Google Search Console: A Refresher on the Refresh on September 23

Google Search Console Refresh

You’re invited to join our Refresh Detroit and Metro Detroit WordPress meetup groups as we host Google Search Console: A Refresher on the Refresh on Monday, September 23, 2019.

It’s been a couple years since I’ve coordinated a joint event for the two meetup groups; I know this topic is something our members in both groups will enjoy. Continue reading Google Search Console: A Refresher on the Refresh on September 23

5 Takeaways from March 2019 Google Webmasters Office Hours

Google Webmasters home page on YouTube, with multiple thumbnails of recordings.

Page speed is important as a ranking factor, but it doesn’t override other factors, said Google Web Trends analyst John Mueller in last week’s Google Webmasters Office Hours.

There are many ranking factors that Google balances in determining page rank; it’s not only links or content, Mueller explained.

That list of factors can change at any time.

And while an empty page will be fast, it would be a

…really terrible search result if someone is searching for something really specific.

The user wouldn’t be very happy with a page with no content in the search results.

Held multiple times every month and open to the public, Google Webmasters Office Hours hangouts give website owners the opportunity to ask questions about

  • Site indexing
  • Mobile sites
  • Internationalization
  • Sitemaps
  • Google Search Console
  • Duplicate content
  • Other webmaster-related questions

Continue reading 5 Takeaways from March 2019 Google Webmasters Office Hours

Can You Use Non-English Words in URLs? [Video]

SEO Snippets

I’m a big fan of Google Webmasters videos, especially their SEO Snippets video series where a two-minute video answers a single webmaster or search engine optimization question.

The videos are quick and to the point.

And this past week’s video answers a question that I’ve thought about for a while: Continue reading Can You Use Non-English Words in URLs? [Video]