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    Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update On October 26th

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Oct 27, 2021
    There may have been a Google search ranking algorithm update on the smaller side on or around October 26th. There was both some limited chatter on that day, limited in that is was more than the norm but less than a huge update. And many of the tools showed elevated volatility on or around October 26th.

    Google Search Console API Gains Discover & Google News Data With Regex Support

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Oct 26, 2021
    Google added to the Search Console Search Analytics API Discover and Google News data that it added to the web interface earlier this year. Google also added support for Regex with the query and page dimensions.

    Google Updates Search Quality Raters Guidelines On October 19th

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Oct 20, 2021
    After over a year of not having an update on the Google Search Quality Raters Guidelines - Google made several updates to the document yesterday, October 19, 2021. The last update was just over a year ago on October 14, 2020. The document this time around went from 175 pages to 172 pages - so it was trimmed down a bit.

    Possible Google Search Algorithm Ranking Update October 15th - October 18th

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Oct 18, 2021
    I lead with I am sorry for yet reporting on another Google search ranking algorithm update - another unconfirmed one. But like I said on Friday, there seemed to be one ticking up and it seems Google did have some fluctuations from October 15th through today and the chatter in the SEO community supports it this time.

    Was There A Google Search Update This Week? Mixed Signals Maybe Triggered From UI Changes?

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Oct 15, 2021
    Over the past few days the Google search tracking tools, some of them, showed huge spikes in changes in the Google search results. Some did not, many did. The chatter didn't really match the spikes. So many are asking me if there was an update? I am note sure, I think the tools may have been triggered by some UI changes.

    Yet Another Google Weekend Search Ranking Algorithm Update...

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Oct 11, 2021
    At some point, I should just report when there is not a Google search ranking update on the weekend. Because it seems like every weekend the tracking tools spike and the SEO chatter increases around some sort of update. But why so often on the weekend?

    Possible Google Search Ranking Update On October 6th & 7th

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Oct 8, 2021
    There were some signs of a possible Google search ranking algorithm update that touched down on October 6th, spiked a bit more on October 7th and is fizzling out today, October 8th. The tools are not as insane as with this past weekends update but there is more chatter this time around.

    Google Hints It Will Penalize Interlinked Link Schemes?

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Oct 6, 2021
    Google's John Mueller posted a cryptic tweets this morning with a dark photo with the date, October 6, 2021 imprinted on an object. John's tweet says "A system of sites interlinked." To me, this says Google has claimed interlinked sites as a link strategy as dead as of October 6th - but John did not say much more.

    October 2021 Google Webmaster Report

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Oct 5, 2021
    This month, we had the big Google Search On event where Google touted how it will be using MUM in more places in Google Search, plus a bunch of other big announcements, so check that out. We also had several unconfirmed Google Search algorithm updates this past month. Google tweaked the title change to show your title tags more often but is it enough? Google said that it is moving away from talking about 200+ ranking signals going forward.

    Huge Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update On October 2nd & 3rd

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Oct 4, 2021
    I know I sound like a broken record but yet again, we have another unconfirmed Google search ranking algorithm update over the weekend. This one is off the charts, huge, massive, and all those fun adjectives, according to the tracking tools. The weekend chatter is not matching up with what the tools are showing, not yet at least.