Updates to Google Search Console are coming fast and furious. Even for the most eagle-eyed of SEO professionals, it can be hard to keep on top of all of the latest developments.As such, I thought it would be helpful to provide an easy-to-digest overview of what we know about Google’s plans to migrate features over from the old version, as well as looking at the evolution of the new version of Search Console.I’ll aim to keep this post updated with the latest releases and developments, but don’t hesitate to drop me a message if I’ve missed anything.What’s Been/Being Migrated to the New Search Console?The chief source of confusion about the new version of Search Console has been around how Google is dealing with the transition from the old version, as not all of the features are being moved directly into the new version.Instead, Google is taking the opportunity to reassess the tools and reports that they provide to be more useful for users and to align more … [Read more...] about The Latest Google Search Console Updates: What You Need to Know
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The Google Disavow Tool can be useful but it can also be very dangerous. If not used properly, it can mess up with your website’s rankings on Google. In order to make sure you use the Google Disavow Tool right, you must first know when you are actually allowed to use it. This advanced Google feature should only be used in specific scenarios. If you’re interested in finding out when you should use the Google Disavow Tool, keep reading, because you’ll get all your answers in this article. What Exactly Is the Google Disavow Tool? When to Use The Disavow Tool When there’s a dramatic drop in traffic & rankings When your site has been spammed with Negative SEO backlinks When you know your SEO Agency built spammy links to your website When you have a manual action applied on your site Other cases When NOT to Use the Disavow Tool When there’s no drastic drop in rankings When you’re not sure if it is a penalty When there’s a small drop in … [Read more...] about When Not to Use the Google Disavow Tool?
Google’s John Mueller recommends focusing on data in the Search Console links report when determining which backlinks to disavow.This topic came up in a recent Google Webmaster Central hangout when a site owner asked if the data contained in Search Console is “enough” to go on when purging bad links.Here is how the question was phrased:“Google Search Console shows incoming links. Is it enough to disavow the bad ones that are shown in there in order to get rid of the bad links?”In response, Mueller says that the links shown in Search Console are the ones that are worth focusing on.However, Mueller did suggest that it may be worth looking deeper into this data in certain circumstances.For example, if you notice a pattern of links that you’re not familiar with then it may be worth looking to see if there are more of those types of links.Does that mean using a third party tool? Mueller was not specific, but the key takeaway is you cannot go wrong … [Read more...] about Google: Focus on Search Console Data When Disavowing Bad Links
By Sean It is undeniable that SEOs can only be successful in their campaigns, if and only if, they have the tools for software, applications, analytics, etc. And, in my honest opinion, one of the most useful tools out there is Google Search Console. From Search Traffic to Google Index – it definitely has it all. So, it’s important for me and most SEOs to understand the intricacies of Google Search Console – now more than ever because of Google enforcing the move to HTTPS. Which is why I have started a tutorial series of how you can better understand Google Search Console and its sections. I’ve already published part one of the tutorial, and now it’s time to move on to the next part. Let’s start. Search Traffic Most of us know that Search Traffic is one of the best sections of Google Search Console. It has 6 subsections which are Search Analytics, Links to your site, Internal Links, Manual Actions, International Targeting, and Mobile Usability. … [Read more...] about Google Search Console Tutorial: Search Traffic
By Sean Webmasters, SEO experts, and digital marketers are always looking for new and powerful SEO tools to make their jobs easier and help their clients reach more potential customers. There are a lot of tools out there, but some of them are not as good as others, and some require webmasters to pay a hefty fee to access. But there’s one powerful tool that’s both very helpful and totally free, but strangely not everyone uses it. I know because some of our clients now who have their own IT and digital marketing teams have never heard of it. It’s the Google Search Console (previously called Google Webmaster Tools), and it’s something every designer, SEO expert, and marketer needs to know about. This is an extensive guide to Google Search Console. What is Google Search Console? Google Search Console, or GSC for short, is a tool Google provides for free to help webmasters manage the search function on their website. It contains tools, reports, and other … [Read more...] about Google Search Console – The Ultimate Guide to Google’s Tool for SEO Experts