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Google Search Console Won't Be Impacted By The Latest Indexing Bug

So now that the indexing bug from yesterday is fully resolved, I had to ask if we should expect any ripple effect in Google Search Console or other areas. Gary Illyes from Google said he does not expect data loss in Google Search Console as a result of this issue.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console, Gary Illyes


The Complete Guide to Robots.txt and Noindex Meta Tag

Last updated on April 30, 2019 at 04:29 pm The Robots.txt file and Noindex meta tag are important for doing on-page SEO. This gives you the power to tell Google which pages they should crawl and which pages they should index – display in the search results. Knowing how to use these two and when to use them is important for all SEOs since this involves a direct relationship between the websites we’re handling and the search engine crawlers. Being able to direct the search engine crawle...
Tags: Google, Seo, Robots.txt, Technical Seo, Gary Illyes, YOAST, John Mueller, GoogleBot, Search Engine Journal, Web Crawler, Noindex, Meta Robots, Meta Robots Tag, Robots Noindex, Search Engine Crawl


Google: AJAX/XHR Calls Can Impact Crawl Budget

Google's Gary Illyes posted on Twitter this morning that he updated the crawl budget post from January 2017 to explicitly say that AJAX (i.e. XHR) calls were added to the list of things that will consume your site's crawl budget.
Tags: Google, Seo, Ajax, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary Illyes


Google Might Change How NoIndex In Robots.txt Works

For years Google has been communicating and we've been reporting that Google does not support using the noindex direction within your robots.txt file. Well, people still use it and now Gary Illyes from Google is on the case - he may end up making sure it completely doesn't work.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary Illyes


Google: Schema Still Not Required For Featured Snippets

Google's John Mueller said once again that schema is not required for having featured snippets. Back in 2015 he said schema may help get you featured snippets but then shortly after Gary Illyes said Google does not use schema or structured data for featured snippets. Here, a few years later, John is saying it is not required.
Tags: Google, Seo, John, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary Illyes, John Mueller


Gary Illyes The Googler Who Discovered rel=prev/next Was Not Being Honored

Want to know which Googler found out that Google was no longer honoring the rel=prev/next? It seems it was Gary Illyes, a Google webmaster trends analyst who we often cover over here, was the individual who noticed this and escalated it to the public.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary Illyes


Google's Gary Illyes Video Bombs John Mueller

I'll be honest, I didn't notice this happening when the video was live. But as you can see, John Mueller is doing one of his webmaster hangouts in an open cafe at Google and at the 8:45 mark into the video, Gary Illyes sneaks in and then video bombs John.
Tags: Google, Seo, Other Google Topics, Gary Illyes, John Mueller


Google's Gary Illyes PubCon Presentation Was Image Search Focused

I was not at PubCon yesterday for Gary Illyes of Google's keynote but I was watching the Twitter stream and to me, it seems his presentation was mostly focused around image search. This was not a surprise based on Google's recent communication efforts around image search being important for SEOs to look at.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary Illyes, Pubcon, Gary Illyes PubCon


Google’s Gary Illyes on Real-Time Penguin, Negative SEO & Disavows by @MrDannyGoodwin

Should you disavow unnatural links you didn’t build to avoid a ranking drop? Here's what Google's Gary Illyes said.The post Google’s Gary Illyes on Real-Time Penguin, Negative SEO & Disavows by @MrDannyGoodwin appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, Seo, Link Building, Gary Illyes


Will Google's Indexing API To Allow All Content Types?

As you know, the Google Indexing API only is reserved for job posting URLs and live stream events. But that might change as we have been speculating for a while. Gary Illyes from Google in his Reddit AMA also mentioned that Google is testing this as well.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary Illyes, Reddit AMA


Google Hints The Page Google Shows For The Duplicate Content Cluster Gains Signals

Gary Illyes from Google dropped a hint around if signals from other pages in a duplicate content cluster gets passed to the one Google shows in their search results. It is not clear in his response, which is by design but he said "generally the page in a dup cluster that shows up in the results will see more benefits."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary Illyes


Google Search Ranking Factors Include "Pornyness"

I know Gary Illyes from Google is going to roll his eyes when he sees this post, but I find it funny and I want to share what he wrote on this Reddit AMA regarding Google's ranking factors. He was asked to share some more search ranking factors, and one that he shared was "Pornyness."
Tags: Google Search Engine Optimization


Google: There Is No Internal Linking Over Optimization Penalty

Gary Illyes from Google in his AMA said that Google does not have an internal linking over optimization penalty. He went on to say, in his Gary tone, "you can abuse your internal links as much as you want AFAIK."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Ama, Gary, Gary Illyes


How Google will shift resources to media search and other tidbits from Gary Illyes’ AMA on Reddit

The Google webmaster trends analyst also touched on topics like the possibility of an Indexing API, whether internal over-linking penalties exist and how the clustering of duplicate pages works. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. [Author: Barry Schwartz]
Tags: Google, Seo, Reddit, Ama, Gary Illyes, Barry Schwartz


Google’s Gary Illyes Urges SEOs to Stick to the Basics by @MattGSouthern

More than once during his recent AMA on Reddit, Google's Gary Illyes advised SEOs to stick to the basics.The post Google’s Gary Illyes Urges SEOs to Stick to the Basics by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Ama, Gary Illyes, Reddit Google


Google Images & Video Search Have “Massive Potential,” Often Overlooked by SEOs by @MattGSouthern

According to Google's Gary Illyes, image and video search are most often overlooked, and SEOs should be paying more attention.The post Google Images & Video Search Have “Massive Potential,” Often Overlooked by SEOs by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Gary Illyes


