Google confirms that there are still problems with the ranking algorithm

In a webmaster hangout on YouTube, Google’s John Mueller confirmed that there are still problems with Google’s ranking algorithm. Google is working on it but they don’t know when the problems will be fixed:

“Indexing is pretty core, so if there’s anything broken with indexing then it’s probably worthwhile to wait to get that to settle down first before assuming that all of these other issues are completely separate. […]

At this point I’m afraid to make any predictions. I hope that this is something that will be resolved fairly quickly but sometimes these things take take a lot longer than we expect.

But it is definitely something that we’re taking fairly seriously and making sure that when it’s resolved that it’s really resolved and that we can notify folks when when we think that either we we have a clearer timeline or we we’ve been able to resolve it. So I wouldn’t assume like hours but I think weeks would also be too long. So somewhere in the area of you know days. It’s really hard to say.”

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Johannes Selbach

Johannes Selbach is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at "http://blog.seoprofiler.com".