Over 12 years ago, we started answering webmaster questions and listening to feedback on our webmaster forums (although at the time, it was a Google Group for questions about sitemaps – original announcement). From a small mailing list, these forums have evolved to cover 15 languages and over 50,000 threads per year. These days, we […]
I know, Google updates every day, but I promise, I try to limit my coverage of these Google search ranking updates to those that drive a lot of chatter within the community and show additional signs of evidence around a ranking update. And today I am seeing signs again of a Google update, which makes […]
I am hearing some reports that even the submit URL tool within Bing Webmaster Tools is not working. We know Bing killed off the anonymous submit URL tool and told us to use the one within Bing Webmaster Tools. But if you try to use it and check your server logs, you may notice that […]
This week, Google announced that the Google Assistant has received a redesign or makeover. This makes it easier for you to get things done over voice or using your hands. Google also announced you can now make money using the Google Assistant. Google said this is what changed: Bigger visuals that are easy to glance […]
The Google search results don’t seem to be settling down at all, at least not over the past five weeks or so. I am seeing more chatter and signals that there was another search ranking algorithm update, probably a smaller one, yesterday. Many of the automated tools are showing signs and I am also seeing […]
I am hearing some chatter around a possible Google search algorithm update that took place yesterday, September 27th. To be honest, not all of my indicators, i.e. the community chatter and the tracking tools, are 100% convincing that there was a big update. I do believe that a nice number of sites were impacted yesterday […]
Balancing tools, time and resources to hit the magic number. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
Google’s John Mueller said in a video hangout on Friday that changing your structured data format from microdata to JSON-LD would not lead to many of your pages being removed from the Google index. He said this in response to a complaint about this. John said this at the 52:39 mark into this past Friday’s […]
Most of the new features were for mobile devices and focused on structured data and machine learning. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
Just like Google did back in July, Bing announced they have dropped their public submission tool. A way to submit any URL to the Bing index anonymously has been removed. It doesn’t come with any surprise, I suspect. As I covered at Search Engine Land, Bing said “the URLs received are by far too low […]
Part 6 of our special series focuses on how to customize and configure reports within BWT so you can zero in on what you need quickly and efficiently. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.