|Weekly SEO news: 26 May 2015|
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In the news: Google Quality update, more about Panda and
Penguin updates, fewer rich snippets on Google, and more.
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|2. Search engine news and articles of the week|
| The Quality update: Google confirms
changing how quality is assessed, resulting in rankings shake-up
"Earlier this month, many webmasters noticed significant Google ranking changes. Google has finally confirmed those ranking changes with us. [...]
Sadly, we don’t have any specific advice to give you outside of Google continues to make algorithmic changes to improve the quality of their search results."
"In a webmaster hangout, Google’s John Mueller said that Google is trying to update the Panda and Penguin data faster. [...]
The last official updates were in September 2014 (Panda) and October 2014 (Penguin). There haven’t been any updates to these algorithms during the last few months."
"We've had Google stars for quite some time and have been collecting and displaying reviews for over 10 years. Recently the stars started disappearing.
Is there any connection with the mobile algorithm update that happened recently? Could it be that the mobile content does not match the desktop and that is the reason why the stars are disappearing?"
"Google Inc. will launch buy buttons on its search-result pages in coming weeks, a controversial step by the company toward becoming an online marketplace rivaling those run by Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. [...]
If shoppers click on the buy buttons, they will be taken to another Google product page to complete the purchase."
Firefox for Android not displaying mobile friendly tags
"If you use Firefox for Android, you may have noticed that the Google search results are not displaying the usual “Mobile Friendly” tags that normally display before all mobile friendly search results. [...]
Multiple support threads reveal that Google reportedly
sends a different version of the search results to the Firefox Android
app than they do to Chrome’s app."
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