Search News You Can Use is Marie Haynes' Weekly Podcast where she provides useful advice on Google Algorithm updates, tips and information to help you improve your website. During the podcast she breaks down the most interesting and important changes that have happened in SEO and the world of search!
The September 2022 core update is live! How to assess impact in the early days of an update
The September 2022 Core update is live! The helpful content update has finished rolling out. In this episode we discuss:
1) How the September Core Update and Helpful content updates may be related
2) What to look for in early analytics data to see if you’ve been hit
3) Google has told us specifically how to recover - It’s all about content and E-A-T
4) Why Google’s core update questions are so important - machine learning likely plays a role!
5) A bit on how we analyze competitors’ pages after a core update hit
Apologies for the pointer clicking as I was screensharing! I’ll mute that sound the next time I record my screen.
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Alan Kent from Google and Marie Haynes discuss tips for eCommerce and product review sites
In this special podcast episode Marie welcomes Alan Kent from Google. Alan is a developer advocate who currently works on communicating changes in regards to Google’s product reviews updates. The product reviews updates are discussed in detail. Alan also shares some very interesting thoughts on how machine learning is used by Google in this type of algorithm.
Google Search Central videos with Alan Kent
All things Google Merchant Center with Alan Kent
How to improve your ecommerce websites presence in Search results (6 tips)
How to SEO optimize your ecommerce website (8 tips)
How to make your ecommerce website stand out in Google Search (6 tips)
How to optimize images for your ecommerce website (6 tips)
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Google's "About this Result" gives us clues about improving E-A-T!
Google added more information to the "About this Result" information in the search results. Their wording on what they've added to this feature is very similar to some that is in the Quality Rater Guidelines. In this episode of Search News You Can Use, Marie discusses how we can possibly use this info to improve E-A-T.
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Five things I learned from Google's July Quality Raters' Guidelines Update
In this episode Dr. Marie Haynes discusses five interesting changes Google has made to the Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines, including some information from a new Google document about the raters and the work they do. We’ll learn more about what YMYL is and what Google is looking for in terms of E-A-T for the topics you write on.
How Google's pros and cons SERP annotations are generated
In this episode Marie discusses the new “pros and cons” SERP annotations you may have seen. These are not produced by structured data! A new Google patent explains how n-grams, terms and phrases can be used to discover attributes about a product or entity and then show those right in the search results
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How our approach to analyzing traffic drops has changed with Alec Brownscombe
Marie welcomes MHC’s Technical Director, Alec Brownscombe, who also owns and operates the website Mapleleafshotstove.com.
In this episode, Marie and Alec both discuss how MHC’s traffic drop assessments have evolved, reasons behind traffic drops, relevance, intent, machine learning, and more! This is an episode you don't want to miss.
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Mordy Oberstein discussing sites affected by the May Core update
Cyrus Shepard - 3 Vital Click-Based Signals for SEO: First, Long, & Last
Tyler Hermanson - Why keywords are still so very important for SEO
Neeva discussing using quality raters and machine learning
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Marie and her team have an extreme wealth of knowledge about search. What they don’t know about SEO isn’t worth knowing. Highly recommended listen for anyone with a website in any industry.
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I’ve listen to this podcast for months now and every single episode has genuine takeaways that can be applied in the crazy world of SEO. It’s delivered in a clear and useful way and it’s not to be missed - thank you!
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