One of the biggest changes to Google's search system in years has arrived, BERT. BERT stands for Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers. In plain English, this means that BERT is a neural network-based technique for natural language processing pre-training. Still confused? Put as simply as possible, BERT will help Google's search engine understand language a bit more like we humans do. With this new algorithm update, Google will be able to better comprehend the nuances and context of words used in searches and therefore produce more relevant results.
Starting October 1st 2019, Google will no longer be offering average position as a metric in Google Ads.
Google algorithms are constantly changing, meaning SEO strategies are constantly changing as well. Among the more recent changes that Google has made is the decreasing importance of keyword ranking. The days of keyword stuffing to improve your rank are over. In fact, the idea of keywords is becoming largely irrelevant. For this reason, Hubspot and many other digital marketing tools are removing their keyword ranking tools. As Google shifts its emphasis away from keyword rank, smart SEO strategists will do the same. Here’s everything you need to know.