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Google SEO Myth Busting Video On GoogleBot

Yesterday Google posted the second video in the SEO Myth busting video series, this one was on GoogleBot. It wasn't really a myth busting video, like the first, but it was very fun to watch. It covers what Googlebot does, how it acts like a mobile browser, how it crawls, touches on JavaScript sites, how to detect GoogleBot, mobile-first indexing and more.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, GoogleBot


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


Google Can Now Index The Web Again

Yesterday we were the first to report that Google was having an issue indexing the web. Google then confirmed the issue a couple of hours later. It seemed it was resolved around 1pm ET yesterday. Google has confirmed two hours ago that it was indeed resolved.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Algorithm Updates & Data Refreshes Are Different Systems

All of you know there are ranking algorithms, data refreshes and infrastructure changes - those are the big three. There are other things in search, such as feature changes, user interface changes and more. But they are all separate systems and don't all happen the same time.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google URL Inspection Tool Is Not For Images

Google's URL Inspection tool within Google Search Console only works for web pages. It doesn't work for images or other file types yet. John Mueller from Google had to confirm this on Twitter the other day.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google John Mueller: Voice Search Query Data Shouldn't Be A Priority

For years and years now, Google has been suggesting that Google Search Console way add ways to see your query data filtered by voice search. So you can see how people search using voice versus other inputs. John Mueller from Google said he personally feels there are more important things to add to Search Console over this specific request.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Search Console, Google Search Console, John Mueller


Google: No Need To Block Pieces Of Content From GoogleBot

It is common, you visit a web site, click through the web pages on that web site and you see that a large chunk of the page has the same content and elements as the rest of the pages on that site. Blocking those pieces of duplicate content is not necessary says Google's John Mueller.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google URL Inspection Tool Labels 410 HTTP Status Codes As 404

Did you know that the URL Inspection Tool within Google Search Console will label a 410 HTTP server status code as a 404 HTTP server code, not the 410 it truly is?
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console


Google: POST Requests Use More Crawl Budget Than GET Requests

Martin Splitt from Google said one thing you need to be aware of when it comes to Google handling POST requests it that since Google doesn't cache them, they can use more of your crawl budget than GET requests.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Martin Splitt


Google Updates The Search Quality Raters Guidelines After 10 Months

The last time Google updated the search quality raters guidelines was in July 2018. On May 16, 2019 Google pushed out an updated version of the search quality raters guidelines used by humans hired as consultants to review both the live and test Google search results, aimed at giving feedback to Google's search engineers to make improvements to the Google search algorithms.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Testing New Beta Versions Of Chromium On GoogleBot

Google has been caught testing features that do not work in Chrome 74, but work in Chrome 75. Chrome 75 is not out yet in production for the public, it is being testing in beta right now. Valentin Pletzer caught Google testing Chrome 75 features yesterday. Martin Splitt from Google said this is to be expected in order to keep GoogleBot evergreen going forward.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Valentin Pletzer, Martin Splitt


Google Won't Show Content Hidden Within Tabs In Search Snippets

We know Google has said numerous times that content hidden within tabs on mobile is something that Google will index and rank. But John Mueller of Google explained they will not show this content in the search results snippet because users won't see that content by default.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


GoogleBot Supports Simple POST Requests

Martin Splitt from Google responded to a question from an SEO around if Googlebot support fetch (or XMLHttpRequest) POST-requests? Martin said he had to test it and he did and he said Google does indeed support simple POST requests based on his test.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Martin, Martin Splitt


Google's First SEO Mythbusting Video Didn't Have Mythbusting

Watching the comments about Google's first mythbusting video reminds me of the comments around the final season of Game of Thrones. All this hype for this series and the first show did not live up to its expectations. To be fair, the Googlers who put this together are not film producers while HBO is.
Tags: Google, Hbo, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google: Top Three Things A Developer Can Do For Search Rankings Doesn't Include Links

Google's Martin Splitt posted the first SEO Mythbusting series and in there, a developer asked him what can to help his sites and apps do better in search. What are the "top three things I should consider" he asked. Martin answered in the form of being a developer and because of that, did not include links.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Martin, Martin Splitt


Google Says Cache Date Bug To Be Fixed Soon

After months and months of complaints from the SEO community, Danny Sullivan from Google said the cache bug should be fixed soon. He posted on Twitter saying "We're aware of this and expect it will be corrected soon. "It has no impact on indexing. We have fresher versions indexed," he added.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Danny Sullivan


