Crawling and Robots

Common JavaScript Errors That Can Harm Your SEO

“Often, I see JavaScript being blamed when the problem is something else,” search developer advocate at Google,Martin Splitt, cited as the underlying issue behind many of the site errors he has run across. During the crawling and indexing session of Live with Search Engine Land, Splitt talked about the most typical JavaScript-related issues that can hurt …

Common JavaScript Errors That Can Harm Your SEO Read More »

How Google Crawls And Indexes: A Non-Technical Explanation

The groundwork for search engines’ ability to rank well is the crawling and indexing processes of websites. Crawling and indexing are usually overlooked or misunderstood, despite its importance of fundamental aspects. During the crawling and indexing session of Live with Search Engine Land, Martin Splitt, search developer advocate at Google, explained these two processes using …

How Google Crawls And Indexes: A Non-Technical Explanation Read More »

Shopify SEO Guide: How To Increase Organic Traffic To Your Store

It’s very important to optimize your Shopify store for Google, Bing and other search engines if you want potential customers to find your site. A number of the search engine optimization tenents are based on providing users with a good, positive experience. The easier it is to discover and use your Shopify store, the higher …

Shopify SEO Guide: How To Increase Organic Traffic To Your Store Read More »

Online Tax-Filing Services Can No Longer Hide Free Services From Google Search Results

The IRS has revised its Free File agreement with online tax return software providers, which will require them to allow their Free File landing pages to be indexed by search engines and backing out of its pledge not to enter the e-file service marketplace. This news was reported on December 30. By using robot directives strategically, …

Online Tax-Filing Services Can No Longer Hide Free Services From Google Search Results Read More »

Screaming Frog Releases SEO Spider Version 12.0

Screaming Frog, a search marketing firm, has released version 12.0 of its popular SEO Spider tool on October 22. In this update, you’ll find PageSpeed Insights integration, auto-saves for database storage mode and a customizable GUI, along with other improvements. Website crawler tools are a valuable resource for analyzing sites, understanding how search engine crawlers navigate …

Screaming Frog Releases SEO Spider Version 12.0 Read More »

In Response To Google Change, Yoast SEO Will Opt Users Into All Snippet Features By Default

In an announcement made September 27, people who use Yoast SEO are going to be opted into all of its snippet features by default. The update that contains this change, version 12.2, will roll out on October 1. A few days before, on September 24, Google announced new snippet settings to provide site owners some options that …

In Response To Google Change, Yoast SEO Will Opt Users Into All Snippet Features By Default Read More »

Google Can Crawl AJAX Just Fine

“You no longer need to do anything special for hash-bang URLs,” Google’s John Mueller said on the September 17 edition of #AskGoogleWebmasters, “we’ll just try to render them directly.” Here is a question that was asked during the September 17 episode by Twitter user, @olegko – “What is the current status of #! AJAX crawling? How …

Google Can Crawl AJAX Just Fine Read More »

Google Selects Canonical URLs Based On Your Site And User Preference

During the September 9 edition of #AskGoogleWebmasters , John Mueller said that Google might select a canonical URL based on your site’s perceived preference and the URL that is more useful for the user. Here is the question: “You can indicate your preference to Google using these techniques, but Google may choose a different page …

Google Selects Canonical URLs Based On Your Site And User Preference Read More »

Google Testing Tools Now Support Evergreen Googlebot

In an announcement, Google said that a number of the testing tools available within Google Search Console or the Google developer portal are now using the new evergreen Googlebot for crawling. Google launched what is being called evergreen Googlebot three months ago, and basically, it means that Googlebot will crawl the web using the latest …

Google Testing Tools Now Support Evergreen Googlebot Read More »