January 2016 Google Webmaster Report

December was a pretty quiet month, like usual. Google tends to be shy when pushing out updates, but we did see several potential updates which are linked to below. Google did not go forward with Penguin 4.0 and should be pushing it this coming month.

Google began indexing HTTPS by default, they made a change to how they measure search analytics in the Google Search Console and updated a report for App Indexing. There were some issues with Google NCR that are still unresolved and John Mueller spent his holidays helping webmasters.

The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread is very quiet now.

Here is the recap:

Google Updates Penguin:

Google SEO:

Google Search Console:

Google Features:


Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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