Weekly SEO news: 1 October 2019
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1. Google releases September 2019 broad core algorithm update

Google has announced the September 2019 broad core algorithm update on Twitter. The rollout of the update began on September, 24th and it continued over several days:

If your rankings have dropped, your website has not been penalized:

"There’s nothing wrong with pages that may perform less well in a core update. They haven't violated our webmaster guidelines nor been subjected to a manual or algorithmic action, as can happen to pages that do violate those guidelines.

In fact, there's nothing in a core update that targets specific pages or sites. Instead, the changes are about improving how our systems assess content overall. These changes may cause some pages that were previously under-rewarded to do better."

Have your rankings changed?

You can monitor the rankings of your web pages with the Ranking Monitor in SEOprofiler. The Ranking Monitor enables you to react when your rankings drop.

The Ranking Monitor also shows the days on which algorithm updates happen so that you can quickly see if a ranking change might be related to an algorithm update:

Google September 2019 broad core algorithm update

The tools in SEOprofiler also help you to optimize your web pages for Google's ranking algorithm.

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2. Internet marketing news of the week

Google Google: don't hide your content behind your cookie notice
"Gary Illyes said in statement on Twitter that your website won’t get snippets (or rankings at all), if the HTML code of your web pages should contain more than a cookie/login interstitial. Some websites only display content when the user has confirmed to accept all cookies."

Google: use text if you want something recognized as text

"If you want something recognized as text, you should use real text on your web pages. Do not hide your text in images or in other elements that are not plain text. That's what John Mueller said on Twitter."

GoogleGoogle announces new meta robots attributes for snippets

"Google has announced three new meta tags that help you to control how Google displays your web page listings on the search result pages. [...]

Previously, it was only possible to allow a textual snippet or to not allow one. The new meta robots attributes allow a more fine-grained configuration of the preview content shown for your web pages."

Disavowing links still works in 2019 – This tool helps you to do it

"Dr. Marie Haynes has written a long blog post with the title “Does disavowing links work in 2019? Here are some case studies.” She comes to the conclusion that disavowing links still works."

+++ SEARCH +++ ENGINE +++ NEWS +++ TICKER +++

  • Again: better do not use m-dot domains for your mobile web pages.
  • If you move your website to a new server, the only thing that will change is the crawl rate. You should keep the same URLs.
  • SEC charges Comscore Inc. and former CEO with accounting and disclosure fraud.
  • Google Knowledge Panels with translation option.
  • Google: 21 Facts you probably didn't know about the search engine.
  • Local businesses can opt out of online food orders on Google.

3. Previous articles

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