– I hope you like the new introduction style, it gives you a quick preview of the topics I am going to cover before I get into it, let me know in the comments and subscribe and smash that like button. 🙂 I covered chatter and signs around a Google search algorithm update today, on Friday the 13th. I talked about the search quality rater guidelines document update on September 5th. I also covered how Google said they pushed out an algorithm update a few months ago to promote original reporting. On algorithm updates, Bright Local released Local RankFlux, a tool to track local ranking changes in Google. Google changed how they handle the nofollow link attribute and added two more link attributes, one rel sponsored and the other is rel ugc. They also treat the nofollow meta robots as a hint. WordPress will adopt the new rel ugc link attribute soon. Bing always treated the nofollow link attribute as a hint, never as a directive. Google seems to be penalizing subdomain leasing more. Google said it cannot determine if content is accurate. Google finally responded to them buying links on, you might be disappointed in the response. Google finally killed off the old Google Search Console. Google said headings won’t make or break your rankings. Google Ads pushed off the sunsetting of the accelerated delivery option. Google Ads banned speculative and experimental medical treated from advertising. Google Discover can now show local restaurants. Check out my vlog interview with Mel Carson who worked at LookSmart, Microsoft Advertising and now has his own agency. Don’t’ forget to participate and tell people about my YouTube subscriber contest, it is big. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.

Friday The 13th Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update Chatter :
Google Updates The Search Quality Raters Guidelines On September 5th :
Google: Our Newer Search Algorithms Have Been Promoting Original Reporting In Search :
Local RankFlux – A Google Local Ranking Algorithm Tracking Tool :
Everything Google Has Said On The Nofollow Link Attribute Change :
Google: Meta Robots Nofollow Is A Hint Also :
WordPress To Adopt Google’s New rel=ugc in Next Release :
Google: No Need To Disavow Nofollowed Links :
Bing Treats Nofollow Link Attribute As A Hint, Always Has :
Google Now Penalizing Subdomains Leasing, Not Just Subfolder Leasing :
Google: Our Systems Cannot Determine Accuracy Of Content :
Google Finally Responds To Paid Links Allegations On :
Old Google Search Console Is No Longer Available :
Google: Headings Won’t Make Or Break Your Sites Rankings :
Google Ads Extends Removal Of Accelerated Delivery By 20 More Days :
Google Ads Bans Speculative & Experimental Medical Treatments :
Google Discover Feed Now Showing Restaurants :
Vlog #15: Mel Carson On Early Days Of Search, Working At Microsoft Ads To Starting His Own Firm :
My First YouTube Subscriber Giveaway – Win Awesome SEM Stuff & Help Charities :