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What Is Schema Markup & Why Is It Important For SEO?

Discover how schema markup can improve your website’s performance in search results. Use variants schema to highlight product variations and provide context to search engines. The post What Is Schema…

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Google: Should H1 & Title Tags Match?

Should H1 and title tags match? This is what Google recommends The post Google: Should H1 & Title Tags Match? appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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Google’s Response to Affiliate Link Heavy Content

Google’s John Mueller answers if having a lot of affiliate links on a web page can negatively impact rankings The post Google’s Response to Affiliate Link Heavy Content appeared first…

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The 6 Biggest SEO Challenges You’ll Face in 2024

Between navigating Google’s never-ending algorithm updates, fighting off competitors, and getting buy-in for projects, there are many significant SEO challenges to consider. So, which ones should you focus on? Here…

SE Roundtable

Bing Tests Black Review Stars In Search Results

Microsoft is testing using black-colored review stars in its Bing Search results. This is instead of the yellow or orange review stars. I am not sure why they are testing…

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Google Local Pack Photos With Labels

Google seems to be testing adding labels and descriptions on the photos within the local business profile listings. These are on both the carousel of images and on the detailed…

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Why Now’s The Time To Adopt Schema Markup

Harness Schema Markup to create a content knowledge graph. Explore the reasons behind adopting structured data and its benefits in the age of generative AI. The post Why Now’s The…

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Google Warns Of Quirk In Some Hreflang Implementations

Google identifies a quirk in some hreflang implementations and updates documentation to make it more widely known The post Google Warns Of Quirk In Some Hreflang Implementations appeared first on…

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Want More Clicks? Use Simple Headlines, Study Advises

New study shows simpler headlines with common words can increase reader clicks and engagement. The post Want More Clicks? Use Simple Headlines, Study Advises appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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Google Search Console Complete Guide For SEO

Get started with Google Search Console and take control of your website’s performance in the search results. Boost rankings and fix issues with ease. The post Google Search Console Complete…

SE Roundtable

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 12, 2024

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…

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Google Maps Tests QR Codes On Business Profiles

Google is testing QR codes on the Google Business Profile listings within Google Maps. The QR code shows on the right side of the action buttons (i.e. directions, save, share,…

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Google Ads Adding New Optional Verification This Month

Google Ads announced it will add a new optional verification to verify the affiliation of the advertiser/individual with the organization they are verifying. This starts sometime this month, June 2024,…

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Google Home Activity Removed From Search

Google Search no longer shows “home activities” after launching the feature just under three years ago. Google has pulled down the home activities structured data from its search developer documents…

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Google Quietly Ends Covid-Era Rich Results

Google discontinues support for rich results associated with Covid-era livestreamed events, classes and pre-recorded videos The post Google Quietly Ends Covid-Era Rich Results appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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Google’s Gary Illyes: Lastmod Signal Is Binary

Google’s Gary Illyes reveals lastmod signal treatment is binary – trusted completely or ignored. The post Google’s Gary Illyes: Lastmod Signal Is Binary appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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Google Tests Organized Search Results Page

Google seems to be testing categorizing or organizing the search results on the search results page. This is something Google announced it would do at Google I/O and also something…

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Something Weird Is Going On In Google’s SERPs

Why is Google ranking a hyphenated domain name site for “SEO” related keywords it’s clearly not relevant for? The post Something Weird Is Going On In Google’s SERPs appeared first…

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Google’s Statement About CTR And HCU

Google’s Search Liaison responds to the idea of CTR for ranking and to suggestions of connections with the HCU The post Google’s Statement About CTR And HCU appeared first on…

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Apple’s AI Push: ChatGPT For Everyone, But At What Cost?

Apple unveils ChatGPT integration, sparking concerns about search, discoverability, and closed ecosystems. The post Apple’s AI Push: ChatGPT For Everyone, But At What Cost? appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: June 10, 2024

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. Google’s Search Liaison…

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Google Tests Local Five Pack (Up From 3 Pack)

Google is once again testing showing five local results, a five-pack, instead of the typical 3 local results, a three-pack, in the search results local results section. Google tested this…

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Google Responds: Is Desktop SEO Still Necessary?

Google’s John Mueller answers question if it’s now okay to stop optimizing for desktop version of website The post Google Responds: Is Desktop SEO Still Necessary? appeared first on Search…

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Google: Can 10 Pages Impact Sitewide Rankings?

Google’s John Mueller answers whether a May 2024 ranking drop was caused by ten problematic webpages The post Google: Can 10 Pages Impact Sitewide Rankings? appeared first on Search Engine…

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Google Quietly Fixed Site Names In Search Results

Google fixed a longstanding issue with site names not showing correctly in the search results when inner pages were ranked The post Google Quietly Fixed Site Names In Search Results…

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Google On How It Manages Disclosure Of Search Incidents

Google reveals the internal decision-making process for public disclosing incidents that affect search, crawling and indexing The post Google On How It Manages Disclosure Of Search Incidents appeared first on…

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Google Search Console Removes How-To Enhancement Report

Google has removed the How-to enhancement report from Google Search Console. When Google stopped showing how-to rich results in the search results, it said it would keep the reports “for…

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Google Search Shopping Filter Top Bar

In addition to the shop deals top bar we spotted earlier, now we are seeing reports of Google Search testing a shopping search filter bar at the top. This makes…

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Google Image Search Tests Pinch To Zoom

Google Image search is testing the ability to pinch to zoom, to expand the details on a specific image within the mobile interface. So instead or in addition to clicking…

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A Deep Dive into SEO for Ecommerce Product Pages

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is not just about bringing more visitors to your ecommerce website. It’s actually about helping the right people (your future customers) find the products they need.

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Google Merchant Center Tests New Analytics

Google Merchant Center seems to be testing a whole slew of new analytics for the Merchant Center console. The data itself is not new but the UX is, and I…

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Google Ads API Version 17 Now Available

Google Ads has released a major version release for the Google Ads API, version 17. Version 17 includes preparation for resource usage policy changes, page size changes, batch reporting changes,…

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How To Build A Diverse & Healthy Link Profile

This detailed guide reveals how to build and maintain a diverse backlink profile to boost your website’s search performance. The post How To Build A Diverse & Healthy Link Profile…

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Google Case Study Shows Importance Of Structured Data

Google published a case study showing how adding structured data and improving crawlability nearly doubled the amount of clicks to the site The post Google Case Study Shows Importance Of…

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Google Search Ranking Algorithm Volatility June 5th

I am seeing signs of yet another intense Google search ranking update and intense ranking volatility yesterday and into today, June 4th and 5th. Many of the tools are showing…

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Google News “How These Stories Are Ranked” Header

Google News seems to be testing placing a header above news sources in the Google News follow interface, that says “how these stories are ranked.” I personally cannot replicate it,…

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Your Guide To Dominating Local Search Marketing

Unlock the power of local search marketing with game-changing tactics. Stay ahead of the competition and improve your online visibility. The post Your Guide To Dominating Local Search Marketing appeared…