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Image Optimization Tips From Google

Google shares six ways to make your website load images faster and more efficiently. In a new video from Google, Developer Advocate Alan Kent shares six tips for optimizing images for ecommerce websites. While the video is specifically aimed at ecommerce sites, the advice is applicable to any website that serves a large number of […]

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Instagram Changes Ranking Algorithm To Favor Original Content

Instagram is updating its home feed ranking algorithm and giving a boost to original creations. Instagram’s home feed ranking algorithm is receiving an update that’s designed to boost the visibility of original content. Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, announced the ranking change is one component of a larger effort to reward originality and give credit […]

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Google Says It’s Normal For Cached JavaScript Pages To Appear Empty

It’s normal for JavaScript-based webpages to appear empty in Google’s cached view, says Google’s Search Advocate John Mueller. JavaScript-based webpages may appear blank or incomplete in Google’s cache, which is normal and not indicative of any problems. This is stated by Google’s Search Advocate John Mueller in the latest installment of the Ask Googlebot video […]

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New Google Algorithm Update Aimed At Product Reviews

Google rolls out the March 2022 product review algorithm update, adding new criteria to the updates launched last year. Google launches a third product review algorithm update in search results, which builds off of the product review updates introduced last year. The first product review algorithm update, which is designed to reward content with first-hand […]

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Yandex Warns Debt May Affect Ability To Continue Operating

Yandex issued a statement warning that debt may cause material adverse effect on ability to keep operating Russia’s largest search engine, Yandex, issued a warning March 3, 2022 stating that there are two possible scenarios that could threaten continued operations. Yandex stated that it could operate for many months should either of those scenarios be […]

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Google: No SEO Bonus For Keyword-Based Domains

John Mueller says keyword-based domains are limiting and provide no SEO bonus. He then offered ideas for the best domains Google’s John Mueller answered a question on Reddit about ranking benefits of using the keywords in the domain name. Mueller confirmed that there’s no SEO bonus for keywords in the domain and listed reasons why […]

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How Google Search Understands Human Language

Google explains how its AI systems work to understand human language and return relevant search results. Google Search is capable of understanding human language with the assistance of multiple AI models that all work together to find the most relevant results. Information about how these AI models work is explained in simple terms by Pandu […]

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Microsoft releases IndexNow plugin for WordPress

Microsoft Bing has released a plugin for WordPress to let you easily integrate the IndexNow protocol on your WordPress site. Microsoft Bing has published a new WordPress plugin that makes it easy to integrate your WordPress blog and site with the IndexNow protocol. The plugin was released over the holidays and is available over here in the WordPress […]

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Google Confirms Update To Local Search Results

Google confirms changes to the local search algorithm recently rolled out, which it’s calling the November 2021 local search update. Google confirms an algorithm update began rolling out to local search results at the end of November and concluded on December 8. This update involved a “rebalancing” of ranking factors Google considers when generating local […]

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