Content Length: Is It a Google Ranking Factor?

One of the longest-running debates in SEO happens to involve the length of content and whether it has an impact on rankings. Word count is said to be a factor…

Google: Links From Reporting Tools Do Not Impact Rankings

Do links from reporting tools, like similar sites checker and SEO report generation sites, impact your site in Google Search? The answer is no, according to John Mueller of Google….

How Google Responds to a Site Move

Google’s John Mueller answered a question about how Google processes a site move, in particular if the site move might trigger a so-called “sandbox effect.” Mueller responded by providing a…

Big Sites and Website Authority

Google’s John Mueller in an Office-hours hangout answered a question about whether a big a site with thousands of indexed pages influences Google’s perception of site quality. John Mueller answered…

Google on Separating Content By User Intent

Google explains what it means when it suggests separating content by user intent, such as one place for information-based content and another for transaction-based content. Separating content by user intent…

Should the Product Name be in the Heading?

In a Google’s Office Hours hangout, John Mueller answered a question about how to use heading tags for pages about products.  It’s a good question because Google’s own SEO Starter…

Google Explains Why Index Coverage Report is Slow

Google clarified that the Search Console that the Index Coverage Report does not report the up to the minute coverage data. Google recommends using the URL Inspection Tool for those…

WordPress Proposes Performance Team For Core Web Vitals

A WordPress proposal admits it is falling behind Wix and similar platforms and suggests they need to create a performance team to coordinate speed improvements. While some may find it…

Google Explains Rendering and Impact on SEO

Google’s Martin Splitt participated in a Duda Webinar about web page rendering and how it impacts SEO. Rendering is what happens when a browser requests a web page, it’s a…

Yet Another Google Weekend Search Ranking Algorithm Update…

At some point, I should just report when there is not a Google search ranking update on the weekend. Because it seems like every weekend the tracking tools spike and…