All posts by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)

Google News Meta Keywords Tag Hasn’t Been Supported Since October 2017

So for the past four months or more, Google has not supported the Google News meta keywords tag. Don't confuse this with the normal meta keywords tag, which Google has not supported in ages. This is specific to news publishers and a special keyword tag in the format of

Duane Forrester – The Search Community Honors You

This is part of the say something nice about an SEO/SEM series - feel free to nominate someone over here. Duane Forrester has been in the SEO/SEM industry for a couple decades now...

Google Tests Multiple Images In Featured Snippets?

@Adoubleagent shared a photo (well, multiple) on Twitter of Google showing not just a single featured snippet image but multiple images in the featured snippet. I don't believe I've seen multiple images in a featured snippet and for the life of me...

Google: We Changed Request Indexing Limits & Quotas Over Spam & Abuse

When Google first changed the request indexing limits and quotas in the Google Search Console tool, Google was pretty cryptic and secretive about the whole situation. Just the other day, they documented the new quotas...

Google To Port All Old Search Console Features To New Version

On a daily basis I see complaints around the new beta Search Console which began rolling out recently about how it is missing many of the features from the old version. Google is aware of these complaints and is not removing the old version anytime soon...

Will Google Search Ranking Algorithms Use Chrome Ad Blocking Signals

Glenn Gabe asked if Google would be using those signals used to block ads in Chrome as ranking signals or factors for ranking in the future.