Yelp’s Ghost Update In October: Reviews Drop Out & Not Recommended

Craig Mount posted a detailed analysis of a Yelp update being named the Ghost update over at Search Engine Land. In short, sometime around October, Halloween time, Yelp dropped tons of reviews in their results and in some cases, it ended up listing them as “not recommended.” He said one of his clients “lost 40 … Read more Yelp’s Ghost Update In October: Reviews Drop Out & Not Recommended

Search Buzz Video Recap: Yelp Ghost Update, Google Featured Snippets, Bing Crawler & New Years

It has been a bit slow with the holiday and New Years season but we have some news for you all in the SEO world. We posted our monthly Google webmaster report. Yelp did an update a couple months ago that made reviews disappear. Google launched a new AMP feature for featured snippets. Google featured … Read more Search Buzz Video Recap: Yelp Ghost Update, Google Featured Snippets, Bing Crawler & New Years

Daily Search Forum Recap: January 4, 2019

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Search Buzz Video Recap: Yelp Ghost Update, Google Featured Snippets, Bing Crawler & New YearsIt has been a bit slow with the holiday and … Read more Daily Search Forum Recap: January 4, 2019

Daily Search Forum Recap: January 3, 2019

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: January 2019 Google Webmaster ReportIn our first monthly recap for 2019 we covered a couple smaller unconfirmed Google updates. It was a slower month … Read more Daily Search Forum Recap: January 3, 2019

Daily Search Forum Recap: January 2, 2019

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google: Links From Non-English Languages Are Not Unnatural LinksThis may be filed under the super obvious category but John Mueller from Google confirmed that … Read more Daily Search Forum Recap: January 2, 2019

Google’s John Mueller Helping Webmasters On New Years

Just like this past Christmas, Google’s John Mueller on New Years even and day is out helping webmasters and SEOs with their Google related issues. He posted several times over the New Years break. Here are the threads John posted in so far this New Years: John has routinely does this over big holidays because … Read more Google’s John Mueller Helping Webmasters On New Years

Google Moving Google Posts Back Up?

A few months ago, Google stopped showing Google Posts in the top location, somewhat above the fold, in the local panel for a business. That seemed to have led to Google Posts performance drastically dropping off. Now, Google may be testing moving the Google Posts back up. Amy Toman posted on Twitter several screen shots … Read more Google Moving Google Posts Back Up?

Google: We Don’t Look at Max-Age Value Of JavaScript Or CSS Files For Search

Google’s John Mueller confirmed that Google won’t be looking at the max-age value of your JavaScript or CSS files when crawling and indexing those details. John Mueller said on Twitter “No, generally not for search” we do not look at that. Here are those tweets: No, generally not for search. — 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) … Read more Google: We Don’t Look at Max-Age Value Of JavaScript Or CSS Files For Search

Daily Search Forum Recap: December 28, 2018

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Organic vs Ads, SEO Tips, Sundar Pichai on Core Search & Happy HolidaysThis was a very slow week in … Read more Daily Search Forum Recap: December 28, 2018

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Organic vs Ads, SEO Tips, Sundar Pichai on Core Search & Happy Holidays

This was a very slow week in search, because of the holidays and New Years break. But I did scrounge up some topics to cover. A senior Google search engineer said searchers can tell the difference between search ads and free organic listings. Google said they use the most restrictive crawling command they can find … Read more Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Organic vs Ads, SEO Tips, Sundar Pichai on Core Search & Happy Holidays