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Google: Don't Break The Rules Even If Competitors Are

Google's John Mueller at least twice this week had to respond on Twitter suggesting that SEOs do not break the rules, go against the Google webmaster guidelines, simply because others are getting away with it.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Don, John Mueller


John Mueller & Google Webmaster Office Hangouts Move Off Google+

With the closure of Google+ just around the corner, Google's John Mueller is experimenting with ways to communicate new up and coming webmaster office hour hangouts on YouTube Live. Previously he used Google+ to collect the questions, before that there was a feature called Google Moderator and now there is not much.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller, Google Webmaster Office Hangouts Move Off Google


Google Search Console Notification: Mobile App Properties No Longer Supported

Google has sent me and others who have verified mobile app profiles in Google Search Console that they are no longer supported. The email says "at the end of March, 2019, Search Console will end support for app properties."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google: Do Not Flip Between Index & Noindex on URLs Too Frequently

This is probably common sense to all the readers here, but you should likely not add a noindex and remove the noindex on specific URLs often or heck, even infrequently. It will confuse Google, slow Google down in terms of seeing if that page should be indexed again in the future and will result in that page not always doing well in search.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


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 Again: Sharing IP Addresses For Multiple Sites Is Okay

This topic goes back ages, but for some reason John Mueller from Google said again in a Google Webmaster Help thread that it is perfectly fine and doesn't hurt you in Google search to share an IP address on the same server with other web sites.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


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


Google Search Console Is Down Right Now (Update: It Is Back Now)

Right now, if you try to access Google Search Console you will get a 404 page not found error. This is not intentional, something is wrong and Google is working on the fix...
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console


Google: CTR, Dwell Time & Other UX Signals Are Made Up Myths

In that Reddit AMA with Gary Illyes, Gary said out right and clear that the theories around Google using UX and behavioral signals such as CTR and dwell time are "generally made up crap." He added "Search is much more simple than people think."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Reddit AMA, Gary Illyes Gary


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 Search Console Performance Report Now Shows Consolidation Data

Google announced pretty big news for most of the readers here related to the performance report in Google Search Console. Starting the end of next month, the data in the performance report will be based on the canonical URL, which means the AMP, mobile, etc will all be counted towards the main URL's data in the performance report.
Tags: Google, Seo, AMP, Google Search Engine Optimization


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.
Tags: Google, Seo, Bing, Google Search Engine Optimization, Yoast SEO, Joost de Valk


Google Updates Content Guidelines For QA Pages

Google has one again made updates to the QA page content guidelines, this time providing dos and don'ts with more detail. Previously Google added these guidelines in December of last year for the new QA page schema.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Search Console Performance Report Changes With Consolidation

Google announced pretty big news for most of the readers here related to the performance report in Google Search Console. Starting the end of next month, the data in the performance report will be based on the canonical URL, which means the AMP, mobile, etc will all be counted towards the main URL's data in the performance report.
Tags: Google, Seo, AMP, Google Search Engine Optimization


PSA: Old Google Search Console Not Closing In March, But Some Features Are

Google's John Mueller issued a "PSA" this morning clarifying that the old Google Search Console is not closing in March. What is closing are some of the old features noted that are going away in March. But the old Search Console will remain active for some time until the other features are ported over.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Search Console, Google Search Console, John Mueller


Google: We Are Good At Ignoring Link Cruft

Google's John Mueller said on yesterday's Google hangout at around the 8:17 mark that Google is pretty good at ignoring link cruft. Basically old, spammy and irrelevant links accrued by the site over the years. This is similar messaging from before but the word "cruft" is newish, I think so I covered it again. :)
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


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.
Tags: Google, Seo, John, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google Search Console Metric Drops For Google My Business UTM Usage

Over the past couple of weeks some local SEOs are reporting weird drops in their Google Search Console Search Analytics reports for Google My Business profiles that use UTM code tracking. Joy Hawkins said for some of her clients, they are noticing "huge drops in impressions & clicks for the URL we use in GMB that uses UTM codes."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Joy Hawkins, Google Search Console Search Analytics


Google: Development/Test Sites Can Be Added To Google Search Console

Google's John Mueller said it is okay to add your test or development site to Google Search Console, even if it is noindexed and disallowed by search engines. There are still some useful tools you can run on your site before you launch it that may help you.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console, John Mueller


February 2019 Google Webmaster Report

It was a busy January with a few unconfirmed Google algorithm updates around the 15th, 9th and 6th of January. Google also said the next 50% of mobile-first indexing will be the hardest.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


A New Google Useragent Named google-speakr

Some folks are seeing a new useragent in their log files named google-speakr. The for that useragent, at least during accessing the sites is 66.249.81.186 which resolves to Google. SEOs and webmasters are asking if this is some sort of Google Assistant or Home crawler or something else?
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Weird Looking Google Search Analytics Charts From Search Console

Over the past couple of days, some SEOs have been sharing some unusually looking charts from Google Search Console's Search Analytics report. It shows negative numbers, charts that don't connect, numbers that are off, etc. John Mueller from Google event replied.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller, Google Search Console s Search Analytics


Google's John Mueller Can Send Personalized Messages Through Google Search Console

Ari Nahmani posted on Facebook (public URL) a message he got for one of his clients in Google Search Console that is unique. It is directly from John Mueller, the same John Mueller we cover here, about a critical and urgent issue with their web site.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller, Ari Nahmani


404 Sitemaps To Remove Them In The New Google Search Console

Google's John Mueller was asked if there is a way in the new Google Search Console to remove old Sitemaps files. He said you can 404 them to remove them. Maybe Google will add a button to delete old Sitemap files there but for now, 404ing them will eventually get them to be removed.
Tags: Google, Seo, Sitemap, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console, John Mueller


Most SEOs Want Fetch As Google Even With URL Inspection Tool

Google told us the Fetch as Google tool is going away and being replaced by the URL Inspection Tool. But some SEOs, well, seems like the majority of SEOs, want Google to port over the Fetch as Google tool as well. A Twitter poll with 88 results shows about 75% want both the Fetch as Google and URL Inspection tool.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


New Google Search Console Ports Security Issues Section

Google has ported another feature from the old Search Console to the new, the security issues section. Google said on Twitter "We hope you don't need to use a Security Issues tab" but if you do, it has been migrated to the new Search Console.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google AMP Crawl Error Bug Fix Is Here

We've been tracking the big AMP crawl error and AMP issues in search over the past week. Yesterday Google confirmed it was a bug on their end and said they would fix it. Today they documented the issue on their data anomalies page and RankRanger is showing AMP content coming back in the search results this morning.
Tags: Google, Seo, AMP, Google Amp, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Fixing AMP Errors; Nothing To Fix On Your End Now

Yesterday we reported on widespread AMP errors with Google Search Console and Google mobile search. As we suspected, it was an issue on Google's end - not an issue with the the configuration on the webmasters/developers end. At least, in this particular case, there is nothing for you to do - Google will fix it on their end.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console



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