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Most SEOs Want Fetch As Google Even With URL Inspection Tool

Google told us the Fetch as Google tool is going away and being replaced by the URL Inspection Tool. But some SEOs, well, seems like the majority of SEOs, want Google to port over the Fetch as Google tool as well. A Twitter poll with 88 results shows about 75% want both the Fetch as […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 30, 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: Social Media Icons Return To Google Knowledge Panels Some SEOs are noticing that Google has brought back the social media icons in the knowledge […]

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SearchCap: Bing Maps API, Google and YouTube ads and targeted SEO

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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Google Ads Bug Shows Too Many Ads; It Is Resolved

We’ve seen it numerous times, where a bug leads Google to either show too many Google Ads in the search results or the organic listings do not load and Google only shows ads. It is rare, but we see it every now and then. Google recently confirmed a bug where they showed too many ads […]

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Targeted SEO: Here’s how to grow a page from 200 visits per month to 30,000

Pages need to be optimized, linkable and have search opportunity to grow. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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How to know when it’s time to pay for search analytics tools

SEO and search marketing experts offer feedback on when to pay for search analytics tools, factors to consider and making the most out of what you buy. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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What Is More Important For SEOs To Understand; Guidelines Or Algorithm Updates?

Tomorrow at SMX West I am moderating a panel called Machine vs. Man: What Really Matters For SEO Success. One of the panelists is Frédéric Dubut from Bing and he posted a poll asking what is more important for SEOs, understanding the search quality raters guidelines or the ranking algorithm updates? He only had 21 […]

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Google Recommends To Disavow Links That Can Trigger Manual Actions

Google’s John Mueller said in a hangout last week that he would recommend that you not just disavow links that have already resulted in manual actions but you can also disavow links that you think would lead or result in a manual action. This is in addition to what John said about how it can […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 29, 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: What Is More Important For SEOs To Understand; Guidelines Or Algorithm Updates? Tomorrow at SMX West I am moderating a panel called Machine vs. […]

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Google: Sitemap Files Don't Need To Be Indexed To Work

This is a bit heartwarming – to see John Mueller back up Joost de Valk and Yoost when someone incorrectly claimed their was a bug with the Yoast SEO plugin causing major Google issues. John from Google came in and backed up Joost, confirming Joost and telling the plugin creator his plugin is not needed. […]

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Google Tests Bolding Content In Knowledge Panels

I cannot replicate this but some searchers are seeing Google bold the query they used in the knowledge panel blocks. Both Valentin Pletzer and Mordy Oberstein posted examples of this on Twitter. Again, every time I try to replicate it I come up empty handed, without any bold. Google will bold the text in the […]

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