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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 ...

How to Perform a Content Audit to Grow Site Traffic - MarketingProfs.com

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:14:17 GMT · How to Perform a Content Audit to Grow Site Traffic  MarketingProfs.comHere's a 6-step *content* audit and optimization process to improve SEO and drive organic traffic to your website or blog.

Seven WordPress Plugins To Add For Your Website - Times Square Chronicles

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:33:43 GMT · Seven WordPress Plugins To Add For Your Website  Times Square ChroniclesIf you're using WordPress for your website, then you're probably already familiar with the benefits it has to offer. Not only is it an easy platform to use, but it also ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Growth Architects: Getting started with Google Search Console - Cambridge Network

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 23:04:09 GMT · Growth Architects: Getting started with Google Search Console  Cambridge NetworkThinking of improving your website's search ranking? By using Google's Search Console, you can use powerful insights into your website's online profile to ...

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.

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 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.

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 ...

Five Pro Small Business SEO Tips from a CEO - MarTech Advisor

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Five Pro Small Business SEO Tips from a CEO  MarTech AdvisorEvery CEO that one talks to, always want to see their website rank higher in the Google search and that's what each of them will stress in their meetings.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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?

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 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.

Top Free SEO Tools That Will Improve Our Search Engine Rankings - Promotion World

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 08:09:33 GMT · Top Free SEO Tools That Will Improve Our Search Engine Rankings  Promotion WorldEvery online business needs to consider SEO if it wants to gain digital prominence. Equipped with the smart guidelines of ace *service* providers,

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...

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 ...

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.

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.

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: 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 ...

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 ...

5 Strategies for Customer Uploads in PPC Campaigns - Search Engine Journal

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · 5 Strategies for Customer Uploads in PPC Campaigns  Search Engine JournalCustomer upload lists are not new to the PPC toolbox, but are often underused. Here are five strategies to use them in your paid search campaigns.

Video: More On Google March 2019 Core Update, Google Drops Rel Next & Prev & Neural Matching vs RankBrain - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Video: More On Google March 2019 Core Update, Google Drops Rel Next & Prev & Neural Matching vs RankBrain  Search Engine RoundtableWhat a fun week in the SEO space - we had Google do some explaining or myth busting around the March 2019 core algorithm update, no - it wasn't a reversal.

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: 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...

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 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 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 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'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 ...

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... - 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.

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.

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?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 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 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: 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: 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: 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 ...

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: 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: 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 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: 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 ...

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.

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 LandThe search engine optimization (SEO) industry is full of jargon. Take the word ?sitemap? for example. To many SEO pros, a sitemap is an XML sitemap. However ...

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: 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: 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 ...

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: 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 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 ...

How to Address Security Risks with Robots.txt Files - Search Engine Journal

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · How to Address Security Risks with Robots.txt Files  Search Engine JournalIs your robots.txt file actually exposing your website to danger? Here are five best practices to reduce the risks posed by robots.txt files.

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: 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.

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: 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 ...

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 ...

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 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 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 Prioritizes Links in Partial Sitemaps for Crawling - The SEM Post

Fri, 06 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT · Google Prioritizes Links in Partial Sitemaps for Crawling  The SEM PostWith so many sites autogenerating sitemaps, we don't hear a lot about custom sitemaps or sitemaps where only a part of a site is on it. In yesterday's keynote ...

A simple 3-step framework for improving your technical SEO - Search Engine Land

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · A simple 3-step framework for improving your technical SEO  Search Engine LandIn a world where everyone's fighting for relevance in search, technical SEO is a Swiss army knife you can use to improve your site's usability, crawlability, ...


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