The New Pigeon Update by Google
A new algorithm has been released by Google to provide a more practical, applicable and precise search results that are connected more closely with the traditional signals of web search ranking. The changes can be seen within the search results of Google Maps and Google Web. The new update has been named as the Google Pigeon updates.
Every year Google does the alteration of its search algorithm method, and it has become some kind of trend for them, as they do it around 500 to 600 times. Such kind of changes are of utmost importance to search marketers, as these deeply affect the rank and traffic of the website. Besides this, they also leave their impact on search engine optimization. Some of the most common and pivotal Google SEO updates include the Link Warnings, Panda 3.9, Penguin 1.1, Panda 3.8, and Knowledge Graph, etc. All the updates are named according to place, or a recognized Google engineer. Continue reading
It is official. Google has announced the drop of its Authorship functionality from webmaster tools and search engine results.
Google cleared away ‘Author Photos’ from search results in the last week of June (2014). This was done in order to decrease clutter and confusion in the search results. And within a few days Google finally bid adieu to the authorship. The announcement got confirmed by John Mueller, who was involved in Google Authorship since the beginning, in an update on Google+. He stated that the authorship wasn’t much useful to the users and didn’t meet the required expectations. Continue reading