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Yoast, Google devs propose XML Sitemaps for WordPress Core - Search Engine Land

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:58:00 GMT · Yoast, Google devs propose XML Sitemaps for WordPress Core  Search Engine LandThe inclusion of XML Sitemaps as a WordPress Core feature has been proposed by a group of Yoast and Google team members as well as other contributors.

Google Search Console API Doesn't Return Sitemaps Indexed Counts - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:12:00 GMT · Google Search Console API Doesn't Return Sitemaps Indexed Counts  Search Engine RoundtableAs part of Google deprecating the old Google Search Console APIs, Google won't be supporting showing the indexed count within the sitemaps commands.

Google wants to build XML Sitemaps inside WordPress Core - FlipWeb

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 07:13:09 GMT · Google wants to build XML Sitemaps inside WordPress Core  FlipWebIn what is believed to be good news for WordPress developers, Google wants to build sitemaps inside WordPress core. This means that you will not have to ...

Google: The Indexing API Is Only For Job Posting & Live Stream Structured Data - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 03 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google: The Indexing API Is Only For Job Posting & Live Stream Structured Data  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said on Twitter that the Indexing API is not for use on all types of *content*. He said it only should be used for job posting & live stream ...

TechSEO360 Crawler Guide ? Sitemaps and Technical SEO Audits - Search Engine People

Sat, 11 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT · TechSEO360 Crawler Guide ? Sitemaps and Technical SEO Audits  Search Engine PeopleGuide for the SEO crawler and website audit tool TechSEO360 for Windows and Mac. Analyze websites for technical SEO issues such as duplicate *content* , ...

Managing Sitemap XML with Google Search Console - Search Engine Land

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Managing Sitemap XML with Google Search Console  Search Engine LandWith this next installment of our series on Google Search Console, we're going to cover how Google reports your site's indexing. Simply put, indexing describes ...

The Ultimate Guide to Affordable SEO - Edgy Labs

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:45:50 GMT · The Ultimate Guide to Affordable SEO  Edgy LabsNeed to boost your site's ranking on SERP but can't afford the fees of an SEO firm? Here are all the tips and tricks you'll need to become your own affordable ...

How to run Screaming Frog SEO Spider in the cloud in 2019 - Search Engine Land

Wed, 29 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT · How to run Screaming Frog SEO Spider in the cloud in 2019  Search Engine LandBy utilizing the power of a cloud provider with an open source operating system along with a crawl analysis tool we can create new solutions and take our SEO ...

Google: Sitemap Dates vs Web Page Dates - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Sitemap Dates vs Web Page Dates  Search Engine RoundtableJohn Mueller from Google explained on Twitter the difference between the timestamp date in an XML Sitemaps lasmod date and the date on a web page.

Google Updates the Sitemaps Report in Search Console & Adds Ability to Delete Sitemaps - Search Engine Journal

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google Updates the Sitemaps Report in Search Console & Adds Ability to Delete Sitemaps  Search Engine JournalGoogle has updated the sitemaps report in Search Console with new features, including the ability to delete a sitemap.

404 Sitemaps To Remove Them In The New Google Search Console - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · 404 Sitemaps To Remove Them In The New Google Search Console  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller was asked if there is a way in the new Google Search Console to remove old Sitemaps files. He said you can 404 them to remove them.

Google Search Console Now Allows Removal Of XML Sitemaps - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google Search Console Now Allows Removal Of XML Sitemaps  Search Engine RoundtableYou can now remove your XML Sitemaps from the new version of the Google Search Console. Pedro Dias first spotted this and posted about this on Twitter.

Google May Ignore Your XML Sitemap If The Sitemap URL Is Invalid - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Google May Ignore Your XML Sitemap If The Sitemap URL Is Invalid  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle'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 ...

Google Search Console Sitemap Report With Delete, Open In New Tab & Detailed Reporting - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google Search Console Sitemap Report With Delete, Open In New Tab & Detailed Reporting  Search Engine RoundtableWe reported yesterday that you can now delete an XML Sitemap in the new Google Search Console. Well, it is a bit more than that. Google said on Twitter you ...

