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Google Updates and SERP Changes - August 2019
https://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4957935.htm [webmasterworld.com] by robert_charlton - 4:00 am on Sep 2, 2019 - (PDT -8)
See notes at the end of the August updates thread and near the beginning of the new Sept updates thread, about the clean-up in progress on several threads at once.
Google Updates and SERP Changes - September 2019
This discussion is about "Google, big tech, disruption, and the international marketplace".
The "Aug - Sept Updates" material will eventually be removed from this discussion, and most of this mod's note will then be dropped...
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------- post by Milchan ------
Google are only going to make people stay on google properties more and more meaning everyone logically gets less traffic and they are hoping people revert to paid ads with them and increased revenues.
It is the clear path they have been following these last years and the only way that will change is if they are forced to do so by legislation or one possibility is they might revert things slightly themselves at some point in order to try to placate the judges in any upcoming anti trust cases - that would only be a temporary change though and they would find another way to follow the same route in a more disguised fashion.
The only way google will be stopped at this point (and others like Amazon, facebook etc) is :
1. If there is serious changes in the law - unlikely as those in charge dont understand these things enough.
2. If there is a big backlash from the public and they move away from using such services in protest - unlikely as most people don't understand the impact or care.
3. If someone comes up with a new tech/service that disrupts things to the point where it destroys the models these companies work on - this is probably the best hope and is in fact probably quite likely. I don't know what it is (if I did I'd be doing it!) but I think it is inevitable that the next big evolution is the 'disrupting of the disrupters' when there are less and less old things to disrupt. It will be satisfying ironic if google is brought down by such a disruption, although who knows what the replacement will be like.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 2:33 pm (utc) on Sep 2, 2019]
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