Core Web Vitals Challenge: WordPress vs Everyone via @martinibuster

HTTP Archive (sister site to Archive.org aka Wayback Machine) published real-world statistics of which content management system (CMS) achieved the best Core Web Vitals scores. The results show that while…

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Facebook Wins Standoff With Australian Government

Facebook Wins Standoff With Australian Government

Facebook announced an agreement with the Australian government to pay Australian news organizations for their news articles. The government compromised with Facebook, agreeing that Facebook retains the right to make…

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Core Web Vitals Not Really Your Problem? via @martinibuster

You are not alone if  you’re struggling to improve Core Web Vitals scores and coming up short.  Anecdotal evidence suggests that achieving high Core Web Vitals performance is difficult.  The…

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Google’s Mueller on Migrating to a Previously Parked Domain

Google’s Mueller on Migrating to a Previously Parked Domain

Google’s John Mueller answered a question about whether there’s a sandbox effect that holds back a site after changing domain names to a domain name that was previously parked. Mueller…

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Wix vs WordPress

Wix vs WordPress? Mueller Says Solve Content Issues

Someone tweeted their intention to build a Wix site to test how well it ranks for local search compared to WordPress. John Mueller responded with a series of helpful suggestions,…

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Google Discusses Impact of Tags on Rankings via @martinibuster

Google’s John Mueller answered a question about tags on blog posts and their impact on rankings. The person asking the question wanted to know if there was any benefit to…

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Subdomains vs. Subfolders: Which Is Better for SEO & Why?

Google ranks subdomains more or less the same as subdirectories (also referred to as subfolders). But there’s a key difference, in that subdomains are considered standalone sites and distinct from…

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Core Web Vitals Might Include Noindexed Pages via @martinibuster

Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller answered questions about Core Web Vitals and how the scores are calculated. He also discussed the possibility of noindexed pages being be used as part…

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Google Adds 12 New Types of Manual Action Penalties

Google has 12 new types of manual action penalties which involve violations of Google News and Google Discover policies.

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Google Agrees to Pay for (Some) Australian News

Google announced that they have negotiated to begin paying for Australian News with publishers who have agreed to participate in the Google News Showcase program. It’s unclear if this is…

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