Google: Hreflang Not a Ranking Signal, But Will Drive Targeted Traffic by @MattGSouthern

Google's Gary Illyes clarified the hreflang attribute is not a ranking signal, though it will result in more targeted traffic.The post Google: Hreflang Not a Ranking Signal, But Will Drive Targeted Traffic by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Gary Illyes


Google Gary Illyes: RankBrain Is PR-Sexy Machine Learning

I love when Gary Illyes talks about Google. He was asked about what is RankBrain and goes off to explain that "RankBrain is a PR-sexy machine learning ranking component." I would love to see how Google's sexy PR team talks to Gary about this comment.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary, Gary Illyes, RankBrain


Google’s Gary Illyes Explains How RankBrain Works by @MattGSouthern

Google's Gary Illyes has provided a matter-of-fact explanation of how the RankBrain algorithm works.The post Google’s Gary Illyes Explains How RankBrain Works by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Gary Illyes


Does readability rank? On ease of reading and SEO

Is it worth your while making your text a pleasant read? Will it lead to higher rankings and more traffic? Is readability a ‘ranking factor’? At Yoast, we’re convinced that writing in plain and understandable language can get you more visitors. We’ve even developed a tool to help people write readable text. Here, we’ll explain why search engines love easy to understand copy, and we’ll give tips on creating it. Well-written copy improves UX At the risk of stating the obvious: unintelligib...
Tags: Google, Seo, Readability, Content Seo, Gary Illyes, YOAST, SEO Copywriting


5 Signs It's Time to Hire an SEO Expert

by Robert Clough There are over 1.5 billion websites on the internet, and nearly all of them are competing for top search engine rankings. That's a staggering number if you want to compete for a top spot on Google and other search engines. And if you're site is falling behind on Google, you may need to consider getting some help with your SEO. With that in mind, read on to discover five surefire signs it's time to hire a professional SEO expert.  1. You Don't Have the Time to Learn SEO ...
Tags: Search Engine Optimization, Experts, Seo Success


6 Ways Social Listening Can Help Your SEO

Gone are the days of SEO being a straightforward process of keyword research, on-page optimization and link building. As Google adds other factors to its algorithm and learns to assess website quality in a human-like way, SEO becomes intertwined with other marketing tactics. One of these tactics is social listening, which has been mainly used for social media marketing until recently. In this post, I explain how social listening can benefit your SEO. First things first: let’s figure out the mea...
Tags: Google, Seo, Panda, New York Times, Brighton, Reddit, Digital Marketing, Gary Illyes, Twitter Facebook YouTube, Brandwatch, Social Media Consulting


Google To Host More In Person Meetups But Focused On Webmasters

Back in November, Gary Illyes from Google said they are changing the name of the Google Dance, removing the dance part but hosting more in-person Google events worldwide. Last night at the last-minute Google NYC event put together by John Mueller, John confirmed this but added the events will be more focused towards webmasters and not SEOs.
Tags: Google, Seo, Other Google Topics, Gary Illyes, John Mueller John


The Google Webmaster Blog Removes Comments Feature

Gary Illyes from Google announced on the Google Webmaster Blog that they disabled the ability to post or view comments on that blog. He said most of the comments ended up being off-topic or even outright spammy. So they decided to drop them completely versus spend the time moderating those comments.
Tags: Google, Seo, Other Google Topics, Gary Illyes


Gary Illyes From Google Now Takes Speaking Requests Via Google Form

Gary Illyes speaks at a lot of conferences around the world on Google SEO and webmaster related topics. He works for Google and over the past several years has spoken at most large SEO conferences from what I've seen. He said if you want him to speak at your event, you should fill out a Google form he made instead of just emailing him.
Tags: Google, Seo, Other Google Topics, Gary Illyes, Google Form


Getting Juicy Link Love for Your Blog – 8 Solid Ways to Get Spot on Powerful Pages

Are you a blogger following strict content schedules? Do you use Blog Posts social scheduling plugin (like TweetBoostPRO) to get your words viral on social media? Are your blog topic ideas imposing? If your answer is a YES, you are doing it in a good way as: Dominant presence on social media is directly correlated with better search rankings. Top rankings are correlated with LinkedIn, FB, Twitter, and Pinterest shares utterly. On an average, the content length of top 10 organic results is highe...
Tags: Google, Marketing, Sales, Seo, Link Building, Guest Post, Joe, Haro, Forbes, Gary Illyes, Neil, John Mueller, Neil Patel, Brian Dean, Edu, Melinda Emerson


Bloggers: Have You Adopted These Crucial Mobile Commerce Features Yet?

You’ve probably made the effort to make your website mobile-friendly, but is it ready for mobile commerce? Mobile commerce optimization isn’t the same as mobile website optimization. For example, your shopping cart might be fully functional on mobile devices, but it also might be inconvenient. Optimizing for mobile commerce focuses on increasing user convenience. According to data gathered by Dynamic Yield, only 9% of consumers say shopping in person provides the most convenient experience. That...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Blogging, Paypal, Sears, Blogging Basics, Gary Illyes, Big Cartel, Big Commerce


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.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google News, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary Illyes


Google Finds Content Via Links & Sitemaps; In That Order

Google's Gary Illyes said at PubCon last week that Google finds content mostly through links and XML Sitemaps. He said the number one way is through links, crawling links on the web and the number two way is through XML Sitemaps.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Sitemaps, Gary Illyes, Pubcon


Is GoogleBot Able Scroll Down Your Page?

Another debate came up based on what Google's Gary Illyes said at PubCon and what Google's John Mueller said previously. Gary Illyes said GoogleBot is not able to scroll down your page, whereas John Mueller said GoogleBot can scroll a bit.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary Illyes, John Mueller



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