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SeoEaze Weekly SEO Roundup October 9, 2018-October 14, 2018

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After some hustling weeks, Google updates have finally gone slow. Even though Google confirmed through Twitter that on average there always an update released every day to make the search results better for the users.

We recommend you not to worry too much about the algorithm updates and keep working on content for your websites. Moving on to the SEO updates for this week:

GoogleBots Ignore Browser Location Requests

Off late we are getting many queries from webmasters regarding the use of location data in Google search results.

Well according to SEO Round Table, GoogleBot completely ignores the location data. Since Google, completely ignores such data it is evident there is no impact on rankings for location data.

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According to Google’s John Mueller, who shared his views on the subject on Twitter, said,  “Googlebot ignores those.” He further added, “but I doubt users love them clipboard  the first thing on a landing page.”

It is not conclusive where using live location has any impact on web traffic as such but it would be wrong to assume that Google will penalize you for using such a technique.

Google Tests Clipboard In Search Autocomplete For Recipes

Recently some users reported seeing clipboard or notepad icon beside search autocomplete drop-down suggestions. Here is a screenshot of what the new icon looks like:

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There is still no explanation of what this icon does. According to some speculations clicking the icon might add the relevant ingredients to the shopping list.

Google has not yet commented about this new feature.

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SeoEaze Weekly SEO Roundup: October 1, 2018-October 8, 2018

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Google is making many strides as algorithm updates for the past 5 weeks and the latest came on October 4.

Most of these updates have been smaller ones only major been the August 1, 2018 update. On October 4 there were chatters on a new Google algorithm update which was picked by many automated tools. This update can be a tweak to the Google Birthday Update that was released on September 27th. This is the latest SEO development as far as Google is concerned albeit a small one.

Old Google Ads Interface Shutting Down

Remember the old Google Ad Interface?

It will not exist anymore from October 18, 2018, as Google has decided to shut down the old interface and only offer new Google Ads interface to manage Google Ads that were formerly called AdWords. Google also shared the message on Twitter on October 4, saying, “Starting on October 4, 2018, the new Google Ads will become the exclusive way to manage your account, and access to the previous experience will no longer be available.”

But some of the advertisers received mail from Google saying October 18, 2018, will be the last date. Here’s a snap of the email that advertisers are receiving. It clearly says, “Starting on October 18, 2018, the new Google Ads will become the exclusive way to manage your account, and access to the previous experience will no longer be available.”

t-google-ads-october-18-cutoff-1538738208This might be confusing for some advertisers.

Search Console Stats now in Google Search Results

Google is showing the search console stats right in the search results if you are searching as a verified user and your site comes up in the search results. The new dashboard has shown three metrics-clicks, impression and average position data for the past 7 days.

It is a nice addition to the search results as it allows to view your ranking website’s stats in the search results directly.

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SEOEaze Monthly SEO Roundup-September 2018 Updates

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The September is over and we covered four weekly SEO roundups for the webmaster community listing and detailing all the developments. However, if you missed our weekly SEO updates for some reason, fret not because this monthly roundup will summarize it all.

August saw a major development in form of Google Medic Update that affects the health niche websites mostly hence the name. The first week of the month saw frequent small-scale Google updates that were more of a remnant effect of Medic update.

Google Rolled Out Chrome 69

The major development for SEO industry in the month was rolling out of Chrome 69. As the most used internet browser, Chrome certainly affects your SEO. The version 69 of Chrome comes with a lot set of new features.

From shilling off the HTTPS notification to hiding URLs, Chrome 69 is full of surprises for webmasters. The new omnibox added to the chrome gives you instant answer for factual figures like temperature and scores.

 

Learn what’s new in Chrome 69 in this weekly SEO roundup.

Another week has passed and we are here with this week’s SEO roundup. This week had a bit of chatter regarding a new algorithm, for a new search result the Google broke and a few more happenings.

Next week was abuzz with Google search breaking for a particular search query on September 14. The ‘compare the market’ query returned 404 error for users. What made this error more interesting is the fact that Google took 12 hours to notice and fix the error.

Amidst of ongoing small updates in search, Google came up with GDPR Alert for sites blocking users. It was found that some websites are blocking users even when they are indexed in Google Europe. This leads to poor user experience and Google has hinted on removing such sites from the results.

The third week of the month saw a spur in webmasters receiving the email from Google that their websites are been migrated to Mobile-First Indexing. This also led to some ranking fluctuations but Google confirmed that mobile-first indexing does not affect ranks per se.

Also clarifying on how long Google can take, John Muller said it can take years to fully rollout Mobile-First Indexing for all websites.

Bing Adds AMP To Search Results

Another major development of the month was Bing adding AMP support in the news section. AMP has been around for over 2 years now, but Bing has not been active to implement it in its search results. But what seems to be a start finally the Microsoft owned search engine has come around with AMP support.

