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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!

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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!

    February 7th Algorithm Update, Indexing Issues and More SEO News

    February 7th Algorithm Update, Indexing Issues and More SEO News

    In this episode Marie discusses the latest in SEO news, including:

    If you have two noindex tags on a page, which one will Google honour?
    Early thoughts on the February 7 Google update - it’s a big one!
    More discussion on the issue where pages are dropping out of the index
    New GSC report for review snippets
    Interesting comments from Gary Illyes on the future of nofollow
    Chrome to block intrusive ads Aug 2020
    Google mistakenly issued GSC verification notices for sites verifying with GTM
    Problem with GMB images
    Many LA law firms being reported as permanently closed
    Don’t list urls or phone numbers in GMB Q&A
    Interesting point about the featured snippet algorithm

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    Twitter: @Marie_Haynes - Twitter.com/Marie_Haynes

    • 48 min
    Google Indexing Theory, Affiliate Links and More SEO News

    Google Indexing Theory, Affiliate Links and More SEO News

    In this episode Marie discusses the latest in SEO news, including:

    Possible minor updates on January 27 and February 3, 2020
    Is Google dealing with low quality content even before it gets indexed?
    More info from Google on the use of affiliate links
    Is Google suppressing sites that give potentially harmful information about coronavirus
    GTM verification in GSC is fixed
    Right sided featured snippets no longer deduplicated
    If you lose a featured snippet, you’ll likely lose voice queries
    How long does it take for Google to index site changes?
    What does the closure of Jumpshot mean for SEOs?
    SEO is listed as the hardest skill for marketers
    Part three of our E-A-T webinar is coming up soon!

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    Twitter: @Marie_Haynes - Twitter.com/Marie_Haynes

    • 37 min
    Major Featured Snippet Changes, Google Core Updates and More SEO News and Q&A

    Major Featured Snippet Changes, Google Core Updates and More SEO News and Q&A

    In this episode Marie discusses the latest in SEO news, including:

    The latest on the January 2020 core update
    January Featured Snippet changes
    Reconsideration requests are taking a long time
    URL removals are back in GSC
    Favicon changes in the SERPS
    Can a missing favicon be a sign of a core update hit?
    Google maps slows down page speed
    Can you use Javascript 301’s?
    Do links in PDFs pass PageRank?
    Potential dangers for people playing around with favicons
    Was Forbes penalized by Google?
    Do links in profiles help with ranking?
    Q&A: Should a blog be on a subdomain or a folder?

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    Twitter: @Marie_Haynes - Twitter.com/Marie_Haynes

    • 49 min
    More on January Core Update, Structured Data and Much More SEO News

    More on January Core Update, Structured Data and Much More SEO News

    In this episode Marie discusses the latest in SEO news, including:

    https://courses.mariehaynes.com/search-news-you-can-use/episode-116/

    The latest on the January 13, 2020 Core update
    Many affiliate sites were hit by the January Core update
    Was spam deindexed with the January Core update?
    Important info for recipe sites
    Legacy mobile app properties for GA shutting down
    Changes to online shopping
    Changes to cookies
    Is structured data necessary in order to rank for recipe sites?
    A common reason for a disavow file to not upload - and how to fix it
    Discussion on whether widget links are unnatural
    Should you noindex tag pages?
    Is Google My Business insights data reliable?

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    Twitter: @Marie_Haynes - Twitter.com/Marie_Haynes

    • 31 min
    January 2020 Core Algorithm Update, Disavow Study & More SEO News

    January 2020 Core Algorithm Update, Disavow Study & More SEO News

    Marie discusses the latest news in the world of SEO, including:

    January 13, 2020 Core Algorithm update
    Chrome will still block push notifications
    Improvements to the rich results tester
    New features for Google Travel
    Is Google handing out more manual actions lately?
    Desktop results are going to look different soon
    What your headlines say about your content
    Interesting Disavow case study
    Link building inspired by Gwenyth Paltrow
    Will noindexing tag and search pages affect your rankings?
    What happens when you exploit a link building tactic
    Should you disavow links from sites that send no traffic?
    Pinterest Trends
    Google maps now showing “in between” businesses
    Google showing sentiment info in GMB reviews
    It can take several days for Bing local listings to update
    Q&A: I have old reciprocal links from mommy bloggers. Should I disavow?

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Twitter: @Marie_Haynes - Twitter.com/Marie_Haynes

    • 55 min
    Possible Holiday Algorithm Update, Penalty Reconsideration Requests and Much More SEO News

    Possible Holiday Algorithm Update, Penalty Reconsideration Requests and Much More SEO News

    Marie discusses the latest news in the world of SEO, including:

    December 26, 2019 - possible minor algorithm update?
    Conclusion of the Wix SEO competition
    MHC now has a company Twitter handle
    Issues with the url parameter tool in GSC
    New Data Studio released
    Why do we sometimes see >2 results for one company on Page 1 now that we are supposed to have diversity?
    Reconsideration requests are taking longer than usual lately
    Linking in the Google Discover feed
    Users now commenting about live TV in the Google SERPS
    You always need text on a page
    You can mute individual GSC messages
    Is E-A-T important for eCommerce sites?
    Google Posts are glitched
    One reason why businesses cannot get verified on GMB
    New info from Google on using virtual offices
    Question about reciprocal linking and November 8 drop
    Info on how we are working on improving MHC as a company and growing

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Twitter: @Marie_Haynes - Twitter.com/Marie_Haynes

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