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Survey Says Most SEOs Negatively Impacted By A Google Core Update



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Marie Haynes posted another Twitter poll asking has your site ever been negatively affected by a Google core update? With 266 votes in, which is not a huge number, it shows that most SEOs have been negatively affected by a Google core update.

If you remove the “other/see results” section, the results break down into:

  • 71% – Yes, negatively impacted by a Google core update
  • 15% – No, not negatively impacted by a Google core update
  • 13% – Maybe negatively impacted by a Google core update

If you take the maybes as a yes, then it is as high as 84% were negatively impacted by a Google core update.

Here is the original poll:

I assume most SEOs have dealt with sites impacted negatively by core updates, at least I’d hope so for the experience.

For some history, the last official Google core update was between July 1 and July 12 – we are really due a new Google core update soon. We had many unconfirmed Google updates since but here are the confirmed recent ones:

Here is a graphic that summarizes some of these updates:

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Forum discussion at Twitter.




Google Home App Gets an Overhaul, Rolling Out Soon



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Google refreshes its Home app with a slew of new features after launching a new Nest gear. This makes it faster and easier to pair smart devices with Matter, adds customization and personalization options, an enhanced Nest camera experience, and better intercommunication between devices.

This revamped Home app utilizes Google’s Matter smart home standard – launching later this year – especially the Fast Pair functionality. On an Android phone, it will instantly recognize a Matter device and allow you to easily set it up, bypassing the current procedure that is often slow and difficult. Google is also updating its Nest speakers, displays, and routers – to control Matter devices better.

Google Home App New Features

  • Spaces: This feature allows you to control multiple devices in different rooms. Google has listed a few things by room: kitchen, bedroom, living room, etc., although it’s pretty limited right now. Spaces let you organize devices how you see fit. For instance, you can set up a baby monitor in one room and set a different room’s camera to focus on an area the baby often plays. With Spaces, you can categorize these two devices into one Space category called ‘Baby.’

Google Home app Spaces

  • Favorites: This one is pretty self-explanatory. It allows you to make certain gears as a favorite that you frequently use. Doing so will bring those devices into the limelight within the Google Home app for easier access. 

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  • Media: Google adds a new media widget at the bottom of your Home feed. This will automatically determine what media is playing in your home and provide you with the appropriate controls as and when needed. There will be song controls if you listen to music on your speakers. There will be television remote controls if you’re watching TV. 

Google probably won’t roll out this Home app makeover anytime soon. But you can try it for yourself in the coming week by enrolling in the public preview, available in select areas.

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