Search News – SEO Newsletter – 5/08/18

Search News – SEO Newsletter – 5/08/18

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Google confirms broad search algorithm update is rolling out

There is no “fix” if your website was hurt by this last Google update, Google says. But at least you know there was indeed a Google update that may have impacted your website in a good or bad way.

What Google & SEOs Are Saying On The August 1st Algorithm Update

Here is a recap of how Google and SEOs are talking about the big Google broad core algorithm update on August 1st. In short, Google is saying there is nothing specific to fix on your site and SEOs are sharing positive and negative rankings.

Google Says Raters Guidelines is Key to Broad Core Update by @martinibuster

Google offers guidance that Quality Raters Guidelines is key to ranking better in Broad Core Update. The post-Google Says Raters Guidelines is Key to Broad Core Update by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Google Expands Featured Snippet by @martinibuster

Google’s Featured Snippets expands the Google Suggest functions. Impacts how users navigate to websites. The post-Google Expands Featured Snippet by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Google to Add Q&A, FAQ, and How-To Features in Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google recently previewed three new features coming to search results dedicated to Q&A, FAQ, and how-to content. The post-Google to Add Q&A, FAQ, and How-To Features in Search Results.

Google Rolls Out New Markup for Displaying Data Tables in Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google has introduced a new type of schema markup for displaying data tables directly in search results. This markup is intended to be utilized in news articles by data journalists.

Bing Webmaster Tools Now Supports JSON-LD by @MattGSouthern

Users can now validate their JSON-LD implementation by logging into Bing Webmaster Tools and using the Markup Validator. The post-Bing Webmaster Tools Now Supports JSON-LD.

Google’s ‘Speed Update’ Has Minimal Impact on Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google’s latest mobile search algorithm update, called the “Speed Update,” has reportedly had little-to-no impact on search results. The post-Google’s ‘Speed Update’ Has Minimal Impact on Search Results.

Google to yank advertisers’ option to exclude all mobile apps from display campaigns

It will not be possible to use adsenseformobileapps.com or other controls to keep mobile Display ads from showing on all apps, including interstitial ads. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

SearchCap: Google adds dataset schema, Bing maps update, HTTP status code guide & more

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Google search adds dataset schema support to search results Jul 31, 2018, by Barry Schwartz.

SearchCap: Bing Ads rolls out new bidding strategies & more

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Bing Ads rolls out Target CPA & Maximize Conversions bidding strategies Jul 30, 2018.

SearchCap: Google algorithm update, survey says SEO not popular, Bing guide & more

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: The ultimate guide to using Bing Webmaster Tools.

The Future of SEO Has Never Been Clearer (nor more ignored)

I can’t recall a time over the past fifteen years where the next five years in the world of search engines and SEO seemed as clear and obvious as they do today.

 

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