Publishers

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 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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Bing Strongly Recommends Publishers Use The Submit URL Tool

Last week we reported that Bing expanded their submit URL tool from 10 URLs per day to 10,000 URLs per day, removing essentially all the quotas. The shocking part in that announcement was that they seemed to want to do away with crawling as a strategy for getting web pages into their index. Yesterday, I […]

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Is Google Getting Ready To Punish Google News Publishers In Violation?

Google published on the webmaster blog some tips and advice around doing well in Google News. All of the tips and advice are known and have been published in Google’s help docs – which makes you wonder, why is Google putting a new blog post out there that is near duplicate to what Google has […]

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Update, News Publishers Ranking, BBB & Trust Signals & Google Audit Tools

This morning there may have been a new algorithm update impacting search rankings in Google. Google confirmed there is an issue they have fixed or are still fixing around news content not being indexed and ranked fast enough. Google said they are going to review some medical and health search results after the Google Medic […]

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See How Google Will Show Publishers URLs For AMP Results In Search

As Google promised, they are working on a solution to show the publishers URL instead of the AMP cache URL in Google’s search results after you click on an AMP page. Yesterday Google posted a demo of how it works and how you can try it yourself, as I also announced at Search Engine Land. […]

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Google News Publishers Complaining About Indexing Issues

In the past few days there has been an uptick in complaints from Google News publishers around Google not indexing their new news content. Gary Illyes from Google did a rare appearance on Twitter to say he passed along the feedback to the Google News team to investigate. You can scan through the Google News […]

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Speakable Markup For Publishers Not Supported On Google Home Hub

Google released their Google Home Hub, the one with the display, and after playing with it for a week, I discovered that currently, the speakable markup created for Google Assistant and Google Home is not supported on the Google Home Hub model. Instead, Google tries to send you to YouTube videos for news content on […]

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Google Image search updates referrer URL to help publishers track image search traffic

In coming months, the Google Image search referral URL will be changing. Make sure your software tools are ready. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Meta Descriptions, News Publishers, Algorithm SEO Impacts & Yoast Plugin

This week, I covered the big monthly Google webmaster report. Also, Google told us the meta descriptions HTML improvements section in Google Search Console will go away. Google has killed off more Google News publisher features. Google said algorithm updates impact sites differently than technical SEO changes. Yoast had a bug that may or may […]

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Google Updates Image Search Guidelines For SEOs & Publishers

John Mueller from Google posted on Twitter that they have updated their image publishing guidelines at this help document. I covered it last night at Search Engine Land and summed up the changes that Google basically added more information around the new structured data features, page speed information and device-friendly advice. I love comparing the […]

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