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A full list of Marie Haynes Consulting's podcast episodes.

Helpful advice, tips and challenges to help you improve your website.

The SNYCU podcast is a weekly podcast dedicated to not only to inform you of current news in the search industry, but also to give you actionable tips, tutorials, and techniques that you can use to improve your website.

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Podcast Index

Most recent episode:

August 5, 2020:

Topics include two minor Google updates recently (most likely), using SEMRush to analyze Pinterest in the May core update, new info from Google on how comment quality can hurt or help your site, manual actions may be handled differently at Google now, local SEO: no significant updates and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 144


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Past Episodes

July 29, 2020:

Topics include a possible small update July 23, web stories, Page Speed info we learned from Martin Splitt and Eric Enge’s talk, important info for sites with ugc and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 143


July 22, 2020:

Topics include no significant algorithm updates this week, Google discover documentation updated to show that E-A-T is important, Google’s latest move to block content that contradicts scientific consensus, mobile first indexing deadline has been moved, site: issues at Google and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 142


July 15, 2020:

Topics include a possible small update July 6, 2020, new reference to E-A-T in Google’s documentation on Discover, image search drawing entity info from Knowledge Graph, what we learned from Sistrix’s study on CTR, should you disavow links from scraped articles and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 141


July 8, 2020:

Topics include detailed discussion on the June 22/23 “government” update, the Rich Results tool is replacing the Structured data testing tool (and SEOs are not happy about it), clarification from Google on what happens when you file a spam report, we learned a LOT from Bing’s updated webmaster guidelines, Google may be making more changes to affect sites with self serving reviews and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 140


June 30, 2020:

Topics include possible update June 22/23 promoting authoritative sites, Google updates their How Search Works documentation, more on Google’s free product listings, how to leverage your competitors’ scroll to text results, can irrelevant links hurt you and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 139


June 24, 2020:

Topics include possible Google update June 23, Google glitch with indexing Disqus comments, How To Schema producing rich results again, why did this site see no uplift after building 109 links through HARO and other methods, could Google be selectively choosing which links to pass PageRank through, and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 138


June 17, 2020:

Topics include June 7-9 algorithm turbulence, another hint from Google that might explain why you’re struggling to get content indexed, more from Google on the nofollow changes, recent manual action removals at MHC, how to monitor performance of Recipe Structured Data and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 137


June 10, 2020:

Topics include a possible algorithm update today, what does it mean now that Prabhacker Raghavan is the new head of search at Google, what we learned from the Google webspam report
Google is now highlighting text on a page that was in the featured snippet you clicked - you can disable this apparently, are homepages now eligible for rich results?, should we be optimizing for user intent and more.

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 136


June 3, 2020:

In this special episode of Search News You Can Use, Marie Interviews Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, John Mueller! Just prior to their conversation, Marie discuss some SEO new including core web vitals announced as a future ranking factor, was there a tweak to the Google core update and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 135


May 27, 2020:

Topics include the latest on the May core update, have search results improved since the May core update? And an interesting theory that could help you rank really well, John Mueller is our guest next week, new podcast from Google Webmasters, was there a Google update tool and more.

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 134

May 20, 2020:

Topics include the latest on the May 2020 core update, exciting guest joining the MHC podcast soon, Chrome to block resource heady ads, support for Guided Recipes has arrived, pages with minimal text can still rank well and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 133


May 13, 2020:

Topics include MHC’s early analysis of the May 2020 Core update, new - Rising Retail Categories by Google, Google is displaying date and creator of Youtube videos rather than the article itself, robots.txt is always obeyed by Google, updating your title tag to the current year is not enough and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 132


May 6, 2020:

Topics include our early thoughts on the May 2020 core update, how to stay up to date on algorithm changes, how to determine whether your traffic changed due to an update or Coronavirus, Web Vitals from Google, GSC now supports Special Announcement structured data and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 131


April 29, 2020:

Topics include no significant algorithm updates this week (but many changes due to COVID-19), GSC adds copy to clipboard button, new how-to schema appearing in SERPS, should you link internally across topic silos, tips for using Google trends and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 130


April 22, 2020:

Topics include the current impact of COVID-19 on the SERPS, Google can move to prefer authoritative sites in times of crisis, Google shopping free for all merchants, Google had another indexing issue - Apr 21, seeing more YouTube videos in featured snippets and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 129


