Bing Announces Enhanced Robots.txt Testing Tool

Bing announced an enhanced Robots.txt tester tool. The tool fills an important need because getting a robots.txt wrong can result in unexpected SEO outcomes. Producing a perfect robots.txt file is…

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Google Offers Details on Core Update Recovery Times via @martinibuster

In a Webmaster Central Office Hours hangout, Google’s John Mueller answered a question about recovering from a core algorithm update. Mueller explained what a core update generally is and how…

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Google’s BERT Rolls Out Worldwide

Google announced via Twitter that their BERT algorithm is now rolling out worldwide. BERT will enable Google to better understand search queries. BERT, our new way for Google Search to…

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John Mueller Surprises with Answer to a Negative SEO Question

Google’s John Mueller was asked if a site was being penalized because of receiving thousands of adult links. John Mueller suggested the problem was not the links but the domain…

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Google Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin Resign

The founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin today announced that they were stepping down from their roles as CEO and President of Alphabet, the company structure that Google…

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Google Encourages to Differentiate Your Site

A publisher tweeted a question to Google’s John Mueller about commodity content. John Mueller’s response gave the general direction of what to do when your site content is the same…

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Moderation Tips to Avoid a Toxic Community

Many Facebook Group administrators are experiencing growth. Without proper moderation, a community can easily slip into becoming toxic. Here are some tips for avoiding common mistakes. I have been moderating…

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Google Offers 2 Tips for Improving Web Content

Google’s John Mueller was asked in a Webmaster Hangout about improving web page content focus. Mueller shared two tips on how to do that. How to Improve Content Focus? The…

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Dot Org Registry Sold to an Investment Firm

The non-profit organization that manages the dot ORG domain registry has been sold to a for-profit investment firm. Some are fearful that the cost of dot ORG domains will rise…

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Google Update Response Falls Short of Expectations

Google’s SearchLiaison confirmed that some updates happened. But he downplayed their importance. The attempt to trivialize the update was in contrast to the widely felt impact and passionate response to…

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