Showing posts with label Google Algorithms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Algorithms. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Yesterday on Twitter, John Mueller of Google said that it is always good fixing known issues with your website. Be it a technical issue, spelling mistake in content, or any other error. He also added to this, Google does not count your typos and spelling mistakes.

This is what exactly he wrote, “It's always good to fix known issues with a site, but Google's not going to count your typsos.”

What is he trying to Say?

Is Content Quality not a strong ranking signal for Google? Is this what he is trying to convey? If yes, then thin content domains would rank higher than websites having good quality content. In some cases, I have seen domains with thin content ranking higher than domains with high-quality content. I use to wonder, why it is so, but now this can be one of the reasons for the domain ranking higher in search results.

Is it ok to have Typos and Spelling Mistakes?

So now everyone must be having the same question, is it ok to have typos and spelling mistakes in your content? The answer to this can be If you are just looking for search engine ranking perspective than having spelling mistakes and typos will not harm you. But, If you are concerned about your readers then it will definitely have a great impact on them. Having spelling mistakes and typos will showcase you as an unprofessional to your readers. I personally would not recommend you to attempt this error.

My opinion on this front would be, fix all the typos and spelling mistakes on your website, not just for search engine rankings but mainly for user experience (your readers). In order to increase the quality of your content and blog posts, you can read my previous post where I have shared few free tools that can enhance your productivity. This activity will definitely help you succeed in the long run.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Was there an algorithm update yesterday i.e. on 24th May 2018? Nothing official yet, but there were many chatters going on in the BlackhatWorld and WebmasterWorld. A few days back, around 17th May 2018, there were more fluctuations reported by most of the tracking tools.

The discussion started yesterday in the forums, report that the fluctuations are intermittent. Many of them have seen their rankings jumping here and there in a very short period of time. Many webmasters believe that this can be a Google dance or a small data refresh. Now one is still confident about this update.

Below I have highlighted few discussions going on in the forum threads.
We're seeing a completely different set of results today. Much more like the results from 3 months ago... more tweaks?

More oddball traffic patterns...three days in a row, one conversion at 7 am +/- 15min...then nothing the rest of the day. Traffic coming in drip fashion again, same old same old. Referral spam is rampant.

To me it looks a bit like they reversed the update they did in early March, the sites I see dropping are the sites that went up in early March and now returned to the "old" positions.

The Yoast issue isn't related to these drops, it's certainly not helpful, but non-Wordpress sites were affected the same way at about the same time. Would be nice if the solution would be that easy, but unfortunately, it isn't for sure. 
Some are speculating that it may be because of the Yoast SEO plugin bug while others are of the opinion that Google has updated its algorithm. Still, there are very few chatters on this, so it’s hard to conclude anything.

Below I have shared the screenshots of the tracking tools.







The above monitoring tools have reported a spike in the volatility of SERP’s, but still nothing official yet. So if you also report any fluctuations in your search engine rankings, plz share it with us using the below comment box. I will also be tracking it and sharing real-time updates with you all.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

google algorithm update
Hi Friends, It’s been a long time I have published any post on my blog. Actually was caught up with a busy and hectic work schedule. So was not able to share any views or updates here.

Yesterday I noticed that there was an immense chatter in the webmaster forum with regards to a possible google search raking or algorithm update. But no one was confident enough that it was a specific algorithm change or it was because of the change in interface. Hence the thread was flooded with a lot of different queries. 

There was no confirmation from Google that there was anything new that they are pushing in their algorithms. The only thing Google comments nowadays is that “They are making changes in their algorithm in real time, and they are continuously working hard to improve the search experience of a user by updating their search algorithms.” 

No changes in the “Weather” have been reported by any of the automated Google tracking tools for this changes in the search rankings. Maybe in a day or a two we can see some changes in the Google tracking tools “Weather Report”. 

Also nothing major has been seen in the Google forums regarding these changes, but still there is a chatter in SEO and webmaster forums regarding the ranking fluctuations. Below I have listed few mentions regarding this chatter tracked in the webmaster forum. 

“Seeing two sets of results. One obviously one better than the other. 
Bad set: traffic about 5% no user action, no transactions, bounce 100% good result: normal traffic, user action, bounce at 30%, normal sales” 
“I'm seeing a few drop in visitors on my site. Might be it has something to do with this update or else.” 
“Whatever they did but today we have a drop of 50% right now with bounce at 99%.” 

If you also have anything specific to share about this, feel free to drop your valuable inputs in the below comment box. I will be keeping track on this and shall cover all important updates regarding this chatter in my next post. 

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