Indexing

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. […]

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Google: We Don't Skip Indexing Content That Is Over-Saturated On The Web

Someone asked Google’s John Mueller if Google might skip crawling and indexing content that Google knows they have enough content around. So if you have a new blog post about title tags and SEO, will Google crawl and index that new post when Google knows they already crawled and indexed thousands of other posts about […]

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Update, Mobile First Indexing Update, Medic Update, Link Schemes & More

This week in search, Google probably did a search algorithm update last weekend – but they did not confirm it. Google’s mobile first indexing is now on over 50% of Google’s search results. Google’s notifications for mobile-first indexing are delayed. Google’s John Mueller finally gave advice on the Medic Update. Google updated their link schemes […]

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Google Mobile-First Indexing Now Used For Over Half Of Google's Search Results

Just about two years after Google announced their mobile-first indexing initiative, to crawl the web as a mobile device first versus crawling the web as a desktop device, Google hit a major mile stone. Over 50% of the search results Google returns globally are from Google crawling and indexing the web using mobile-first indexing. Google’s […]

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Mobile-First indexing, structured data, images, and your site

It’s been two years since we started working on “mobile-first indexing” – crawling the web with smartphone Googlebot, similar to how most users access it. We’ve seen websites across the world embrace the mobile web, making fantastic websites that work on all kinds of devices. There’s still a lot to do, but today, we’re happy […]

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Introducing the Indexing API and structured data for livestreams

Over the past few years, it’s become easier than ever to stream live videos online, from celebrity updates to special events. But it’s not always easy for people to determine which videos are live and know when to tune in. Today, we’re introducing new tools to help more people discover your livestreams in Search and […]

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Google News Publishers Complaining About Indexing Issues

In the past few days there has been an uptick in complaints from Google News publishers around Google not indexing their new news content. Gary Illyes from Google did a rare appearance on Twitter to say he passed along the feedback to the Google News team to investigate. You can scan through the Google News […]

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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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Google Converts PDFs To HTML For Indexing In Search

Google’s John Mueller said that Google will convert PDF documents, as well as other documents, from their original form and into HTML in order to better index those documents. John said on Twitter “FWIW we convert PDFs & other similar document types into HTML for indexing too.” We also know that Google is pretty slow […]

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google EU Fine, Image Search Change, Trump Idiot Bomb & Mobile First Indexing

This week, Google was fined a record breaking $5 billion by the EU for Android antitrust issues. Google Image search has updated their referral URLs for easier tracking. Trump got Googlebombed as an idiot in image search. Google still has some way to go to fully go mobile-first indexing. Google automatically can pick up broad […]

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Google On Expanding The Google Indexing API

Yesterday we reported how Google released the Google Indexing API specifically for job posting URLs but if you look closely at the wording, the API can be expanded well beyond just job posting URLs. I asked John Mueller of Google about the possibility of Google expanding the Indexing API beyond just job posting URLs and […]

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