The typical advice is to make the changes necessary to comply with modern Google standards. That’s all well and good, but once you’ve made the changes, you still don’t see their effects. You run a few experimental searches and, sure enough, Google still has your removed pages indexed and your old content cached. How long does it take for your changes to propagate through the index and you can be free of their shadow? … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take for Google to Reindex a Site?
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Old Crawl Errors report: With crawl errors being included in the Index Coverage report, the old report is going to be removed.Crawl Errors API: Google is deprecating the crawl errors API, which was based on the same internal systems as the old crawl errors report. There is no replacement at the moment.HTML suggestions: As Google’s algorithms have gotten better at showing and improving titles over the years, Search Console will no longer show information about short and duplicated titles.Property Sets: This feature will be removed because it’s only being used by a small number of users. As a replacement, Google will soon add the option of managing a Search Console account over an entire domain.Android Apps: This feature will be removed as most of the relevant functionality has been moved to the Firebase console.Blocked Resources: This standalone section will be removed as blocked resources can now be found in the URL inspection tool.Structured Data reporting: Structured Data … [Read more...] about 5 New Features Coming to Google Search Console (and 7 That Are Getting Removed)
Google: We Ignore Tons Of Links But Which Links Is Almost Impossible To Figure Out … [Read more...] about September 2017 Google Webmaster Report
Step 4: Robots.txtIt may be tempting to block the page with your robots.txt file, to keep Google from crawling it. In fact, this is the opposite of what you want to do. If the page is blocked, remove that block. When Google crawls your page and sees the 404 where content used to be, they’ll flag it to watch. If it remains gone, they will eventually remove it from the search results. If Google can’t crawl the page, it will never know the page is gone, and thus it will never be removed from the search results. … [Read more...] about Why Is Google Still Indexing My Deleted Pages?
Lesson learned— if it seems to good to be true, it probably is. A button that would recrawl a site on demand? Not even Google can pull that off. To learn why, see our recent article on how often Google reindexes a site. … [Read more...] about Google Fools SEOs With Fake Recrawl Feature in Search Console