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Mobile First Index: Google to Notify Sites of Possible Issues via Search Console January 13, 2017 at 5:00 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment In today’s Google Webmaster Office Hours, John Mueller said that they plan to send notices to webmasters via Google Search Console, alerting them that they would be likely to suffer issues when the mobile first index takes affect.
SEO Weather Reporting Tools & Google Ranking Experiments January 13, 2017 at 4:16 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment SEO weather reports – the trackers that track a number of keywords in the search results, and report on the volatility in those searches – have become a pretty popular way for webmasters and SEOs to kind of gauge what is happening in the search results on a daily bas.
No Need to Change Canonicals from Desktop for Mobile First Indexing January 13, 2017 at 4:01 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Just a reminder, if you are updating any canonicals, you do not need to update all desktop/mobile canonicals on your site to make the mobile version be the primary URL.
Bing Places Testing New Local Listing Redesign; Adds Popular Times January 12, 2017 at 7:26 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Bing Local is testing a major new look for their local listings in the Bing search results, and the redesign is making it appear much closer to how Google displays their own local listings within the knowledge panel in the search results.
No Need to Resubmit Pages to Google Search Monthly January 11, 2017 at 8:59 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment A question came up on a recent Google Webmaster Office Hours asking about the fetch and submit feature. The person had been told by his SEO agency that he needed to resubmit 10 pages every month to Google, and this despite also having a sitemap in place for the site.
Google’s change that would see pages devalued for using popups and interstitials for mobile users coming the Google search results is now live. This means if you are showing either popups or interstitials to Google traffic, that your pages will be downranked in the Google search results. Here are the changes and what you need to now.
Google Adds “Trending in the News” Autosuggest on Mobile January 9, 2017 at 8:12 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google is testing a new autosuggest in the mobile search results, this time highlighting specific news that Google sees as trending when the search is done. Here is what it looks like, when you start searching for something trending: When you click on ...
Bing Adds “Save Video” & More Description to Video Search January 9, 2017 at 7:50 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Bing has changed up how they show their video search results to make it much more user friendly for searchers. The most noticeable is a new “save video” option which allows users to save videos to view later.
Google Still Sending Unnatural Links Manual Actions After Penguin Update January 6, 2017 at 5:59 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment If you have been wondering about whether or not Google is still sending out unnatural inbound link manual actions now that Penguin has changed over to the new real time Penguin, the question came up in a recent Google Webmaster Office Hours.
Google: Normal for Not All Pages to Be Indexed on a Website January 6, 2017 at 5:36 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Getting all pages indexed in Google can be a challenge for some site owners. But if Google isn’t indexing every page from your sitemap, is that a problem or is that just how Google handles it normally? The question came up in a recent Google Webmaste ...
Google: How to Handle Near Identical Product Pages for Search January 5, 2017 at 7:07 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment It is always one of those challenging decisions for site owners – what to do about products that are so similar that when you try and index them individually, they are often flagged as duplicate content because there are only minor differences, such as the size or th.
Google Doesn’t Throttle or Restrict Traffic to Sites in Search Results January 5, 2017 at 5:38 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment It comes up periodically where webmasters will question whether Google has any kind of throttle in place to restrict traffic to sites, particularly new ones, and if it will stop sending traffic to the site in question once a specific quota has been met.
Differences in Google Search Console Link Report for Small & Large Sites January 4, 2017 at 7:08 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google has often said that there is only a selection of URLs that will show as links when viewing the report in Google Search Console. But John Mueller made an interesting comment about the differences in links between small and large ...
Personalization Affects Search Analytics Positioning in Google Search Console January 3, 2017 at 6:36 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Does personalization impact the search positions shown in Search Analytics within Google Search Console? It does, but it is definitely something that confuses many site owners when they cannot match up what Search Analytics reports for positioning inf.
Most 404 Errors in Google Search Console Not Site Owners Fault January 3, 2017 at 5:23 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Many people hate when 404 errors pop up in their Google Search Console account. While this is something we most often see when a site is hacked, the 404 error report can also be a treasure trove of information when doing a site redesign, URL struct ...
Google Recommends Using Two Verification Methods in Search Console January 3, 2017 at 5:05 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google recently held themed Webmaster Office Hours, one of them dealt solely with Google Search Console and John Mueller included a tip I hadn’t heard before helps keep your Search Console verification more secure.
Google Search Console Warns Site Owners Collecting Unsecured Passwords January 2, 2017 at 6:01 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google began sending out warnings to many website owners for collecting passwords on sites that are unsecured. The warnings are related to Google Chrome’s upcoming change that will show some types of non-https webpages as being not secure b ...
Bing has followed Google’s lead and is now showing hotel amenities in the local knowledge panels, detailing the common amenities that many hotels have. Here is how it looks: And here it ...
Google AdWords Testing 3 Product PLAs at Top of Search Results December 21, 2016 at 4:46 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google is testing a reduced number of Product Listing Ads showing at the top of the search results. While we usually see 6 items, and often a carousel, seeing only three items is a bit unusual, especially when there are more products available that could be shown.
Google has made a new change to AMP reporting that will make it much easier for those implementing AMP to troubleshoot errors and issues when validating the pages. Google is now showing AMP error ...