Google started rolling out a penalty to punish aggressive interstitials and pop-ups that might damage the mobile user experience. Google also provided a rare warning of this update five months in advance. MozCast showed high temperatures from January 10-11, but many SEOs reported minimal impact on sites that should have been affected.
The presence of news results in SERPs also spiked, and major news sites reported substantial traffic changes. Google confirmed a “broad core algorithm update,” with wide reports of massive impact. It rolled out over the period of about a week, but peaked on August 1-2.
The certificates are completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your instructional videos, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device. Originally, Google aimed at a major monthly update, so the first few updates were a combination of algorithm changes and major index refreshes (the so-called “Google Dance”).
To support this, we build diversity, equity, and inclusion capabilities among all Googlers from managers and leaders, to front line human resources. The Equity Programs Team focuses on ensuring parity in how we source and hire Nooglers as well as in performance reviews, promotions, and retention. Through our Employee Resource Groups, Leadership Councils, and Diversity councils, we foster a sense of belonging throughout the company, even while many of us are working from home. Google continued to update Panda-impacted sites and data, and version 2.2 was officially acknowledged. Panda updates occurred separately from the main index and not in real-time, reminiscent of early Google Dance updates.
Google announced another Panda update, this time via Twitter as the update was rolling out. Their public statements estimated that Panda 3.4 impacted about 1.6% of search results. In the middle of a busy week for the algorthim, Google quietly rolled out a Panda data update. A mix of changes made the impact difficult to measure, but this appears to have been a fairly routine update with minimal impact. Google published details of 52 updates in April, including changes that were tied to the “Penguin” update. Other highlights included a 15% larger “base” index, improved pagination handling, and a number of updates to sitelinks.
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Amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Google has almost entirely disabled the country’s live traffic data from being visible in Google Maps. Usually, this data has to be combined with other sources to provide reliable info. In the case of the traffic jams spotted outside of Ukraine last Thursday, for example, investigators were already examining the area using satellite imagery. The smartphone data itself probably come from civilians stopped at roadblocks, not soldiers using Android phones.
This auto-group capability is now starting to appear for users in other parts of the world. Google has given its password manager a lot more attention in recent months, and things just keep evolving. Coming soon, it seems Google Chrome is adding the ability to “send” passwords. As part of MWC, Lenovo is announcing a few new Chrome OS devices, including the well-rounded IdeaPad Flex 5i and more affordable Flex 3i Chromebooks. After launching exclusively in China earlier this year, OnePlus has finally confirmed a launch date for the OnePlus 10 Pro in North America.
Multiple tools and SEOs observed major ranking changes, but Google did not confirm this update and no explanation has been reported. On December 1, Google announced another update to reward high-quality product reviews . This update reportedly rolled out over three weeks, and MozCast recorded multiple days of high SERP volatility in December. Google Helpouts – Originally launched in November 2013, Google Helpouts was a service that allowed users to share their knowledge and experience with other users with live help and video. Google Trust Services provides Transport Layer Security certificates for Google services and users helping to authenticate and encrypt internet traffic. Google works hard to attract the best talent and once they are here, we want them to stay.
On the Google Open Source blog, you’ll find exciting news about Google releases, projects, and program updates, as well as guest posts from our project partners and program participants. Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of products, became Google’s new CEO. Alphabet again reorganized in 2017 to create an intermediate holding company, XXVI Holdings, and to convert Google into a limited liability company . More changes followed in 2019 as both Brin and Page left their posts as president and CEO, respectively.