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Google Defends Search Results: No Influence On Ads Or Google Analytics

Here we have Danny Sullivan, who now works at Google, defending Google's organic, free search results. He said again, Google's organic results are not influenced by ads, the Google Ad program and also Google Analytics has no influence on Google's organic results.
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Submit Questions Around JavaScript SEO For Google

As you know, Google posted their last video on their JavaScript videos for SEO yesterday. But now that the first part of the series is over, Martin Splitt from Google wants to keep it going. He asked folks to post their ideas and questions in this Google form - so he can make new videos that may be useful to developers and SEOs on this topic.
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Google Search Console URL Parameters Tool May Change

Google's John Mueller hinted on Twitter that the URL parameter tool that was added to Google Search Console in 2009 may not be 100% ported to the new Google Search Console. He said Google may make the tool evolve versus make it a 1 to 1 switch over.
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Google: We Don't Hand Rank Web Pages, It Would Be Impossible

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that Google does not manually hand rank any web page. He added the web is too big for that and if they tried, it would be impossible.
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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.
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Google: Some Other Google Bugs May Be Related To The De-Indexing Bug

It seems like the past month or so has been a tough one for the Google engineers. We have seen bug after bug, many we haven't even covered yet over here. The question is, are they related and when will most of them be resolved. Of course, one thing we can expect, mistakes will happen in the future.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Fixing Another Indexing Bug With Google News

Google said yesterday they are aware of an indexing bug impacting a limited number of publishers and they are working to fix it. It seems like the fix has been rolling out, although Google has yet to confirm this issue has been resolved yet.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google News, Google Search Engine Optimization


Navigation Removal Trick Impacting Google Rankings Algorithm?

An SEO, I believe his name is Dido, asked John Mueller of Google in this morning's video hangout if Google is aware of a trick some sites are using to combat any negative impact from the August 1st medic update. John was unaware and confused by the strategy, saying he would only see a downside to removing a site's navigation in terms of how it would hurt the site's ranking in Google.
Tags: Google, Seo, John, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller, Dido


Google Uploads Last JavaScript SEO Video: Dynamic Rendering For JavaScript Sites

Google's Martin Splitt has uploaded his last video in the series of videos around JavaScript and SEO yesterday, this one was on the topic of dynamic rendering. It goes over how and when to use dynamic rendering on your JavaScript sites.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Martin Splitt


Google AMP Now Can Support Real Publisher URLs

We knew this was coming and at the AMP Conference in Tokyo, Google announced support for publishers to use their own URLs when serving AMP pages in Google search. This is powered through signed exchanges and supported with more modern browsers.
Tags: Google, Seo, Tokyo, AMP, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google: No, You Can't Force Someone To Link To You Legally

Back in December we reported that Google updated their link schemes guidelines to disallow "requiring a link as part of a Terms of Service, contract, or similar arrangement" to link to you with a do-follow. The topic came back up when SEO personality Rand Fishkin said he thinks all websites should put a clause in their TOS requiring do-follow links when being quoted.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Rand Fishkin


Google Search Algorithms Are Designed To Be Granular But Older Updates Were More Broad

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that when it comes to Google's search algorithms they try to go as granular as possible. But in the older days, the older Google updates may have been broader, he said.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: It Is Hard To Measure If Publishers & Content Producers Are Happy

Again, at the BirghtonSEO conference, John Mueller was asked about how do they know if they are doing a good job with making publishers happy. Do they have metrics to determine if they are doing a good job. John Mueller said they do look to make publishers happy but the metrics behind that are complicated.
Tags: Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Use Site Command For Checking Individual URLs

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that you can use the site command to check individual pages and see if they are indexed. Generally Google tells SEOs not to depend on the site command but with the URL inspection tool and other Search Console issues, Google is saying you can use it to check specific URLs in the index.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Most SEOs Say Redirect, Not 404, When Pruning Old Content

Cyrus Shepard posted a poll on Twitter asking SEOs what is better to do when pruning old content, to 301 redirect or 404 the page. That is if the page cannot be updated to have better content, what do you do? Either (a) Noindex/Remove (noindex, 404, 410) or (b) 301 Redirect to a relevant, better page.
Tags: Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Cyrus Shepard


Google's Indexing Bug Spreads Like A Virus To Coverage Report, URL Inspection Tool & More

The Google de-indexing bug, which took about 6 days to resolve and is supposedly resolved as of last Thursday is now causing issues within Google Search Console. The coverage and enhancement reports, as well as the URL Inspection tool are all impacted according to Google.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


You Want Google To Stay Stagnant & Not Improve?

