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Hide Search Performance For This Query In Google

Yesterday I reported about new preferences with Google Search Console but focused on the email preferences. You can also communicate to Google that you want to hide the search performance for this query report snapshot you sometimes see in the Google search results in these new preferences.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console


Google: We Can Look Up Internal PageRank But Toolbar PageRank Is Gone

Gary Illyes from Google said technically he and his colleagues are able to lookup the PageRank values of a page but there "rarely" is ever a reason to do so he said. He said the toolbar PageRank score, the pretty one, which is 0 through 10, is long gone and has not been calculated by Google in a long time.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary Illyes


Google Releases The Webmaster Conference Product Summit Videos

Last November Google held an SEO and webmaster conference at their Mountain View offices, the GooglePlex. I was there and posted my takeaways over here. But today, Google has released all the video recordings from the event. Now you all can watch the several presentations given by Googlers throughout that day.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Search Console New Email Preferences - Screen Shots

Valentin Pletzer posted screen shots on Twitter of a new email preferences feature in Google Search Console. This is something we knew Google has been working on but now we can see some of it in these screen shots that Valentin shared. It looks like more granular level control over the emails you want to receive from Google Search Console.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Valentin, Valentin Pletzer


Google On How To Technically Pause Your Online Business

As promised, Google has put together both a blog post and a detailed developer document on how to pause your online business. This document helps you manage and retain your search rankings while not accepting business online.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google: No Such Thing As Two Waves Of Indexing Or Crawling

We have heard Google talk about two waves of indexing or crawling, espesially when it comes to processing JavaScript. But now Martin Splitt from Google says there is no such thing. He did hint a while back that it is going away but now says there was really no such thing.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Martin Splitt


Google: We Don't Make Sites With Manual Actions Wait Longer For Reviews

Google's John Mueller said it is a myth that the web spam team would make a site that has sufficiently fixed a manual action wait a longer period of time. Google doesn't simply say that this site did something bad, so you have to wait. Once it is fixed, Google will reprocess that manual action.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: There Is No Need To Include Every Link In Your Disavow File

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter "Some tools find all sorts of irrelevant links -- there's absolutely no need to place every such link in your disavow file." He said, instead you should "focus your time on useful things instead."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Automate Google Search Console Detected Issues Via Email

Google's John Mueller said that right now there are no webhooks or APIs for tracking issues reported within Google Search Console. So what he recommends to do now is set up an email box that you can program a script to read those emails and feed them to your internal systems.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google Advice On E-Commerce Sites Closed Due To COVID-19

Gary Illyes from Google said the company is working on putting together "some more thorough do's and don't's" around what e-commerce and other site owners should do with their web sites if the business is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus. But for now, he said just put a message up and disable the shopping cart from checking out.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary Illyes, Google Advice On E Commerce Sites


Google Changelog For Google Search Developer Documentation

Lizzi Harvey from Google created a single page to follow the major updates made to the Google Search Developer documentation. So now you can just scan this page over here and see what updates she and her teammates made to the Google Search Developer documentations online.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Lizzi Harvey, Google Search Developer


Google Does Not Penalize For Weird Brand Or Product Names

Google's John Mueller said Google does not penalize pages for having weird product or brand names. John said on Twitter "Companies & products use all kinds of weird brand names." So when someone asked if Google might lower those rankings, he said "No, I don't think that would make sense."
Tags: Google, Seo, John, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google Search Console Sends Out Notices Of Event Markup Issues

Friday, Google began sending out notices via Google Search Console of event markup issues. This comes after Google released new supported markup for events for labeling them as virtual, postponed or cancelled.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console


Google Says It's A Myth That It Prioritizes AMP Pages In Google Search

Google's Martin Splitt said it is a myth that Google prioritizes AMP pages in Google search. We know AMP is not a ranking factor for Google, but is it really a myth that some AMP content cannot see better placement in Google?
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Martin Splitt


Should Google Stop Pushing Search Algorithm Updates During COVID-19 Outbreak?

