Google

SEO Tidbits From Google Fights Disinformation White Paper

On Friday, Google published on their blog about fighting disinformation and posted a 30 page white paper. Truth is, there is nothing really new in this white paper that we have not covered over the years but it is getting some attention and I wanted to just highlight some points of interest in web search […]

3
Like
Save
Fake Google Maps Edits Cause Major Business Disruptions

Anyone can edit a business listings details on Google Maps and local. So if you have a competitor and you want to close them down, or shut their business hours, or change their web site address or worse, you can do that. The business owner may notice an email about the change, only after the […]

10
Like
Save
Google Search Algorithm Updates Continue Through Weekend

The chatter has not simmered down that much from the February 12/13th Google algorithm update chatter. In fact, it picked up on the 14th, 15th and continued through the weekend through today. Some are saying they are seeing some reversals of the update on the 13th. Google is constantly tweaking their search results, we try […]

10
Like
Save
Google May Treat Figcaption As Caption For Images

Google’s John Mueller responded to questions on Reddit about the figcaption tag for figurines. The NY Times uses it for their images and SEOs want to know how Google treats it. Google does read the content within figcaptions but they don’t treat it as alt text, they treat it as a caption. John added that […]

6
Like
Save
Using Google Search Console to manage ‘search enhancement’ validation errors and employing the API

In this wrap-up of our series on Google Search Console, get tips on the most productive uses of the GSC API. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

10
Like
Save
Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update & Fluctuations Continue

A week ago we reported on chatters and signals of a Google search ranking algorithm update. That died down a bit shortly after we wrote about it but over the past couple days I am seeing chatter and signals of another Google update. I don’t think this is a super massive update but it might […]

5
Like
Save
Business Owners Can Now Reply To Reviews On Google Maps Desktop

Google announced in the Google My Business Help forums that owners of businesses within Google My Business can now reply to reviews directly using Google Maps on desktop. Prior you could do it in Google My Business, in the Google My Business app and in some other forms. But now you can also do it […]

10
Like
Save
Managing Sitemap XML with Google Search Console

What to look for in Search Console indexing reports, plus learn why and how to create a dynamic Sitemap file. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

10
Like
Save
Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update Happening Today?

I am seeing some early signs that there is a Google search ranking algorithm update happening today. Most of the signs are coming out of the UK, because maybe they have had time to process the changes. Are you noticing changes as of this morning with your Google rankings and organic search traffic? There is […]

10
Like
Save
Yoast To Add Live Indexing With Bing & Google

Joost de Valk announced at YoastCon that the popular WordPress plugin, Yoast SEO, will provide live indexing with both Google and Bing starting next month. I’ll be honest, I am a bit confused on how this will work with Google but I assume with Bing – they are working with their new submit URL API. […]

4
Like
Save
Google Denies Negative People Or Organizational Associations Can Downgrade Rankings

Google’s John Mueller was asked if Google’s algorithm can associate negative factors with people or organizations that would lead the unrelated site to be downgraded in their search results. John said he doesn’t believe Google has such an algorithm but then explores other possibilities. At the 27:32 mark into the video hangout, a site owner […]

9
Like
Save