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    Google will keep in secret the number of search quality algorithms

    Oct 08/2017

    How many search quality algorithms does Google use? This question was put to the John Mueller, the company’s employee during the last video conference with webmasters.
    The question was:
    "When you mention Google's quality algorithm, how many algorithms do you use?"
    Mueller responded the following:
    "Usually we do not talk about how many algorithms we use. We publicly state that we have 200 factors when it comes to scanning, indexing and ranking.
    Generally, the number of algorithms is a casual number. For instance, one algorithm can be used to display a letter on the search results page. Therefore, we believe that counting the exact number of algorithms that Google uses is not something that is really useful [for optimizers].
    From this point of view, I can’t tell you how many algorithms are involved in Google search."

    Gary Illyes shares his point of view on how important referential audit is

    Oct 08/2017

    At the Brighton SEO event that took place last week, Google rep called Gary Illyes shared his opinion about the importance of auditing the website's link profile. This information was reported by Jennifer Slagg in the TheSEMPost blog.
    Since Google Penguin was modified into real-time update and started ignoring spam links instead of imposing sanctions on websites, this has led to a decrease of the value of auditing external links.
    According to Gary Illyes, auditing of links is not necessary for all websites at the present moment.
    "I talked to a lot of SEO specialists from big enterprises about their business and their answers differed. These companies have different opinions on the reason why they reject links.
    I don't think that helding too many audits makes sense, because, as you noted, we successfully ignore the links, and if we see that the links are of an organic nature, it is highly unlikely that we will apply manual sanctions to a website.
    In case your links are ignored by the "Penguin", there is nothing to worry about.
    I've got my own website, which receives about 100,000 visits a week. I have it for 4 years already and I do not have a file named Disavow. I do not even know who is referring to me.
    Thus, in the case when before a website owner was engaged in buying links or using other prohibited methods of link building, then conducting an audit of the reference profile and rejecting unnatural links is necessary in order to avoid future manual sanctions. It is important to remember that rejecting links can lead to a decrease in resource positions in the global search results, since many webmasters often reject links that actually help the website, rather than doing any harm to it.
    Therefore, referential audits are needed if there were any violations in the history of the resource. They are not necessary for many website owners and it is better to spend this time on improving the website itself, says Slagg.

    Googlebot still refuses to scan HTTP/2

    Oct 08/2017

    During the last video conference with webmasters Google rep called John Mueller said that Googlebot still refrains to scan HTTP.
    The reason is that the crawler already scans the content that fast, so the benefits that the browser receives (web pages loading time is decreased) are not that important.
    "No, at the moment we do not scan HTTP / 2. We are still investigating what we can do about it. In general, the difficult part is that Googlebot is not a browser, so it does not get the same speed effects that are observed within a browser when implementing HTTP / 2. We can cache data and make requests in a different way than a regular browser. Therefore, we do not see the full benefits of scanning HTTP / 2.
    But with more websites implementing push notification feature, Googlebot developers are on the point of adding support for HTTP in future.”
    It should be recalled that in April 2016, John Mueller said that the use of the HTTP / 2 protocol on the website does not directly affect the ranking in Google, but it improves the experience of users due to faster loading speed of the pages. Therefore, if you have a change, it is recommended to move to this protocol.

    Google does not check all spam reports in manual mode

    Oct 08/2017

    Google employee named John Mueller stated that the search team does not check all spam reports manually during the last video conference with webmasters.
    The question to Mueller was the following:
    "Some time ago we sent a report on a spam, but still have not seen any changes. Do you check each and every report manually?"
    The answer was:
    No, we do not check all spam reports manually. "
    Later Mueller added:
    "We are trying to determine which reports about spam have the greatest impact, it is on them that we focus our attention and it is their anti-spam team that checks manually, processes and, if necessary, applies manual sanctions. Most of the other reports that come to us is just information that we collect and can use to improve our algorithms in the future. At the same time, he noted that small reports about violations of one page scale are less prioritized for Google. But when this information can be applied to a number of pages, these reports become more valuable and are prior to be checked.
    As for the report processing time, it takes some considerable time. As Mueller explained, taking measures may take "some time", but not a day or two.
    It should be recalled that in 2016, Google received about 35 thousand messages about spam from users every month. About 65% of all the reports led to manual sanctions.

