Google Provides New Information on Latest Video Structured Data Features

Google has updated its video structured data help document with new information on some of the latest enhancements to video search results. The updated document has details on how to…

Read more »

Google Update Response Falls Short of Expectations

Google’s SearchLiaison confirmed that some updates happened. But he downplayed their importance. The attempt to trivialize the update was in contrast to the widely felt impact and passionate response to…

Read more »

Chrome May Warn Users of Slow Pages Before They Click

Google Chrome announced a plan to introduce badging as a way to encourage publishers to improve site speed. Google proposed a contextual menu on links that will tell users, before…

Read more »

Google Update November 2019

There is substantial evidence that an unannounced Google Update is underway. This update has been affecting sites across a wide range of niches. Most of the feedback is negative although…

Read more »

Google’s John Mueller On Blocking Robots.txt Files From Being Indexed

Google’s John Mueller recently provided some advice on how to block robots.txt and sitemap files from being indexed in search results. This advice was prompted by a tweet from Google’s…

Read more »

New FTC Guidance on Influencer Endorsements

FTC issued guidance for social media influencers who endorse products. The goal is to educate influencers that they are obligated to disclose relationships with brands when endorsing them. When is…

Read more »

Bing Announces Link Penalties

Bing announced a new link penalties. These link penalties are focused on taking down private blog networks (PBNs), subdomain leasing and manipulative cross-site linking. Inorganic Site Structure An inorganic site…

Read more »

Publishers Report a Spam Exploit in Google

A WebmasterWorld discussion brought to light a manipulative spam technique that was reported to be flourishing in Google. It involves competitors creating fake review sites to rank in Google. These…

Read more »

Google Rich Snippets Image Bug Returns

There is a big issue going on in the recipe niche…again.  There have been multiple reports from recipe bloggers that they are losing their photos in Google search results. When…

Read more »

Google BERT Misinformation Challenged

The backlash to the BERT update was swift and without mercy. Many SEOs warned about “how to optimize for BERT” articles before any “how to optimize for BERT” articles were…

Read more »