Changing Content Dates Could Hurt You, Says Google’s Gary Illyes

Articles that have more recent dates listed next to their Google search result snippets may benefit from a higher click-through rate. However, even if an article clearly has a click-through rate, Google may not show the date. As content creators worry that their evergreen content could be overlooked due to an older publish date, they

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Sitewide Rankings Won’t Necessarily Be Boosted After Removing Low Quality Pages

For those SEOs who have long struggled with Panda issues, the dispute surrounding the removal of low-quality pages versus simply improving the content is a hot-button topic.   Gary Illyes shared his intelligence surrounding this debate. When asked if the removal of low-quality content would be a quick rankings fix, his answer revealed that that

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Questions Are Now Routed To Human Experts Via Bots Says Answer Engine 

While many of the “answer engines” from a few years ago are long gone, a few key players remain. One of these players, JustAnswer, is from the same Q&A phase that saw the creation of Yahoo Answers and Quora. These answer sites have long been used by users and brands alike to connect and discuss everything

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Google: Webmasters May Be Messaged With Mobile First Indexing Issues

Earlier this year, Google announced that their mobile first index would roll out in batches. Google has shared some new information this week regarding that rollout plan. Google shared that it is testing its mobile first index with a small percentage of users. This testing is targeted towards users who have equivalent desktop and mobile

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Security Bug Is Affiliated With Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages

UPDATE: From Google’s Malte Ubl, Google lead for the AMP project: Contrary to the claims in the story, we fixed this issue at the beginning of the year to make google.com/amp URLs safer. Now when our systems are uncertain whether a given URL is safe, we will show an interstitial informing the user that they

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