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Google Search Console Notices For Intrusive Interstitials

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Google Search Console Notices For Intrusive Interstitials

Google is sending out notices about intrusive interstitials to sites that are placing these interstitials in a possibly annoying manner on their sites. The email subject lines read “Improve your page experience by removing intrusive interstitials from domaingoeshere.”

I have yet to see a screenshot of this notice, so it is hard to say if this is a manual action or some sort of just friendly reminder from Google? I mean, I do not see intrusive interstitial on the list of manual actions yet. We do know there is an algorithmic action there with the page experience update (even for desktop pages), but Google doesn’t email via Google Search Console for algorithmic issues, they email for manual actions, not algorithms….

I spotted a thread at Google Webmaster Help with one person writing the message the received:

I have received the email whose title is “Improve your page experience by removing intrusive interstitials from mtckitchen.com”. I have a pop-up sign-up form and I wonder if there is the best way to keep the sign-up form visible to our audience but not make it an intrusive interstitial. If you have any idea, I would like to hear that! Thank you.

Also, David Iwanow shared on Twitter that he spotted one last week also:

Google does have a detailed help document on this topic explaining that “intrusive interstitials and dialogs are page elements that obstruct users’ view of the content, usually for promotional purposes. Interstitials are overlays on the whole page and dialogs are overlays only on a part of the page, sometimes also obfuscating the underlying content.”

Google added “Intrusive dialogs and interstitials make it hard for Google and other search engines to understand your content, which may lead to poor search performance. Equally, if users find your site hard to use, they are unlikely to want to visit those websites again, including through search engines.”

So maybe it is not a manual action but a heads up from Google, hey – we are having issues understanding your content?

Anyone recently see a screenshot of this notice so we can validate this theory?

Here is a screenshot:

Forum discussion at Twitter and Google Webmaster Help.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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2022 Google Doodle For Seasonal Holidays

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2022 Google Doodle For Seasonal Holidays

Google has posted its “Seasonal Holidays” Google Doodle for the month of December – the holiday month. Google did this last year as well, and while the past few days we had some other special Doodles on Google’s home page, when those Doodles came off, Google put up this Season Holidays Doodle up.

Unlike last year, clicking on the Seasonal Holidays Google Doodle does nothing, last year it took you to a query for seasonal holidays.

The specific holiday decorations for [Christmas], [Hanukkah] and [Kwanzaa] are not fully live yet. Those holidays kick off in a couple weeks this year, so we got some time.

Here is that Seasonal Holidays Doodle from 2021:

Happy holidays all!

Forum discussion at Twitter.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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