Google wants to show unique URLs
"We only index pages that can be jumped right into. [...] I click on the Read the full article...
On Twitter, Google's Gary Illyes said that you shouldn't ignore the HTTPS ranking signal:
I can't say the exact number but the signal affects enough queries measurably that i wouldn't ignore it— Gary "鯨理" Illyes (@methode) June 5, 2019
How to check HTTPS on your website
The website audit tool in SEOprofiler checks if all pages of your website are available with HTTPS. It also checks the security settings of your website, and it checks many other things that Read the full article...
On Twitter, Google announced that they won't show more than two listings of the same website in the search results:
"Have you ever done a search and gotten many listings all from the same site in the top results? We've heard your feedback about this and wanting more variety. A new change now launching in Google Search is designed to provide more site diversity in our results.
This site diversity change means that you usually won't see more than two listings from the same site in our top results. Read the full article...
A Twitter user spotted a new Google test. Google is testing infinite scrolling on desktop:
Google testing infinite scrolling on desktop.Feels really weird not knowing what page I’m on. Not a bad experience, but pages feel more intuitive on desktop. With pages you can go immediately back to where you found the information (being it wasn’t on page 1).@rustybrick pic.twitter.com/2FFijN2apW— SEOwner (@tehseowner) June 1, 2019
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Google has announced a broad core algorithm update for today. It's called the June 2019 Core Update and, according to Google, it's nothing special or particular big.
Tomorrow, we are releasing a broad core algorithm update, as we do several times per year. It is called the June 2019 Core Update. Our guidance about such updates remains as we’ve covered before. Please see this tweet for more about that:https://t.co/tmfQkhdjPL— Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) June 2, 2019
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Google has announced that mobile-first indexing will be enabled by default for all new, previously unknown websites, starting July 1, 2019.
"Over the years since announcing mobile-first indexing - Google's crawling of the web using a smartphone Googlebot - our analysis has shown that new websites are generally ready for this method of crawling. [...] It's fantastic to see that new websites are now generally showing users - and search engines - the same content on both mobile and desktop Read the full article...
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On Twitter, a user noticed that Google stopped indexing the web:
Looks to me as if Google stopped indexing (news?) an hour ago. Noticed at first with our pages but seems to be true for everyone (see screenshot) @searchliaison @JohnMu can you confirm this? pic.twitter.com/UlSCI5LVi7— Valentin Pletzer (@VorticonCmdr) May 22, 2019
Google has confirmed the bug:
We're currently experiencing indexing issues that may cause stale search results in some cases. We'll update this Read the full article...
Microsoft announced in their official blog that they are releasing AI tools that are used in Bing's ranking algorithm to the general public.
"Microsoft has made one of the most advanced AI tools it uses to better meet people’s evolving search needs available to anyone as an open source project on GitHub. [...]
The algorithm, called Space Partition Tree And Graph (SPTAG), allows users to take advantage of the intelligence from deep learning models to search through billions of pieces Read the full article...