SEO Test Proves New GoogleBot Is Live

Valentin Pletzer didn't want to just take Google's word that the new evergreen GoogleBot is live, so he tested it. In short, Google's word was the truth and the new GoogleBot is indeed live.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Valentin Pletzer


Google: Don't Just Blindly Delete Old Pages

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that it doesn't necessarily make sense to just go into your content management system and delete old pages after a certain date. John said "FWIW sometimes good, old stuff becomes interesting again over time, so you might want to avoid just blindly deleting everything over a certain age."
Tags: Google, Seo, John, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: New GoogleBot & Indexing Bugs Unrelated

Google's Martin Splitt said the new GoogleBot has zero impact or was completely unrelated to the indexing bugs we saw back in April. He said "Fair question, but no" when I asked if they were related at all.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Martin Splitt


Google Rolled Out The New GoogleBot Over Several Months

Just an FYI, Google did not simply flip the switch last week and turn on the new GoogleBot, the evergreen GoogleBot, over night. Google said it was already indexing 10% of the web back in November. It scaled from less than 1%, to 1%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 75%, to 100% over several months and just reached 100% last week.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Search and JavaScript Sites I/O Session

I covered most of the important news from the Google Search: State of the Union session but Google had an amazing session named Google Search and JavaScript Sites which is probably worth watching for those who do SEO for JavaScript sites or just build out sites and apps using JavaScript.
Tags: Google, Google Search, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google: Crawl Budgets & Delays Not About Page Size

This past Friday, while at the GooglePlex, John Mueller, Martin Splitt and Lizzi Harvey from the Google team hosted an office hours and Martin MacDonald was there to represent the SEOs. He asked a question about crawl budget and stuff and if a page the size of 10mb can reduce crawl budget compared to a page only 400kb. All the Googlers shook their heads no.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Martin MacDonald, John Mueller Martin Splitt, Lizzi Harvey


Old Google Cache Date Is Nothing To Worry About

Like expired milk, and old Google cache date won't hurt you. Well, at least expired milk according to Adam Conover won't hurt you. And at least according to Google's John Mueller, Danny Sullivan, Martin Splitt and others - an old cache date won't hurt your Google rankings.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Adam Conover, John Mueller Danny Sullivan Martin Splitt


Google PageSpeed Insights Implements Design Update

Google's PageSpeed Insights, last week, as I noted very briefly my weekly video this past Friday, has done a smallish design update to the tool. You can visually see they moved the score to the top and centered it, rounded some of the bars corners and brightened some things up.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


More Details On Evergreen GoogleBot: Two Waves, Old User Agents & More

Google launched the evergreen GoogleBot, a GoogleBot that will be up-to-date with the latest version of Chrome. A GoogleBot that can access all the latest modern web browser features. A GoogleBot with less limitations. I've been updating the original article with more details but if you missed it, here are some new tidbits around this announcement that you may have missed.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Officially Launches FAQ & How-To Structured Data Markup

Google announced it a year ago at Google I/O 2018 but didn't launch FAQ and How-to structured data until a year later at this years 2019 Google I/O event. It comes with new rich results and new Google Search Console enhancement reports.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console


Google Search Console New Speed Report

At Google I/O they demonstrated a new report within Google Search Console named the Speed Report. It is currently in beta or experimental mode but they showed some screen shots of it in action.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console


Google Mobile Friendly Test Not Using Latest Chromium Yet

With the big news around Googlebot now being evergreen and running the latest version of Chromium and thus being able to access 1000+ new features on web pages, you'd think we'd see it. But no, we don't see it yet and no - the mobile-friendly test and probably the other testing tools do not support it yet.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, GoogleBot


GoogleBot Runs Latest Chrome - This Is Big News

Probably the biggest news for the SEO industry out of Google I/O yesterday was that Google said Googlebot is now evergreen, meaning it will stay up-to-date with the latest version of Chromium, their popular Chrome browser. This brings thousands of new features to Googlebot for crawling purposes.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, GoogleBot


Google Code Lab Supports Structured Data, Single Page Apps & Dynamic Rendering

Martin Splitt from Google announced while at Google I/O yesterday that they have updated the Google Code lab not to just support structured data but also single page apps (SPAs) and dynamic rendering. Code lab is a solution that walks you through step-by-step to create either structured data, SPAs or dynamic rendering that works with Google search.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Martin Splitt, Google Code



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