Over the past month we had a very volatile Google search ranking landscape. The whole month, the rankings and algorithms seemed to have not kept still at all. It wasn’t a massive update in my opinion, but the shuffles have kept the SEO community unnerved.
Outside of that, Google told us they may release the mobile first index in batches and they have no plans to release a sandbox preview of it. Google warned us not to guest blogging for links, again. They also said there is a difference between links from spammy sites and unnatural links.
Google officially dropped support for using DMOZ descriptions in the search results. We also had a ton of user interface tests. It has been a busy month.
The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread is still chattering about the ranking changes in Google.
Here are the important stories over the past month: Google Algorithms & Updates:
Google Search Console:
Google Local & Maps:
Google User Interface Tests:
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.
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Author: firstname.lastname@example.org (Barry Schwartz)