the build/delivery phase of a project is all about your level of certainty about the problem you’re solving. He proposes a simple rubric to calculate your comfort level with different product risks:

    If you and your team have marked every answer a 3 or below, it confirms that you have...

    How to Target Featured Snippet Opportunities — Best of Whiteboard Friday

    Jul 12, 2019 at 5:45 AM
    Give a warm, Mozzy welcome to Britney as she shares pro tips and examples of how we've been able to snag our own snippets using her methodology.

    Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription

    Today, we are going over targeting featured snippets, Part 2 of our featured snippets series. Super excited to dive into this....

    Most SEOs Say Site UX Can Impact Your Google Rankings

    by rustybrick
    Jul 11, 2019 at 5:38 AM
    Dejan posted a Twitter poll the other day and it received almost 600 responses from within the SEO community. The question was "Good UX impacts rankings." The responses available were "directly," "indirectly," or "neither."

    How to make accessibility part of the product development process

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:58 PM
    Shaun Juncal makes a compelling argument in Product Accessibility Shouldn’t Be an Afterthought:

    But addressing accessibility early and often—if not making it an ongoing pillar of product quality—is a best practice every product team should embrace. Accessibility enables the maximum number of potential users to engage with products, increasing the total addressable market and avoiding frustrated customers from getting tripped up on accessibility shortcomings. […]

    When a product...

    No one should ever get fired for doing something to help a user or create a better user experience

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:47 PM
    Ben Nadel proposes A Good Samaritan Law For Engineers At A Software As A Service (SaaS) Company:

    How can we instill in our people the unwavering conviction that they have the freedom to create a better user experience?

    One idea that popped into my head was to create a Good Samaritan Law For Engineers: an explicit promise by the company that no engineer will ever be fired for attempting to, in good faith, help a user or create a better user experience. And, I don’t mean as an...

    Prioritization, product stewardship, and the hardest part about being a product manager

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Jul 9, 2019
    I used to believe that effective prioritization is the hardest part about being a product manager. I don’t think that’s true any more. I now believe the hardest part about being a PM is that there is no way to shorten the time and dedication it takes to become your product and its industry’s most knowledgeable and empathic expert.

    But I kind of skipped over some things there. Let’s step back a bit. Realization 1: it’s not about prioritization

    If you put a bunch of product managers...

    Google Dropped Bing Discover Pages From Index But Was There Traffic Drop?

    by rustybrick
    Jul 9, 2019
    The SEO community is buzzing about how Google seems to have removed Bing's Discover section from the Google search results index. Edd Wilson tweeted about it on July 4th and then several sites picked it up. Bing Discover is a portal on Bing.com that had a lot of Google referral traffic.