On the 3rd of December, Google announced that a new core update is rolling out. This December 2020 core update is the third one this year, the first one was the January 2020 core update and the second one was May 2020 core update. The roll-out Google said “the December 2020 Core Update is now rolling outlive. As is typical with these updates, it will typically take about one to two weeks to fully roll out.” This was a global update, like all core updates, and was not unique to any area, language, or web site category. It’s a classic “broad-core update” that Google releases every few months or so. In this case, it was the longest stretch since the confirmed large core update, which took just under seven months, as compared to the usual three-month period. This December 2020 update On December 16, Google finished rolling out the Google December 2020 Core Update. As previously mentioned, it began on December 3rd at around 1 pm ET and took 13 days to roll out entirely, which is just about the two-week timeline that Google gave us for the core update rollouts. Here’s the announcement from Google that it’s rolled out: It was an atypical core update and it seems to be a big and substantial one. We have monitored a huge spike in volatility on a number of sites on December 4th, the day after the update began rolling out. Then another set of fluctuations on the 10th of December,…
The Future of AMP – Further expansion in 2020 It’s business as usual with Google as we approach the end of the year, even though there have been a lot of recent changes that have caught everyone in the industry off guard. Looks like user experience is still a top priority for the company going forward, as shown by their latest updates overall. It’s clear that the tech giant is steady on the path to simplify a lot of the mechanics used by digital businesses, aiming to establish good practises and create user-first experiences across the board. In retrospect, perhaps the biggest move in that direction was the release of Accelerated Mobile Pages a few years back. So, with the same trend likely to continue into 2020 and beyond, we thought an updated guide on AMP was due.
On May 4th, Google announced its second for this year major algorithm update. It has been rolling out for almost two weeks now, and by the end of this week the so-called ‘May 2020 Core Update’ should fully be released globally. Similar to the previous Google January 2020 Core Update, it’s a large change to the search engine’s algorithm that already has a big impact on a lot of sites out there. Our observations so far are that this broad core algorithm update resulted in a highly visible effect across search results worldwide. That is why the timing Google chose to roll out its update was harshly criticized by many website owners and SEO experts around the globe. Due to the current pandemic situation, it’s been already tough enough for online businesses to sustain. Let alone, dealing with traffic drops, which for many led to a decline in sales and revenue loss. Let have a look at some more detailed information on the May 2020 Update and what the digital publishing industry should expect from it. How has the Google algorithm changed? It has become a tradition for Google to announce its core updates, however, the policy is to not reveal what exactly has changed in the search algorithm and how it will affect the search rankings. Shortly after the update was announced, John Mueller, the Senior Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google was asked on Twitter to provide more details about the May update. His statement was frank and referring…
A couple of weeks ago, Google rolled out another significant update affecting the first page of search results. The update happened quickly, 100% globally and from now on webpages with featured snippets will not appear twice on the first page. So, what does all this mean for digital publishers?
Nowadays, publishers understand that SEO matters, as they are competing for higher ranking, audience and web traffic. Even more so, as their monetization strategy is heavily depending on both, their traffic and user engagement. It’s а well-known fact that to rank high and to ensure great visibility of your website and web pages, you need to be flexible, creative and well-informed about SEO. We will take a closer look at two of the main ranking factors and what publishers need to know about them. We’ll try to summarise and provide you with actionable SEO insights in regards to content and link management. So, let’s jump into it.
In the last few months, Google has released several algorithm updates and we are reading a lot on the topic lately. Most of us are trying to figure out how it will affect our day-to-day work. What its reflection will be on the digital advertising industry and mainly, how it will impact publishers and their website traffic, consequentially their revenue. Well, don’t worry, it is not as crazy as it looks. We will try to summarize and simplify it in the next few paragraphs.