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

Google News Supports Sitemap Only Crawling

I personally learned a lot from the Google News Webmaster Hangout on Google+ from a couple weeks ago and I keep pulling out pieces of that knowledge for you guys.

The next thing I learned was that if you wanted to…

Google Search Now Warns Before You Visit Sites That Trigger Unwanted Downloads

Remember last week, many many sites noticed their site was labeled with this site may be hacked warnings in Google Search…

Daily Search Forum Recap: February 23, 2015

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

Google Crawling Your Robots.txt File?

A fairly common question I see in the support forums is why is Google crawling my robots.txt file.

Today I spotted a thread from a webmaster in the Google Webmaster Help forums where Google was crawling the mobile version of the robots.txt file, which does not exist…

Google News Publishers Should Use Standout Tags For Third-Party Sources Often

Back in September 2011, Google News introduced the standout tag, a way for publishers to say these specific stories are really exceptional and Google News readers should really see it.
But did you know…

Google: When Will Be The Next PageRank Update? Probably Never

Google has said time and time again that you should not pay attention to the Google Toolbar PageRank score, but yet they have yet to zero-out any of the data, instead, they keep it as it was since the last accidental update back on December 6…

Google Android Caveman Character

Android Caveman

Google Mobile Search Testing Multi-Google Colored Line Breaks In Search Results

Several mobile users are reporting seeing a pretty colorful experience in the mobile Google search results. Google is showing line breaks and shading for each snippet in the mobile results, but instead of it being gray or black…

Google AdWords Adds Call-Only Campaigns

On Friday, Google AdWords announced a new method of targeting click-to-call campaigns named “call-only campaign.”

The first to spot this, well before the announcement, as far as I know, was Kim Clinkunbroomer. She posted about it on her blog and on Google+…

Daily Search Forum Recap: February 20, 2015

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…