SearchCap: Google XML sitemaps, Amazon ads & more - Search Engine Land

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT · SearchCap: Google XML sitemaps, Amazon ads & more  Search Engine LandManaging sitemap XML with Google Search Console Feb 8, 2019 by Detlef Johnson. What to look for in Search Console indexing reports, plus learn why and ...

Google: Sitemap Files Don't Need To Be Indexed To Work - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Google: Sitemap Files Don't Need To Be Indexed To Work  Search Engine RoundtableThis is a bit heartwarming - to see John Mueller back up Joost de Valk and Yoost when someone incorrectly claimed their was a bug with the Yoast SEO plugin ...

How to Use XML Sitemaps to Boost SEO - Search Engine Journal

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT · How to Use XML Sitemaps to Boost SEO  Search Engine JournalHere's a guide to everything you need to know about generating and optimizing XML sitemaps, including a best practice checklist.

How to Update Sitemaps After You Change Your Content - Search Engine Journal

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT · How to Update Sitemaps After You Change Your Content  Search Engine JournalDo you need to update and re-submit a sitemap when making *content* changes on your website? Learn the answer in this week's Ask an SEO column.

Use 404s & Temporary Sitemaps To Speed Up Page Removal From Google - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Use 404s & Temporary Sitemaps To Speed Up Page Removal From Google  Search Engine RoundtableHave a lot of pages you want removed from the Google index and don't want to use the page removal tool for each URL? Google's John Mueller said you can try ...

Google Sitemaps URL Order Does Not Matter - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google Sitemaps URL Order Does Not Matter  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said on Twitter that the order of the URLs in your XML Sitemap files does not matter. He did say that you probably should save the.

Google: Does It Matter Where Your XML Sitemap File Is Located? - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Does It Matter Where Your XML Sitemap File Is Located?  Search Engine RoundtableI saw an interesting question about the location, directory, the XML sitemap is placed in. Does that matter to Google, and if so how? John Mueller from Google ...

Google: Avoid Including Redirected URLs in Sitemaps - The SEM Post

Mon, 27 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Avoid Including Redirected URLs in Sitemaps  The SEM PostGoogle is reminding site owners that they shouldn't add URLs that are being redirected in the sitemap they submit to Google. The question came up on Twitter ...

Google Finds Content Via Links & Sitemaps; In That Order - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google Finds Content Via Links & Sitemaps; In That Order  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's Gary Illyes said at PubCon last week that Google finds *content* mostly through links and XML Sitemaps. He said the number one way is through links, ...

Old Google Search Console Sitemap Bug With Mobile-First Indexing - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Old Google Search Console Sitemap Bug With Mobile-First Indexing  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said in a Google Webmaster Help thread that there is a bug with the Sitemaps reporting section of the old Google Search Console ...

Reorganizing XML Sitemaps with Python for Fun & Profit - Search Engine Journal

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Reorganizing XML Sitemaps with Python for Fun & Profit  Search Engine JournalLearn how to use Python to reorganize your XML sitemaps and help you isolate indexing problems on your website's most important pages.

SEO: Include Images and Videos in Sitemaps - Practical Ecommerce

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · SEO: Include Images and Videos in Sitemaps  Practical EcommerceIncluding image and video *content* in an XML sitemap may help Google discover more about them to include in image and video search results. XML sitemaps ...

Google Black Hat Sitemap Bug: What It Means for XML Sitemaps - Search Engine Journal

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google Black Hat Sitemap Bug: What It Means for XML Sitemaps  Search Engine JournalA bug in how Google handles XML sitemaps helped brand new sites rank for competitive terms by hijacking equity from legitimate sites. Was your site a victim?

Real-time SEO: Create a Google Product Feed from an XML Sitemap - Practical Ecommerce

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Real-time SEO: Create a Google Product Feed from an XML Sitemap  Practical EcommerceIt is now possible to update product listings in organic search results in real time via a product feed. In this article, I'll explain how to create a feed from an XML ...

