Search & SEO News

We try to report on all the latest Google SEO News that effects organic Rankings (although we may include news on Bing \ Yahoo or other search engines as well), as well as bring you various hints and tips that we hear from reputable Google sources such as John Mueller, Matt Cutts, or feedback on the Google Webmaster Central forums or Hangouts.

News Source Info
Google Old notes

Matt Cutts Shares Old Google PageRank Notes (pre-1999)

Matt Cutts, the former head of Google's Search spam department, has recently shared his raw notes on an old search engine ranking document Google produced all about PageRank. The documents originate from the time before he joined Google, so makes extremely interesting reading.


Google Penguin 4: No Release Date Yet, but Getting Closer

We heard back at the beginning of December 2015 that the Google Penguin Real-time update was not going to take place before the end of the year. They now say that it will be delayed further until full testing of the new algorithm is complete.

Google SERP Volatility during December 2015 Explained

Over the last couple of weeks, there seems to be a fair amount of volatility in the SERP Trackers that require comment. It first started around the 16th December and continued until the 31st December. Despite the HTTPS update explaining some of the movement in the SERP Trackers, Google has also confirmed a continuation of the 19th November Update as a cause.

Recieve our newsletter to get the latest hosting reviews, industry news and offers


Google to Penalize Unwanted Sneaky Mobile Redirects

Google has recently published further guidance on sneaky mobile redirects, and how they will now take action against such websites. As a popular aim for hackers, it is worth checking whether your website is affected.

rank risk index september 2015

Google Panda Update Continuing? — September 2015

There are numerous indications with the SERP trackers that an update to the Google Panda algorithm was rolled out this week, starting around the 28th August and continuing throughout the first week of September.

60% Off with our top user-rated host: SiteGround
Need a fast, reliable hosting provider?
60% Off with our top user-rated host: SiteGround