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SearchCap: Google speed update, SEO glossary, content outreach and more

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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Tell Google About Your Large & Medium Site Moves

Google’s John Mueller posted on Twitter asking about webmasters who have done medium to large web site migrations recently, about their experience. He asked “how did they go?” Adding later “are the fears well-founded, if you plan & follow-through systematically?” If you migrate your large to medium site domain name to a new domain name, […]

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Chrome DevTools Sensors To Check Regional Google Search Results

Aleyda Solis posted on Twitter a tip that SEOs and search marketers will love, to test regional based search results using Chrome developer tools “sensors” feature. In short, you can easily emulate being in any region and location by turning on the Sensors tool and telling it the latitude and longitude you want to test. […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 6, 2018

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: Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Speed Update, AJAX Crawl, Local Search, & More It was a slower week than the norm, but that is […]

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Ask the SMXperts — Page Speed, Site Migrations & Crawling

Three #SMXperts answer questions from the Advanced Technical SEO session at SMX Advanced and share their insights on JavaScript and structured data, two topics at the forefront of website development and search engine ranking. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google Updates Their hreflang Official Documentation

Google has recently updated their official documentation for hreflang help. Prior, it only had content around using language annotations, supported language values and a couple of common mistakes. The new version goes through the three methods for indicating your alternate pages, guidelines, supported language/region codes, use the x-default tag for unmatched languages, common mistakes and […]

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SEO Challenge Google Assistant Quiz

What if you can test your SEO intelligence by asking the Google Assistant? Well, former Googler, Pedro Dias put together a Google Assistant app named SEO Challenge that does just that. You can ask your Google Home or the Google Assistant “OK Google, talk to SEO Challenge” and it should start asking you questions. There […]

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Speed Update, AJAX Crawl, Local Search, & More

It was a slower week than the norm, but that is to be expected with it being the July 4th holiday this week. I published the monthly Google webmaster report, so catch up on the month over there. Google issued a clarification around the Speed Update, which says again, only the slowest sites would be […]

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July 2018 Google Webmaster Report

This month was somewhat typical but we did have a lot of updates to the Google Search Console. We saw the Search Analytics API get 16 months of data, so did the Data Studio later in the month. Google released a new cool URL inspector tool and updated the PageSpeed tool to show origin level […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 5, 2018

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: July 2018 Google Webmaster Report This month was somewhat typical but we did have a lot of updates to the Google Search Console. We […]

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SMX Advanced session recap: Mobile-first and AMP

Contributor Patrick Stox recaps an advanced SEO session where speakers shared how to perform audits in a mobile-first world and tactics to maximize the effectiveness of your AMP content. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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