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Google Update Says Automatically Generated Content Against Guidelines When Intended To Manipulate Search Rankings

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Google Update Says Automatically Generated Content Against Guidelines When Intended To Manipulate Search Rankings

Google has updated the webmaster guidelines document to add that automatically generated content is against the guidelines only when it is “intended to manipulate search rankings.” This was added to the main webmaster guidelines here the other day. However the specific document has said for the past couple of years the same language, “where it’s intended to manipulate search rankings and not help users.”

The page last week had a bullet point that read “Automatically generated content” as an item that is against the webmaster guidelines. Now it reals “Automatically generated content intended to manipulate search rankings.” The detailed page had seemed to always have that line “where it’s intended to manipulate search rankings and not help users.”

So I don’t think anything specific has changed with the guidance specifically, since it was always in the main document.

Google recently said the quality of AI content is still not good enough for search quality purposes. But Google has also said that one day it might be.

Hat tip to Kenichi Suzuki:

Forum discussion at Twitter.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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Google Testing Map Interface Within Search Result Snippets

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Google Testing Map Interface Within Search Result Snippets

Google is testing placing the map of the business you searched for in the search results area under the snippet(s) for that listing. Google is also testing a slightly updated local panel on the right side.

While I believe I covered both these before, I cannot find my coverage (thanks Google Search…). That being said, the new button design has been floating around for some time and I am pretty sure Google tested placing the map box under snippets in the search results for specific companies before as well.

Here is a screenshot of this in action from Punit on Twitter:

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Here are more screenshots of the before and after:

Also spotted by Mike:

Forum discussion at Twitter.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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