Major Google Indexing Event – How did you do? 

The Quality Update — May 3, 2015 (Yes I am aware of today’s date)

Google does not often admit to big updates and when they do it is way after the fact, as seen in the screenshot. After many reports of large-scale ranking changes, originally dubbed “Phantom 2”, Google acknowledged a core algorithm change impacting “quality signals”. This update seems to have had a broad impact, but Google didn’t reveal any specifics about the nature of the signals involved (source).

The Quality Update: Google Confirms Changing How Quality Is Assessed, Resulting In Rankings Shake-Up (SEL)

Google’s ‘phantom’ algorithm update hits websites (CNBC)

We did pretty well. Nearly no other web design firms actually provide their real Google Search Console data but we do, to prove to our clients the quality of our work and the competence of our SEO team. Show Up Web Design, Ranks #1 for “web design” in Santa Barbara, though there is a constant ‘eb and flow’ of Google rankings we have stayed on top month over month since starting the company a few years ago.

We are proud of our rankings but even more proud of our customer rankings. We rank number one but so do our customers. There is no easy SEO, high rankings are earned and there is no magic formula.

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