Google’s Algorithm Isn’t Biased, It’s Just Not Human

Representative Ted Lieu couldn’t contain himself after hearing his colleagues in Congress whinge to Google CEO Sundar Pichai about how the search engine was biased against conservatives. “If you want positive search results,” the Democrat from California said earlier this week, “do positive things. If you don’t want negative search results, don’t do negative things.” […]

Facebook Adjusts Algorithm to Reduce the Reach of Clickbait…

Facebook is taking steps to reduce the reach of sensationalist and provocative content. In other words, Facebook’s news feed algorithm will be demoting what’s commonly referred to as clickbait. This was announced in a blog post written by Mark Zuckerberg in which he details the ways Facebook will be dealing with problematic content going forward. […]

Worried About Unconfirmed Halloween Google Algorithm Update…

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Google Halloween Search Algorithm Update Continues

Earlier this month we reported about a Google algorithm update that happened Halloween night through November 1st and seems to be continuing on all week long. It is a creepy update that seems to be gaining momentum as the days go on. In fact, it seems stronger today, with more chatter and signals than when […]

Google Defends Right To Protect Search Algorithm IP 10/30/2…

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released additional information on its inquiry into the impact of digital platforms on media publishers and their advertising revenue during the final weeks of preparing a preliminary report that could change the direction of search. Last year Google sent more than 2 billion visitors from its search engine to […]

Google Search Algorithm Updates Impact All Sites

Google’s John Mueller said that most Google Search algorithm updates will have an impact on every site, even if the site did not see any ranking changes. John said on Twitter “our algorithms generally affect all sites in the search results, though not all of them might see changes in how they’re shown in search.” […]