April 15, 2020:

Topics include does user search behaviour during COVID-19 impact rankings? More from Google on whether E-A-T is a ranking factor, how Bing ranks websites. Google launching journalism relief fund, Google started a blog series featuring case studies and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 128


April 8, 2020:

Topics include an in depth look at how Coronavirus is continuing to affect search patterns, will Google stop pushing core updates during this crisis?, new ways to highlight COVID-19 announcements in Google Search, Google is temporarily rolling back same site cookie labelling, some SERPS have featured snippets lower down on the page now and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 127


April 1, 2020:

Topics include possible Google update March 23, 2020 (and maybe March 27?), weekly poll - how is Coronavirus impacting your search traffic?, are you seeing a drop in leads due to COVID19?, how to pause your business online in Google Search, new info from Google for health sites re COVID-19 content and more!


Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 126


March 25th, 2020:

Topics include the current impact of the Coronavirus on SEO, examples of businesses that are adapting in this hard time, Chrome 81 is delayed, insecure images now blocked by Chrome, new Google resource for Covid-19 and more.

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 125


March 18th, 2020:

Topics include possible small update March 10, 2020, discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, SEO companies and more, Bing may be pushing out more algorithm updates lately, GMB and Google Ads support may be unavailable for a while, new schema for COVID-19 info sharing, increase to AMP CSS limit and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 124


March 11th, 2020:

Topics include do you need an SSL certificate on a site that you are going to redirect?, Coronavirus is likely affecting your site’s traffic, March 3-7 possible Google update, mobile first indexing soon to be rolled out to 100% of websites, Google assistant can now read articles aloud on your browser and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 124


March 4th, 2020:

Topics include more on the February algo turbulence, Google’s new nofollow changes are live, people are still having trouble getting new content indexed. Google planning to switch all sites to Mobile First Indexing soon, new tips from Google on best practices for News coverage and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 122


February 26th, 2020:

Topics include continuing ranking shifts throughout February, is Coronavirus interfering with your client’s traffic patterns?, you can now export more data from GSC, new options for displaying licensing badging on Google Images and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 121


February 19th, 2020:

Topics include the latest on the February 7-14(ish) Google update, Local Search update February 14-18, nofollow changes go live soon, changes made to the GSC change of address tool, interesting observation about E-A-T and knowledge graphs and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 120


February 12th, 2020:

Topics include if you have two noindex tags on a page, which one will Google honour?, early thoughts on the February 7 Google update - it’s a big one, more discussion on the issue where pages are dropping out of the index, new GSC report for review snippets, interesting comments from Gary Illyes on the future of nofollow and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 119

February 5th, 2020:

Topics include the latest on the January 2020 core update, January Featured Snippet changes. reconsideration requests are taking a long time, URL removals are back in GSC, favicon changes in the SERPS and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 118


January 29th, 2020:

Topics include the latest on the January 2020 core update, January Featured Snippet changes. reconsideration requests are taking a long time, URL removals are back in GSC, favicon changes in the SERPS and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 117


January 22nd, 2020:

Topics include the latest on the January 13, 2020 Core update, many affiliate sites were hit by the January Core update, was spam deindexed with the January Core update?, important info for recipe sites, legacy mobile app properties for GA shutting down and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 116


January 15th, 2020:

Topics include January 13, 2020 Core Algorithm update, Chrome will still block push notifications, improvements to the rich results tester, new features for Google Travel, is Google handing out more manual actions lately?, and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 115


January 8th, 2020:

Topics include December 26, 2019 - possible minor algorithm update, conclusion of the Wix SEO competition, MHC now has a company Twitter handle, issues with the url parameter tool in GSC, new Data Studio released and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 114


December 18th, 2019:

Topics include no obvious algorithm updates, interesting thoughts on changes to the Knowledge graph, what’s happening in our Wix SEO competition, BERT affects 10% of queries world wide, how Google uses machine learning in search and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 113


December 11th, 2019:

Topics include algorithm updates - nothing obvious this week, quality updates can affect different subdomains, more on the Nov 8 update and outbound links, BERT live in many more languages now, BERT is used by Google to analyze page content and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 112


December 4th, 2019:

Topics include was there a Google update this week? More info from Google on the November Local Search Update (Bedlam), the latest on our Wix SEO competition - www.wixseolovers.com/, Sundar Pichai now CEO of both Alphabet and Google, new message interface in GSC and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 111


November 27th, 2019:

Topics include the November algorithm turbulence, the November 8 update: Should you disavow?, new GSC reporting for product pages, recipe sites suffering due to new rich results previews and more!

Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 110


November 20th, 2019:

Topics include more on the November 8, 2019 Google algorithm update, possible update on November 11, 2019, the latest on the Bedlam update (local update November 5), Google may remove your organic listing if you have a featured snippet, rendering counts against your crawl budget and more!


Corresponding Newsletter: Episode 109


November 13th, 2019:

Topics discussed include November 8, 2019 algorithm update - quite possibly a link quality update, November 4-5 local update, recipe sites still having issues getting images indexed, we’re hiring, more from Google on Page Speed and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 108


November 6th, 2019:

Topics discussed include November 3, 2019 possible quality tweak, the most recent BERT info that is important to SEOs, summary of Dawn Anderson’s post on BERT - What SEOs need to know and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 107


October 30th, 2019:

Topics discussed include October 21, 2019 update - is it connected to BERT? Examine’s partial recovery,  what you need to know on BERT, what are the effects of losing rich result enhanced searches and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 106


October 23rd, 2019:

Topics discussed include many tips Marie learned at Pubcon Vegas and SearchLove Boston, new user strings used by Googlebot,  new change of address tool in GSC, a possible small Google update October 14-19, 2019, indexing issues October 16, 2019 and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 105


October 2nd, 2019: 

Topics discussed include September 24-30 (approx) core quality update, was there a local component to the core quality update? Did the Daily Mail recover from their June 3 hit?Google fixed an error causing people to get breadcrumb validation problems, can Google read text in images and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 103


September 25th, 2019:

Topics discussed include algorithm updates - September 24-27, 2019 (approx) core update announced, September 17, 2019 - Probably a quality tweak, Aug 22-29, and September 13 - probable link related update, the latest on Starmageddon, fresher data in GSC, new snippets to use and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 102


September 18th, 2019:

Topics discussed include possible quality updates September 9 and September 13, 2019, the leased Subdomain update is likely live, changes to review star schema to prevent “self serving” reviews being marked up, Bing’s stance on rel=sponsored and rel=ugc and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 101


September 11th, 2019:

This was a live version of podcast to celebrate our 100th newsletter episode! You can watch it live here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXna5NGvwuM

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 100


September 4th, 2019:

Topics discussed include Aug 22-29 - possibly a big link related update, 100th episode is coming soon - free paid version for everyone, contest and live podcast next week, auto DNS verification with Google, reminder - no index no longer supported in robots.txt, analytics for AMP stories and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 99


August 28th, 2019:

Topics discussed include algo update: Aug 19-21 - small tweak, algo update affecting coupon sites,  can you remove a manual action by disavowing alone? More from WixSEOLovers.com, changes to GSC API and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 98


August 21st, 2019:

Topics discussed include Aug 12 and 18 algo tweaks, leaked documents from Google give us some info on what’s going on with core updates, more on scientific consensus in search, what we’re doing to win the Wix SEO Competition and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 97


August 14th, 2019:

Topics discussed include MHC Contest announcement - win a free newsletter subscription, why the Google de-indexing bug happened, Google News Indexing issues resolved, Google showing less porn and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 96


August 7th, 2019:

Topics discussed include more on the June/July algorithm turbulence, how could Google measure scientific consensus?, info from Google on Core Updates, Marie’s take on the SEO Twitter drama that followed after Google linked to several SEO’s and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 95


July 31st, 2019:

Topics discussed include July 2019 algorithm updates, are online gaming sites YMYL?, MHC and the Wix SEO contest, view source on mobile, are robots.txt files case sensitive? and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 94


July 24th, 2019:

Topics discussed include July 2019 algorithm turbulence Maverick?, Can you build up E-A-T with a pseudonym?, MHC’s theory on the connection between E-A-T and PageRank, when will mobile first indexing be done rolling out and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 93


July 10th, 2019:

