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Google: If You Want Your Images To Rank Then Use Alt Text

Google’s John Mueller said this morning on Twitter that if you want your images to rank in Google Image search, it is extremely helpful to Google if you add alt text to your images. The advice itself is not new, it dates back over 10 years ago but this is a nice reminder from a […]

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Google Dance Zurich Takes Place On September 21st

Google is hosting their very first Google Dance Zurich event on September 21, 2018. Google has been hosting many international Google Dance events outside of the main GooglePlex location recently. This one takes place at the Google Switzerland office with speakers including John Mueller, Behshad Behzadi and Na’ama Zohary. The logo for the event is […]

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Google Ignores A Lot Of Edu Links

Google’s John Mueller said that Google ignores a lot of links on EDU TLDs because they are more often link spam targets. Google said there is a misconception that EDU links are more valuable, hence why they are more of a spam target and thus why Google ignores more spammy links here then other places. […]

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September 2018 Google Webmaster Report

Here is our monthly Google Webmaster report with the big ticket item being the Google Medic Update coverage, with some other updates this past month as well. Google launched a link report in the new Google Search Console, updated some reporting and launched some new search features this past month. A lot happened in the […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: September 3, 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: September 2018 Google Webmaster Report Here is our monthly Google Webmaster report with the big ticket item being the Google Medic Update coverage, with […]

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5 ways to avoid duplicate content and indexing issues on your e-commerce site

Before a page can rank well, it needs to be crawled and indexed. Contributor Manish Dudharejia shares five tips to give your pages the best chance of getting indexed in the search results. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: August 31, 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 Search Console Reporting Change, Link Sources, Google Design Tests & Trump Against Google This week, I covered why there […]

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How small businesses can see big results with foundational SEO

Where can you put 20% effort for 80% SEO return? Contributor Marcus Miller outlines SEO tactics SMB owners can use for easy but effective wins. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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SearchCap: Google’s deal with Mastercard not ‘deceptive’, small business SEO & 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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Google Tests Rounded Search Box That Sticks To Top

Looks like more and more searchers are seeing a brand new design test from Google in their core search results. This test shows a rounded search box that sticks to the top as you scroll through the search results. Screen shots of the test first originated via Reddit, which was first covered at Search Engine […]

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Google: The Source Alone Of The Link Doesn't Make The Link Bad

Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that the source of the link alone doesn’t make the link a bad link. It also depends on other factors. For example, John asked if the the destination owner placed the link on the source themselves or not. Here are the tweets from more context: Why would it be […]

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