Tag Archives: Google Search Engine Optimization

Google On How They Index & Rank 360° Images

Google's John Mueller was asked about how Google indexes and ranks images that are in 360° format...

Google Responds To Allegations Of Former Googler Spamming

Several days ago, rumors started surfacing on Twitter that a former Google representation, a senior one, is now playing for the other team - spamming the search engine. Of course, no names were released but supposedly...

Google: Your Forums Are Likely Not The Reason Your Site Dropped In Search

Are you worried that your discussion forums on your domain is bringing down your overall domain's rankings in Google...

GoogleBot Can Detect If Cookies Are Required

Gary Illyes from Google posted a DYK, did you know, recently on Twitter that said that generally GoogleBot "doesn't make use of cookies, but it can if it detects it cannot get to the content without them...

Google Search Console Incorrect Namespace When Referencing HTTPS URLs

When submitting a sitemap in Google search Console, it seems you need to stick with all HTTP or HTTPS URLs and not mix them. I haven't tested this myself...

Google Search Lead: I Can’t Go After Individual Problems In Search Results

We all know how bad some feature snippets in Google's search results can look but even if you point it out to one of Google's lead search engineers...

Google’s Top Stories Inclusion Is Algorithmic, No Manual Inclusion

Some think that being included in Google News, which is a human, manual inclusion process, is the same as being included in the "top stories" section in web search. It is not...

Google: 404s Are Not A Signal Of Low Quality

For years and years, Google has been trying to communicate that 404s, page not found results, are a normal part of the web. Pages don't always live forever. 404s are not a bad thing, they are a normal thing...

Google: Again, Site Command Not Going Away

6 weeks ago we covered that the site command is sticking around despite other Google operators going away slowly. But then, a week or so ago...