Michelle Race, aka ShelliWeb, asked an interesting SEO question, she asked what is better for Google when you have empty webpages. Should you noindex the empty webpage or should you let Google index it and treat it as a soft 404?
Google can show the wrong date in the search results snippets. We’ve covered this topic numerous times over multiple dates and times. But one aspect we did not cover is that when Google does this, it does not mean Google has quality issues with your website. It just means Google […]
Google’s John Mueller implied that since the product reviews update has been rolled out, it will be hard for user generated content generated product reviews to rank well in Google Search. John said on Twitter “the focus there is clearly on reviews from experts. Keeping the quality of a UGC […]
Google might be having some issues with serving Web Stories in Google Search now. This started last night, maybe around 7pm ET. Some publishers have been complaining that the Web Stories were not surfacing in Google Search for trending topics and traffic around Web Stories slowed last night.
Google’s John Mueller, Gary Illyes and Martin Splitt published another Search Off The Record podcast and this one talks about how Google (or any search engine) serves results, Gary spent a lot of time on this topic. Martin Splitt spoke about the process he used to demo debugging SEO issues. […]
Over the past several days, I think starting around April 9th, Google made some change to how it detects soft 404s and that change may be causing ranking issues for some sites in Google Search.
If your website contains both YMYL, your money / your life, and non-YMYL topics of content, you may want to consider separating those out into their own standalone websites. Google’s John Mueller implied that sometimes Google can do that automatically but it is safer to do it on your end […]
The upcoming Google Page Experience Update which is suppose to launch next month is not going to be real time, like some of Google’s other algorithm updates. This is kind of obvious, since we know there is a 28-day delay in gathering the core web vital data.
Google’s John Mueller reminded us that when it comes to your CSS background images, Google won’t be indexing or ranking those images in image search. John Mueller said on Twitter “last I checked, we don’t use CSS background images for image search.”
Gary Illyes from Google said when it comes to ranking in Google, it is often not about your core web vital scores, if you are using AMP, nor your database size. After you know that Google can access and render your pages, the next step is making sure your content […]