Repeat False Fact, Make It True If Microsoft’s consultant putting out false facts isn’t bad enough, FairSearch makes it worse by reporting the error as being true and not picking up the correction that Athey later makes after a Google spokesperson in the audience calls her out on it. In fact, FairSearch even turns things to make it seem like Google was confirming what Athey said. … [Read more...] about Google Doesn’t Require Google Search On Android, Despite What FairSearch & Microsoft Want You To Believe
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Says most people are respectful of those buttons and don’t abuse them. But even if they do, Google doesn’t use just one signal to figure out abuse and says very good at getting it with very few false positives. And if they do on the odd occasion, the account owner can restore it. … [Read more...] about Google+ Doesn’t Intrude On Social With Ads, Piss Off Developers By Changing APIs
Sometimes you wonder if Google even knows how Google works. Search is getting more complex by the day and there comes a point where it’s anybody’s guess. Yesterday, Google ‘announced’ that their search engine doesn’t use the pagination markup rel=prev/next at all and hasn’t for years. That’s curious because they have been advocating using it until very recently. … [Read more...] about Google says it doesn’t use rel=prev/next for pagination
— 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) July 10, 2019 How to check the HTTP status codes of your web pagesUse the website audit tool in SEOprofiler to check the HTTP status codes of your web pages. The website audit tool will also inform you about other issues than can influence the position of your pages in Google’s search results: … [Read more...] about Google: more crawling doesn’t mean better ranking
September 2015: I reported it, but my edit got denied, even though I provided clear evidence that there was no business at this location. I brought this up to the (awesome) Community Manager over at the GMB forum, and she got it removed. November 2015: The owner got the listing reinstated (probably by calling Google My Business phone support). March 2016: I saw the listing ranking again as the first listing (Yes, spam ranks well!) when you search “auto insurance toronto” and reported it again. It got removed. A few days later, the owner got it reinstated. I removed it again. The owner got it reinstated again. I went back to the Community Manager at GMB, and they were able to do something to keep it from getting reinstated again. When you look at the edit history, it appears like Google has multiple personality disorder. … [Read more...] about Got spam? Google My Business doesn’t care.