The other day I reported how Google was showing featured snippets with overlays but some of those featured snippets were autogenerated web stories generated by Google’s own AI techniques. Well, after I covered it last night again at Search Engine Land and spoke to Google about it, it seems Google […]
Google’s John Mueller said that having a private whois domain name registration status does not change how Google trusts the site. It really does not impact the site’s rankings in Google Search.
Google has announced the launch of the new crawl stats report and to be honest, it is a huge upgrade from the previous report. This report now gives you data you can use to debug crawl issues and check the health of your site with crawl related issues in Google […]
As you know, Google began crawling some sites over HTTP/2 this month. While you can opt out of this, i.e. GoogleBot crawling your site over HTTP/2, you cannot opt in to it, at least not now. John Mueller of Google said on Twitter “we don’t manually pick sites for trials […]
Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that just because someone is copying your content, that doesn’t mean your pages will rank lower in Google Search. He said “others copying your content wouldn’t be reason for your pages to rank lower.”
Last week starting around Wednesday November 18th manual actions began disappearing from Google Search Console. Well, it seems those manual actions are now reappearing in the manual action viewer.
When you move your web site from one host to another, Google generally knows about it. When Google detects the change, it can and likely does attempt to relearn how fast and frequent it should crawl your site. Gary Illyes from Google said this on Twitter this morning.
How do you sum up how Google renders and crawls web sites in about two minutes? Well, John Mueller of Google was tasked to do just that and he managed to do it in this video.
It seems like for many, the manual actions within Google Search Console are disappearing. This is no magic trick, instead it seems to be some sort of bug. Google has not yet confirmed it but I am seeing numerous reports of complaints around this from SEOs over the past 24-hours […]
There was an excellent phrase I wanted to pull out from another part of Martin Splitt’s interview on passage indexing. Martin said at the 38:30ish mark that passage indexing is really a lifeline for pages that have good content on them but it is buried or diluted on a big […]