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  • Launching SEO Audit category in Lighthouse Chrome extension

    We're happy to announce that we are introducing another audit category to the Lighthouse Chrome Extension: SEO Audits. Lighthouse is an open-source, automated auditing tool for improving the quality of web pages. It provides a well-lit path for improving the quality of sites by allowing developers to run audits for performance, accessibility, progressive web apps compatibility and more.

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  • Using page speed in mobile search ranking

    People want to be able to find answers to their questions as fast as possible — studies show that people really care about the speed of a page. Although speed has been used in ranking for some time, that signal was focused on desktop searches. Today we’re announcing that starting in July 2018, page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches.

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  • Real-world data in PageSpeed Insights

    PageSpeed Insights provides information about how well a page adheres to a set of best practices. In the past, these recommendations were presented without the context of how fast the page performed in the real world, which made it hard to understand when it was appropriate to apply these optimizations.

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  • Introducing the new Search Console

    A few months ago we released a beta version of a new Search Console experience to a limited number of users. We are now starting to release this beta version to all users of Search Console, so that everyone can explore this simplified process of optimizing a website's presence on Google Search. The functionality will include Search performance, Index Coverage, AMP status, and ...

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  • Introducing the new Webmaster Video Series

    Google has a broad range of resources to help you better understand your website and improve its performance. This Webmaster Central Blog, the Help Center, the Webmaster forum, and the recently released Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide are just a few. We also have a YouTube channel, for answers to your questions in video format.

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin SEO- 13 readers -
  • Introducing Rich Results & the Rich Results Testing Tool

    Over the years, the different ways you can choose to highlight your website's content in search has grown dramatically. In the past, we've called these rich snippets, rich cards, or enriched results. Going forward - to simplify the terminology - our documentation will use the name "rich results" for all of them.

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  • #NoHacked 3.0: Fixing common hack cases

    So far on #NoHacked, we have shared some tips on detection and prevention. Now that you are able to detect hack attack, we would like to introduce some common hacking techniques and guides on how to fix them! Fixing the Cloaked Keywords and Links Hack The cloaked keywords and link hack automatically creates many pages with nonsensical sentences, links, and images.

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 19 readers -
  • #NoHacked 3.0: Tips on prevention

    Last week on #NoHacked, we have shared on hack detection and the reasons why you might get hacked. This week we focus on prevention and here are some tips for you! Top ways websites get hacked by spammers: Understanding how your site was compromised is an important part of protecting your site from attacks, here sometop ways that sites get compromised by spammers.

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 13 readers -
  • A revamped SEO Starter Guide

    There are lots of resources out there to create great websites. Website owners often ask Google what our recommended practices are to make sure great websites are search-engine-friendly. Traditionally, our resources for beginners were the SEO Starter Guide and the Webmaster Academy. To help webmasters create modern, search-engine-friendly websites, we’re announcing today the la ...

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin SEO- 20 readers -
  • #NoHacked 3.0: How do I know if my site is hacked?

    Last week #NoHacked is back on our G+ and Twitter channels! #NoHacked is our social campaign which aims to bring awareness about hacking attacks and offer tips on how to keep your sites safe from hackers. This time we would like to start sharing content from #NoHacked campaign on this blog in your local language! Why do sites get hacked? Hackers havedifferent motives for compro ...

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin How To's- 14 readers -
  • Rendering AJAX-crawling pages

    The AJAX crawling scheme was introduced as a way of making JavaScript-based webpages accessible to Googlebot, and we've previously announced our plans to turn it down. Over time, Google engineers have significantly improved rendering of JavaScript for Googlebot. Given these advances, in the second quarter of 2018, we'll be switching to rendering these pages on Google's side, r ...

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin SEO- 15 readers -
  • A reminder about “event” markup

    Lately we’ve been receiving feedback from users seeing non-events like coupons or vouchers showing up in search results where “events” snippets appear. This is really confusing for users and also against our guidelines, where we have added additional clarification. So, what’s the problem? We’ve seen a number of publishers in the coupons/vouchers space use the “event” markup ...

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 14 readers -
  • Engaging users through high quality AMP pages

    To improve our users' experience with AMP results, we are making changes to how we enforce our policy on content parity with AMP. Starting Feb 1, 2018, the policy requires that the AMP page content be comparable to the (original) canonical page content. AMP is not a ranking signal and there is no change in terms of the ranking policy with respect to AMP.

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  • Enabling more high quality content for users

    In Google’s mission to organize the world's information, we want to guide Google users to the highest quality content, the principle exemplified in our quality rater guidelines. Professional publishers provide the lion’s share of quality content that benefits users and we want to encourage their success.

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin Content- 36 readers -
  • 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- 19 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- 15 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.

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 23 readers -