SEOs Want Featured Snippet & Indexing Coverage API In Google Search Console

A recent poll on Twitter by Brodie Clark shows that SEOs really do want both a featured snippets filter in the performance reports in Google Search Console and also an index coverage API. The poll also has a number of other requests but those are by far the most requested because those were specifically called […]

Google’s 2021 Web Spam Report: Hello Google SpamBrain

Google has published its annual web spam report and in that report, Google has named its machine learning based systems for spam identification with its own name – SpamBrain. SpamBrain is a new name but the technology, the AI, is from 2018, so SpamBrain is technically not new.

Google On CSS .Class Selector

Google’s John Mueller was asked if Google “looks at “CSS .Class” to comprehend the structure of a page; or a section of content that clarifies its SERP Features.” John responded on Twitter saying “not that I’m aware of.”

Removed AMP? Don’t Worry About Redirecting AMP Cache URL, Says Google.

The AMP cache URL is the URL that looks like https://www.google.com/amp/s/ followed by your site’s details. You do not have fully control over that URL, so there is really no need to worry about having that URL redirect to your site. Google’s John Mueller said on Reddit “It’ll fix itself automatically, you don’t need to […]

Google Site Kit Now Has Question Hub Data

It looks like Google Site Kit, the Google plugin for WordPress, has bridged in another Google data platform named Google Question Hub. This is in addition to Google Search Console, Google Analytics, Google AdSense and PageSpeed Insights.

Google Search Console Sending Notices For Intrusive Interstitials

Google is sending out notices about intrusive interstitials to sites that are placing these interstitials in a possibly annoying manner on their sites. The email subject lines read “Improve your page experience by removing intrusive interstitials from domaingoeshere.”

Google: Don’t Change URLs and Change Them Back For SEO Testing

Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter he would recommend again changing URLs and then changing them back, and repeating that, for SEO reasons. The individual wanted to do that for SEO testing but generally, with SEO, changing URLs, is not a recommended strategy unless you are fixing an issue of some sorts.

Google: Discover Traffic Not Impacted By Expanding Your Navigation Menu

Google’s John Mueller was asked if going from 5 to 10 links in your site’s main navigation menu to about 150 links in that navigation menu would result or possibly impact your Google Discover traffic. John unequivocally said no, any Google Discover traffic drop would be unrelated to your site navigation change there.

Google: No Technical Method To Gain Featured Snippets In Google Search

Google’s John Mueller was asked for advice on how can he help his client rank in the featured snippets section of the Google Search results. In which, John responded that there is “no technical method for achieving that.”

Google On Writing You Tested A Product With The Product Reviews Update

One of the newish lines from the March 2022 Google Product Reviews update announcement is where Google said “including original images from tests you performed with the product can be good ways to do this” But writing that you tested a product in your content is not enough to convince Google you actually tested a […]