RECENT COMMENTS ON SEARCH ENGINE ROUNDTABLE

Below are the most recent 30 comments. I try to keep it clean of comment spam, but some times things get through and it takes me several hours to get to it. So please excuse any of that comment spam.

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Comment ID #5022468508 at 08/08/2020 04:34 am:

James commented on Google Search Ranking Algorithm Fluctuations August 6th & 7th

Every few weeks is now an update. They make such big massive changes that I am not sure if they consider that bricks and mortar businesses need to make ends meet in these very trying times. Everything was working well until the 16th July and then it went to hell very fast.

Comment ID #5022046371 at 08/07/2020 06:18 pm:

Nicole Miller commented on Google Testing Related Searches In Autosuggest Results

>I think this is useful, what do you think? From a webmaster's point of view, I think it's a smart way to check whether Google is correctly interpreting websites. Thanks for pointing it out. I started seeing the same thing a few days ago and was rather impressed that Google placed my site in the right category. Getting them to do the same thing with the name of my software would be nice to see though. It's only been about six years now, so maybe they're still trying to interpret small strings of text. {{shrugging shoulders}} Still:Good

Comment ID #5021680151 at 08/07/2020 01:17 pm:

@Michael_Martinez commented on Rubbish. You Don't Need A Good Distribution Between Followed & Unfollowed Links

The search algorithms don't look at these ratios but link builders obviously needed to know which links were not using "nofollow" attributes. On the other hand, now that "nofollow" may be just a hint, the justification for these ratios has been weakened.

Comment ID #5021601255 at 08/07/2020 12:09 pm:

Martin Smith commented on Does Knowing Google Ranking Factors Help You Do SEO?

Quality content Thanks for sharing.

Comment ID #5021575419 at 08/07/2020 11:47 am:

The Truth is Out There commented on Google Search Ranking Algorithm Fluctuations August 6th & 7th

I think Google has now earned the term "Google IS Evil" they do not care about people or businesses that use Google search. All they care about is money and making as much of it as they can. They want to be bigger in wealth than Jeff Bezos, that is their goal now. I would like to know the numbers of businesses and jobs that Google have destroyed in the last few years due to their plan of greed, I bet it would be shocking to see. I also think we dont hear from Bill because he DEFINITELY knew too much damaging info regarding Google. Let's hope the anti trust investigation breaks up Google for what they are doing to peoples livelihoods.

Comment ID #5021504616 at 08/07/2020 10:48 am:

jackie commented on Google Search Ranking Algorithm Fluctuations August 6th & 7th

I gotta feeling that core update is coming next week. Don't know why😁

Comment ID #5021449045 at 08/07/2020 09:59 am:

Satan's Apprentice commented on Google Search Ranking Algorithm Fluctuations August 6th & 7th

He definitely knew too much. Probably sharing a bed with Jimmy Hoffa.

Comment ID #5021429278 at 08/07/2020 09:41 am:

John A. User commented on Two Featured Snippets From Same Domain On Google Search

A way to keep non-Google money making sites off screen. They'll show some non-Google sites to hide what they're really doing.

Comment ID #5021423071 at 08/07/2020 09:35 am:

Johan Karlsson commented on Google Search Ranking Algorithm Fluctuations August 6th & 7th

He knew too much

Comment ID #5021337630 at 08/07/2020 08:08 am:

Dan Richardson commented on Google Search Ranking Algorithm Fluctuations August 6th & 7th

Anyone heard anything from Bill Lambert recently?

Comment ID #5021155603 at 08/07/2020 03:09 am:

Michael Kohlfürst commented on Google Asking Searchers How Fast A Site Loads

There is a difference in between how fast a site loads technically and how fast a user feels a site loads.

Comment ID #5021066820 at 08/07/2020 12:20 am:

James commented on Google Search Ranking Update Brewing On July 23rd & 24th

The drop on the July 18th affected us badly. Not sure what they changed.

Comment ID #5021014962 at 08/06/2020 11:00 pm:

seonaresh commented on Google Says Forget Everything You Read About Link Juice

Don't worry Shaurya, you can safely ignore such person. Bullying in any form and insensitivity towards other person reflects ones obnoxious set of mind. Learning at any stage is better than making fun of people. He doesn't deserve your response. Jai Hind.

Comment ID #5020825671 at 08/06/2020 07:09 pm:

Adam John Humphreys commented on Google Featured Snippets Without Borders

Looks awful

Comment ID #5020818461 at 08/06/2020 07:01 pm:

Steven Beckley commented on Google Asking Searchers How Fast A Site Loads

Might be they are trying to figure out if slow sites are why people go back to search, instead of results were not what user was looking for.

Comment ID #5020172397 at 08/06/2020 10:24 am:

Mike Friedman commented on Google Asking Searchers How Fast A Site Loads

This reminds me of Kramer as the movie phone guy. "Why don't you just tell me the name of the movie you selected?"

