Google may not index or rank the content within the click to expand menus or tabs on the website. The news comes from Barry Schwartz of Search Engine Roundtable, after he got a response from John Mueller on Google+. Barry was covering a thread entered on click to expand content not being either indexed or ranked by Google. He decided to ask John Mueller of Google this query in live hangout on Google+ around one week back and received a surpassing response.
Have Users Noticed Google’s International Reporting Tools Within Webmaster Tools Were Recently Updated?
Google has recently updated the “accuracy” and precision of reporting within the Google Webmaster Tools International Targeting section. On November 18, Google announced:
“Google refined the accuracy for reporting hreflang tags. This update might show as a sudden change in the report graph.”
Black Friday is little than a week away and shoppers are raring to purchase items, as indicated by a Google study released recently that talks about the Black Friday online shopping trends for this year.
According to the study, Google culled data from different search trends and Google Consumer surveys along with leading trending purchases from Google Express.
Holiday Mobile Shopping Boom in 2014
Skilled webmasters and SEO experts noted a massive spoke in complaints entered on manual actions issued within Google Webmaster Tools in the Polish regions during the weekend.
Google's Polish Webmaster representative, Karolina KruszyÅ„ska.
confirmed this on Twitter saying:
Yes, we have taken action against one of the systems to exchange links.
She then posted an English version of the same on the social media channel Twitter:
Gary Illyes from Google posted on Google+ that he has observed many large sites lose massive amounts of their pages in the Google index for misuse of 403 status codes in situations where they should be opting for 503s.
“We've seen huge sites lose load of their pages from our index because they were serving them with a 403 status code instead of a 503.”
Google has announced adding a new diagnostics tab in the Merchant Center for offering consolidated issue reporting for feeds and items. The Data Quality tab is being replaced by this new Diagnostics tab. The aim is to improve troubleshooting efforts for the feeds and items.
Just before Christmas excitement sets in, search engine giant Google has announced that it will be expanding Merchant Promotions to the UK, Germany, Australia, India and France.
Merchant Shopping Promotions was launched in the US in the year 2012. It gives advertisers the opportunity to display promotion code offers besides product listing ads in search plus their listings on Google Shopping.
Google has added social profile links to The Google Knowledge Panel. It may show links and icons of certain celebrities or well known personalities to their social profiles within the panel.
If you will search for Barack Obama, you will see links to his Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and MySpace profiles appearing in The Knowledge Panel.
Here's a screenshot:
After spending months on testing, Google has officially launched the Mobile-friendly label in mobile search results. It is an effort to help the searchers know which websites have mobile friendly versions and which one do not have, while they are performing a Google search on their mobiles.
A new video in response to #AskSearchQuality campaign has been recently released by Google India Webmaster Community. The campaign is exclusively for Indian webmasters.
The video answers the questions related how one can control the crawl rate of Googlebot.