New Google Index Report Doesn't Show Blocked URLs From Sitemaps - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT · New Google Index Report Doesn't Show Blocked URLs From Sitemaps  Search Engine RoundtableAlan Bleiweiss shared a scree shot of how the Google Sitemaps report in Google Search Console shows over 11,000 URLs that were blocked by robots.txt as an ...

How to Submit Websites & Pages to Search Engines: A Simple Guide - Search Engine Journal

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · How to Submit Websites & Pages to Search Engines: A Simple Guide  Search Engine JournalAdding new *content* or building a new website? Learn how to submit individual pages and entire websites to search engines in this comprehensive guide.

Mueller previews Google image search changes, old Search Console sunsetting at NYC meetup. - Search Engine Land

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Mueller previews Google image search changes, old Search Console sunsetting at NYC meetup.  Search Engine LandAt a Google NYC meetup Thursday hosted by John Mueller, a Google webmaster trends analyst, and Martin Splitt of Google developer relations, Mueller gave ...

SEO: Understanding Sitemaps for Ecommerce Stores - Practical Ecommerce

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · SEO: Understanding Sitemaps for Ecommerce Stores  Practical EcommerceSitemaps inform search engines which pages on a website should be crawled, and may help search engines discover and index those pages. While sitemaps ...

Google Not Indexing URLs In Your Sitemap? New Sitemaps Won't Help - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google Not Indexing URLs In Your Sitemap? New Sitemaps Won't Help  Search Engine RoundtableIf you have issues with Google indexing specific URLs on your site, Google says putting those URLs into new XML Sitemap files won't help them get indexed...

Google & Bing increase the file size limit of Sitemaps files - Search Engine Land

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT · Google & Bing increase the file size limit of Sitemaps files  Search Engine LandThat means the uncompressed version must now be under 50MB, no longer under 10MB. Fabrice Canel, principal program manager at Bing, said, ?While most ...

Removing Sitemap Files From Google Search Console - The SEM Post

Wed, 16 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Removing Sitemap Files From Google Search Console  The SEM PostIn Google Search Console, you can add and remove sitemaps from your site, and Google will include information related to the sitemap files such as any ...

Google: Don't Dynamically Change Sitemap File Names Daily - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google: Don't Dynamically Change Sitemap File Names Daily  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller answered a question I never heard before around dynamically generated sitemap files, generating new file names for these sitemap files ...

Create a Google Sitemap - SEO Tutorial Video - Vertical Measures

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:17:13 GMT · Create a Google Sitemap - SEO Tutorial Video  Vertical MeasuresCreating a sitemap is very easy. There are many automated tools to help you create a sitemap. In this SEO video tutorial, we'll discuss the importance of having ...

Hreflang Attributes In Sitemaps & HTML Code Treated Equally By Google - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Hreflang Attributes In Sitemaps & HTML Code Treated Equally By Google  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said on Twitter that they treat hreflang found in your XML Sitemaps file and HTML code markup equally. We know it is more efficient and ...

How Does Google Find and Index Web Pages? - Practical Ecommerce

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT · How Does Google Find and Index Web Pages?  Practical EcommerceWhen a potential customer enters a query on Google, searching for the products your business sells, she is not actually searching the live internet. Rather, she is ...

April 2019 Google Webmaster Report - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT · April 2019 Google Webmaster Report  Search Engine RoundtableThis may have been one of the busiest months for Google SEO related topics we've seen maybe ever? We had several unconfirmed Google updates but also a ...

Google: AMP Pages Don't Need Sitemap XML Files - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT · Google: AMP Pages Don't Need Sitemap XML Files  Search Engine RoundtableJohn Mueller of Google said on Twitter that you do not need to submit a separate XML sitemap file for your AMP pages. He said the rel=amphtml link is enough ...

Google to stop supporting public URL submissions to its search index - Search Engine Land

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google to stop supporting public URL submissions to its search index  Search Engine LandGoogle announced Wednesday morning that it is killing off the public method of submitting URLs to its search index. The ?addurl? page, which is still listed in this ...

Google Officially To End Some Old Search Console Features - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Google Officially To End Some Old Search Console Features  Search Engine RoundtableI reported on Friday that Google will be deprecating some or all of the old Search Console features so they can focus more on the new Google Search Console.

