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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?

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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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Vlog Episode #179: Jaimie Clark vs Jon Clark

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Jaimie Clark vs Jon Clark - Who Is A Better SEO

Jaimie and Jon Clark came for a visit and we all spoke SEO and a lot more. Jaimie Clark is the VP of SEO at Centerfield, she was previously the Head of SEO at Wirecutter, a New York Times company. Jon Clark runs his own firm, Moving Traffic Media and was previously an SEO at some large companies.

In any event I first pinned them against each other in a game of SEO trivia – guess who won?

The trivia questions featured answers with Matt Cutts, Vanessa Fox, Panda vs Penguin, disavow files, Medic updates, new queries, John Mueller, Danny Sullivan, Gary Illyes, Ginny Marvin, Daniel Waisberg, Paul Haahr, Urchin, Android, YouTube, Fitbit, Apple, title links vs title tags, authorship, domain authority, RankBrain, EAT, YMYL, and more.

Hope you enjoyed this one, it was a lot of fun for me at least. But in part two we get into the real interview.

You can subscribe to our YouTube channel by clicking here so you don’t miss the next vlog where I interviews. I do have a nice lineup of interviews scheduled with SEOs and SEMS, many of which you don’t want to miss – and I promise to continue to make these vlogs better over time. If you want to be interviewed, please fill out this form with your details.

Forum discussion at YouTube.

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