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Google Algorithm & Ranking Update Kicking Off?

There may be a Google search and ranking algorithm update starting off this morning. I received a couple of notifications via email and some on social media and the chatter in the ongoing WebmasterWorld forums is starting to heat up a bit. Plus some of the automated tracking tools are beginning to show signs of […]

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Add Google Search Console To Your Google Shortcut Menu

Folks were asking John Mueller about Google adding the ability to add a link to Google Search Console in the Google menu, the 9 dots at the top right of any Google page. The truth is, you can do that now. The only weird thing is that Google still calls it “Webmaster Tools” in that […]

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Google Analytics Asks Customers To Set Their Own Data Retention Policies

The other day, Google emailed their Google Analytics customers with a long email about GDPR and data retention controls. They told their customers that they need to “review these data retention settings and modify as needed” before May 25th when GDPR becomes enforced. This is part of Google putting the requirement on others and not […]

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John Harrison Google Logo Depicts His Marine Chronometer

Today on Google’s home page is a Google Doodle, special Google logo, for the 325th birthday of John Harrison. John Harrison was a self-educated English carpenter and clockmaker who invented a marine chronometer. The marine chronometer helped saved countless lives at sea because it was the first device able to calculate longitude at sea, helping […]

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#NoHacked 3.0: How do I know if my site is hacked?

Last week #NoHacked is back on our G+ and Twitter channels! #NoHacked is our social campaign which aims to bring awareness about hacking attacks and offer tips on how to keep your sites safe from hackers. This time we would like to start sharing content from #NoHacked campaign on this blog in your local language! […]

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Rendering AJAX-crawling pages

The AJAX crawling scheme was introduced as a way of making JavaScript-based webpages accessible to Googlebot, and we’ve previously announced our plans to turn it down. Over time, Google engineers have significantly improved rendering of JavaScript for Googlebot. Given these advances, in the second quarter of 2018, we’ll be switching to rendering these pages on […]

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Google Image Search Exact Size Filter To Be Fixed

If you go to Google Image search and search for any image, let’s say flowers, and then go to the search tools and select the size option. Then you pick “exactly” and enter in a size and hit “Go.” Nothing, absolutely, nothing will happen. There are a bunch of searchers complaining about this issue over […]

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Bing Ads Editor Adds Account Level Ad Extensions

Bing announced a new feature within the Bing Ads Editor. It now supports managing your account level ad extension associations from Bing Ads Editor. Bing is starting with managing specifically the Callout Extensions. Bing promises they will continue to “add support for account level ad extension associations for the remaining ad extensions in our future […]

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Introducing the new Search Console

A few months ago we released a beta version of a new Search Console experience to a limited number of users. We are now starting to release this beta version to all users of Search Console, so that everyone can explore this simplified process of optimizing a website’s presence on Google Search. The functionality will […]

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Using page speed in mobile search ranking

People want to be able to find answers to their questions as fast as possible — studies show that people really care about the speed of a page. Although speed has been used in ranking for some time, that signal was focused on desktop searches. Today we’re announcing that starting in July 2018, page speed […]

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Google Now Serving More AMP Content In Mobile Search Results

The folks over at RankRanger show in their tracker tool that AMP, accelerated mobile pages, has shown a spike in how often they show up now, compared to a few days ago, in the mobile results. It shows that in the US there was a 17% lift in AMP pages showing up in the first […]

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