How Often Google Crawls and Indexes - Search Engine Journal

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · How Often Google Crawls and Indexes  Search Engine JournalIn a webmaster hangout, a publisher asked how fast Google removed pages from the index if they added a noindex nofollow to it. The publisher stated they had ...

10 Ways to Think Like Googlebot & Boost Your Technical SEO - Search Engine Journal

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · 10 Ways to Think Like Googlebot & Boost Your Technical SEO  Search Engine JournalHave you found yourself hitting a plateau with your organic growth? High-quality *content* and links will take you far in SEO, but you should never overlook the ...

The Latest Google Search Console Updates: What You Need to Know - Search Engine Journal

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT · The Latest Google Search Console Updates: What You Need to Know  Search Engine JournalGoogle Search Console is evolving at a rapid pace. Find out everything you need to know about all of the latest feature changes here.

Google Treats Hreflang in Sitemaps and HTML the Same - The SEM Post

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google Treats Hreflang in Sitemaps and HTML the Same  The SEM PostThere are multiple ways to add hreflang annotations for webpages, but are any of the ways treated differently by Google? Is one way processed faster than ...

5 ways to avoid duplicate content and indexing issues on your e-commerce site - Search Engine Land

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT · 5 ways to avoid duplicate content and indexing issues on your e-commerce site  Search Engine LandMore than any other type of site, e-commerce sites are notorious for developing URL structures that create crawling and indexing issues with the search engines.

Google: Does Your XML Sitemaps Need To Load Fast? - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Does Your XML Sitemaps Need To Load Fast?  Search Engine RoundtableMany webmasters and SEOs are obsessed with site speed, not just for their users satisfaction but also because Google seems to be obsessed with it as well.

Google?s John Mueller Answers: How to Add Sitemaps for More Than 50,000 URLs - Search Engine Journal

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google?s John Mueller Answers: How to Add Sitemaps for More Than 50,000 URLs  Search Engine JournalIn Google's latest Q&A video, John Mueller explains how webmasters can submit a sitemap with more than 50000 URLs.

The 10 Most Important SEO Strategies For Your WordPress Blog in 2019 - Forbes

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · The 10 Most Important SEO Strategies For Your WordPress Blog in 2019  ForbesYou can take your Wordpress SEO to the next level. Following are 10 ways to make sure your WordPress site and *content* are optimized to the fullest.

Google Discovered But Currently Not Indexed Help - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google Discovered But Currently Not Indexed Help  Search Engine RoundtableIn Google Search Console, did you ever see the "discovered but currently not indexed" notice regarding your index coverage status report? Google says in their ...

Google: We Count The Same URL In Different Sitemaps Separately - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT · Google: We Count The Same URL In Different Sitemaps Separately  Search Engine RoundtableJohn Mueller of Google said on Twitter that Google will count the same URL in different sitemap files separately...

The 10 Best WordPress Plugins for Your Website in 2019 - Inc.

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · The 10 Best WordPress Plugins for Your Website in 2019  Inc.The right WordPress plugins can make a major difference in your digital marketing campaigns. There are all-star plugins that can help with *content* strategy, SEO ...

23 SEO & Search Takeaways from Google?s Gary Illyes - Search Engine Journal

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · 23 SEO & Search Takeaways from Google?s Gary Illyes  Search Engine JournalGary Illyes, Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, opened up Pubcon in Las Vegas this morning talking about what's new with Google and what you need to know.

Yoast To Add Live Indexing With Bing & Google - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Yoast To Add Live Indexing With Bing & Google  Search Engine RoundtableJoost de Valk announced at YoastCon that the popular WordPress plugin, Yoast SEO, will provide live indexing with both Google and Bing starting next month.

Google: Sitemap Priority Field Is "A Bag Of Noise" - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Sitemap Priority Field Is "A Bag Of Noise"  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle has always downplayed the importance of priority and chance frequency in the XML sitemap files. They have told webmasters to not worry about it and ...

Google: URLs In Sitemap Used To Determine The Canonical URL - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google: URLs In Sitemap Used To Determine The Canonical URL  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said in a video hangout at the 3:16 mark that the URLs Google finds in your XML sitemap files are often used to define your canonical ...

