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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Bugs, Navigation Removal, AMP Updates, OMG I Don�t Know & More

This week, we covered the ongoing Google bugs, this time with Google News indexing, Search Console issues, and other issues with Google. Google also is unaware of a navigational removal trick that some say help with Medic Update improvements. Google may change how they handle the noindex in the robots.txt. Google AMP can now support […]

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You Want Google To Stay Stagnant & Not Improve?

As you know, Google is making efforts to update their GoogleBot to crawl the more modern web. We reported it about it last week. But that bothered at least one SEO who complained that they worked on all these workarounds and now Google is going to ditch those workaround when this new GoogleBot goes live. […]

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Google's Indexing Bug Spreads Like A Virus To Coverage Report, URL Inspection Tool & More

The Google de-indexing bug, which took about 6 days to resolve and is supposedly resolved as of last Thursday is now causing issues within Google Search Console. The coverage and enhancement reports, as well as the URL Inspection tool are all impacted according to Google. It is like this single bug is spreading like a […]

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Should Google Index The Entire Web & Not Cherry Pick Pages To Index?

For years and years Google has told us Google doesn’t index all the content and URLs they know about on the web. No just because there is a directive telling them not to but because Google chooses not to index those pages because of various factors like PageRank, duplication, other quality signals. But a WebmasterWorld […]

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google De-Indexing Bug Fixed, Google Discover Report, Google Assistant Ads & More

This week, we saw a lot of the Google ranking tools go nuts but it is probably related to the indexing bug. Google said after 6 days of trying they finally fixed the de-indexing bug. Google launched a new Google Search Console report to show you your Google Discover traffic, we can call it position […]

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Google Drops Sort By Date But Adds before: & after: Search Commands

Google announced yesterday a new feature they are “beta testing” to allow searchers to filter their web searches by dates (something they had for a while but dropped from mobile – it is on desktop). So they announced a new before: and after: search operator that lets you do this. Then quietly noted that they […]

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Widespread Google Indexing Issues, Algorithm Shifts, Icon Tests, AMP Changes & Google+ Dead

Today was an interesting day, a possible Google bug is dropping pages out of the Google index like flies. No word yet from Google on what the issue is yet. There was a potential Google update on March 29th again. March was one of the more active months at Google for webmaster/SEO topics, and we […]

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Updates, Info Command Gone, Bing Updates, Google Ads, New UIs & More

This week in search, we saw a few more algorithm shifts with the Google search results, one around March 26th and one around March 20th. Google dropped the info command, removing the ability to see the Google selected canonical for any URL but now you can see that information for your verified properties in Google […]

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Ahrefs To Compete With Google Search & Share The Wealth With Publishers

Yesterday, Dmitry Gerasimenko the CEO of Ahrefs – a beloved SEO toolset provider, announced on Twitter his company will be building a search engine to compete with Google. He knows it sounds crazy, he said that, but he said he wants to do it for two reasons. (1) The DuckDuckGo reason, to provide a search […]

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Google AMP & Mobile Friendly Tests Adds Code Editing

Yesterday Google added the ability to edit code inline within both the AMP test and the mobile-friendly test. So you can run the tools on your URLs and then make code changes in the tool’s code editor, rerun the test and see the outcome. Google recently also added this to the rich results test as […]

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Google's Latest Advice On Pagination & Page Series Post rel=next and rel=prev

As you know, Google told us they just realized that rel=next and rel=prev is no longer supported for the past year or so. Yea, I know. So now what? How do you ensure Google can find your paginated content? How do you communicate to Google a series of pages is part of a set? Mihai […]

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