Tag - site owners

Google’s New Creator Reputation: Guide For Site Owners & Creators

Google has released a new version of the Google quality rater guidelines, and one of the most significant additions was creator reputation. Instead of just focusing on the reputation of the website itself, Google wants the raters to now look and see what the reputation is of the creator of the content.  Does this person have a good reputation? Are they well-known in the field? Do they have a lot of experience or credentials in the area they are [...]

Google: Using Synonyms on a Page for SEO

[embedded content]The old joke goes “An SEO walked into a bar, pub, public house, Irish pub, tavern, beer garden…” and some site owners have been creative about interweaving synonyms into content on a page – some with more success than others.  And when it is not done very well, the content can be off putting for those who actually visit the page and read it. In the latest Google Webmaster Office Hours, John Mueller spoke about the [embedded content].  But [...]

Google Search Console Crawl Stats to Update Soon

Google Search Console stopped updating data for crawl stats back on May 23rd for all users.  But for those worried it might be a permanent change due to the migration to the new Google Search Console, it is not.  The stats should start updating again soon. John Mueller from Google confirmed that it is a known issue in Search Console and site owners will be seeing crawl data soon.  He also adds a comment that site owners can always check [...]

Google: Do Not Link Hreflang to Redirecting URLs

For sites that are using hreflang, especially those who are utilizing 301 and 302 redirects for any reason, it is a reminder that all hreflang URLs should not be linked to redirected URLs. The question came up to John Mueller on Twitter, where he reminds site owners that hreflang URLs should be the destination URLs not a redirect one. hreflang should be between the final URLs, not redirecting ones. — John ☆.o(≧▽≦)o.☆ (@JohnMu) April 17, 2018 But hreflang is something that some site [...]