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Google On Potential Issues With Canonicals & JavaScript

Google's John Mueller posted a very detailed response on Reddit about how Google treats canonicals and how JavaScript based sites that use them might run into issues. JavaScript isn't the issue itself but it can cause some confusion.
Tags: Google, Seo, Reddit, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Is Google Penguin Dead Or Alive

Joe Hall, an SEO, posted a Twitter poll asking SEOs if they believe if Penguin is dead or alive. Yes, the Google Penguin update that ravaged so many SEOs over the years. The poll has over 100 votes, but it clearly shows SEOs don't know. Heck, even John Mueller from Google responded that it depends because Penguin has evolved.
Tags: Google, Seo, Penguin, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Penguin, John Mueller, Joe Hall an SEO


Google Knowledge Panel With Video As Top Featured Image

I am not sure if I've seen a video in the top featured slot of the knowledge panel in Google before. If you search for [oscar nominations] in Google on desktop or mobile, you will see a video thumbnail at the top. Click on it and it will play a video.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Knowledge Panel


Google's John Mueller: You Focus Too Much On Links

Google's John Mueller has been telling some SEOs over the past day or so that they are focusing too much on links. He said it twice within a few hours of each other to different SEOs on Twitter.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google URL Inspection Tool Security Issue

Oliver H.G. Mason posted a simple method to use the Google Search Console URL inspection tool on any URL even when you do not have verified access to that URL in Google Search Console. The process is very simple, just set up a page on a URL you do have access to and redirect it to a page you do not have access to.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console URL, Oliver H G Mason


Google: We Know When Domain Names Change Ownership

Aaseesh from the Google Webmaster Trends Analysts team said in a Google Webmaster Help thread that Google understands when a domain name changes ownership. He said if you are buying the domain name to pick up on their rankings, don't bother.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Structured Data Tool Now Showing More Warnings?

Steve Seeley noticed that Google's Structured Data Tool may have been updated to show even more warnings. He said that on sites he tests on a routine basis, he is now seeing warnings he has never seen before.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Steve Seeley


Google: Image Schema Or Noscript Tags Are Good For Images

Last October we learned a lot about how Google supports the noscript tag for lazy loaded content, in order to help Google understand the images. Melody Petulla from Merkle asked John Mueller if you need both the noscript tag and image schema for helping Google understand the images. John responded that either one is fine.
Tags: Google, Seo, John, Merkle, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: There Is No Time Frame For Algorithmic Changes To Take Effect

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter yesterday "There is no fixed timeframe for algorithmic changes to take effect, past the need to recrawl & reprocess pages from the site." This isn't necessarily a new comment but it is good to share again.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google Sends Many AMP Issue Detected Notices

A couple of days ago, Google sent out via Google Search Console a nice number of AMP notifications related to new issues detected. The thing is, the issue isn't new, the notification about the issue is new.
Tags: Google, Seo, AMP, Google Search Engine Optimization


Is Google Getting Ready To Punish Google News Publishers In Violation?

Google published on the webmaster blog some tips and advice around doing well in Google News. All of the tips and advice are known and have been published in Google's help docs - which makes you wonder, why is Google putting a new blog post out there that is near duplicate to what Google has published elsewhere?
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google: How Soon Can You Remove 301 Redirects?

We've covered the topic of how long Google wants you to keep 301 redirects in place here numerous times. John Mueller was asked the question again and this time he said "After a few years the old URLs are often no longer accessed & you can drop those redirects."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google May Ignore Your XML Sitemap If The Sitemap URL Is Invalid

Google's John Mueller confirmed on Twitter that Google may stop fetching your XML Sitemap files if the URL to the Sitemap file is invalid. He said it is fine to have URLs that redirect but they should load content. If not, Google may simply start ignoring your Sitemaps.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Canceling URL Removal Requests In Search Console Is Quick

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that typically cancelling URL removal requests in Google Search Console is quick. How quick? I do not know but he said quick.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console, John Mueller


Google May Replace The Fetch As Google With URL Inspection Tool

Google may be working towards replacing the Fetch as Google tool with the URL Inspection tool. As you know, Google said not all features will port over from the old Google Search Console to the new. Google keeps adding more functionality to the URL Inspection Tool and now many of the Fetch as Google features now work in the URL Inspection tool.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console