The last week of the month came with a confirmed update by Google. This update was not as big as the Medic update but Google’s Danny Sullivan confirmed that “We haven’t had a major update of that nature, but we did have a smaller one this week.”

Credit Metadata Added To Google Images Search

What we consider to be another major development of the month is the inclusion of credit metadata in Google Image Search. Speaking of the action Google said, “Also in partnership with CEPIC and IPTC, we hope to create better usage guidance for photographers, photo agencies and publishers to include copyright and attribution information in image metadata. For more on how to best implement IPTC metadata, refer to the IPTC Guidelines.”

Ending up the month was the addition of My Business Video Verification Feature. Google started testing this method 2 years ago and now finally it is rolled out. Now businesses can verify themselves through video calls.

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SeoEaze Weekly SEO Roundup-September 24-September 30, 2018

SEO WEEKLY roundup

We start this with October 1st and it’s a Monday so time for another SeoEaze’s weekly roundup for you. The September ended with some frequent updates from Google. Now let’s see the first SEO roundup of the month.

Google Birthday Update

On September 27th, Google confirmed a smaller update of the algorithm on its 20th birthday, none other than Medic Update. On 1st August, Google’s Danny Sullivan gave some hints about the updates in the Medic algorithm. This update is not a bigger one like earlier birthday updates of Google algorithms, but a smaller one. He said that he posted this update last night in the SEL.

Danny Sullivan made a confirmation that “We haven’t had a major update of that nature, but we did have a smaller one this week.”

Some people say that this is a smaller update and Danny said that it is simply a Google Birthday update. Some experts say that it is called as a smaller update since one can call it a smaller one since its impact on local business page rankings is smaller when compared to previous birthday updates.

He added that some people are saying it is a reversal of previous updates and some said that this one impacted their sites badly and some said that by this birthday update, their sites recovered from the havoc of previous algorithm updates.

Sullivan added that though it impacted a smaller number of sites, the impact is tougher on the sites it could impact.

Now Credit Metadata Added To Google Images Search

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Google made an announcement that they added creator and credit metadata and will add Copyright notice Metadata. By this update, Google will update Image credits information on the image along with Google Image Search. Google further added “Also in partnership with CEPIC and IPTC, we hope to create better usage guidance for photographers, photo agencies and publishers to include copyright and attribution information in image metadata. For more on how to best implement IPTC metadata, refer to the IPTC Guidelines.”

Google My Business Video Verification Feature

Two years ago Google started testing methods for the verification of local business by using Google My Business through a video call. Here is the synopsis of Google’s Ben Fisher’s Twitter screenshot in this regard.

In the recent update, the user can select “verify now through live video chat with our operators” and then select “connect” button. This is not meant for all businesses. This is a default option in the Help menu but it comes up occasionally.

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SeoEaze Weekly SEO Roundup-September 24-September 30, 2018

SEO WEEKLY roundup

We start this with October 1st and it’s a Monday so time for another SeoEaze’s weekly roundup for you. The September ended with some frequent updates from Google. Now let’s see the first SEO roundup of the month.

Google Birthday Update

On September 27th, Google confirmed a smaller update of the algorithm on its 20th birthday, none other than Medic Update. On 1st August, Google’s Danny Sullivan gave some hints about the updates in the Medic algorithm. This update is not a bigger one like earlier birthday updates of Google algorithms, but a smaller one. He said that he posted this update last night in the SEL.

Danny Sullivan made a confirmation that “We haven’t had a major update of that nature, but we did have a smaller one this week.”

Some people say that this is a smaller update and Danny said that it is simply a Google Birthday update. Some experts say that it is called as a smaller update since one can call it a smaller one since its impact on local business page rankings is smaller when compared to previous birthday updates.

He added that some people are saying it is a reversal of previous updates and some said that this one impacted their sites badly and some said that by this birthday update, their sites recovered from the havoc of previous algorithm updates.

Sullivan added that though it impacted a smaller number of sites, the impact is tougher on the sites it could impact.

Now Credit Metadata Added To Google Images Search

image-rights-metadata-google-images-1538133873

Google made an announcement that they added creator and credit metadata and will add Copyright notice Metadata. By this update, Google will update Image credits information on the image along with Google Image Search. Google further added “Also in partnership with CEPIC and IPTC, we hope to create better usage guidance for photographers, photo agencies and publishers to include copyright and attribution information in image metadata. For more on how to best implement IPTC metadata, refer to the IPTC Guidelines.”

Google My Business Video Verification Feature

Two years ago Google started testing methods for the verification of local business by using Google My Business through a video call. Here is the synopsis of Google’s Ben Fisher’s Twitter screenshot in this regard.

In the recent update, the user can select “verify now through live video chat with our operators” and then select “connect” button. This is not meant for all businesses. This is a default option in the Help menu but it comes up occasionally.

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