• 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 -
    • 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 -
  • #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.

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  • 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- 11 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- 13 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- 35 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- 14 readers -
  • 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.

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 15 readers -
  • 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- 26 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 -

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