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.
I was offline the past two days but when I came back, I saw a nice amount of chatter of a possible Google update starting around September 11th. Most, not all, of the tools are showing significant volatility and there is some chatter. The chatter is not too extreme but some of the tracking tools […]
STAT, a search analytics tool shared a graph on Twitter Friday showing that they saw a 10 point lift in the number of search results snippets that include images in the snippets. Now almost 65% of the queries they track show images in snippets in the top 100 results. Here is their chart: Here is […]
Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that he finds it awkward when he reads articles and how-to guides on techniques on breaking Google’s terms of service (TOS) and their webmaster guidelines. He replied to an article written on Search Engine Journal about scraping Google’s search results. Yes, scraping Google’s search results is 100% against their […]
I am seeing super early signs of a Google search algorithm update brewing right now. There is some early limited chatter as of early this morning in the forums and on social media. Some of the automated tracking tools also are picking up changes, while some are not. So it is super early but something […]
Yesterday we reported that Google began directing users by default when they login to Google Search Console to the beta version instead of the old version. Well, several hours after we reported that, Google announced Google Search Console is now out of beta. So that explains it. Google’s header on the new Google Search Console […]
Today we mark an important milestone in Search Console’s history: we are graduating the new Search Console out of beta! With this graduation we are also launching the Manual Actions report and a “Test Live” capability to the recently launched URL inspection tool, which are joining a stream of reports and features we launched in […]
When you go to the main Google Search Console home page at google.com/webmasters and click the sign in button, you are now taken to the new BETA version of the Google Search Console. You are no longer defaulted to the old version of the Google Search Console. I am not sure when Google made the […]