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  • How to move from m-dot URLs to responsive site

    With more sites moving towards responsive web design, many webmasters have questions about migrating from separate mobile URLs, also frequently known as "m-dot URLs", to using responsive web design. Here are some recommendations on how to move from separate urls to one responsive URL in a way that gives your sites the best chance of performing well on Google's search results.

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin How To's- 17 readers -
  • Introducing Our New International Webmaster Blogs!

    Join us in welcoming the latest additions to the Webmasters community: नमस्ते Webmasters in Hindi! Добро Пожаловать Webmasters in Russian! Hoşgeldiniz Webmasters in Turkish! สวัสดีค่ะ Webmasters in Thai! xin chào Webmasters in Vietnamese! We will be sharing webmaster-related updates in our current and new blogs to make sure you have a place to follow the latest launches, updates and chang.

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 14 readers -
  • The new Search Console: a sneak peek at two experimental features

    Search Console was initially launched with just four reports more than a decade ago. Today, the product includes more than two dozen reports and tools covering AMP, structured data, and live testing tools, all designed to help improve your site's performance on Google Search. Now we have decided to embark on an extensive redesign to better serve you, our users.

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  • Better Snippets for your Users

    Before buying a book, people like to get a snapshot of how they’re about to spend a few hours reading. They'll take a look at the synopsis, the preface, or even the prologue just to get a sense about whether they'll like the book. Search result snippets are much the same; they help people decide whether or not it makes sense to invest the time reading the page the snippet belongs to.

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  • A reminder about links in large-scale article campaigns

    Lately we've seen an increase in spammy links contained in articles referred to as contributor posts, guest posts, partner posts, or syndicated posts. These articles are generally written by or in the name of one website, and published on a different one. Google does not discourage these types of articles in the cases when they inform users, educate another site’s audience ...

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin SEO- 21 readers -
  • How we fought webspam - Webspam Report 2016

    With 2017 well underway, we wanted to take a moment and share some of the insights we gathered in 2016 in our fight against webspam. Over the past year, we continued to find new ways of keeping spam from creating a poor quality search experience, and worked with webmasters around the world to make the web better.

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin How To's- 14 readers -
  • Similar items: Rich products feature on Google Image Search

    Image Search recently launched “Similar items” on mobile web and the Android Search app. The “Similar items” feature is designed to help users find products they love in photos that inspire them on Google Image Search. Using machine vision technology, the Similar items feature identifies products in lifestyle images and displays matching products to the user.

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin Google- 17 readers -
  • #NoHacked: A year in review

    We hope your year started out safe and secure! We wanted to share with you a summary of our 2016 work as we continue our #NoHacked campaign. Let’s start with some trends on hacked sites from the past year. State of Website Security in 2016 First off, some unfortunate news. We’ve seen an increase in the number of hacked sites by approximately 32% in 2016 compared to 2015.

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  • Closing down for a day

    Even in today's "always-on" world, sometimes businesses want to take a break. There are times when even their online presence needs to be paused. This blog post covers some of the available options so that a site's search presence isn't affected. Option: Block cart functionality If a site only needs to block users from buying things, the simplest approach is to disable that sp ...

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  • Introducing the Mobile-Friendly Test API

    With so many users on mobile devices, having a mobile-friendly web is important to us all. The Mobile-Friendly Test is a great way to check individual pages manually. We're happy to announce that this test is now available via API as well. The Mobile-Friendly Test API lets you test URLs using automated tools.

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  • Protect your site from user generated spam

    As a website owner, you might have come across some auto-generated content in comments sections or forum threads. When such content is created on your pages, not only does it disrupt those visiting your site, but it also shows some content that you may not want to be associated with your site to Google and other search engines.

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin SEO- 21 readers -
  • What Crawl Budget Means for Googlebot

    Recently, we've heard a number of definitions for "crawl budget", however we don't have a single term that would describe everything that "crawl budget" stands for externally. With this post we'll clarify what we actually have and what it means for Googlebot. First, we'd like to emphasize that crawl budget, as described below, is not something most publishers have to worry about.

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin SEO- 22 readers -
  • Enhancing property sets to cover more reports in Search Console

    Since initially announcing property sets earlier this year, one of the most popular requests has been to expand this functionality to more sections of Search Console. Thanks to your feedback, we're now expanding property sets to more features! Property sets help to show how your business is seen by Google across separate websites or apps.

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  • An update on Google's feature phone crawling & indexing

    Limited mobile devices, "feature-phones", require a special form of markup or a transcoder for web content. Most websites don't provide feature-phone-compatible content in WAP/WML any more. Given these developments, we've made changes in how we crawl feature-phone content (note: these changes don't affect smartphone content): 1.

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  • Rich Cards expands to more verticals

    At Google I/O in May, we launched Rich Cards for Movies and Recipes, creating a new way for site owners to present previews of their content on the Search results page. Today, we’re expanding to two new verticals: Local restaurants and Online courses. Evolution of search results for queries like [best New Orleans restaurants] and [leadership courses]: with rich cards, results ...

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