As you know, Google is making efforts to update their GoogleBot to crawl the more modern web. We reported it about it last week. But that bothered at least one SEO who complained that they worked on all these workarounds and now Google is going to ditch those workaround when this new GoogleBot goes live.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Search Console Performance Report AMP Stories Search Appearance Filter

The same day Google launched the new Discover performance report in Google Search Console, Google announced they also now let you see your AMP Stories traffic. I have not seen any examples of AMP Stories showing up in these reports, so I cannot share any real screen shots but Google did announce it.
Tags: Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Cache Date Is Old; Google Says Don't Worry About It

There are many SEOs complaining that the cache date shown by Google is very outdated. Heck the date shown for this site is April 2nd, which is a 10 days ago. But Google's John Mueller is telling SEO's not to worry about it.
Tags: Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Tests A More Modern Rendering Engine For GoogleBot

Just not long ago, we quoted Martin Splitt of Google saying he knows when Google will release an updated and more modern version of GoogleBot so it can render JavaScript and the modern web better but he won't say when. Now the folks at DeepCrawl caught Google testing Google running a more modern version of GoogleBot running versions of Chrome 69 or higher.
Tags: Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Discover Is The -1 Screen Or Position -1

We have positions one through ten in Google, the main search results. We have position zero, the featured snippets. Heck, we even have zero results where Google just shows the answer. Now we have position minus one or screen -1 as Google's Malte Ubl called it on Twitter yesterday.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Malte Ubl


Google Search Console Performance Report Now Consolidated To Canonical

In February, Google announced that they would be consolidating the data in the performance report to the canonical. Meaning the AMP, mobile, etc will all be counted towards the main URL's data in the performance report. This was live in two different views but now the old view is gone.
Tags: Google, Seo, AMP, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google: We Fully Fixed The Google De-Indexing Bug

As you know, we were the first to report the large de-indexing bug where Google was dropping pages out of their index starting as early as a week ago today. Well, last night, after about 6 days of the issue, Google said it has now been fully resolved.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google SEO Tips On Vue.js

Martin Splitt from Google posted yet another wonderful technical SEO video on making Vue.js, web apps built in Vue, search engine friendly. It goes through making the titles, descriptions and URLs more discoverable by Googlebot when built in Vue.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, GoogleBot, Martin Splitt


New Google Search Console Discover Report

One thing SEOs were asking Google for for some time now is a report in Google Search Console that tells you about your traffic from Google Discover. Now we have such a report and it is pretty cool to see this new data.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console


Google Recipe Rich Results & Mobile Friendly Bugs Reported

With the indexing issue going on, people have also been reporting that Google is having issues showing their rich results in the search results and also claiming their mobile-friendly pages are not mobile friendly.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Prefers Content Tweaks Vs URL Redirection For Personalization

Google's John Mueller said it would be better to offer personalization to users through dynamically tweaking the content on the page versus redirecting that user to a different page with personalized content on that page.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Was 4% Of Google's Index Removed With The Indexing Bug?

I asked Google but I didn't hear back, so I then asked some of the tool providers - what percentage of the index was removed, dropped or de-indexed as of result of the issue from Thursday/Friday? Dr. Pete Meyers said he is researching it but he is seeing about a 4% change.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Pete Meyers


Google: More Crawling Doesn't Mean Things Are Better (i.e. Rankings)

Google's John Mueller had to reiterate what he said a couple times now, this time on Reddit - saying "More crawling doesn't mean things (like rankings) are better." He said it is a common misconception but he did add "it just means Google is able to see changes a little bit faster."
Tags: Google, Seo, Reddit, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google's Index Bug With Pages Being De-Indexed Is Almost Fixed

Just to keep you all up to date on the issue with pages dropping out of the Google index starting last Thursday. It is currently still not fully resolved and we are in day five now. But Google seems to be just about done resolving it fully.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization