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Report: Last Week's Google Update Benefited News & Magazine Web Sites
by Barry Schwartz, Search Engine Land
June 22, 2015

Last week, we reported that Google updated their core search algorithm once again. Supposedly, Google makes these changes all the time, but we noticed major changes with this past one, where Google said it was a normal update, not related to Panda, Penguin, SSL or other famously named algorithms.

Marcus Tober from SearchMetrics did a deeper analysis of this update and he noticed based on their dataset that this update may have been related to news related content. The data showed that “new newsworthy content” received a boost with this update.

He then shared analytics on how some major news publications saw a spike in search rankings in Google.

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