January 2020 Google Webmaster Report

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google New Years Update, Video Text To Speech Spam, Google’s Company Culture Failing?

Happy new years everyone, but there may have been a Google search algorithm update on New Years, I doubt it, but some think so. Google is aware of spammers using text-to-speech software to create video spam in Google search. Google said let’s put the voice search optimization fad to sleep already. Google posted a video … Read more Search Buzz Video Recap: Google New Years Update, Video Text To Speech Spam, Google’s Company Culture Failing?

Daily Search Forum Recap: January 3, 2020

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Search Buzz Video Recap: Google New Years Update, Video Text To Speech Spam, Google’s Company Culture Failing?Happy new years everyone, but there may have … Read more Daily Search Forum Recap: January 3, 2020

Google: Fewer Page Types Is Easier

Google’s John Mueller was asked by a webmaster if he should remove the mobile alternative pages since the site is now responsive. John Mueller said yes, saying “Fewer page types make things easier, so if you can migrate away from m-dot that seems like a good idea to me.” Giving Google fewer alternate copies of … Read more Google: Fewer Page Types Is Easier

Google Video Spam Through Text-To-Speech Technology

Roger Montti posted on Twitter that he is seeing more and more spammers using a technique to spam Google through videos. In short, the spammers would find the top ranking content, use text-to-speech software to create automated videos of the content, while using the featured image as the background to the video. Then those videos … Read more Google Video Spam Through Text-To-Speech Technology

Daily Search Forum Recap: December 31, 2019

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google: XML Sitemaps Are Mixed Up & Used As An Energy DrinkGoogle’s John Mueller said on Reddit that Google uses XML Sitemaps like an … Read more Daily Search Forum Recap: December 31, 2019

A Sunset View From The Google Irvine Office

Here is a photo I found on Instagram of a sunset looking out from the Google office building in Irvine, California. The person who posted this on Instagram wrote “beautiful sunset at work today” using his Pixel 4 camera. Google has some amazing offices around the world. This post is part of our daily Search … Read more A Sunset View From The Google Irvine Office

Google: E-A-T Less Important For E-Commerce Sites

Google’s John Mueller said in a video hangout this morning at the 53:52 mark into that video that E-A-T is less important for e-commerce sites. E-A-T is more focused on sites where “the type of information is critical for the user, where they really need to know that they get the right information there,” he … Read more Google: E-A-T Less Important For E-Commerce Sites

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Christmas Update, EAT E-Commerce, Local Updates, John Mueller & Matt Cutts

Happy Holidays and New Years – this week we covered a possible Google update that happened on Christmas – but I am not sure if it is real. The Google Analytics bug from December 16th won’t be fixed for another few weeks. Google said e-commerce sites do not have to worry as much about E-A-T. … Read more Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Christmas Update, EAT E-Commerce, Local Updates, John Mueller & Matt Cutts

Daily Search Forum Recap: December 27, 2019

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Christmas Update, EAT E-Commerce, Local Updates, John Mueller & Matt CuttsHappy Holidays and New Years – this week we … Read more Daily Search Forum Recap: December 27, 2019