Tag Archives: Googles

Google’s Core Web Vitals Badge Likely Won’t Happen

By | January 25, 2022

Google says there are no plans for a Core Web Vitals badge in search results after proposing the idea when the metrics were first introduced. This is stated by Google’s Search Advocate John Mueller during the Google Search Central SEO office-hours hangout recorded on January 21. A question was submitted asking for an update on the Core Web… Read More »

Google’s Advice For Targeting Multiple Locations With One Website

By | January 18, 2022

Google provides detailed advice for websites that need to target multiple locations, such as a business with offices in different states. This topic is discussed during the Google Search Central SEO office-hours hangout recorded on January 14. An SEO professional named Gail (last name not provided) asks Google’s Search Advocate John Mueller about an idea her client has… Read More »

Google’s Help Documents Aren’t Always Up To ****

By | January 14, 2022

Google admits its help documents aren’t always up to **** and says it’s worthwhile doing your own research on recommended best practices. This topic is discussed during the latest episode of Google’s SEO & Devs web series on YouTube, which is all about whether official help documents can be trusted. Martin Splitt of Google’s Developer Relations team, and… Read More »

What Google’s Enhanced Autocomplete Box Means For SEO

By | January 14, 2022

Sometime in December, SEO experts started noticing that Google was low-key testing out a new feature inside its search box. It’s an expanded version of the box that we’re calling the enhanced autocomplete box. Over in the box’s right column, Google pulls the top three People also ask questions, and a People also search for section presenting numerous… Read More »

Shopify chat bug lead (1) titles in Google’s search results

By | January 14, 2022

Over the past couple of weeks there have been complaints from some Shopify site owners that Google was showing a (1) in the title name for their pages in the Google search results page. The issue turned out to be related to a chat feature activated on those Shopify sites, the chat feature fixed the issue and the… Read More »

Google’s page experience update coming to desktop next month

By | January 11, 2022

Malte Ubl, a Software Engineer at Google, reminded us that coming next month, Google will be releasing the desktop version of the page experience update. He posted this on Twitter as a reminder: Google told us this was coming this past November and it should go live next month. The rollout will take a couple months, it will… Read More »

Many SEOs Will Buy Links In 2022 Despite Google’s Webmaster Guidelines

By | January 10, 2022

Tim Soulo from ahrefs posted a Twitter poll asking will you pay money to get links in 2022? Sadly, someone spammed the poll but I recreated it and it clearly shows that many, almost half of SEOs, are planning on buying and paying for links in 2022. Here is the recreated poll: Will you pay money to get… Read More »

Does Domain Extension Affect SEO? Google’s John Mueller Explains

By | January 6, 2022

Google’s Search Advocate John Mueller answers whether your domain extension affects SEO, and other questions related to the search impact of domain choices. These questions are answered in the latest intallment of the Ask Googlebot video series on YouTube. Mueller addresses questions related to how dot-com compares to other domain extensions, gTLDs vs ccTLDs, www vs non-www, and… Read More »

How marketers can prepare for and respond to Google’s algorithm updates

By | January 4, 2022

The Google Search ecosystem is constantly evolving. It introduces many algorithm updates every year, ranging from changes targeting specific search elements to broad core updates. “Google periodically adjusts what types of information it deems to be most important, which can sometimes have a big effect on which results are shown on the web,” said Crystal Carter, senior digital… Read More »

Google’s User Agent Horse Wears A Mask – But It’s A Bit Hoarse

By | January 4, 2022

So John Mueller of Google shared a photo of his cardboard cut out the other day and I was super upset that it was without a mask. John then shared on Twitter that the User-agent horse had a mask – so all is good now. If you look at the badge on the horse, it says “I’d tell… Read More »