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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!

    Marie interviews Google's John Mueller, Discussing Link Quality, Thin Content, E-A-T and Much More

    Marie interviews Google's John Mueller, Discussing Link Quality, Thin Content, E-A-T and Much More

    In this special episode of Search News You Can Use, Marie Interviews Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, John Mueller!

    Just prior to their conversation, Marie discuss some SEO new including:
    - Core web vitals announced as a future ranking factor
    - Was there a tweak to the Google core update?

    In the full interview with Google’s John Mueller they dive into topics like link quality, content quality, thin content, manual actions, E-A-T and much more.

    This episode corresponds with newsletter episode 135:
    https://courses.mariehaynes.com/search-news-you-can-use/episode-135

    Submit a question for the next Q&A: https://Mariehaynes.com/qa-with-mhc/
    Subscribe to the newsletter: https://Mariehaynes.com/newsletter

    Twitter: @Marie_Haynes - https://Twitter.com/Marie_Haynes

    • 54 min
    A Theory on Ranking After the May Core Update, Plus More SEO News and Q&A

    A Theory on Ranking After the May Core Update, Plus More SEO News and Q&A

    In this episode of the Search News You Can Use Podcast, Marie Haynes discusses:

    The latest on the May core update
    Have search results improved since the May core update? And an interesting theory that could help you rank really well.
    **John Mueller is our guest next week!**
    New podcast from Google Webmasters
    Was there a Google update tool
    Are robots.txt directives case sensitive?
    Do unlinked brand citations help?
    Marie’s thoughts on the SEMRush post on manual actions
    SERP autocomplete research tip
    How to remove “uploaded by” attribution in SERPS
    A possible non-technical reason for pages to drop out of the index
    Google can usually work around technical errors
    Does linking to your GMB profile improve rankings?
    Users can now suggest an edit to mark a business temporarily closed
    Did your keywords switch to local intent?
    GMB insights not working since May 18
    New Structured Data visualizer tool
    Q&A: Does the order of H tags matter?
    Q&A: Are there benefits to getting links to author pages?

    This episode corresponds with newsletter episode 134:
    https://courses.mariehaynes.com/search-news-you-can-use/episode-134

    Submit a question for the next Q&A: Mariehaynes.com/qa-with-mhc/
    Subscribe to the newsletter: Mariehaynes.com/newsletter

    Twitter: @Marie_Haynes - Twitter.com/Marie_Haynes

    • 52 min
    The Latest on the May 2020 Core Update and More SEO Q&A

    The Latest on the May 2020 Core Update and More SEO Q&A

    In this episode of the Search News You Can Use Podcast, Marie Haynes discusses:

    The latest on the May 2020 core update
    Exciting guest joining the MHC podcast soon!
    Chrome to block resource heady ads
    Support for Guided Recipes has arrived
    Pages with minimal text can still rank well
    Index selection is closely associated with space and content quality
    Infinite scroll can cause indexing issues
    Google on user generated content
    How long does it take for Google to revisit a 410 page?
    How many url parameters are too many?
    How does Google handle a site with multiple meta descriptions or title tags?
    Should you add a forum to your medical site?
    Does Google use bounce rate to rank websites?
    GSC performance report data is off from May 12 to 25th
    Intermittent issues with GSC
    Local SEO: some ranking fluctuations
    Local SEO: You may be eligible to add secondary hours to GMB
    Local SEO: Some reviews are returning to GMB
    Local SEO: If you lost data in GMB, is that due to the core update?
    Q&A: Any advice for those who want to start a website as a side project?

    This episode corresponds with newsletter episode 133:
    https://courses.mariehaynes.com/search-news-you-can-use/episode-133/

    Submit a question for the next Q&A: Mariehaynes.com/qa-with-mhc/
    Subscribe to the newsletter: Mariehaynes.com/newsletter

    Twitter: @Marie_Haynes - Twitter.com/Marie_Haynes

    • 55 min
    Early Thoughts on the May Core Update and Much More SEO News

    Early Thoughts on the May Core Update and Much More SEO News

    In this episode of the Search News You Can Use Podcast, Marie Haynes discusses:

