Any Google Updates for August 2020?

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Any Google Updates for August 2020?

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Happy summer of 2020 to all those reading.

This is our thread for all Google search updates in August 2020.

If you are curious about previous updates to Google check the links below:

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For previous Google search updates in 2020 check out: 2019
For previous 2019 update threads check out:


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Google Adds Call Button To Local Panel On Desktop Results

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Not seeing this here. Tried a search for a local plumber in 2 different browsers.
Google has added a call button to the local pack on desktop search results. So not only is there a call button on the mobile results but now you can click "call" from your desktop results. This started showing up yesterday morning...

...It lets you call via Facetime or other audio solutions on your desktop computer...
Google Adds Call Button To Local Panel On Desktop Results
Aug 4, 2020

Are you seeing this where you are? Maybe it is just a US thing for now?


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Search Ranking Algorithm Tremors August 6th & 7th

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As usual, saw an uptick in spam when there is a search algorithm update. What about you?
...seeing signals of yet another Google search ranking algorithm update. There is a lot of new chatter from within the SEO community starting yesterday August 6th through today August 7th about ranking changes. Some of the tools are showing higher than normal fluctuations as well this morning...
Google Search Ranking Algorithm Tremors August 6th & 7th
Aug 7, 2020


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Big Google Search Update - August 10th

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If you thought there was a big update around August 10/20:
It looks like there is a big Google search ranking algorithm rolling out now, on August 10th. This is not a confirmed update by Google, at least not yet. But the chatter since 2pm ET today has been really high within the SEO community. The rank checking tools have not yet updated, but I suspect the tools will show something tomorrow.

UPDATE at 11:55pm ET: Google has told me this was a glitch, a bug, and it should be resolved.
Big Google Search Update Rolling Out Now - August 10th
Aug 10, 2020

Further to this Google Webmasters tweeted:
On Monday we detected an issue with our indexing systems that affected Google search results. Once the issue was identified, it was promptly fixed by our Site Reliability Engineers and by now it has been mitigated.
Thank you for your patience!
8:48 AM · Aug 11, 2020 Google Webmasters @googlewmc


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Another Possible Big Google Search Algorithm & Ranking Update

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Another glitch?
...SEO community is buzzing in a big way about some significant changes to the Google search results today. This is not as big as that bug (the indexing system failure) from last Monday but it does seem very big...

...added August 16th at 8am ET. It seems like this update was reverted or went back to the previous state....
August 15th - Another Possible Big Google Search Algorithm & Ranking Update
Aug 15, 2020


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Sometimes We Don't Have A Lot Details To Share

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Barry Schwartz asked John Mueller from Google about the August 10 and 15 apparent update/glitches during Webmaster Office Hours but he didn't have an answer.
Google On August 15th Search Issue: Sometimes We Don't Have A Lot Details To Share
Aug 21, 2020


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Re: Any Google Updates for August 2020?

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Google September 2020 update thread has been started.


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