Google: Search Console

    • 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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    • The Google Search Console is undergoing infrastructure updates

      Google has confirmed that they are performing “infrastructure updates” to the Google Search Console. These infrastructure updates may impact the reporting within the interface, so you may not be able to get accurate information from the Google Search Console during this upgrade. Google has not said when the upgrade will be finished but rather it is “ongoing” and they “thank ...

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  • Google launches new AMP testing tool

    … Google has launched a new testing tool for AMP accelerated mobile pages. The new tool is available at https://search.google.com/search-console/amp and from within the Google Search Console. The tool works on your mobile device and uses Google’s “live web-search infrastructure” to analyze the AMP page with the real Googlebot – so the result…

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  • Google Search Console removes sitelinks demotion feature

    … Google quietly announced on Google+ that they are removing a Google Search Console feature that almost nine years old – the ability to remote sitelinks from displaying in Google search. The feature was first introduced back in October 18, 2007 and today has been shut off. It let webmasters tell Google that they don’t want a specific URL…

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  • Case study: JavaScript blocking Google’s view of hreflang

    … The hreflang attribute has been an important part of the SEO toolkit for webmasters and digital marketers for a good many years. In order for Google to best understand your multilingual or multinational website, it is integral that your hreflang implementation is correct and that Google fully understands it. If you’re new to the hreflang…

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  • Google Search Console improves Security Issues reports

    … Google announced they have improved the Search Issues report in the Google Search Console. Specifically, the reports now provide more specific explanations of the security issues detected by Safe Browsing. The types of security issues that can show include malware, deceptive pages, harmful downloads, and uncommon downloads. The new…

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  • Google says the Google index status in the Search Console report is broken

    … to that of the Sitemap report index count. And when the numbers don’t align and shift together, it may be a sign that one of the reports is wrong. It turns out that the index status report is the one currently that is off and broken. There is not estimated time for this report to be fixed, so for now, rely on your Sitemap index report in the Google Search Console. About The Author …

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