Search Quality Highlights: Dan's Digest




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Streamed live on Oct 5, 2012


Google's Latest Updates: Live Google+ Post

- Page Quality:
- Panda Refresh (84010)
- 3 Undisclosed Updates (82862, 83689, 84394)

- Search Results
- New way to identify "important phrases" on a page (84460)
- Improved signals used for rewriting and generating search result titles including non HTML documents (83442, 84211, 84652)
- Fewer results in SERPs in some cases (82279)
- Sitelink data refresh (83105)
- Disclosure in SERPs for pages blocked in robots.txt (82407)

- Link Signals
- Link signal fix (83709)

- Local
- Location based query improvement. (LTS)
- Improvement relevance, detection and ranking of local results (nearby,83377, 84586)
- Start showing relevant international page instead of home page (81360)
- International document relevance improved (81999)

- Fresher page may now win from two relevant pages on the same site (83761)
- Improved document age and stale content handling (Imadex)

- Other Signals
- Updated term-proximity scoring (83135)
- Knowledge graph gets lists and collections (83443)
- Smarter handling of generic, boilerplate phrases (83670)
- Knowledge Graph Carousel Introduced

Note: The rest of the updates I find uninteresting and have been removed.

Reference: http://insidesearch.blogspot.com.au/2...


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