News Roundup: Google Postpones Mobile-first Indexing and Much More

  • July 28, 2020
  • Ondrej Koraba
Webmasters have a bit more time to prepare for the mobile-first indexing, while Bing launches WordPress plugin for automatic URL submission, and Twitter gets back to Google search after hack-related removal. Here are 5 five SEO news items you might have missed last week!
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What We Can Learn From Real World SEO Fails From 2020

  • June 23, 2020
LinkedIn, Ryanair, or Warner Bros. Even the biggest companies in the world can make huge SEO mistakes.
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New link attributes introduced, and nofollow MAY now impact rankings

  • September 11, 2019
  • Steven van Vessum
These two new link attributes should explain the nature of links better to Google, because it sounds like Google is having issues determining the nature of links, and needs help from the SEO community in getting it right. Furthermore, nofollow links may now positively impact your rankings!
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Google’s robots.txt interpretation is as flexible as a ballerina

  • July 8, 2019
  • Vincent van Scherpenseel
Today we spent some time browsing the robots.txt repository and playing with the open-sourced robots.txt validator. We found some interesting things to share, which we’ve collected in this article.
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A deep dive into the implications of the robots.txt RFC

  • July 2, 2019
  • Steven van Vessum
On July 1st, Google announced that they were going to revamp the Robots Exclusion Protocol – 25 years after its birth. This resulted in an extension to the Robots Exclusion Protocol that was submitted to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) on July 1st, 2019. A robots.txt update was long overdue It’s an interesting development, one whic...
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Google again changed the meta description length

  • July 19, 2018
  • Steven van Vessum
In December we wrote about Google supporting meta descriptions up to 320 characters. In May they started making changes to the length of the meta description again. It seems as if Google went back to showing a maximum of 155 characters, their pre-December length, but that’s not the case.
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Google Newly Supports Meta Descriptions up to 320 Characters Long

  • December 17, 2017
  • Steven van Vessum
Earlier this month, Google released an update to its search engine result pages (SERPs). Now they support meta descriptions up to 320 characters (1,840 pixels) long.
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