Topics discussed include Jul 1-2 and July 8-9, 2019 algorithm turbulence, did Overstock.com benefit from recent updates?, new info from Google on brand authority, did Bing Discover get penalized by Google?, SEO Tip: What to do with old content and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 91


July 3rd, 2019:

Topics discussed include June 29, 2019 algorithm update, more on the June 3 core update, more on the June 4 diversity update, more on the Daily Mail’s drop, important info on robots.txt changes and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 90


June 26th, 2019:

Topics discussed include more discussion on the June 3 algo update, recent tweaks to the June 3 update - June 17-24, why did Mercola.com see drops?, new GSC feature for testing code, mew odd knowledge panels and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 89


June 19th, 2019: 

Topics discussed include Extensive talk on the June 3 core update, the June 4 diversity update, is it true you can’t recover from a core quality hit?, Google will be pre-announcing algo updates, is FAQ schema bad for traffic?, and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 88


June 12th, 2019:

Topics discussed include June 3 core update news, June 4 diversity update, Google bug affecting AMP pages, 90 days of data in Google discover, do you need a valid security certificate for an https boost?, and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 87


June 6th, 2019: 

Topics discussed include June 3, 2019 Core quality update, possible odd local search update, Google confirms they are working on improving medical search results, author E-A-T webinar, can you see past manual actions for a site?, and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 86


May 29th, 2019:

Topics discussed include algorithm updates: May 20-24, 2019, algorithm updates: May 29, 2019, author E-A-T Webinar, mobile first indexing news, favicons in SERPS and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 85


May 22nd, 2019:

Topics discussed include May 14, 2019 - possible mild algo update, Google News indexing bug (AGAIN), Google’s QRG have updated - Here are Marie’s thoughts, Google’s cache is still buggy, no more referrals for Google images and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 84


May 15th, 2019:

Topics discussed include possible May 9 algo update, is Google gearing up for an update?, new speed report coming, structured data: FAQ and How-to, top Stories news and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 83


May 8th, 2019: 

Topics discussed include Algo Updates - Apr 27-May 1, Structured Data reports, Googlebot using latest version of Chromium, Google is going to index podcasts, EAT and Google News and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 82


May 1st, 2019: 

Topics discussed include possible small quality update, yet another Google indexing bug, did your manual action disappear? Looks like another Google bug, GSC reports back on track, does this mean this April de-indexing bug is fixed?, Google says they have no plans for moving the disavow tool to new GSC and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 81


April 24th, 2019:

Topics discussed include Algorithm Updates, Google Announcements, Official announcement of AMP real URL, Google’s Daniel Waisberg talks enriching search results through structured data, Google News indexing issues has been resolved and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 80


April 17th, 2019:

Topics discussed include Algo updates: April 2-9, 2019 turbulence, more on the GSC de-indexing bug, GSC consolidating views, Javascript coming to AMP: Amp-script and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 79


April 11th, 2019:

Topics discussed include no Algorithm Updates, widespread Google deindexing, lazy loading by default in Chrome 75, new data in GSC for Android Apps, changes to AMP Story results and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 78


April 3rd, 2019: 

Topics discussed include Algorithm updates, canonical info in GSC, more reports dropped from old GSC, GMB help community, debugging Chrome for iOS and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 77


March 28th, 2019:

Topics discussed include algo updates - March turbulence, Rel=prev/next, how neural matching differs from RankBrain, code editing for AMP pages, Google on Webspam and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 76


March 21st, 2019: 

Topics discussed include Mar 12, 2019 Core update, Chrome lite pages, interesting info on url length, we should avoid 500 error codes, good tips from Google on creating great product/category pages and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 75


March 14th, 2019:

Topics discussed include Algorithm updates - Mar 12, 2019 - Big Core update, Algorithm updates - Mar 6, 2019, GSC Sets shutting down Mar 28, How does Google determine dates?, Mobile friendly test in lighthouse and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 74


March 7th, 2019:

Topics discussed include Feb 27 - March 1 2019 algorithm updates, new wording for structured data manual actions, Google banning political advertising in Canada, changes to People Also Ask Icons and Top Stories, changes to SERPS for natural supplements and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 73


February 28th, 2019:

