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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:46:34 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.

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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, ...

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: 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 ...

What is the Robots.txt File in a Domain? - groovyPost

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · What is the Robots.txt File in a Domain?  groovyPostOne of the biggest mistakes for new website owners is not looking into their robots.txt file. So what is it anyway, and why so important? We have your answers.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 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 ...

ECi Announces New Features for LotVue® Sitemap Software for Residential Homebuilders - Press Release - Digital Journal

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:00:00 GMT · ECi Announces New Features for LotVue® Sitemap Software for Residential Homebuilders - Press Release  Digital Journalinteractive sitemap software that will help residential homebuilders.

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 ...

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 ...

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 SEO Snippets Video: Multiple Sitemap Files - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google SEO Snippets Video: Multiple Sitemap Files  Search Engine RoundtableHere is another SEO Snippets video, this one on the basic topic of submitting more than 50000 URLs via your sitemap file to Google...

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 ...

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 ...

40 Major SEO Mistakes You Must Avoid in 2019 [Infographic] - Social Media Today

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:22:55 GMT · 40 Major SEO Mistakes You Must Avoid in 2019 [Infographic]  Social Media TodayAre you struggling to get your website to rank on the first page of Google? Want to see if you're making any SEO mistakes that could be holding your website ...

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.

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 ...

Video: Google Algorithm Updates, Knowledge Panel Hack, Consolidated Mobile First, SEO & More - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Video: Google Algorithm Updates, Knowledge Panel Hack, Consolidated Mobile First, SEO & More  Search Engine RoundtableThis week we covered not just one but two different unconfirmed Google search algorithm updates, one on January 6th and one on the 9th. Google has an ...

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: 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 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 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, ...

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: 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: 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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

Video: Google Algorithm Changes, Bing AMP & JSON-LD, Google & YouTube Spam & Matt Cutts - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Video: Google Algorithm Changes, Bing AMP & JSON-LD, Google & YouTube Spam & Matt Cutts  Search Engine RoundtableThis week we have a lot to cover, first an algorithmic change in the Google search results over last weekend throughout this whole week. Bing announced a new ...

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: 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 ...

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 JournalSite pagination is a wily shapeshifter. It's used in contexts ranging from displaying items on category pages, to article archives, to gallery slideshows and forum ...

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: 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 ...

XML Sitemap Optimization Hacks I Learned from My 5-Year-Old - Vertical Measures

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT · XML Sitemap Optimization Hacks I Learned from My 5-Year-Old  Vertical MeasuresMy son mapped out nearly an entire two-story house. Virtually, every room could be used in his treasure hunt. To provide some perspective, he had a master ...

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.

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 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 ...

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: No Technical Advantage To Splitting Up Sitemaps But Useful For Debugging - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT · Google: No Technical Advantage To Splitting Up Sitemaps But Useful For Debugging  Search Engine RoundtableJohn Mueller of Google answered a question on why you may want to split up your XML Sitemap files in a.

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 ...

Google: We Mostly Ignore The LastMod Tag In XML Sitemaps - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT · Google: We Mostly Ignore The LastMod Tag In XML Sitemaps  Search Engine RoundtableGary Illyes has recently been pretty active in the StackOverflow forums and just posted in a Stack Overflow thread that Google, and other search engines, mostly ...

July 2018 Google Webmaster Report - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT · July 2018 Google Webmaster Report  Search Engine RoundtableThis month was somewhat typical but we did have a lot of updates to the Google Search Console. We saw the Search Analytics API get 16 months of data...

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 ...

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 ...

November 2018 Google Webmaster Report - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT · November 2018 Google Webmaster Report  Search Engine RoundtableThis past month in Google webmaster and SEO news was pretty busy. We had a Halloween search algorithm update that still seems to be creeping around.

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...

Canonicals: Sitemap Canonicals Weaker Signal Than Rel=Canonical - The SEM Post

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Canonicals: Sitemap Canonicals Weaker Signal Than Rel=Canonical  The SEM PostUsing rel=canonicals on webpages has been the default standard for referencing canonicals. But for larger sites, some have been utilizing sitemaps for showing ...

Google Removes Public Submit URL to Google Tool - The SEM Post

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google Removes Public Submit URL to Google Tool  The SEM PostGoogle has removed the public version of their submit URL tool. This tool allowed anyone to submit a URL to Google, as it wasn't restricted to site owners only, ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 To Shut Down Many Old Search Console Reports December 13th - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google To Shut Down Many Old Search Console Reports December 13th  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle has posted the date of December 13, 2018 as the date they will be removing some of the old Google Search Console reports. The reports are already ...

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 ...

4 Surprising SEO Tactics Unofficially Supported by Google & 5 Things They Don?t - Search Engine Journal

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT · 4 Surprising SEO Tactics Unofficially Supported by Google & 5 Things They Don?t  Search Engine JournalGoogle is doing a much better job of communicating with the search community of late. Whether it's the announcement of the latest updates, posting extensive ...

Google Images Best Practices Guide Updated, But What Changed? - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google Images Best Practices Guide Updated, But What Changed?  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle announced yesterday on Twitter that they updated their Google Images best practices guide. I did a compare of the old and new pages, and for the most ...

The Yoast Plugin To Blame For Google Large Scale Ranking Drop? Probably Not. - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 04 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT · The Yoast Plugin To Blame For Google Large Scale Ranking Drop? Probably Not.  Search Engine RoundtableRemember the Google update I reported in early March? One thing I left out of that story, intentionally, was some chatter that the those noticing a ranking decline ...

Google Sitemaps Bug? "Sitemap appears to be an HTML page" - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 07:00:00 GMT · Google Sitemaps Bug? "Sitemap appears to be an HTML page"  Search Engine RoundtableA Google Webmaster Help thread reports that when using Google Sites and submitting a Sitemap file to Webmaster Tools, you may receive an error. The error ...

Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update Chatter January 15th - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update Chatter January 15th  Search Engine RoundtableOver the past 24-48 hours, I've been seeing some chatter amongst the SEO communities, a bit more in the black hat space, but still chatter. Chatter of a Google ...

Video: Google Algorithm Update, Broken Search Results, Google Buying Links, GDPR Issues & More - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Video: Google Algorithm Update, Broken Search Results, Google Buying Links, GDPR Issues & More  Search Engine RoundtableThis week, we spotted another Google search algorithm update around September 11th. Google was unable to return search results foe a query for about 12 ...

Google: No Limit On Hreflang Attributes; Consider Using Sitemaps - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT · Google: No Limit On Hreflang Attributes; Consider Using Sitemaps  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said on Twitter that technically there is no limit to the number of hreflang attributes you can use on the same URL...

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 Does Not Index Redirected Pages - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google Does Not Index Redirected Pages  Search Engine RoundtableThis is probably obvious to most of you but Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that Google does not index redirects. Meaning, if you redirect page A to page B ...

Google XML Sitemaps Now Supports Multiple Types: Is the Sitemaps Alliance Over? - Search Engine Land

Wed, 30 Jun 2010 07:00:00 GMT · Google XML Sitemaps Now Supports Multiple Types: Is the Sitemaps Alliance Over?  Search Engine LandSince Google launched XML Sitemaps back in 2005, they've added specialized formats to enable site owners to submit *content* other than web pages. Until now ...

Google My Business Products Beta Lets You Add Products To Your Local Listings - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google My Business Products Beta Lets You Add Products To Your Local Listings  Search Engine RoundtableLast week we showed how Google added a products and services section to the local listings in Google. Now I see reports of Google showing a beta tab in ...

Do 404 Errors Hurt Google Crawling, Indexing & Ranking? - Search Engine Journal

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Do 404 Errors Hurt Google Crawling, Indexing & Ranking?  Search Engine JournalHere are four types of 404 errors and which ones can negatively impact the crawling, indexing, and ranking of your site by Google.

How to improve your website's indexation - Business MattersBusiness Matters

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · How to improve your website's indexation  Business MattersBusiness MattersGoogle's vast database contains information from over 130 trillion individual pages and, when a user types something into the search engine.

How a physician review site recovered from Google?s ?medic? update - Search Engine Land

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT · How a physician review site recovered from Google?s ?medic? update  Search Engine LandOn Aug. 1, Google released an algorithmic update (aka ?the Medic update?) and since then many websites, especially those in the health niche, are trying to find ...

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 ...

Google Ads Introduces Special Black Friday Ad Format - Search Engine Journal

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google Ads Introduces Special Black Friday Ad Format  Search Engine JournalGoogle Ads is letting advertisers run an experimental ad format specifically for promoting Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Google Answers Questions About AMP Indexing - Search Engine Journal

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Bug? Google Sitemap index counts drop across Search Console reports - Search Engine Land

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No Google Ranking Boost for Using Both XML & HTML Sitemaps - The SEM Post

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SearchCap: Google updates ad settings, negative SEO & more - Search Engine Land

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Google 10 Years Later: Absolute Vs Relative URLs Doesn't Matter For SEO - Search Engine Roundtable

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Ready or not, Google?s mobile-first indexing is here - Search Engine Land

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