Google Search Console can now help you fix your AMP Signed Exchange (SXG) problems

Google Search Console can now help you fix your  AMP Signed Exchange (SXG) problems

Google announced that Search Console has been upgraded to support reporting on issues around AMP and signed exchanges. Signed exchanges (SXG) can be used with AMP to show your real publisher URL and not the Google AMP cache URL when serving your AMP articles. Google’s URL inspection tool and the AMP enhancement report within Search Console can both now report on issues around signed exchanges and AMP. With these updates, “sites implementing SXG for their AMP pages will be able to understand if there are any issues preventing Google from serving the SXG version of their page using the Google AMP Cache,” Google said. URL inspection tool. The URL inspection […]

Google Search Console Insights for content creators

Google Search Console Insights for content creators

After being under the radar for a couple of months, Google has confirmed the new Google Search Console Insights. Search Console Insights is a new view of your data specifically “tailored for content creators and publishers,” Google said. It can help content creators understand how audiences discover their site’s content and what resonates with their audiences. Search Console Insights uses both Search Console and Google Analytics data in one view. Google announced the beta today on Twitter, saying, “Today we’re starting to roll out a new experience to beta testers: Search Console Insights. It’s a way to provide content creators with the data they need to make informed decisions and […]

Google Search adds flight, hotel search features around COVID-19

Google Search adds flight, hotel search features around COVID-19

After a few weeks of testing, Google has officially launched new flight search and travel search features to help those who are traveling during the pandemic. Google said these updates are important “because the impact of COVID-19 on destinations can vary, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest travel-related information for places you may want to visit.” Travel trends and advisories. Google is showing “travel trends” and “travel advisory” notices in specific regions that people are searching for. So if searchers are looking for a hotel in a location, Google will show the percentage of hotels with availability in that region and the percentage of flights that […]

Google Search helps you find live sport games & TV shows to watch

Google Search helps you find live sport games & TV shows to watch

Google announced it has added a feature to Google Search to help searchers find live sports games and live TV shows. Google has had TV listing schedules since 2013 and made numerous improvements to that search feature over the years. Watch it live. But now, Google is bolstering how users can find and quickly watch live sports games. Right now it just works with MLB and NBA games but Google said they will be expanding it to other leagues soon. Users can search for [where to watch the Clippers game] or [how to watch the A’s game] on their mobile device and Google Search will list how they can watch […]

Google Search bug caused by issue with its ‘indexing systems’

Google has now explained the massive search bug from yesterday was related to an issue with its indexing systems. Google wrote, “On Monday we detected an issue with our indexing systems that affected Google search results. Once the issue was identified, it was promptly fixed by our Site Reliability Engineers and by now it has been mitigated.” The confirmation. Here is the tweet confirming the issue and the explanation: On Monday we detected an issue with our indexing systems that affected Google search results. Once the issue was identified, it was promptly fixed by our Site Reliability Engineers and by now it has been mitigated. Thank you for your patience! […]

A Google Search bug wreaked havoc on the search results last night

Monday afternoon, the SEO community began to notice massive ranking changes in the Google search results. Initially it looked like the Google algorithm updates from the old days but as time went on, it just looked like something was really off — as if there was a glitch. It was a bug. Turns out it was a glitch, a Google spokesperson told us last night, “I confirmed with the team that this is a bug that we are fixing but still in the process of fully diagnosing, so we don’t have specific details to share right now. “ John Mueller of Google also posted about the glitch after my preliminary report […]

Google rich results test tool adds support for article structured data

Google rich results test tool adds support for article structured data

Google announced that the rich results test tool now supports article structured data. Google recently took the rich result test out of beta and announced it will deprecate the older structured data testing tool. So now Google is adding more and more features to the rich result testing tool. What it looks like. Here is what article structured data looks like when you run it through this tool. Article structured data. Google supports structured data markup for your articles, like this one you’re reading now. Google said that by adding structured data to your news, blog, and sports article page, you can enhance its appearance in Google Search results. Enhanced […]

Google updates Search Console API infrastructure

Google updates Search Console API infrastructure

Google announced it has been working on upgrading the API for Google Search Console. Although Google said “the API is backward compatible and there are currently no changes in scope or functionality,” there are some changes you should be aware of. The changes. Google said that some may have “already noticed some minor changes, but in general, our goal was to make the migration as invisible as possible.” But here are the three changes to note: (1) Cloud Platform dashboard. Google said there are some changes on Google Cloud Platform dashboard where you should see is a drop in the old API usage report and an increase in the new one. Here […]

Video: Jennifer Slegg on Google’s search quality raters guidelines

At SMX West earlier this year I asked Jennifer Slegg to talk to me about a topic she is very passionate about, Google’s search quality raters guidelines. Jennifer has been in the SEO industry for over twenty-years, and she has helped the community through her writing, forum moderation, social media involvement, speaking and much more. When the quality raters guidelines began to leak out, even before it was a public document, Jennifer was breaking these 160-plus page PDF documents into something the industry can consume and use. Now she is one of the few who do a great job breaking down what has changed in the document when Google pushes […]

Google Search Console adds image license structured data support

Google Search Console adds image license structured data support

Google has added support for image license metadata for licensable image label to both Google Search Console reports and the Rich Results test tool. Google said on Twitter “we are happy to announce support for Image License structured data in Search Console in addition to the Rich Results Test tool.” Image license metadata. This is metadata and schema that you can use to display licensing information about content that appears in Google Images. Here is what the licensable image label looks like in search: Search Console enhancement report. A new section has been added to the Enhancements reports in Search Console if you use this markup. Google will only show […]