Tag Archives: Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Mobile Results Tests Dropping AMP Results Completely?

Earlier this week, we reported that Google was potentially testing dropping the AMP logo from AMP powered mobile pages in the mobile Google search results...

Google: Building A Better Website Indirectly Helps Google Rankings

Google has said time and time again, they want to rank the best and most relevant content and web site for the query...

Google Request Indexing & Crawl Direct Links Is Not A Replacement For Sitemaps

In Google Search Console, there is a feature under the Fetch as Google tool to request indexing. When you click that...

SEO Agencies Spamming Google? Google Would Take A “Fair Look”

Did you know that Google is willing to review random SEO agencies to see if their SEO practices are fair and within their guidelines? I didn't think Google spent the time doing that...

Reminder: Google Patents & Research Not Always Used In The Ranking Algorithm

Back in 2013, Matt Cutts of Google was clear that having a patent does not mean they use the patent material in their live search ranking algorithm. In fact...

Google: Links From High Search Traffic Pages Aren’t More Valuable

Google's John Mueller responded on Twitter that links from a page that gets a lot of traffic via Google is not any more valuable than links from a page that gets not as much traffic from Google. By definition, page traffic isn't PageRank or other link signals...

GoogleBot Doesn’t Understand The Words In Your Podcast Audio Files

Recently, Google added support for rich results for podcasts but that doesn't mean Google can understand what you are saying in those audio files...

Google Tells Newspapers, Like NY Times, WSJ & Others, To Noindex News Feeds

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter this morning that those sites republishing news feeds should "consider noindexing them." The full tweet was specifically in response to what to do with content published on your site from an Associated Press or Reuters news feeds...

Google’s John Mueller On Fred: Not Aware Of Any Such Update?

As you know, many were hit by the Google Fred update that touched down around March 7th/8th - we even got Google to confirm the update which is rare...

PSA: Don’t Ask Google If A Specific Spam Technique Is Allowed

Over the years I've seen many examples of really dumb moves made by SEOs. Some SEOs asked Google for advice while spamming Google, some email Google about buying links, some put all their spammy accounts in one search console account - but the list goes on and on...