Google Search Console adds Links and Mobile Usability reports

Google Search Console adds Links and Mobile Usability reports Search Console data

The beta version of the new Search Console tool has had new features imported from the old Webmaster Tools. The new features added to Search Console this week include the Links Report and Mobile Usability Report. The Links Report is now a combined internal and external links report, rather than the separate reports formerly used […]

Google confirms another ‘broad core’ algorithm update was released on April 16th

Google confirms another ‘broad core’ algorithm update was released on April 16th Google search

Update follows on from a similar ‘broad core’ algorithm update in March, and was again related to ‘content relevance’. Google has confirmed that they rolled out another broad core algorithm update last week, following on from a similar update they implemented in March. After the usual rumour and speculation in the SEO industry that an […]

Majestic launch an increased Fresh Index with more data

Majestic launch an increased Fresh Index with more data

One of the most popular link analysis tools around has upped their game even more with a larger Fresh Index. After announcing their largest ever Historic Index of links last month, Majestic have now released their new, improved and larger Fresh Index dataset. They have increased the Fresh Index to include the last 120 days […]

New Chrome extension automatically scrapes ‘People also search for’ keywords from Google search results

New Chrome extension automatically scrapes ‘People also search for’ keywords from Google search results suggested keywords for travel insurance

One of the first steps when undertaking keyword research is to check the ‘People also search for’ keywords Google provides in search results, to start getting an idea on other keyword variations on whatever topic you are researching. For example, if you are working in the travel insurance space in the UK you will find […]

Google adds new visual updates to Search Console reports

Google adds new visual updates to Search Console reports Search Console data

Google has implemented several new visual updates to the Search Console reports, which aim to offer more context to the data in the reports. The updates include: Annotation cards: If you hover over bullet points in the report it will reveal more information about the issue detected on that date Difference column: Compare data over […]

Google to prioritise new stories in search results for paying subscribers of the publisher

Google to prioritise new stories in search results for paying subscribers of the publisher news

Searchers on Google who subscribe to newspapers and other publishers will soon see articles from those publications ranking higher in search results, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The move is reportedly part of Google’s efforts to help media companies reach and retain paying readers, and is part of a larger scheme that could […]

Google confirms recent update to core search ranking algorithm

Google confirms recent update to core search ranking algorithm Google search

It seems that not a week goes by without SEO forums and bloggers speculating about a new Google ranking update, but last week they were actually correct. Google has confirmed that they pushed out an update to their core search ranking algorithm. Google posted on Twitter that they carry out these types of updates “several […]

Google is developing web standards to allow non-AMP content to load instantly

Google is developing web standards to allow non-AMP content to load instantly Google mobile search

Google announced yesterday that it plans to roll out new web standards based on AMP that will enable non-AMP content to load instantly on the mobile web. The announcement came from Google’s Accelerate Mobile Pages Project team, who revealed their roadmap for the future roll-out of the new web standards. Content developed using the new […]

WordPress use increases to 30% of all websites

WordPress use increases to 30% of all websites

New data released by web technology survey company W3Techs shows the WordPress now powers 30% of the world wide web. The data shows that the use of WordPress has increased by 5% in two and half years, after it reached 25% in November 2015. These figures relate to all websites, also including the ones that […]