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January 2019 Google Webmaster Report

In our first monthly recap for 2019 we covered a couple smaller unconfirmed Google updates. It was a slower month with the holidays and New Years but Google launched some new features. Google made AMP featured snippets do fancy moves, They also launched support for livestreams in search with new markup and also audio news […]

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Bing: We Ignore Default Robots Directives If There Is A Bingbot Section

Frédéric Dubut from Bing’s search team said on Twitter that if you create a specific robots.txt directive for Bingbot, their crawler, then Bing will only look at that specific section. So you should make sure that when you do that, copy all the directives from the default to the Bingbot section that you want Bing […]

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Google Tests Larger Messaging Buttons In Local Panels

Joy Hawkins who follows the local SEO beat really closely spotted a new interface treatment that really calls out the messaging functionality within the Google local panels. The new button to message a local business, when available, is massive compared to when it first launched. I personally cannot replicate this, but here is the screen […]

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SearchCap: Google SEO, Bing Ads incentives & PPC

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 2, 2019

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google: Links From Non-English Languages Are Not Unnatural Links This may be filed under the super obvious category but John Mueller from Google confirmed […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 31, 2018

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google Moving Google Posts Back Up? A few months ago, Google stopped showing Google Posts in the top location, somewhat above the fold, in […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 28, 2018

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Organic vs Ads, SEO Tips, Sundar Pichai on Core Search & Happy Holidays This was a very slow week […]

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Organic vs Ads, SEO Tips, Sundar Pichai on Core Search & Happy Holidays

This was a very slow week in search, because of the holidays and New Years break. But I did scrounge up some topics to cover. A senior Google search engineer said searchers can tell the difference between search ads and free organic listings. Google said they use the most restrictive crawling command they can find […]

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Mueller: Focus your SEO on Google’s status quo

Sometimes it is a good idea to keep it simple with your web pages. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 27, 2018

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google: We Don’t Skip Indexing Content That Is Over-Saturated On The Web Someone asked Google’s John Mueller if Google might skip crawling and indexing […]

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Google: Don't Wait For Us To Change For Technical SEO

Google’s John Mueller was asked on Twitter about Google’s plans to upgrading their crawling to better support GoogleBot as Chrome 41. Basically giving GoogleBot the ability to crawl modern sites and JavaScript better. John said, don’t wait for Google to change – you should deploy sites that work with what GoogleBot currently supports. The specific […]

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