It is a rough question because Google's search results are always updating by itself, i.e. new content gets added, new links, new signals, etc. So the Google search results are always in a state of flux. But in terms of bigger search algorithm update where Google pushes something new, should Google stop doing those until the COVID-19 outbreak is over?
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


No API For Google Search Console Discover Report

Google launched Discover performance reports in Google Search Console almost a year ago. It is available for sites that see traffic from Google Discover. So not everyone sees it. But there is no API for it yet...
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Gary Illyes May Open Audio Hangouts Google Search Chats

Gary Illyes from Google said he may do an audio only Google Hangout to talk about search. Gary is not traveling anymore for search conference talks and he said he "kinda miss the conference hall chats." So he is going to try this out.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary, Gary Illyes


Lots Of Pages That Don't Get Searched For? Does It Hurt Your Google Search Rankings?

John Mueller from Google was asked if "having too many non searched pages on website are bad for SEO?" John didn't say yes or no, he instead said - "that's up to you." He said what good is it if no one searches for it?
Tags: Google, Seo, John, Google Search Engine Optimization, Don, John Mueller


Google: Start With Fewer Pages For New Sites

Google's John Mueller said he would "recommend erring on the side of having fewer pages, especially when starting up a new site." He said that having too many pages makes it hard for Google to "find the unique value of each page."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: We Have No Mechanism To Block Indexing Parts Of Pages

Google's John Mueller said there is currently no official "mechanism to block indexing of a part of a page." There are "hacky ways" he said but nothing official from Google like a googleon/googleoff tag that is supported only for the Google Search Appliance, not Google web search (the public search engine).
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller, Google Search Appliance not Google


Possible March 10th Google Search Algorithm Update

I am seeing some chatter from March 9th through March 11th (today) about a possible Google search algorithm update. The chatter is not explosive but there does seem to be enough chatter to write about it here. Some of the tools are also showing the change but not all.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google: 3D & AR Images Are Not A Ranking Factor

I am not sure why it surprises me anymore but Google had to say that adding support for 3D and AR images to your site won't help your pages rank better. Google's John Mueller said on Twitter "No, we don't" when asked if Google ranks these pages higher because of the 3D image support.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Heading & Titles Help A Little With Pagination But Links Help Best

How does Google understand what pages are in a set of pagination? Well, with the rel prev and next no longer being supported, Google has given other advice. Google's John Mueller was asked about this in a video hangout last week, and while he said having page numbers in your titles and headers help a little, your internal navigation links matter more.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Indexing Search Result Pages Is A Watering Down Indexed Pages Issue

Google's John Mueller responded to a comment about Google's guidelines around "Use the robots.txt file on your web server to manage your crawling budget by preventing crawling of infinite spaces such as search result pages." He said this is less about spam and more about " watering down your indexed content with useless pages that compete with each other."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google People Also Ask Sees Large Reduction

Both RankRanger and Moz are reporting large reductions in how often the people also ask box shows up in Google search. RankRanger shows a 12 point drop and Moz is showing a 6 point drop (they measure these differently).
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Does Not Have AI Ranking Contracts - It's Made Up

There is a site out there claiming that Google has given it some sort of AI ranking contract. Thus this company has an advantage in helping you rank higher in Google. It does not, John Mueller of Google said on Twitter "They don't. This is likely just made up."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google To Switch All Sites Mobile-First Indexing By September 2020

Big news yesterday, but we saw it coming, was that Google announced all sites are going to be moved over to mobile-first indexing by September 2020. Google is sending out notices about this, Google started doing that last week. But Google also said that 70% of the sites served in search already are through mobile-first indexing.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google 3D & AR Images: More Technical Details & How To Request Inclusion

So I have been looking for more documentation and details on how to implement and request inclusion for the 3d and AR based images in Google search. Well, thanks to the AMA I did yesterday, someone shared a link I should have seen with more details.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Ama


Google: Hreflang Annotations Not Processed Until All Pages In The Set Are Crawled & Indexed

Gary Illyes from Google wrote in a Reddit thread that "generally" your hreflang annotations are not processed or picked up until all the pages in the set that you are linking to are crawled and re-indexed. He wrote "Generally the hreflang annotations are picked up once all pages that you linked together with them are crawled and (re)indexed."
Tags: Google, Seo, Reddit, Google Search Engine Optimization, Gary Illyes


Google: We're Not Going To Index All Your Pages

John Mueller of Google had to tell one SEO that it is not going to happen, Google is not going to index all of the pages on his web site. The site has over 800,000 pages and Google has only indexed 3,000 of those pages. John told this webmaster "They'll possibly never be indexed."
Tags: Google, Seo, John, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller



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