A few days ago, Google has released Web Stories; a new WordPress plugin which makes it super easy to publish stories on your website. The plugin is still a Beta version in its early stages of development, and it’s ready for you to test it out and report bugs. What are Google Web Stories? As… Read more Google Released Web Stories Plugin for WordPress
section: Google Search News
Google’s Response to the Coronavirus
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.
No More Rich Results for data-vocabulary.org Structured Data
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.
Google is Moving Towards High Quality Images for Articles
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 Search Ranking Algorithm Update
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.
Google’s January 2020 Core Update: Has the Dust Settled?
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?
What’s Happening with Google’s Featured Snippets?
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?
Google Search News (Jan ‘20) – Data-vocabulary.org, BERT, Search Console, and more
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.