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Google launches News Initiative subscriptions lab for publishers

The company also announced new fact-checking tools and other efforts to stop the spread of ‘misinformation.’ Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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March 5th Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update?

I sound like a broken record but I am once again seeing chatter and signals of yet another Google search ranking algorithm update. This one starting around March 5th and continuing through today. There is chatter in the WebmasterWorld forums and also signs from the various tracking tools. Keep in mind, I reported Google updates […]

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Using JavaScript to publish content? Here are 6 ways to view rendered HTML via desktop and mobile

Always test your pages using Google’s own tools and third-party resources to view the rendered HTML to make sure all your content is showing up. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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March 1st Google Search Algorithm Ranking Update – Unconfirmed

On Friday afternoon, March 1st, maybe going through Saturday, March 2nd, there may have been yet another Google search ranking algorithm update. We had one on February 27th and February 22nd and now another unconfirmed one on March 2nd. They seem like tremors, maybe tweaks to previous updates. We have both chatter and trackers showing […]

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Google Test My Site Tool Adds New Features & Improvements

Google announced this morning that they have rebuilt the Test My Site tool from top-to-bottom. They added a whole set of features that can help developers build a faster site. You check check out the tool over here. Here is what is new in the tool: The speed of both their entire site and of […]

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Nope. Google Does Not Use CTR For Core Search Rankings

I am so so so tired of covering this topic, we’ve covered it for well over a dozen years and I just covered it a week or so ago. Google doesn’t use CTR, click through data, to rank their search results. But of course, Google posted something that is driving huge confusion again around the […]

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Help customers discover your products on Google

People come to Google to discover new brands and products throughout their shopping journey. On Search and Google Images, shoppers are provided with rich snippets like product description, ratings, and price to help guide purchase decisions. Connecting potential customers with up-to-date and accurate product information is key to successful shopping journeys on Google, so today, […]

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Business Owners Can Now Reply To Reviews On Google Maps Desktop

Google announced in the Google My Business Help forums that owners of businesses within Google My Business can now reply to reviews directly using Google Maps on desktop. Prior you could do it in Google My Business, in the Google My Business app and in some other forms. But now you can also do it […]

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Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update & Fluctuations Continue

A week ago we reported on chatters and signals of a Google search ranking algorithm update. That died down a bit shortly after we wrote about it but over the past couple days I am seeing chatter and signals of another Google update. I don’t think this is a super massive update but it might […]

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Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update Happening Today?

I am seeing some early signs that there is a Google search ranking algorithm update happening today. Most of the signs are coming out of the UK, because maybe they have had time to process the changes. Are you noticing changes as of this morning with your Google rankings and organic search traffic? There is […]

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Google: Development/Test Sites Can Be Added To Google Search Console

Google’s John Mueller said it is okay to add your test or development site to Google Search Console, even if it is noindexed and disallowed by search engines. There are still some useful tools you can run on your site before you launch it that may help you. This was a question posed to John […]

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