Google Algorithm Update, 20th Birthday, Image Search Updates & More


This week, we covered a new Google algorithm update that touched down Thursday. Google celebrated their 20th birthday on September 27th. Google Image Search’s algorithm was updated to factor in page authority, placement of image and the freshness of the content. Google Image Search also rolled out a new design to better match the mobile version. Google added support for new copyright based metadata for images. Google expanded the knowledge panel with topic layers to better do dynamic categorization in the search results. Google launched related activities and collections in search. Google Search Console now supports event markup debugging and reporting. Google Search Console performance reports may have a bug with the page filter. Google may have expanded their title tag length in the search results. Did you ever see a double URL in a single Google snippet? Google’s internal search quality meetings have not changed much over the years. Google My Business has added a “family led” attribute to local results. Google My Business does have a video verification process for some. Google Posts expanded the character limit to 1,500 characters. We finished the how has Matt Cutts helped you site with over 150 stories. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.

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