Google: We Don’t Skip Indexing Content That Is Over-Saturated On The Web

Someone asked Google’s John Mueller if Google might skip crawling and indexing content that Google knows they have enough content around. So if you have a new blog post about title tags and SEO, will Google crawl and index that new post when Google knows they already crawled and indexed thousands of other posts about … Read more Google: We Don’t Skip Indexing Content That Is Over-Saturated On The Web

Google Getting Your Canonical URLs Wrong?

A webmaster posted in the Google Webmaster Help forums after noticing that one of his sites saw hundreds of pages wiped out of the Google index a week or so ago. He noticed that Google is associated one URL to a completely irrelevant canonical URL and suspects that is the issue. The specific error he … Read more Google Getting Your Canonical URLs Wrong?

Happy Holidays & Christmas Day Logos From Google, Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Sogou & More

The search engine industry is all decked out to celebrate the holidays and Christmas with their happy holiday and Christmas logo and themes. This year we have special logos and designs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Sogou and our own site. As you know, Google began their holiday season this past Sunday but the festivities … Read more Happy Holidays & Christmas Day Logos From Google, Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Sogou & More

Google Poll Searches Asking “Satisfied With These News Results?”

We’ve seen Google ask searchers if they are satisfied with the search results before. Using smily faces or other forms of voting. Here is a screen shot asking searchers if they are satisfied with the news results in the top stories within search. Valentin Pletzer shared a screen shot of it on Twitter, here it … Read more Google Poll Searches Asking “Satisfied With These News Results?”

Google Begins Their Happy Holidays Logos

This Sunday, Google has begun posting their annual happy holidays Doodles, special Google logos. Some are animated, some are not, some are for the northern hemisphere and some are for the southern hemisphere. I’ll keep updating this story with the new Doodles Google adds each day. Google Day 1 Northern Hemisphere: Google Day 1 Southern … Read more Google Begins Their Happy Holidays Logos

Daily Search Forum Recap: December 21, 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 Algorithm Update, Mobile First Indexing Update, Medic Update, Link Schemes & MoreThis week in search, Google probably did a … Read more Daily Search Forum Recap: December 21, 2018

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Update, Mobile First Indexing Update, Medic Update, Link Schemes & More

This week in search, Google probably did a search algorithm update last weekend – but they did not confirm it. Google’s mobile first indexing is now on over 50% of Google’s search results. Google’s notifications for mobile-first indexing are delayed. Google’s John Mueller finally gave advice on the Medic Update. Google updated their link schemes … Read more Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Update, Mobile First Indexing Update, Medic Update, Link Schemes & More

Google Search Pronounce Feature

A Reddit thread shared a screen shot from I believe Google India where they have a search result that helps searchers pronounce words. When you ask Google to help you pronounce something, it will play you how it is pronounced and give you visual hints. Here is a screen shot from the thread: It reminds … Read more Google Search Pronounce Feature

Google Mobile-First Indexing Now Used For Over Half Of Google’s Search Results

Just about two years after Google announced their mobile-first indexing initiative, to crawl the web as a mobile device first versus crawling the web as a desktop device, Google hit a major mile stone. Over 50% of the search results Google returns globally are from Google crawling and indexing the web using mobile-first indexing. Google’s … Read more Google Mobile-First Indexing Now Used For Over Half Of Google’s Search Results

Google Feature Snippet: Pyramids Are 85 Years Old

Every now and then I like to highlight when Google gets it wrong with their featured snippets. It is really a daily occurrence but here is a funny one. If you ask Google how old are the pyramids, Google will tell you they are 85 years old. Of course, if you look at the text … Read more Google Feature Snippet: Pyramids Are 85 Years Old