3 New SEO News Stories – April 2016

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3 New SEO News Stories – April 2016

It’s been an interesting month so far with plenty of activity, rumours and potential Google algorithm changes in the pipeline. Here are the top 3 SEO news stories that we think you should know about.

Images appearing in Googles March update?

Depending on where you are located, you may have noticed some thumbnail images appearing in the Google search results recently.

Speculation in the SEO forums believe that Google could well be testing a new update in the pipeline that focuses on images.

Possible March update from Google

March 2016 saw some huge ripples in the SERPS (search result pages). Many website owners and SEO experts saw some substantial movements, some positive and some negative.

Without any official announcement from Google this could well have been a Google update. Watch this space!

Image filters added to the Google image search

If you head on over to Googles image search then you may well find some nice new addition to their search filters.

They have provided a helpful colour pallet in the form of buttons that allows the user to sort images by a specific colour.

Image of the new Google image filter buttons

Google users have previously been able to do this (see image below) but not in as much detail as they can now.

Check out Brian Edwards PMG who have posted some excellent information in regards to this update.

screenshot of Googles previous image filter pallet that could help your seo.

What you should take away from this…

Well the answer is pretty clear, using high quality images that are correctly named and have descriptive alt text to them is a must.

As web design becomes more advanced with regards to appearance and design less text is used and for this reason images should be optimized in the correct manner for SEO.

Focus should always be on the end user of the website and not on SEO.

As we have said before, give Google’s users what they want and you shall be rewarded.

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