The “Don’t Panic” edition Paid Members Public
Stressed by poor Google News traffic? Scared that Apple is coming for your newsletters and AI for your job? Relax. It's not as bad as people claim…
SEO Update #3: agency death, Yandex growth and MOAR carousels Paid Members Public
A quick pre-Christmas round-up of the latest search news.
New Google update aims to prioritise original reporting over rapid writethroughs Paid Members Public
Big news from Google: it's tweaked its algorithms to prioritise original reporting - and to display it for longer.
Google's Top Stories algorithm is failing to detect authoritative sources Paid Members Public
This is a pretty significant Google algorithm fail: > Also, apparently Google is putting 4chan threads in their top story unit now? So, the number one hit for his name is a /pol/ thread. pic.twitter.com/OYwW6pbWvy [https://t.co/OYwW6pbWvy] — Ryan Broderick (@broderick) October 2, 2017 [https://twitter.com/
Google tightening up First Click Free Paid Members Public
Google is making changes to its “first click free” system [http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/first-click-free-update.html] : > In 2009, we updated the FCF policy to allow a limit of five articles per day, in order to protect publishers who felt some users were abusing the spirit of this
Gamification the dumb…err…Google way Paid Members Public
Beautiful summary: > Google News US has launched collectable badges for reading news stories [http://googlenewsblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/shareable-google-news-badges-for-your.html] . This is stupid. Mary has provided plenty of more detailed reasons why it’s stupid [http://maryhamilton.co.uk/2011/08/google-news-doing-gamification-wrong/], too. Another example of Google jumping on