SEOs Cannot Ask Google To List Their App URLs Over AMP URLs In Mobile

A couple years ago, Google decided that AMP URLs should trump app indexing URLs in the mobile search results. That has not changed, despite me complaining about it. I do wish I could let Google know that if someone downloaded my app, that I want them to go into my app instead of the AMP page from Google search.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google URL Inspection Tool Doesn't Handle Redirect HTTP Response Code

Yesterday Google unveiled a nice number of useful new features in the URL inspection tool. One of those features was to show the HTTP response code of a URL. But did you know it doesn't show redirect HTTP response codes?
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google URL Inspection Tool Adds HTTP Response, Resources, JS Logs & Screenshots

Google just announced an update to the URL Inspection Tool within Google Search Console. It adds the ability to see the page's HTTP response, page resources, JavaScript logs and a rendered screenshot of the page. This is a really useful update and gives webmasters and SEOs more insight into the page itself and how Google sees it.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google May Ignore Your XML Sitemap If The URLs Are Invalid

Google's John Mueller confirmed on Twitter that Google may stop fetching your XML Sitemap files if the URLs within them are invalid. He said it is fine to have URLs that redirect but they should load content. If not, Google may simply start ignoring your Sitemaps.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google Search Console Stops Testing Domain Property?

Did Google end their beta test of Domain Property, the feature that aims at simplifying property sets in the Google Search Console. The help document Google had back when it was being tested now leads to a page not found message.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Unstable Drug Rehab Google Search Results

The SEO community is scratching their heads around the drug rehab niche and how it performs in the Google organic search results. In short, the results for some sites are unstable and all over the place. But it is not only for the drug rehab area, other niches have seen this unpredictability for specific sites as well.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Site Command For 301 Redirect URL Shows The Origin URL

Google's site command will show the URL you put into Google for the site command, even if the URL itself has been redirected using a 301 redirect. I believe it has worked like this for years and years. But Google's John Mueller and Danny Sullivan are now defending why Google does this.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Danny Sullivan, John Mueller


Google's Nofollow Link Attribute Didn't Help Improve Blog Comments; Sorry

Yesterday at Search Engine Land I wrote how the Google blog turned off comments and how the nofollow link attribute wasn't able to save even that blog in terms of helping the comments become useful. I then went back in history covering why Google released the nofollow link attribute.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Will Shut Down Deprecated Search Console APIs As Well

Last week we reported that Google will be deprecating some of the reports and features within the old Google Search Console and they won't be replaced in the new version of the Google Search Console. John Mueller from Google confirmed that when/if this happens, the related APIs will also go away.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google May Consolidate Even More Search Console Messages

Google already began consolidating the mobile-first indexing notifications sent via Google Search Console. But Google confirmed that if the consolidation goes well, they may go ahead and do it for other types of notifications.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console But Google


Google Will Discontinue Some Old Search Console Features

Google's John Mueller confirmed this morning in a webmaster hangout at the 1:09 mark into the video that Google does plan to close down, discontinue, not port, every single feature from the old Search Console to the new Search Console.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Our SEO Success Is Not From Preferential Treatment

Last night, Google's Sean O'Keefe shared some data on the Think With Google blog about how their SEO strategy leads to good results for the 7,000+ websites they manage. But then Google's search team had to come out and clarify that Google's SEO team doesn't get any preferential treatment because they work at Google.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Sean O Keefe


Google Now Sending Consolidated Mobile-First Indexing Notifications

Google is now consolidating the notifications they send around sites being switched into Google's mobile first indexing process. Instead of sending a single email notification per site that moved over, Google is now sending a single email with all the URLs that moved over within a specific time period.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization


Google Search Results Rich Snippet With Asked X Years/Months Ago

I am not sure if this is a new snippet, but I don't think I've seen it before where Google shows how many years ago the question was specifically asked in this format. Bhumika Kateliya shared on Twitter an example of this and I was able to replicate a similar one in Google's search results.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Bhumika Kateliya


Knowledge Panel Exploit Is Embarrassing For Google

A lot of news came out yesterday evening around an old Google knowledge panel exploit that let's you manipulate almost any query to show any knowledge panel. Yes, this is embarrassing for Google but even more so because it is something that was reported back in 2016.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization