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

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:24:00 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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?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.

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 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 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, ...

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: 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?

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, ...

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 ...

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 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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Top 10 SEO Tools Marketers Want in 2019 - Business 2 Community

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:05:02 GMT · The Top 10 SEO Tools Marketers Want in 2019  Business 2 CommunityWhen we asked marketers what tools they were planning to use in 2019, we received more than 70 responses with nearly as many tools. They run the gamut ...

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 SEO snippets Q&A video, John Mueller explains how site owners can submit a sitemap with more than 50,000 URLs. Sitemaps are limited to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 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, ...

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: 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 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...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

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: 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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

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: 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: 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.

How to Find Every Orphan Page on Your Website - Search Engine Journal

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT · How to Find Every Orphan Page on Your Website  Search Engine JournalIn order for Google and other search engines to index your pages, they need to know they exist and where. This is usually accomplished in one of two ways:.

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 ...

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.

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 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.

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: 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 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...

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: 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: 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 Search Console is Sending Warnings About Slow-Loading Pages - Search Engine Journal

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google Search Console is Sending Warnings About Slow-Loading Pages  Search Engine JournalGoogle is sending warnings to webmasters via Search Console, notifying them of slow-loading pages.

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: 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 ...

Boost Website Rankings with a Video Sitemap - http://cbtnews.com/

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Boost Website Rankings with a Video Sitemap  http://cbtnews.com/If you're investing the time and money into creating video *content*, having a video sitemap is essential so that car shoppers click through to your videos?and ...

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.

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 JournalDiscover four tactics that Google doesn't officially promote but are still effective, plus five techniques they don't support (at least for now).

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 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 ...

Unwanted Video Showing In Google Search Results? - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Unwanted Video Showing In Google Search Results?  Search Engine RoundtableSince Google starting showing video carousels in the desktop results again, Google seems to have been showing way more videos in search than in the past...

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...

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.

12 Completely Outdated SEO Practices You Should Avoid - Search Engine Journal

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT · 12 Completely Outdated SEO Practices You Should Avoid  Search Engine JournalHere are 12 SEO practices that used to work (to some extent), but now could do more harm than good for your brand or website.

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 ...

20 Essential Technical SEO Tools for Agencies - Search Engine Journal

Sun, 26 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT · 20 Essential Technical SEO Tools for Agencies  Search Engine JournalThere is no shortage of technical SEO tools for agencies. From identifying issues with site speed to crawling and indexing, it's important to have the right tools in ...

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 ...

How to carry out a technical SEO audit: Tips for beginners - Econsultancy

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · How to carry out a technical SEO audit: Tips for beginners  EconsultancyTechnical SEO can often seem intimidating - but it doesn't have to be, even for a complete beginner. At last week's Brighton SEO, Helen Pollitt, Head of SEO at ...

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 ...

Search Console Is the Gateway to Google's SEO Data - Practical Ecommerce

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Search Console Is the Gateway to Google's SEO Data  Practical EcommerceSearch Console is Google's way of communicating with webmasters and search engine optimization professionals about the status of their site within its search ...

Google Search Console Crawl Stats Stopped Updating On May 23rd - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google Search Console Crawl Stats Stopped Updating On May 23rd  Search Engine RoundtableIf you try to check your Google Search Console report for crawl stats, you may notice that the report has not been updated for about a week. The last data you ...

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 ...

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

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT · SearchCap: Google updates ad settings, negative SEO & more  Search Engine LandGoogle updates 'Ad Settings' to allow users to turn off targeting signals. Jun 14, 2018 by Amy Gesenhues Google is also extending 'Why this ad?' notices to all ...

Google Search Console Adds Event Listings to Performance Reports - Search Engine Journal

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google Search Console Adds Event Listings to Performance Reports  Search Engine JournalSite owners can now track the performance of their event listings in Google Search Console reports.

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

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google 10 Years Later: Absolute Vs Relative URLs Doesn't Matter For SEO  Search Engine RoundtableI know, I know, this is a basic SEO question - the absolute URLs versus relative URLs. But we covered it literally 10 years ago and back then Google's John ...

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

Fri, 13 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT · Bug? Google Sitemap index counts drop across Search Console reports  Search Engine LandThere are widespread reports of webmasters complaining that the sitemap report in the Google Search Console shows a significant drop in the number of pages ...

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: Types of Links That Googlebot Will & Will Not Follow - The SEM Post

Fri, 11 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Types of Links That Googlebot Will & Will Not Follow  The SEM PostAt Google I/O yesterday, Google clarified the types of links that Googlebot will follow. While ?a href? is the standard link type, they also covered various other link ...

Google Sitemaps - XML.com

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WordPress SEO Without an SEO Plugin - Search Engine Journal

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Google Integrates Search Console With Squarespace - Search Engine Journal

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Google to Let Users Leave Comments on Search Results - Search Engine Journal

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google to Let Users Leave Comments on Search Results  Search Engine JournalGoogle is preparing to roll out a new feature that will allow users to leave comments on search results.


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