Tag: google

Goodbye Review Rich Results for article and blog posts

While investigating Google’s new Rich Results rules in their latest algorithm update I noticed something omitted. Specifically, we’ll only display reviews with those types (and their respective subtypes) […] Followed by a big list of data types that are allowed to have Review Rich Results. But Article and BlogPosting are no longer listed. In the …

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Another Google bug: Invalid value type for field “availability”

In the first few months of 2019 Google released a bunch of new reports for Search Console for structured data. Along with the new reports come various new bugs. Bugs in Search Console are nothing new, I’ve discovered and written about several of them over the years. With the new Search Console though, you can’t …

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How to control how your Shopify store appears in the search results

With all the jargon and conflicting information out there with SEO, it can be confusing to understand how to change and tweak your store’s search results. In this article I’m going to describe each part of a search result. Above you’ll see a search result from Mountain Hardware that includes a Rich Snippet. Result title: …

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Don’t deceive your users.

Recently while looking over a Shopify store I was reminded of one of Google’s quality guidelines: Don’t deceive your users. I’m not going to get into what the store was doing because that’s not the point (and hopefully they’ll fix their store now that they know the rules). What does interest me is that a …

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Google algorithm update for June

This week expect some fluctuations in Google Search as they release another core algorithm update. They release these updates a few times per year and have been more transparent about their releases recently. This one they even pre-announced a couple of days ahead of time. Search Engine Journal has some information about the update and …

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Google mobile first indexing and structured data

With Google enabling mobile-first indexing for stores, they also include a little note about the structured data: Your site may have structured data embedded on your desktop pages that can drive rich snippets in Google’s search results pages. If this structured data is absent on your mobile site, you could lose those rich snippets and …

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Never forget, even Google produces bugs

Last last week and continuing through the weekend, Google had a major de-indexing bug where some pages and entire domains were removed from Google Search. From what Search Engine Land and Google Search’s official Twitter account reported, they are still fixing it as of when I write this. I have confidence they’ll fix it, as …

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Inspecting the new URL Inspection Tool for Search Console

With the new version of Google’s Search Console officially launched, I’m starting to review what it offers compared to the old version. One tool that’s heavily promoted is the new URL Inspection Tool. It’s linked to from the sidebar but also in that big search box on top of every page in Search Console. The …

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