Google and Bing Increase Sitemap File Size Limit to 50 MB - Search Engine Journal

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT · Google and Bing Increase Sitemap File Size Limit to 50 MB  Search Engine JournalIn a joint announcement between Google and Bing, the companies have stated they are increasing the limit of sitemap file sizes from the standard 10 MB to 50 ...

Hijacking Google search results for fun, not profit: UK SEO uncovers XML sitemap exploit in Google Search Console - Search Engine Land

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Hijacking Google search results for fun, not profit: UK SEO uncovers XML sitemap exploit in Google Search Console  Search Engine LandIn 2017, Google paid nearly $3 million to individuals and researchers as part of their Vulnerability Reward Program (VRP), which encourages the security ...

Is Bing about to launch it's own Travel Guide to Compete with Google? | By Matt Tutt - Hospitality Net

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Is Bing about to launch it's own Travel Guide to Compete with Google? | By Matt Tutt  Hospitality NetHaving a poke around Bing's XML sitemap (a file which helps search engines to pick up and index *content* on a website) there are a few interesting references ...

May 2019 Google Webmaster Report - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT · May 2019 Google Webmaster Report  Search Engine RoundtableThe past month in terms of Google search, SEO and webmaster related topics can be summed up into two primary categories. First is the massive number of ...

Google: Sitemaps Should Contain URLs Of Pages You Want Indexed, Not Variations - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT · Google: Sitemaps Should Contain URLs Of Pages You Want Indexed, Not Variations  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said in a Google Webmaster Help thread that you should only include the URLs you want Google to index in your sitemap file, not the ...

Google: Dirty Sitemaps URLs Don't Hurt Your Sitemap File - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT · Google: Dirty Sitemaps URLs Don't Hurt Your Sitemap File  Search Engine RoundtableBack in 2011, Duane Forrestor, when he was at Bing was interviewed about Bing Sitemaps and said: Your Sitemaps need to be clean. We have a 1% allowance ...

Google Moved Some Of The Old Google Search Console Reports - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google Moved Some Of The Old Google Search Console Reports  Search Engine RoundtableAs expected, yesterday, Google officially moved several of the old Google Search Console reports to the new interface. The specific reports moved include AMP, ...

Google Sitemaps Report Bug May Show Huge Decline In Indexed Pages - Search Engine Land

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT · Google Sitemaps Report Bug May Show Huge Decline In Indexed Pages  Search Engine LandThe Google Search Console, aka Webmaster Tools, has a new bug that is concerning many webmasters and marketers. Many webmasters are noticing huge ...

7 Steps to Making the Most Out of the New Google Search Console - Business 2 Community

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · 7 Steps to Making the Most Out of the New Google Search Console  Business 2 CommunityAhrefs, Moz, SEMrush?there are some great SEO tools out there; and with them, you can do a variety of things. You can check backlink profiles. Do keyword ...

XML Sitemap Optimization Hacks I Learned from My... - Vertical Measures

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT · XML Sitemap Optimization Hacks I Learned from My...  Vertical MeasuresFor an XML sitemap to be effective, you want to include the information you want Google to index. Here's an outline of the most important things to consider.

Navigation Removal Trick Impacting Google Rankings Algorithm? - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Navigation Removal Trick Impacting Google Rankings Algorithm?  Search Engine RoundtableAn SEO, I believe his name is Alexander, asked John Mueller of Google in this morning's video hangout if Google is aware of a trick some sites are using to ...

Google: Structure Your XML Sitemap As You Like - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Structure Your XML Sitemap As You Like  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle loves XML Sitemaps, it gives their bots an easy way to discover all your *content*. Even better, it gives webmasters a way to see how many of their URLs in ...

5 Critical SEO Considerations When Optimizing News Websites - Search Engine Journal

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT · 5 Critical SEO Considerations When Optimizing News Websites  Search Engine JournalA few rules of SEO, like publishing great *content* and providing a good user experience, are universal. But not all websites thrive by using the exact same set of ...

