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Google Search Console Adds AMP Error Report

On January 20, Google announced an addition to a new error report found within the Google Search Console for news publishers deploying accelerated mobile pages, or AMP for short. The purpose behind AMPs is to make web pages load faster for users by cutting out the fat, so to speak, on the page, such as images, and …

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Google Changes How They Log Search Analytics Data As Of December 14, 2015

There is a line in the data anomalies support page of Google that was recently posted about an “update to web search logs analysis” when showing the Search Analytics report in the Google Search Console.  This update to the support page was made on December 14 and it looks like it’s going to impact just websites.  Google …

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Google Search Console Analytics Report Now Shows App Install Button Data

This morning, Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst, Zineb Ait Bahajii announced on Google+ a new feature for app developers  that’s found within the Google Search Console.  There is a new report that can be found in the Search Analytics report for “search appearance” that displays the number of app install button clicks for an app. Occasionally, Google will …

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Google Adjusted How They Show Index Count Estimates

Google has said that they’ve adjusted how they estimate how many pages of a website are found in their search index. There were reports of a significant drop in the index count within the Google Search Console Index Report a few weeks ago, Google told Search Engine Land.  The company said that “this change reflects a …

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Google Confirms They May Have A Problem With Index Count Reporting In Google Search Console

Have you been noticing a drop in your index count within the sitemap reports in the Google Search Console?  If so, you’re not alone.  It’s been confirmed by Google on Twitter that there could be a sitemap index count reporting bug found within the Google Search Console. Gary Illyes from Google said on Twitter, “We might have …

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Google Search Console Warnings Issued For Blocking JavaScript & CSS

On the morning of July 28th, Google began sending out a new notification through the Google Search Console for those websites that seem t block their CSS and JavaScript assets. The warning begins with “Googlebot Cannot Access CSS & JS on…” and then goes on to explain that that if you continue blocking these particular assets, your website …

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Google Sitemaps Report Bug May Show Huge Decline In Indexed Pages

It has come to light that the Google Search Console is suffering from a new bug that has many webmasters and marketers worried.  A number of webmaster have begun noticing huge declines in the number of indexed pages being display in the Google Sitemaps report. There are hundreds of thousands of pages that are being displayed …

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Google Search Console Will Notify Less People For Typical Webmaster Notifications

It was announced by Gary Illyes that the Google Search Console will begin sending out notifications to less people for the average notification type.  The change will occur in about three weeks, and it’ll impact only the average type of notification.  This will be the only type of notification that’ll be affected, so we won’t have to worry …

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Google Search Console Sends Incorrect Hreflang Implementation Notices To Webmasters

Google began their morning by sending thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of notifications to webmasters who had potentially implemented hreflang incorrectly on their websites. Both Search Engine Roundtable and SEM Post have posted reports and screen shots of the notifications. Here is a picture of a notification Google sent to Joost de Valk from Yoast: The …

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How to Identify The Impact Of Mobilegeddon & Future Mobile Algorithm Updates

With the new Google mobile algorithm come and gone, leaving a variable amount of damage in its wake, we have all been able to overcome the horror that was supposed to be Mobilegeddon. According to Google Search Console’s John Mueller, although the new mobile algorithm affected a good number of queries, most sites either were mobile friendly at …

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