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 report will show you all the pages Google is indexing based on the sitemap you submitted as well as other pages not submitted in your sitemap but was crawled. Fixing errors to these pages is crucial. … [Read more...] about How to Fix Index Coverage Errors in Google Search Console
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Google told us earlier that two News publisher features is going away. Specifically the ability to highlight mobile apps in the Google News Publisher Center and News crawl error tool on Search Console. Well, when we reported it and days after as well, the News crawl error tool on Search Console was still there. … [Read more...] about Google Search Console Crawl Errors For News Publishers Gone
On Google Search Console, some of the features in the old version are going away as soon as March. But Google brought some new features to the URL inspection tool, did some message consolidation and added the security feature to the tool. Google ran lots of tests, did some things on local and much more. … [Read more...] about February 2019 Google Webmaster Report
For all 239 queries, there was an average ranking drop of about 10 positions. (This is particularly significant considering that 233 of these queries were ranked 12 or better before the server errors occurred, and total monthly search volume was around 500K.) Some ranking shifts were small for certain queries when a similar page was found. “Dyson vacuums,” for example, dropped three positions because the top ranked page shifted from the general Dyson vacuums page to a specific Dyson vacuum model page. A particularly large drop occurred when a site sold dryers but didn’t have any dryer type subcategory pages. In this instance, the keyword “dryers” dropped from 7 to 33. … [Read more...] about A Super Fresh Google Index? Server Errors & Rankings Impacts
Trends Over Time Google now shows trends over the last 90 days for each error type. The daily count seems to be the aggregate count of how many URLs with that error type Google knows about, not the number crawled that particular day. As Google recrawls a URL and no longer gets the error, it’s removed from the list (and the count). In addition, Google still lists the date Googlebot first encountered the error, but now when you click the URL to see the details, you can see the last time Googlebot tried to access the URL as well. … [Read more...] about Google Webmaster Tools Revamps Crawl Errors, But Is It For The Better?