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

Summer Solstice 2017 Logos From Google, Bing & Dogpile

Today on the Google home page is a special logo for the first day of summer. Google has the animated Google Doodle linking to a search result set for the query [Summer Solstice 2017]. It differs from last year's Doodle with the strawberry moon theme...

Google Got An Interactive Fidget Spinner

Go to Google and search for [spinner] and Google will give you an interactive fidget spinner. Just when you thought the craze was over...

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 20, 2017

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today...

Google: Plan On Moving From M-Dot To Responsive? Do It Before Google’s Mobile First Index.

John Mueller of Google said the other day on a Google hangout on YouTube at the 25:16 mark that if you do plan on migrating from an m-dot (i.e. http://m.domain.com) to a responsive mobile friendly design, then it is best to do it before the mobile first index launches...

Google Officially Launches Job Postings Schema For Job Search Inclusion

As you all know, Google launched Google for jobs at Google I/O a couple months ago after being caught testing job search features in search before that. We also spotted a new schema for job postings that Google didn't comment on. Well, now...

Google: Make Your Mobile & Desktop Pages Equivalent

So after Google suggested you should do your m-dot migration to responsive before the mobile first index, SEOs had some questions. They wanted more information on when this mobile-first index was launching because it is a big job to do this m-dot transfers...

Google: Debug Fault Sitemaps With Server Logs

One webmaster asked Google's John Mueller how does one know if Google is using their sitemap...

Google: We Won’t Launch The Mobile First Index On One Specific Day

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that the mobile first index won't have a specific launch date. Instead...

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 19, 2017

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web...