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Google Medic Aug 2018 Update - what you know so far

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Guntzenbach Conrad, Sep 12, 2018.

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    Good morning,
    SEMrush
    Early august there was a major google algorithm update, dubbed the "Medic Update". what are your opinions in mitigating this update?

    From my Opinion its Mainly:
    -Content Length
    -Mobile Optimization
    -And perhaps, I THINK its update frequency.

    Let's share

    Thank you
     
    Guntzenbach Conrad, Sep 12, 2018 IP
    SEMrush
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    kjh-08 Well-Known Member

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    They dubbed it incorrectly as a medic update as testing didn't conclude this on a large group of these niche sites. Can't recall what the final results were, but EAT would be a major factor in these kind of niches.
    Those factors you list could pertain to any niche.
     
    kjh-08, Sep 13, 2018 IP
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    Guntzenbach Conrad Greenhorn

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    Hi KJH,

    thanks for your reply. EAT as in food?

    I know my opinion applies to SEO factors for ranking, but what I specifically meant was the increase in stringency.

    Regards
     
    Guntzenbach Conrad, Sep 13, 2018 IP
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    No, Expertise/Authoritativeness/Trust = EAT
    You must obtain these for YMYL(Your money your life) niches. Anything that deals with financial/health sites that could seriously affect someone's life google takes serious now. (ex. bad advise)
     
    kjh-08, Sep 14, 2018 IP