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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….

Google Search Console Tools Start To Match URL Inspection Tool

Google has updated three of its public facing Search Console tools to match and “align” to the URL Inspection tool in Google Search Console. Specifically the AMP, Mobile Friendly, and…

Google Search Console Rich Results Status Reports Gets More Actionable Errors

Google has added some detail to the Search Console rich results status report errors. These new details include five new errors plus better details across many error types that should…

Google Tests Vertical Line Sitelinks

Google is testing yet another format for its Sitelinks for both the organic search results and the search ads. These are Sitelinks in a vertical format with a line going…

SEOs Noticing Google Search Console Crawled, Not Indexed Errors Even When Indexed

Lily Ray posted on Twitter that many SEOs are noticing this and posting about it on Twitter with “many examples of URLs in GSC’s “Crawled, Not Indexed” report (with recent…

Google Search Console Performance Report Should Catch Up Later Today

While I was offline, Google had a super long delay and a bunch of issues with Google Search Console and some of the reporting. Well, now that I am back,…

You Can Get A Google Penalty For Bad Links In FAQ Schema

A while back an SEO asked John Mueller of Google if “linking to an external site from the FAQ Schema of a discounts/vouchers site?” John responded, “sure.” I guess if…

Google: Self-Referential Canonicals Help Clean Up Small SEO Mistakes

Google’s John Mueller said that using self-referential canonicals is a good way to clean up small SEO mistakes. He was asked about it on Reddit, about the difference between self-referential…

Yes, The Google Sitemap Ping Tool Still Works

Google’s John Mueller was asked on Twitter if the sitemap ping tool still works or not. John said that he is “not aware of any changes there, and the URL…

Google: We Don’t Do Anything Special For All -Caps Headings

Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that he doesn’t think that Google does “anything special with all-caps headings.” So if you want to shout your headlines in UPPERCASE, go for…