Google Search Console Sitemaps Index Count Drops For All - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 13 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT · Google Search Console Sitemaps Index Count Drops For All  Search Engine RoundtableThere are tons of concerns and complaints on Twitter and on Google Webmaster Help that the index count in the Google Search Console sitemap report has ...

Google: Priority & Change Frequency In Sitemap Doesn't Play Much Of A Role - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 08 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Priority & Change Frequency In Sitemap Doesn't Play Much Of A Role  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller was asked in a video hangout on Google+ this morning if priority and change frequency matter much in XML Sitemaps and John from ...

Google?s internal SEO strategy: Make small changes, embrace change, consolidate - Search Engine Land

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Google?s internal SEO strategy: Make small changes, embrace change, consolidate  Search Engine LandSean O'Keefe, a data scientist at Google, on Thursday shared how Google thinks about their own internal SEO efforts for the 7,000 websites they manage.

Google: Sitemaps Don't Help With Rich Snippets - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Sitemaps Don't Help With Rich Snippets  Search Engine RoundtableIn the Google+ hangout this morning a typical question around why isn't Google showing rich snippets for my site when the tool shows everything is valid came ...

How to Tell Google Your Content Has Been Updated - Search Engine Journal

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT · How to Tell Google Your Content Has Been Updated  Search Engine JournalHow do you notify Google that you made changes on an already existing *content*? Find out the answer on this week's #AskanSEO column.

Stop the silo madness! Effective site architecture for SEO and findability - Search Engine Land

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Stop the silo madness! Effective site architecture for SEO and findability  Search Engine Land*Content* silos negatively affect both the browsing and searching experience which often results in lost sales. Shari Thurow on February 26, 2019 at 8:00 am.

Google's Gary Illyes PubCon Presentation Was Image Search Focused - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Google's Gary Illyes PubCon Presentation Was Image Search Focused  Search Engine RoundtableI was not at PubCon yesterday for Gary Illyes of Google's keynote but I was watching the Twitter stream and to me, it seems his presentation was mostly focused ...

The Importance Of XML Sitemaps In The Age Of Panda - Search Engine Land

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT · The Importance Of XML Sitemaps In The Age Of Panda  Search Engine LandColumnist Janet Driscoll Miller reminds us that in an age of *content* syndication, a well-maintained XML sitemap is key to establishing your site as the original ...

Google Sitemaps - XML.com

Wed, 26 Oct 2005 07:00:00 GMT · Google Sitemaps  XML.comOctober 26, 2005. Uche Ogbuji. I wrote the Python-XML column for three years, discussing the combination of an agile programming language with an agile data ...

SEO Friendly Pagination: A Complete Best Practices Guide - Search Engine Journal

Fri, 02 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT · SEO Friendly Pagination: A Complete Best Practices Guide  Search Engine JournalIn this post, learn how pagination can hurt SEO, the pros and cons of pagination handling options, and how to track KPIs.

Google: You Should Not Have A Mobile Sitemap - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT · Google: You Should Not Have A Mobile Sitemap  Search Engine RoundtableIf you deploy any of the three mobile configuration types and they are deployed appropriately, you do not need a mobile XML sitemap file. In fact...

Advantages to Using Multiple Sitemaps in Google Search Console - The SEM Post

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT · Advantages to Using Multiple Sitemaps in Google Search Console  The SEM PostDepending on the size of your site, you have probably been presented with whether you should split up sitemaps into sections ? such as by category or page ...

Google Removes Public URL Submission Tool - Search Engine Journal

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google Removes Public URL Submission Tool  Search Engine JournalGoogle has removed the public version of its URL submission tool, which allowed users to submit pages to Google's index.

How to Automate the URL Inspection Tool with Python & JavaScript - Search Engine Journal

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT · How to Automate the URL Inspection Tool with Python & JavaScript  Search Engine JournalLearn how to automate the URL Inspection Tool to check URLs in bulk and visualize any patterns affecting indexing.

Google: Duplicate URLs In Sitemaps Files Is Normal - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 24 Dec 2012 08:00:00 GMT · Google: Duplicate URLs In Sitemaps Files Is Normal  Search Engine RoundtableA Google Webmaster Help thread has one SEO nervous that she has multiple sitemaps file but the files have duplication amongst the URLs listed in them.