    MHC’s early analysis of the May 2020 Core update
    New - Rising Retail Categories by Google
    Google is displaying date and creator of Youtube videos rather than the article itself
    Robots.txt is always obeyed by Google
    Updating your title tag to the current year is not enough
    Geotargeting does not restrict a site to only be shown in that region
    Being on the first page is a sign you’re doing things well
    Slow declines over time may mean that your website is becoming less relevant
    Negative SEO is not the reason Google created the disavow tool
    Google almost never indexes all content
    There is no special tool or technique that will alert Google of your canonical changes
    Hyphens vs underscores in urls: a test
    GSC lags are not related to core updates
    What likely happened with LinkedIn dropping out of the index
    Local SEO: Possible update
    Local SEO: What you should know about Covid-19 Google posts
    Local SEO: Reviews are coming back
    Local SEO: Be careful before marking your business as closed

    This episode corresponds with newsletter episode 132:
    https://courses.mariehaynes.com/search-news-you-can-use/episode-132/

    Submit a question for the next Q&A: Mariehaynes.com/qa-with-mhc/
    Subscribe to the newsletter: Mariehaynes.com/newsletter

    Twitter: @Marie_Haynes - Twitter.com/Marie_Haynes

    • 55 min
    May 2020 Google Core Algorithm Update and More SEO News

    May 2020 Google Core Algorithm Update and More SEO News

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

    Early thoughts on the May 2020 core update
    How to stay up to date on algorithm changes
    How to determine whether your traffic changed due to an update or Coronavirus
    Web Vitals from Google
    GSC now supports Special Announcement structured data
    Gary Illyes on the importance of page speed
    Does old, out of date content bring down Google’s perception of quality for your site?
    Don’t resubmit a second reconsideration request if you have one still pending
    How long does it take for Google to deindex pages if your site goes down?
    Should you use emojis in your snippets?
    Interesting info about Google looking at the intent of a query
    Does the location of a link on the page change its value?
    Can you get a search box in the SERPS by adding schema?
    Do non-canonical versions of pages eat up crawl budget?
    Why your articles may get deindexed
    Let’s talk about Backlinko’s ranking study
    Google has slashed its marketing budget
    AMP stories are now web stories
    Possible serious issue with Yoast
    Local SEO: Possible update? Connected to the core update?
    Local SEO: Form for GMB name spam
    Local SEO: March reviews are beginning to surface in GMB dashboards
    Q&A: Should I use expired domains to help rank my website?

    Submit a question for the next Q&A: Mariehaynes.com/qa-with-mhc/
    Subscribe to the newsletter: Mariehaynes.com/newsletter

    Twitter: @Marie_Haynes - Twitter.com/Marie_Haynes

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Content Silios, How-to Schema and Much More SEO News

    Content Silios, How-to Schema and Much More SEO News

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

    No significant algorithm updates this week (but many changes due to covid-19)
    GSC adds copy to clipboard button
    New how-to schema appearing in SERPS
    Should you link internally across topic silos
    Tips for using Google trends
    Http images could be harming your site
    Can non-owners submit indexing requests in GSC?
    Using html and CSS to show different images in dark mode
    Can hrefllang help you rank better?
    Missing GSC data again - what impact are we seeing at MHC?
    Cloudflare more fully integrated with Shopify now
    Moz released their guide to keyword research for free
    Some local SEO ranking flux
    Q&A returning to knowledge panels
    Q&A: Why is this page outranking mine?

    Podcast Featuring our team member, Callum Scott - https://bytraject.com/blog/covid-19-search-engine-shifts/
    Submit a question for the next Q&A: Mariehaynes.com/qa-with-mhc/
    Subscribe to the newsletter: Mariehaynes.com/newsletter

    Twitter: @Marie_Haynes - Twitter.com/Marie_Haynes

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

AM Matzen ,

A Great Way to stay up to date

Dr. Haynes is amazing. This podcast has become my “go-to” source for analysis and the latest SEO news. It’s perfect to listen to while I’m at work. Her analysis of the latest changes in the Online Marketing space and the impact of those changes are first-rate. Highly recommend!

MonkeyTuck ,

Incredibly helpful

This podcast, and the fact that it has a weekly cadence, is incredibly helpful to any SEO, website owners or small businesses with online presence!

Dannanelli ,

Most accurate and up-to-date SEO news podcast

Marie Haynes is da bomb! She’s always aware of everything that’s going on in the SEO industry. I love this podcast. It allows me to catch up on SEO news when I’m driving or having a cup of coffee. I highly recommend her podcast.

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