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Google Adds Products To Business Profile Guidelines

Google has added a new section for products to the Google Business Profile guidelines. The section says “If you run a retail business, you can show nearby shoppers what you sell by adding your in-store products to your Business Profile at no charge.” You can see those guidelines over here that says: You can add […]

Google Updates Search Quality Raters Guidelines

Google has updated its Google Search Quality Raters Guidelines PDF just a bit over 9 months since the last update. The document keeps getting smaller, from 175 pages in 2020 to 172 pages in 2021 and now to 167 pages in 2022. Here is what Google documented it changed: Refreshed language to be aligned with […]

July Google Product Reviews Replace, High quality Raters Tips, Things To Know Disappear, Core Web Vitals, Bing, Ads & Extra

This week, it was awkwardly quiet with the Google rankings and then Google dropped the bombshell, the July 2022 Google Product Review update touched down. Google also released new search quality raters guidelines, a refresh from the one updated 9 months ago. Google’s Things To Know feature went missing on desktop search. Google no longer […]

New Google Wealthy Outcomes Pointers Stop Prohibited, Regulated Or Dangerous Products

Google Search has added new content guidelines to the rich results help document. These new guidelines directly disallow you to markup product or content that are widely prohibited or regulated, or that can facilitate serious harm to self or others. Google said it will simply not show rich results on such products. Product examples include […]

Google June twenty seventh Replace, Speaking On Updates, Wealthy Outcomes Pointers Replace, web optimization, PPC, Native, Information & Extra

We may have had another update, an unconfirmed Google Search algorithm update on June 27th and 28th. Google’s Danny Sullivan talked about how Google communicates about Google algorithm updates at the Google NYC SEO meetup. Google has updated the rich results guidelines to disallow marking up products that are widely prohibited or regulated, or that […]

Google Has New Electric Bikes Tips

google has posted new guidelines to the Google Merchant Center for electric or motorized bikes. You must now list the max speed of the electric bike, if you do not, Google will disapprove the listing and it won’t show in Google Shopping. Plus, Google does not allow bikes that go faster than 25 km/h or […]

Google Replace Says Automatically Generated Content material In opposition to Tips When Supposed To Manipulate Search Rankings

Google has updated the webmaster guidelines document to add that automatically generated content is against the guidelines only when it is “intended to manipulate search rankings.” This was added to the main webmaster guidelines here the other day. However the specific document has said for the past couple of years the same language, “where it’s […]

Google could replace webmaster pointers in 2022

Everyone’s panicking – Google may not only be making major updates to the Google Webmaster Guidelines, they’re also renaming the guidelines. Google’s Gary Illyes said that over time the Webmaster Guidelines had become confusing and a bit outdated and needed updating. He said this in the last Look for Off The Record podcast about 15 […]

Google Search Quality Rating Guidelines Not Designed for SEOs

Google’s John Mueller has a short post on the subject. posted Twitter that needs to be emphasized. He said, “However, the guidelines for quality assessors are not guidelines for SEOs.” We often forget that these Search Quality Assessment Guidelines are intended for search quality evaluators, and are not specifically designed as guidelines for SEOs. However, […]

Steady scrolling, penguin particulars, high quality score tips, Search Console and extra

It’s that time of the month again that I post the Google Monthly Webmaster Report. This last month has been filled with several unconfirmed google updates – No I am not crazy. Google told us that Penguin not only ignores spam links, it can distrust the whole page. After over a year, Google Updated the […]