Google Still Working On Reindexing Pages That Dropped Out Of The Index From Thursday - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google Still Working On Reindexing Pages That Dropped Out Of The Index From Thursday  Search Engine RoundtableOn Friday we reported on an issue where SEOs began noticing that Google was removing tons of pages from their index. It seemed to have started on Thursday ...

Google Search Console out of beta: Here are the new features that matter the most - TechRepublic

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google Search Console out of beta: Here are the new features that matter the most  TechRepublicAfter being in beta for over a year, the new Google Search Console is finally released to the public. Here are some new features.

Google: Small Sites Don't Need XML Sitemaps - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 27 Dec 2011 08:00:00 GMT · Google: Small Sites Don't Need XML Sitemaps  Search Engine RoundtableIt is almost unheard of to build a new web site and not launch with a basic XML Sitemap for better search visibility. But most experienced SEOs know that it is not ...

Now Test Your Sitemaps Before Submitting Them To Google - Search Engine Land

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 08:00:00 GMT · Now Test Your Sitemaps Before Submitting Them To Google  Search Engine LandGoogle has quietly added a feature to Google Webmaster Tools that allows you to test your sitemap files prior to submitting them to Google. Google's Pierre Far ...

Google On Using Sitemaps For Expediting Redirects: Keep Sitemap Live For 6 Months - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 04 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT · Google On Using Sitemaps For Expediting Redirects: Keep Sitemap Live For 6 Months  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said yesterday in a Google Hangout on Google+ that if you use the tactic of submitting a sitemap of your old URLs to Google...

Google: We Care About URL & Last Modification Date - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT · Google: We Care About URL & Last Modification Date  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said on Twitter this morning that Google doesn't really care much about the priority field in the XML Sitemap, but they do care about the ...

XML Sitemaps Or RSS/Atom Feeds? Google Says Use Both For Optimal Crawling - Search Engine Land

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT · XML Sitemaps Or RSS/Atom Feeds? Google Says Use Both For Optimal Crawling  Search Engine LandWhen it comes to telling search engines about the *content* on a website, webmasters might be wondering if they should submit sitemaps or just setup RSS or ...

Google: Differentiate Structured Markup Between Recorded & Live Stream Videos - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Differentiate Structured Markup Between Recorded & Live Stream Videos  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said in a webmaster hangout yesterday that it is really important that when you use structured data for video *content*, you use the right ...

Google Answers Questions About AMP Indexing - Search Engine Journal

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google Answers Questions About AMP Indexing  Search Engine JournalGoogle has compiled the most common questions about indexing AMP pages in search and answered them in a help thread.

Google: HTML Sitemaps Can Help But Are They Necessary? - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT · Google: HTML Sitemaps Can Help But Are They Necessary?  Search Engine RoundtablePersonally, I am a fan of having HTML Sitemaps - mostly for 404 like pages, so users who stumble on a page they are forbidden (sounds strict) to access, they ...

How to Boost Your Visibility on Google Images - Search Engine Journal

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · How to Boost Your Visibility on Google Images  Search Engine JournalStart using images smarter to gain an edge in Google Images! Learn actionable tips that can help boost your images' visibility on image search.

How to Optimize XML Sitemaps: 13 SEO Best Practices - Search Engine Journal

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT · How to Optimize XML Sitemaps: 13 SEO Best Practices  Search Engine JournalA sitemap is an important part of optimizing any website. Here are the most important tips you need to know to create and optimize your sitemap for search ...

An SEO Guide to URL Parameter Handling - Search Engine Journal

Fri, 01 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT · An SEO Guide to URL Parameter Handling  Search Engine JournalURL parameters create duplicate *content*, waste crawl budget, and dilute ranking signals. Learn six ways to avoid potential SEO issues with URL parameters.

Optimizing Images for Google Search Results - Practical Ecommerce

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Optimizing Images for Google Search Results  Practical EcommerceGoogle search results now include images 34 percent of the time. Optimizing images for search engines is based on relevance to a keyword theme, as is ...


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