Barry Schwartz

  • Google & Bing increase the file size limit of Sitemaps files

    Both Google and Bing announced jointly that they have increased the file size limit of Sitemaps files from 10MB to 50MB. That means, the uncompressed version must now be under 50MB, no longer under 10MB. Fabrice Canel, Principal Program Manager at Bing, said “while most sitemaps are under this 10 MB file limit, these days, our systems occasionally encounter sitemaps exceeding this limit.

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  • Google’s machine learning now writes featured snippets descriptions

    A Wired article explains how Google is now using machine learning to understand and produce featured snippets in the Google search results. Google “just went live” on their desktop search results, with what they call “sentence compression algorithms.” This sentence compression is able to learn how “to take a long sentence or paragraph from a relevant page on the web and extr ...

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