Goggle respond to Coronavirus with few changes to their search engine, and other services. Their actions include launching information and resources hubs, making temporary policy changes to Google My Business, and offering support for new structured data types. Check this rundown for more about these changes.
Google dropped support for data-vocabulary.org structured data and recommends switching to schema.org vocabulary. So, if you haven’t made the move to schema.org markup, your website is left behind and probably rich snippets will disappear from website search results. This could mean big loss of web traffic.
Are you using high quality images in your articles or posts? You actually should do that since Google seems to be rejecting posts with poor images. Because of non-compliance with image guidelines, Google have rejected posts. Some local SEOs reported. To be relevant, photos or videos must be taken by users at the location in… Read more Google is Moving Towards High Quality Images for Articles
Google is testing and changing how snippets look now and also making tweaks to the duplication of featured snippets. So all of this may not just impact the tracking tools but how people click on the search results to your site and thus your traffic from Google organic search.
On January 13th, MozCast measured significant algorithm flux lasting about three days (the dotted line shows the 30-day average prior to the 13th, which is consistent with historical averages. That same day, Google announced the release of a core update dubbed the January 2020 Core Update (in line with their recent naming conventions)… Ultimately, the… Read more Google’s January 2020 Core Update: Has the Dust Settled?
Questions remain if number one in the SERPs means a featured snippet or a typical organic result. Rank Ranger’s Mordy Oberstein breaks down what’s been happening recently. There’s a lot of changes happening to featured snippets. Google still plans to remove them from the right side and into the main listings. But there have been… Read more What’s Happening with Google’s Featured Snippets?
In this episode of Google Search News, John Mueller goes over December and January developments in the Google Search world. Google Search News is a news show for webmasters, publishers, and SEOs.