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Google Doesn’t Use Real Life User Signals For Search Rankin…

Google Doesn’t Use Real Life User Signals For Search Rankin…

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Let's put the controversy around Google using user signals and user behavior within a site on the side. Does Google use real-life user behavior and real-life user signals as ranking factors? Like does Google track location data and rank a site that gets more foot traffic better in the search results?So a store like Walmart versus a store that is a small mom and pop store - does Google look and say, well, we see so many people going to Walmart daily, we should rank their web site better?John Mueller from Google actually answered that question saying no, it doesn't make sense for Google to use that data. He used Amazon as evidence, saying, Amazon gets no foot traffic, so they should rank them poorly because of it?Here is the conversation:I don't think that would make much sense -...
Google is Bringing ‘WWW’ Back to Chrome URLs Following User…

Google is Bringing ‘WWW’ Back to Chrome URLs Following User…

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Google will again display ‘www’ and ‘m.’ in front of URLs in Chrome’s address bar after the decision to remove them was met with widespread user complaints.For those unaware, when Chrome 69 was released last week it surprised everyone when ‘www’ and‘m.’ were no longer displayed in the address bar.Apparently, Google thought it was doing users a favor by removing those parts of a URL, but the criticism that followed say otherwise.The main argument was hiding ‘www’ and ‘m.’ could expose users to phishing threats.Google reversed the change and has issued the following statement:“In Chrome M69, we rolled out a change to hide special-case subdomains “www” and “m” in the Chrome omnibox. After receiving community feedback about these changes, we have decided to roll back these changes in M69 on
Google Search Console to Show History of User Actions

Google Search Console to Show History of User Actions

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