Google’s new snippet settings give webmasters control over their search listings display

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Google adds max-snippet, max-video-preview, max-image-preview and more to the nosnippet snippet controls Google has released new snippet settings to allow webmasters to control how Google search displays your listings, the company announced on the Google webmaster blog These settings work either through a set of robots meta tags and an HTML attribute. New meta tags to settings […]

Google Search Console Adds a New Structured Data Report for Breadcrumbs

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Google has added another new structured data report, allowing site owners to quickly check whether breadcrumb markup has been implemented correctly. The ‘Breadcrumbs’ report appears under the Enhancements section in Search Console along with other reports related to the implementation of structured data. Just like other structured data reports, this one shows users which sets […]

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Google is also adding two new link attributes, one for sponsored links and one for user generated content links. Google has announced Tuesday that today the nofollow link attribute (i.e. rel=”nofollow“) will be seen as a “hint” rather than as a directive for ranking purposes. In addition, Google is adding two additional link attributes, in addition to the rel=”nofollow” to provide a […]

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Search and Shopping campaigns using accelerated delivery will be switched to standard delivery by October 1. Google Ads announced a coming change to ad delivery options that will start September 17. The accelerated delivery option will be removed and standard delivery will be the only option for Search and Shopping campaigns, as well as for campaigns with […]

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Google is having issues indexing new content again and the URL Inspection tool is also having issues. Google has confirmed that as of earlier this morning it is unable to index new content across the web. There is a bug that Google said is “impacting some sites.” But it is bigger than some sites. From our […]

Google to stop supporting noindex directive in robots.txt

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Changes are coming to how Google understands some of the unsupported directives in your robots.txt file. Effective September 1, Google it will stop supporting unsupported and unpublished rules in the robots exclusive protocol, the company announced on the Google Webmaster blog. That means Google will no longer support robots.txt files with the noindex directive listed […]

Google aims to make it easier for SMBs to start using its products

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Google for Small Business launches with resources and product recommendations for small businesses. Google announced a new website Thursday with resources aimed at helping small businesses get started with Google products. The launch coincides with International Small Business day. The site, Google for Small Business, includes “personalized plans” with recommendations of Google products based on a company’s answers […]

Google adding features for advertisers to promote deals, drive in-store purchases

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Local campaign updates, seasonality adjustments and more. The same week, Amazon announced Prime Day will extend two full days, for the first time, Google is announcing new updates for retailers and emphasizing that consumers are “on the lookout for deals year-round.” Some of these announcements were shared or hinted at during Google Marketing Live last month. Here’s the rundown of what’s available […]

Google Search Console adds search within markup & copy with tweaking

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Check out these two new features in Google Search Console. Google announced two new features for Google Search Console’s testing tools Monday. Within the Google URL testing tools, such as the AMP test, rich results test and URL Inspection tool, you can now search within your markup to find code, and also you can copy the code […]

Google testing carousel of text ads on mobile

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The format has proven successful with Shopping ads, but will users swipe through text ads? It’s already hard to tell how your text ads will render these days — two headlines or three, how many extensions, etc. Now, Google is testing a carousel of text ads on mobile. Spotted by SEMrush, the ads carousel appears […]