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Evidence of Google Valentines Day Update

There are indications that Google may be updating it’s algorithm. Last week, WebmasterWorld forum members in the UK reported SERP movements. USA members started chiming in this week, particularly today. The search engine results volatility is being noticed in various countries. WebmasterWorld reports of updates can be unreliable. Which is why I wait to see […]

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Google Images & Video Search Have “Massive Potential,” Often Overlooked by SEOs

According to Google’s Gary Illyes, image and video search are most often overlooked, and SEOs should be paying more attention. This is a topic that came up multiple times through his Reddit AMA on February 8. In fact, Illyes started his AMA thread by stating: “Nowadays I’m focusing more on Google Images and Video.” A […]

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Google to Introduce Job Posting Markup for Remote Jobs

Google will soon be rolling out the ability for companies to highlight postings for remote jobs in search results. This will make it easier for people to search for jobs where they can work from home. The announcement of this new feature is being sent to site owners directly via Google Search Console. Looks like […]

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Google Will Eventually Move Robots.txt Testing Tool to New Search Console

Google’s John Mueller recently stated that the robots.txt testing tool will eventually be moved to the new version of Search Console. This information was provided during a Google Webmaster Central hangout on February 5. A site owner inquired about when the robots.txt testing tool would be available in the new Google Search Console. Mueller gave […]

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Google Produced 96% of US Mobile Search Visits in Q4 2018

Google accounted for 96% of all US mobile organic search visits in the fourth quarter of 2018. Organic search, in general, produced just under 26% of all site visits in Q4 2018, which is a half-point decline from Q3 2018. This data was revealed in Merkle’s Q4 2018 Digital Marketing Report, which also includes statistics […]

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5 New Features Coming to Google Search Console (and 7 That Are Getting Removed)

Google announced a series of updates are coming to Search Console in the next couple of months. Along with these updates, Google has also made a “hard decision” to drop some legacy features in Search Console. Here’s an overview of all the changes that are on the way. New Features in Search Console Google says […]

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Google Search Console Makes ‘Inspect URL’ Tool More Useful

Google Search Console has updated the Inspect URL tool with information about HTTP response codes, JavaScript logs, and rendered screenshots. Users can access this information by logging into Search Console, navigating to the Inspect URL tool, and clicking on “View crawled page.” A sidebar will then slide in from the right-hand side of the screen […]

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Google: A Technically Well-Optimized Site Won’t Rank Without Good Content

Google’s John Mueller reminds site owners that the most technically well-optimized site won’t always have high rankings without great content. This topic came up in a recent Google Webmaster Central hangout where a site owner asked for help with improving their rankings. The site owner mentioned there were no issues with the site, according to […]

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Google: Changing Image URLs Will Affect Rankings in Image Search

Google’s John Mueller cautions site owners that a change to image URLs will affect how they rank in image search results. This is particularly relevant to sites that get a lot of traffic from Google Images. Changing an image URL, even though it’s the same image appearing on the same page, will result in Google […]

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Google is Shutting Down its Small Business Community Message Board

Google’s “Small Business Community” message board is shutting down, according to an announcement published on January 2nd. The Small Business Community is officially shutting down on January 16th. The announcement states: “Thank you for being a member of the Small Business Community from Google. We’ve enjoyed being on this journey with you and appreciate all […]

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