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Google Home & Assistant Listings May Need Google Guaranteed Label

You’ve seen the Google local services ads before, they have the Google Guarantee label on them. But when the Google Assistant started showing ads, people asked how does one not pay to show up in the local listings if you need the guarantee label but those come from local services ads.


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Google: It’s Easy To Read Between The Lines

As you all know from reading this blog, I try hard to read between the lines when it comes to what Google and Googlers are saying. I try not to stretch that too much but I do use my 15+ years of history of covering Google to kind of help me with those calls. I am not always right and John Mueller of Google warns of us being careful with that.


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Google Might Change How NoIndex In Robots.txt Works

For years Google has been communicating and we’ve been reporting that Google does not support using the noindex direction within your robots.txt file. Well, people still use it and now Gary Illyes from Google is on the case – he may end up making sure it completely doesn’t work.


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Google Search Console URL Parameters Tool May Change

Google’s John Mueller hinted on Twitter that the URL parameter tool that was added to Google Search Console in 2009 may not be 100% ported to the new Google Search Console. He said Google may make the tool evolve versus make it a 1 to 1 switch over.


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Google: We Don’t Hand Rank Web Pages, It Would Be Impossible

Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that Google does not manually hand rank any web page. He added the web is too big for that and if they tried, it would be impossible.


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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Bugs, Navigation Removal, AMP Updates, OMG I Don�t Know & More

This week, we covered the ongoing Google bugs, this time with Google News indexing, Search Console issues, and other issues with Google. Google also is unaware of a…


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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google De-Indexing Bug Fixed, Google Discover Report, Google Assistant Ads & More

This week, we saw a lot of the Google ranking tools go nuts but it is probably related to the indexing bug. Google said after 6 days of trying they finally fixed the de-indexing bug…


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Google Search Console Performance Report Now Consolidated To Canonical

In February, Google announced that they would be consolidating the data in the performance report to the canonical. Meaning the AMP, mobile, etc will all be counted towards the main URL’s data in the performance report. This was live in two different views but now the old view is gone.


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Google de-indexing issue now fully resolved

After six days of working to fix the indexing bug, Google has finally announced it is resolved.



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A New Google Useragent google-Read-Aloud?

I am seeing some webmasters and SEOs pick up on a new useragent potentially from Google named google-Read-Aloud. The useragent references a URL to Google’s useragent page but this specific one is not listed on that page.


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