Topics include Feb 23-24 algorithm update, MHC now taking on clients for link audits, domain-wide data in Google Search Console,  new Test My Site tool by Google, Google Discover performance report? and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 72


February 22nd, 2019:

Topics discussed include Algo updates - Feb 16, 2019, interesting recovery story, Bing algo update, E-A-T confirmed by Google to be important, Google+ notifications, Google Docs API and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 71


February 14th, 2019:

Topics discussed include Algorithm updates - February 4th-7th, 2019, large sites seeing big traffic drops, new guidelines for Q&A pages, is Google killing off the url?, Google’s new guide to rendering, GSC consolidating search metrics to canonical URL and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 70


February 7th, 2019:

Topics discussed include no algorithm updates,  security tab in GSC, New Search Advocate, GSC is not going away, Google+ gone as of April 2, PageSpeed tool was broken, rank well by tweeting and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 69


January 31st, 2019:

Topics discussed include algorithm updates - More on the January 9 update, widespread AMP errors, Google’s focus on the new Search Console, more on mobile first indexing, featured snippets in related searches, why is Google showing empty results in searches in the EU?, and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 68


January 24th, 2019:

Topics discussed include no obvious algorithm updates, unnatural links can hurt a site algorithmically, coding error causes Google to ignore noindex directive, how to succeed in Google news, how to inspect a url in GSC for a site you don’t own and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 67


January 17th, 2019: 

Topics discussed include Jan 7-9 Google Update, new features in Search Console, MFI notifications sent in batches, Google removing comments from their blog posts, Google teaming up with Automatic and WordPress and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 66


January 10th, 2019:

Topics discussed include new feature for rich results, urls are here to stay, Google acquires Superpod and we think that’s scary!, is it ok to use a lot of keyword anchored internal links?, John Mueller’s advice on handling AMP only sites and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 65


December 28th, 2018:

Topics discussed include no algorithm updates, requiring a link is against Google’s TOS, best skills for a technical SEO to have, should you disavow odd foreign spam links?, sets in GSC, Google creating a new social network?, and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 63


December 21st, 2018:

Topics discussed include Dec 17 algorithm update, Medic recovery case study, John Mueller’s comments on Medic, Mobile first indexing turns two, You may have moved to mobile first indexing and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 62


December 13th, 2018:

Topics discussed include Dec 4-6 algorithm update, Chrome 71 and ads, API for livestreams, changes to AMP errors, Google shutting down some old search console reports and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 61


December 6th, 2018:

Topics discussed include Nov 30, 2018 update?, Rich results for Q&A pages, Google images bug, how does Google use personalization?, Search Engine Land de-indexed?, and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 60


November 29th, 2018:

Topics include November 23-36 updates, are the latest algorithm updates connected to link quality?, zero search results for some queries, featured snippet carousels, fewer images and video carousels in the SERPS and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 59


November 22nd, 2018:

Topics discussed include algorithm updates - November 16, user comments in the Google search results?, are Google’s featured snippets ethical?, filter event listings in GSC, interesting content creation tool and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 58


November 19th, 2018:

Topics include discussed algorithm updates - Nov 10-12, 2018 and probably November 16, have quality updates improved the search results?, fantastic audit information right in Chrome, does Google use info from the BBB as a ranking factor?, increase in PAA boxes

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 57


November 12th, 2018:

Topics discussed include Oct 31 and Nov 5 Algorithm Update, quality hit recovery story, new features on Bing, Chrome 71 changes, can removing spammy UGC cause improvements in rankings?, and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 56


November 1st, 2018:

Topics discussed include Oct 21-24 algorithm update - related to links?, Interesting connection between Penguin and Medic, Double featured snippets, Having trouble being seen in Google news?, Lost your rich snippets?, and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 55


October 25th, 2018:

Topics discussed include October 15, 2018 algorithm update, is any site that sells products YMYL?, adding content to local pages can help improve rankings, Mobile First Indexing cache bug is fixed, Tips from Aleyda Solis on internationalization in SEO and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 54


October 12th, 2018:

Topics discussed include confirmed core quality update - likely all about trust, are these updates related to mobile first indexing?, Google Plus shutting down, more PAA boxes in search results, Monetization options for Google Assistant and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 53


October 5th, 2018:

Topics discussed include Algorithm Updates - September 27 and October 1, Google bug for urls with a "+" in them, Authority is a confirmed ranking factor, Can a Panda hit site recover?, Does it matter how many noindexed pages you have?, and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 52


September 28th, 2018:

Topics include algorithm updates, bug in GSC indexing status, when you get the MFI email, when did the switch happen?, above the fold - how is it measured with mobile first indexing?, updates to Google search and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 51


September 20th, 2018:

Topics include Sep 17 Algorithm Update, Sep 8-11 possible local update, do the Quality Raters’ Guidelines really reflect what Google’s algorithms do?, more sites moved to mobile first indexing, open governance for AMP and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 50


September 13th, 2018:

Topics include Algorithm updates - Sep 8-11 - Possible update, GSC error reporting is wrong, manual actions can expire, Chrome 69 is live - and SEOs don’t like it!, is it ok to scrape Google?, and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 49


September 7th, 2018:

Topics include Algorithm Updates - more info on the impact of the July 31 local update, Manual actions viewer is now in beta GSC, Is author E-A-T really that important?, Is it ok to get a followed link by sponsoring a local team, Should you be using schema to add dates to your articles?, and more!

Corresponding  newsletter: Episode 48


August 30th, 2018:

Topics include latest on the August 1 update, Possible August 22 and August 27 small update?, changes to how GSC reports data, more changes in video carousels, 100,000 links coming to you soon in GSC and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 47


August 24th, 2018:

Topics include the latest on the August 1 "Medic" Update, possible algorithm update August 17/18, Links report now available in Google Search Console Beta, new expanded featured snippets, Another tip for finding content on your site that Google considers lower quality and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 46


August 16th, 2018:

Topics include the latest on the August 1 (Medic) update, possible update August 13, 2018, 23 Questions for Panda hit sites, GSC additions, related searches now in image search and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 45


August 9th, 2018:

Topics include a lot of discussion on the Aug 1, 2018 algorithm update, Google SOS Red alerts, Update to index coverage report, Is it ok to ask for links?, More mobile first indexing emails going out and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 44


August 2nd, 2018:

Topics include Google’s Quality Raters Guidelines, massive Google Algorithm Update - August 1st, Danny Sullivan comments - Update is related to the March 9th update, Google Events are now live, Google Assistant update - Speakable markup and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 43


July 25th, 2018:

Topics include Algorithm updates - July 16 and July 21 - Possibly related to Mobile, New Chrome update marking pages as insecure, Quality Raters Guidelines updated, More sites moved to Mobile First Indexing, Changes to autogenerated content guidelines and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 42


July 18th, 2018:

Topics include Algorithm updates - July 16 and July 21 - Possibly related to Mobile, New Chrome update marking pages as insecure, Quality Raters Guidelines updated, More sites moved to Mobile First Indexing, Changes to autogenerated content guidelines and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 41


July 10th, 2018:

Topics include Google Page Speed algorithm update, AMP urls and page speed, If your desktop version is slow, it’s the page that ppl see on mobile that counts, Mobile First Indexing can hurt rankings, URL inspection tool live for everyone and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 40


July 5th, 2018:

Topics include her visit to Finland and the SEM Rush Conference, Mobile First Indexing - Emails sent out by Google, Google Search Console Beta - Inspect URLs, PageSpeed - Major speed update July 2018, Press Release Links - does Google know to ignore these? and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 39


June 26th, 2018:

Topics include June 17th & 18th major organic traffic fluctuations - Possibly link related, Temporary ranking improvements moving to https, Video Carousels are becoming more prevalent in Google SERPS, Keyword Stuffing won’t cause a page to de-index and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 38


June 19th, 2018:

Topics include June 8th - Google Algorithm Update - Panda or Quality Related, June 16th - Possible Google Algorithm Update, Rumours of manual actions sent out by Google, Web Light Filter can be seen in Search Console,  More information on Mobile First Indexing (MFI), and more!

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 37


June 12th, 2018:

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 36


June 5th, 2018:

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 35


May 29th, 2018:


Corresponding newsletter: Episode 34


May 23rd, 2018:

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 33


May 15th, 2018:

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 32


May 8th, 2018:

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 31


May 1st, 2018:

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 30


April 25th, 2018:

Corresponding newsletter: Episode 29


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