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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WordPress 5.6.2 Update is Largely Successful via @martinibuster

WordPress rolled out a bug fix update, version 5.6.2. Aside from an issue affecting Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg plugin, the update is largely successful, publishers are encouraged to update. WordPress…

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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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LinkedIn is Reportedly Creating a Service For Hiring Freelancers

LinkedIn is reportedly planning to launch a new service this fall where users can find and hire freelance professionals. A report from The Information credits “two people with direct knowledge…

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Google Search Console Updated With New Associations Page

Google Search Console has a new and enhanced Associations page which will carry over all existing associations. 📢 We’re happy to announce that Search Console has a new and enhanced…

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Google Discusses Natural Backlinks

Google Discusses Natural Backlinks

In a Google SEO office hours hangout someone asked John Mueller to explain what Google means by quality backlinks. John offered a recommendation on how to approach the problem of…

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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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YouTube is Adding New Ways For Creators to Make Money

YouTube plans to roll out new monetization opportunities for creators, including ways to make money directly from viewers. In a blog post from YouTube’s Chief Product Officer, Neal Mohan, the…

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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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