Be critical about the data you’re seeing Please think about the time frame you’re using when comparing dates. Sometimes it doesn’t make any sense to compare June 2018 to June 2017. Perhaps it makes more sense to compare June 2018 with May 2018. You know your website best, you know when you started optimizing for a certain keyword for instance. Think about what questions you want answered before diving into this bunch of Google Search Console data. Those questions will be the answer to what to look at when you open the Performance dashboard. … [Read more...] about Annelieke’s Analytics: 16 months of Google Search Console data • Yoast
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We looked into this w/the team but don't see any bigger patterns there. Subtle side-effects might be visible in certain scenarios, but given the lack of other complaints, this seems more of an edge-case (I wish I had a better answer, but I don't think there's much we can do here).That is an interesting response from John. … [Read more...] about Is The Google Search Console Page Filter Throwing Off Accuracy?
Answer a series of questions about this year’s trending searchesCollect points for correct answersUnlock harder questions by progressing through the gameA special bonus round at the end ups the difficulty even moreAfter three wrong answers, it’s game overI played it a few times and it’s actually pretty challenging. I managed to finish it with a high score of 603 points. … [Read more...] about Google Launches First-Ever Game Based on Google Search Trends
I sound like a broken record but I am once again seeing chatter and signals of yet another Google search ranking algorithm update. This one starting around March 5th and continuing through today. There is chatter in the WebmasterWorld forums and also signs from the various tracking tools. … [Read more...] about March 5th Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update?
Unparsable Structured Data ReportThe Unparsable Structured Data report aggregates parsing issues such as structured data syntax errors that prevented Google from identifying the feature type. Google said "that is the reason these issues are aggregated here instead of the intended specific feature report." You can use this report to see if Google was unable to parse any of the structured data you tried to add to your site. … [Read more...] about Google Search Console Adds Three New Reports