Google is a search engine that millions of people around the world use day in day out for various reasons, such as research for business people and students, entertainment amongst other reasons. To fully utilize Google searches, different essential tips ought to be at your fingertips. Outlined below are a few tips by Redshed. Tabs: The first and the foremost tip is regarding the tabs that are usually displayed in every search which are currently; Image, Web, News, and More. These tabs are meant to aid you in deciding what kind of search you require; whether its Images, Web sites, or even News. News will be displayed when you select the News tab; websites will be represented on the selection of Web tab and images on the Image tab. These tabs are there to help you save time during your exploration, and they may be beneficial if fully utilized. Quotation marks: Sometimes, you may want to search for a specific item. To improve the search results, you may try using quotation marks when … [Read more...] about Useful Tips for Better Google Searches in 2018
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Last week we reported that some were notice huge drops in their Google Search Console reports when using the query filter starting after August 19th. Well, Google just posted on their data anomalies page that they have removed what they call "anonymous query." Google said they are now omitting anonymous query data because "these queries from results to protect user privacy." I am not sure what this means exactly but that is what the page says. You may or may not notice the drop in data, Google said "some sites will have very few unique queries; other sites will have a large proportion of anonymous queries."Here is what Google wrote:August 19 onward:Chart totals no longer include anonymous* (rare) queries when you apply a query filter. Previously, the chart totals included all anonymous queries when a "Queries not containing:" filter was applied. Because of this, you might see a drop in clicks and impressions when adding a filter that excludes specific queries. We believe that … [Read more...] about Google Search Console Reports Removes Anonymous Queries
Remember those Google Search Console bugs that we thought was related to the indexing issues? Google said it was resolved mostly with the exception of the backlink report, which should be resolved soon. Well, resolved means that the data was completely lost for all reports excluding the performance report and filled with data from April 26th instead.Here is one way to visualize it:Google posted on the data anomalies page "Search Console experienced a data outage that ceased on April 26. The outage affected all reports except the Performance report. All missing data from April 9-25 was replaced with the data from April 26, when data began to be available again."Yep - the 16 day period is completely gone for all reports minutes the Performance report. Gone. This also means that it is almost impossible to really see how bad the indexing bug impacted your specific site, since the bug started around April 5th but continued through April 11th - there are several days of where the coverage … [Read more...] about Google Search Console Lost Data From April 9 to April 25th
By Sean Last updated on June 27, 2019 at 05:15 pm Indexing and crawling are two highly important processes for websites and search engines. For a website to appear in the search results, it must first be crawled by a search engine bot and then it will be queued for indexing. As an SEO, it is important that you get your website crawled and indexed and make sure that there are no errors that might affect how your website appears in the search results. Google Search Console is the SEO community’s best friend. It allows us to submit our websites to Google and let them know of our website’s existence. It is the tool that allows us to see through the eyes of Google. We can immediately see what pages are being shown in the search results or if the changes or improvements we did have reflected. One of the best things about the Google Search Console is that it shows us indexing errors that might negatively affect a website’s ranking. Search Console’s Coverage … [Read more...] about How to Fix Index Coverage Errors in Google Search Console
The Google Search Network gives advertisers the ability to gain additional AdWords traffic and conversions from users across the web, as Google delivers ads on partner websites in much the same way it does on Google.com. To target users searching on these partner sites, advertisers need only check a box in campaign settings to “include search partners.” However, AdWords advertisers have long pined for a bid modifier to adjust bids for Google’s search partners, as the value of this traffic is often very different from that of clicks that come from users searching on Google.com. At the very least, it would be helpful if Google would allow advertisers to exclude specific search partners (as Bing Ads does). While calls for additional functionality haven’t yielded results just yet, it hasn’t kept us from analyzing how these search partners are performing relative to Google.com. We’ve dissected the numbers to understand how performance looks for brand … [Read more...] about Google Search Partner Network: Friend Or Foe?