It’s not that often that you see a server error on Google’s search results. For the past hour or so, if you search Google for the keyword phrase “compare the market”, you’ll see a server error. [Read more…]
That’s a really good question. Does Google have a date problem? Well, Garry Illyes (@methode on Twitter) tweeted, kind of admitting that he doesn’t like dates. That was back on September 5th, and looking at that tweet, and knowing what he’s really referring to, yes, it appears that Google still has a date problem. [Read more…]
Note: Don’t always believe everything is posted on Twitter, or any other social media website. In this case, DejanSEO and John Mueller from Google were joking about rogue bots and cloaking. Parts of this post have been edited.
There was a recent Tweet from DejanSEO to John Mueller from Google about technical SEO. Apparently DejanSEO has rogue crawlers that disobey his robots.txt file. They crawl the website even though the robots.txt file says that they can’t crawl the website. Dan Petrovic asked John how to deal with rogue crawlers. [Read more…]
Google recently renamed Google AdWords to Google Ads recently. Today, when you go to the former Google AdWords page, which was https://adwords.google.com, it redirects you to the new Google Ads page, which is https://ads.google.com/home/. This makes sense, as Google AdWords is now Google Ads. [Read more…]
For certain search queries, Google is suggesting HTTP URLs over the preferred HTTPs URLs in the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs). Certain search queries, such as when an HTTPs URL is put in the search box, will prompt Google to ask if the searcher meant the HTTP URL instead. With all of Google’s emphasis on HTTPs, and moving your site from an HTTP URL to an HTTPs URL, does it makes sense for Google to recommend an HTTP URL instead of an HTTPs URL? [Read more…]
I don’t take negative SEO lightly–it’s something that is certainly something that can be difficult to deal with and identify if your website is the victim of a negative SEO attack. In the past week, I’ve had several different people I know tell me about the same issue they’re having. They all have had the same thing happen to them: someone supposedly reported their website as having malware. But, their websites do not have malware. Google apparently has flagged the websites with a malware-like notice in the search results, and notified the website owners of the malware in Google Search Console. [Read more…]