Google: Embedding YouTube Videos Doesn’t Help With Search Rankings

John Mueller of Google had to say in a Google Webmaster Help thread that adding a YouTube video to your page will not make the page high quality by itself. Videos from YouTube on your pages won’t give you a ranking boost or show Google that the page is higher quality…

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July 2017 Google Webmaster Report

It was a pretty hectic month in the Google SEO/search world. Despite Google claiming they would confirm major updates – we did have a major update on 6/25 which they call random chatter and won’t confirm. I did try to analyze the update but came up blank…

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Google: Bots Might Like Bold Text But…

Since the early days of SEO, SEOs have been looking for anything to tweak on page to impact their rankings – including using the bold tag on your text. If you want to emphasis words on your page…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 5, 2017

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web…

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Google Can Index Content In iFrames

An interesting question was asked in the last Google hangout with John Mueller at the 21:16 mark into the video. The question was around controlling or influencing Google to index the page of content that is embedding the iframe over the source of that content…

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Google Search Console Index Status Takes 3-5 Days To See Data

You and I know that Google Search Console is often a few days lagged but did you know that it can take 3-5 days for a new verified profile to start showing data in Google Search Console. Often I see that happen in less than three days but sometimes not…

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Google Posts Expire In About 7 Days

I don’t see the information currently in the help documents but it appears the Google Posts you make in Google My Business expires around seven days later…

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Fourth of July Google Doodle & Bing Animated Home Page

Happy Fourth of July, America’s Independence day. If you are wondering why the news is slow or your traffic seems dead, it is because today is a big US holiday.

To celebrate, Google and Bing have special items on their home page…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 3, 2017

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web…

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