Comment ID #5020089637 at 08/06/2020 09:10 am:

Harold commented on Google Asking Searchers How Fast A Site Loads

My thoughts: Google is trying to "measure" the perception of the people to tied it to the load speed

Comment ID #5020066684 at 08/06/2020 08:47 am:

Nino Knetemann commented on Google Says Responsive Design Has No Ranking Benefit

No need to be sorry :) just saw it and wanted to let you know in case you want to fix it.

Comment ID #5019956309 at 08/06/2020 06:21 am:

Barry Schwartz commented on Google Says Responsive Design Has No Ranking Benefit

This story is several years old, Google removed the link. I am sorry. :(

Comment ID #5019955516 at 08/06/2020 06:20 am:

Nino Knetemann commented on Google Says Responsive Design Has No Ranking Benefit

Hey Barry, I came here from your SEO-Myth-Busting post (https://searchengineland.com/seo-myth-busting-what-is-not-a-google-search-ranking-factor-338741#.XytqmN3aaeM.twitter) and just saw that your link "smartphone optimized" is broken. Keep up the good work. I always enjoy your fast and easy explained posts.

Comment ID #5019878181 at 08/06/2020 03:57 am:

Higeacbd commented on How Many Times Does Google Need To Say Quality Raters Do Not Directly Impact Search Results

Oh my good! Look there, a flying pig! And look there, another big G lie!

Comment ID #5019871707 at 08/06/2020 03:45 am:

John A. User commented on How Many Times Does Google Need To Say Quality Raters Do Not Directly Impact Search Results

I do think Google inflates some Wikipedia pages.

Comment ID #5019847452 at 08/06/2020 03:06 am:

jara commented on August 2020 Google Webmaster Report: Algorithm Updates, Local Tweaks, Mobile-First Indexing & Search Console

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Comment ID #5019605940 at 08/05/2020 08:57 pm:

Ryan McCain commented on How Many Times Does Google Need To Say Quality Raters Do Not Directly Impact Search Results

It has to do with direct versus indirect. That's the confusion. Perhaps clearly lay out what indirect means in the guidelines and you wouldn't get asked the same thing over and over again. If I get asked something over and over again there's probably a reason why

Comment ID #5019577509 at 08/05/2020 08:27 pm:

mrhappyface commented on Google Search Won't Return Search Results For Some Searchers: did not match any documents

Google get worse every time they update stuff or try improvements google maps suck now gmail sucks now i got an iphone and will never go back to android thats for sure keep up the bad updates google team

Comment ID #5019498015 at 08/05/2020 07:08 pm:

peppy commented on Google Reverts: Negative Reviews, A Lot Of Them, Can Hurt Your Site

We have an ecommerce site. All we get is bad reviews on sitejabber and places that review websites. We get thousands of happy customers, but only the tiny handful that get pissed due to shipping carrier issues or their email service blocking our emails, will actually have the passion to take their time and write bad 1-star reviews on the internet about us not responding, not shipping things, etc. I see a Negative SEO issue here as well, Google needs to re-think this.

Comment ID #5019457051 at 08/05/2020 06:26 pm:

Nicole Miller commented on How Many Times Does Google Need To Say Quality Raters Do Not Directly Impact Search Results

I like and agree with Ryan's persistence. I mean, it's simple _logic_. *Any* time a "yes or no" decision is introduced, the outcome will be affected!!

Comment ID #5019416410 at 08/05/2020 05:47 pm:

@Michael_Martinez commented on US Congress Email Suggests Google Uses Clicks & User Data In Search

Based on discussions I'm following elsewhere, it appears that many people misunderstand the phrase "first level of network effect for search quality". A "network effect" is a concept from economics. It refers to how the value of a product or service increases as more people use it. It creates opportunities for more (economic exploitation). In the context of Google's "Continued investment in search quality" observation, what they are referring to is the increased value they'll obtain from analyzing how people use their search results (and keep in mind this was written in 2007). Their goal then (as now) was to improve the quality of the search results. They need to understand what people are clicking on and to infer what that means. The more clicks a search result page generates the more valuable that set of results becomes to both Google and the searchers who see those results.

Comment ID #5019395856 at 08/05/2020 05:28 pm:

Chris Lynch commented on Why Won't Google Add Paid Label To Google News Results

The simple reason Google won't do this? They are kicked around in court for lifting content from publishers - in Australia they are about to forced to pay news sites for their needs content. If they start marking paywalled sites as paywalled, traffic to those sites is going to go through the floor and (probably) back to court Google shall go.

Comment ID #5019310399 at 08/05/2020 04:16 pm:

Flood9 commented on Why Won't Google Add Paid Label To Google News Results

"Because Google got paid for the ads and because the publisher got paid for the ads - the viewing of that article should be free to the searcher." Depending on the bidding type of the ads, I could very be not the case. In many situation, you choose to pay by CPA (cost per acquisition), meaning if the viewer don't buy anything form the ads, the advertiser don't pay. The alternative is paying by the click, so if a viewer only see the ads without click, the advertiser don't pay.