Google: We Need Very Few Links To Rank Pages; Links Are Less Important
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
4h ago
Gary Illyes from Google spoke at the SERP Conf on Friday and he said what he said numerous times before, that Google values links a lot less today than it did in the past. He added that Google Search "needs very few links to rank pages ..read more
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Google Tests Discussion and Forums Questions With Answers Box
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
4h ago
Google is testing showing answers in the Discussions and Forums section within the search results. Google will show the question and then add a shaded box with one of the selected answers under the question ..read more
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Forbes Blocks Its Coupon Directory Before Google Enforces The Site Reputation Abuse Policy
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
4h ago
Forbes has blocked its coupons section of its web site at forbes.com/coupons using an x-robots-tag: noindex directive prior to Google enforcing the upcoming site reputation abuse policy. As a reminder, Google will enforce that new policy on May 5th both algorithmically and through manual actions ..read more
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Google Tests Posts Button In Local Listing Business Profile
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
4h ago
Google is testing showing a "Post" button in the carousel of buttons in the Google Business Profile local listing panel. So when you view your owned business in Google Search, you may see a "Post" button near the call, directions, share, and save. There is also an "Edit" button there ..read more
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Google Search With 16 Shopping Ads
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
4h ago
It is good to have choices but too many choices might not be good, said some wise man. Well, here is Google giving you 16 choices of bikes in the shopping ad spot at the top of the Google Search results ..read more
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Daily Search Forum Recap: April 19, 2024
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
3d ago
Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today ..read more
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Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Core Update Flux, AdSense Ad Intent, California Link Tax & More
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
3d ago
The Google March 2024 core update is still rolling out, almost 6 weeks now, and we saw two shifts of ranking volatility, both mid-week and the weekend before. Google's Danny Sullivan went on the defensive on search quality and forum listings ..read more
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Google Tests More Google Ad Card Formats
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
3d ago
Google is testing another ad format, another card like format, for its search ads. We previously saw the vertical and tall ad cards, then the carousel horizontal card format and now here are just plain horizontal ad cards ..read more
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Google: It's Unlikely Your Rankings Dropped Because You Have Two Websites
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
3d ago
Google was asked if having two websites and Google finding out about them would cause the websites to drop in rankings. John Mueller from Google said that is "not likely," adding that many people have several websites and that is fine ..read more
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Google: Indexing API May Work For Unsupported Content But...
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
3d ago
Gary Illyes from Google said in the recent Google SEO office hours the Google Indexing API may work for unsupported content formats, but that you shouldn't be "surprised if suddenly it stopped working for unsupported verticals overnight ..read more
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