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HTMLBasicTutor 08-01-2018 07:10 AM

Official Google Update Thread - August 2018
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Do you have a speculation about when Google will update?
  • Do you think there has been a backlinks update?
  • Do you think there has been a PR update?
  • Are you seeing Google fluctuations?
  • Do you think there has been an algorithm update?

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HTMLBasicTutor 08-01-2018 07:15 AM

Algorithm August 1st Update Rolling Out
Starting off August with a bang:

...looks like there is a big update just starting to happen in the Google search results this morning. It is super early but based on the initial chatter I am seeing within the SEO community, this one might be a very big one. It is so early that most of the tracking tools aren't even picking it up yet. But the chatter within the community looks to me that this might be a big Google search update.

Why big? Just based on the number of posts and what they are saying within a short time period. It can be some weird Google bug or it can be a new algorithm update that is causing a shift in the core rankings in Google...
Google Search Algorithm August 1st Update Rolling Out Now; Might Be A Big One
Search Engine Roundtable Aug 1, 2018

HTMLBasicTutor 08-02-2018 08:08 AM

August 1 Update Confirmed by Google
Danny Sullivan confirmed the update on Twitter:

This week we released a broad core algorithm update, as we do several times per year. Our guidance about such updates remains the same as in March, as we covered here:

As with any update, some sites may note drops or gains. There’s nothing wrong with pages that may now perform less well. Instead, it’s that changes to our systems are benefiting pages that were previously under-rewarded....

Danny Sullivan a.k.a. Google SearchLiaison on Twitter
9:22 AM - 1 Aug 2018

Barry Schwartz has an extensive article What Google & SEOs Are Saying On The August 1st Algorithm Update on the update and SEOs reaction. He also has a survey: Survey: Tell Us How You Were Impacted By The Google August 1st Update

HTMLBasicTutor 08-05-2018 07:56 PM

Update Still Rolling Out
The August 2018 update is still rolling out:

... Google has confirmed that the algo update is still rolling out.

Danny Sullivan from Google has confirmed that the latest update is still rolling out. This isn’t unusual, Google’s algo updates usually take anywhere from a few days or even a week or two to fully roll out in the search results.

Sullivan also confirmed that the algo update will not finish rolling out until the middle of next week, so we will see fluctuations in the search results from this core algo change until then...
Google’s Latest Core Algo Update Still Rolling Out
The SEM Post - August 3, 2018

Have you been affected by this? My sites haven't. Traffic steady. :)

HTMLBasicTutor 08-06-2018 09:08 AM

Notice any changes over the weekend?

...over the weekend it was pretty heavy and but I think it might be starting to slow down in terms of the fluctuations webmasters are noticing. I honestly think this is one of the biggest algorithm shifts we've seen from Google in probably close to over a year. In any event, it does seem, at least over the past 24 hours, to have been starting to slow down...
Google Core Algorithm Update Roll Out Slowing Down
Barry Schwartz - Aug 6, 2018

HTMLBasicTutor 08-15-2018 06:54 AM

Originally Barry thought the update just affected medical sites but Danny Sullivan clarified:

It's a broad core update which means it is involving all searches.
10:52 AM - 14 Aug 2018

HTMLBasicTutor 08-17-2018 06:07 AM

Key takeaways from Google’s latest algorithm update
Thoughts on the latest update from Daniel Tannenbaum

Which SEO techniques were penalized and rewarded?

Whilst Google has not disclosed much information on the features of this algorithm update, the SEO forums and communities have been exchanging their thoughts and have highlighted the following factors:
◾Mobile first-index
◾Content and on-site linking
◾Site speed.
Key takeaways from Google’s latest algorithm update

Brandon Sheley 08-17-2018 05:33 PM

This update has mostly affected YMYL (Your Money or Your Life) sites.
Many sites in the diet, nutrition and medical device niches were greatly affected.
Many large changes with multiple locations across the country appear to have dropped in rankings in favor of smaller, locally based businesses.

HTMLBasicTutor 08-20-2018 07:37 AM

Update Was Not Designed To Target YMYL Or Health Sites
Right from Google:

Gary Illyes said while on stage at the Search Masters Brazil that the Google Medic update, the core search algorithm update on August 1st, was not designed to target YMYL types of web sites. Pedro Dias, who posted this on Twitter, said he said " It was just a happy coincidence that it also impacted sites in that vertical."...
Google: Google's Medic Update Was Not Designed To Target YMYL Or Health Sites
Aug 20, 2018

HTMLBasicTutor 08-24-2018 06:46 AM

Update Starting On August 22
Anyone notice this new update?

There is new chatter and signals that there may be a Google search algorithm update starting around Wednesday, August 22nd and continuing throughout today. The chatter is not as significant within the SEO community as with the Google Medic Update but many of the tools are showing signs of an Google update too....
Google Search Algorithm Update Starting On August 22
Aug 24, 2018 - Search Engine Roundtable

HTMLBasicTutor 09-02-2018 12:02 AM

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