I see it starting around 27th April, from Android devices, naturally. From the actual referrer, my guess would be a link from the default Google search bar on a device (this opens in the Google app rather than in a browser). This is installed by default on most devices, I believe. According to the Play Store [play.google.com], the app updated on April 28th, too. … [Read more...] about Webmasters Noticing Google Referrer For Android Google Search App
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Google does send notices via Google Search Console to upgrade your WordPress install or other generic CMS platforms that are outdated. The other day, Google sent a boatload to those they think are running WordPress 4.9.3 that they should update that version as soon as possible because there is a security bug that is vulnerable to attack. … [Read more...] about Did Google Search Console Send You An Inaccurate WordPress Upgrade Notice?
If you cannot use any of the above methods, then you can verify website ownership by editing your DNS settings. If you are a non-technical person, I wouldn’t recommend this method since you need to know how to edit your domain’s DNS values. In this case, it’s better to ask the assistance of your domain provider. … [Read more...] about How to add and verify your website with the new Google Search Console
I figured a Microsoft denial was more likely than Google not being on the ball enough to have its app ready for Windows RT. After all, Google already missed an opportunity to provide Apple iOS 6 users with a Google Maps app by apparently not anticipating one would be needed. Why would Google make the same mistake with Windows RT? … [Read more...] about No Google Search App For You
Fairsearch, a group backed by Microsoft and other Google competitors to lobby that Google isn’t “fair” to them with its search results, has been having a event today to push its view of all that’s wrong with Google. That includes building a myth that Google requires that all Android devices to use Google search. Google doesn’t do that. It never has. But that’s a good story the group still wants to tell. … [Read more...] about Google Doesn’t Require Google Search On Android, Despite What FairSearch & Microsoft Want You To Believe