    Google tests a new format for price extension in Product Listing Ads

    Aug 04/2017

    Merkle agency specialists noticed that Google is testing a new format for price expansion in product listings.
    Testers put the product price, which is shown at a discount, and the crossed-out original price on the right side. As a result, users immediately see that the product participates in the promotion. Testing is carried out in the mobile and desktop Google versions.
    As noted in Merkle, this format of displaying information about the discount allows you to save space in the ad and show other extensions (free delivery, product rating). In addition, it helps to increase CTR ads and highlight company offers among competitors' ads.
    Testing is conducted on a limited scale. Google representative said to the Merkle Company that they are constantly testing various formats to give users the most useful information.

    The Italian authorities fines WhatsApp for $ 3 million euros

    July 11/2017

    The Italian Antimonopoly Authority fined WhatsApp service developers for 3 million euros. This information was reported reported by Reuters.
    According to the agency, WhatsApp imposed conditions on the users that obliged them to agree to data transfer to Facebook parent company. In particular, they were persuaded that without agreeing on this they would not be able to continue using the service.
    The WhatsApp press service commented on this situation the following way: "We are considering this decision and preparing a response to the authorities."
    The supervisory authorities of all EU countries demanded that WhatsApp last year to suspend the transfer of Facebook data because of users’ doubts' in agreeing on the conditions.
    The fact that WhatsApp will open Facebook access to the user base became known in August 2016.

    Google intends to improve the interaction of a person with AI

    July 25/2017

    Google announced the launch of a new research project, which goal is to study and improve the interaction between artificial intelligence (AI) and human beings. The phenomenon was named PAIR.
    At the moment, the program involves 12 people who will work together with Google employees in different product groups. The project also involves external experts: Brendan Meade, a professor of Harvard University and, Hol Abelson, a professor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    The research that will be carried out within the framework of the project is aimed at improving the user interface of "smart" components in Google services.
    Scientists will study the problems affecting all participants in the supply chain: starting from programmers creating algorithms to professionals who use (or will soon be using) specialized AI tools. Google wants to make AI-solutions user-friendly and understandable to them.
    As part of the project, Google also opened the source code for two tools: Facets Overview and Facets Dive. Programmers will be able to check the data sets for machine learning for possible problems using the tools mentioned. For instance, an insufficient sample size.

    Google uses ccTLD for geotargeting and Search Console settings

    July 25/2017

    John Mueller, Google spokesman described the way the search engine targets search results for users living in different regions of the globe.
    According to Mueller, geographic targeting uses factors such as ccTLDs or Search Console settings.
    For geotargeting we use mostly the ccTLD or search console setting, so place the server.
    — John ☆.o(≧▽≦)o.☆ (@JohnMu) July 7, 2017
    Earlier Google analyzed the server location determining the region where the website should be ranked best. Apparently, now this factor is not counted.

    Google is speeding up the mobile pages in the ranking

    June 17/2017

    Google is changing its approach to assessing the speed of page loading. In the near future, the ranking will take into account the speed of mobile pages and not desktop. This was reported by the Goole search representative Gary Illyes at the SMX Advanced 2017 conference.
    As you know, at the moment Google measures only the loading speed of the desktop pages. These data are used both in desktop ranking and mobile.
    However, mobile speed is more important for Google. Therefore, it was decided to make changes to the search algorithm. This approach is already under consideration.
    Illyes also stressed upon the fact that Google will actively inform webmasters about any changes before launching the mobile-first index. So not to make a surprise for specialists.
    Earlier it was reported that Google has not been planning to take into account the downloading speed for mobile pages in the ranking.

    Google My Business has added a tool for website creation

    June 17/2017

    Google My Business has launched a new tool using which users will be able to create a free business card website for their company.
    You need to verify ownership of the company page in My Business to access the tool. The data and photos placed on it will be used to create the website. The website appearance can be configured, and its contents supplemented.
    If you change the company’ data, the website will be automatically updated. In addition, it will be optimized for cross-platform devices.
    Having created a website you can publish it immediately or do that later.
    A window that offers you to create a website appears after the confirmation of the company page. This function is also available in the "Website" menu.
    For more information about this feature see the Help Center.
    According to Google, 60% of small businesses do not have their own website. With the help of a new tool they will be able to create them.

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