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Google To Update GoogleBot’s User Agent

In an announcement made by Google, beginning in December, the company is going to update its user agent to represent the version of Chrome that GoogleBot is running. It is important to update any code you have that may look at the user agent of GoogleBot to suggest this change going forward. After the Evergreen GoogleBot [...]

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Google Can Crawl AJAX Just Fine “You no longer need to do anything special for hash-bang URLs,” Google’s John Mueller said on the September 17 edition of #AskGoogleWebmasters, “we’ll just try to render them directly.” Here is a question that was asked during the September 17 episode by Twitter user, @olegko - “What is the current status of #! AJAX crawling? [...]

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Google Selects Canonical URLs Based On Your Site And User Preference

During the September 9 edition of #AskGoogleWebmasters , John Mueller said that Google might select a canonical URL based on your site's perceived preference and the URL that is more useful for the user. Here is the question: “You can indicate your preference to Google using these techniques, but Google may choose a different page [...]

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Google Testing Tools Now Support Evergreen Googlebot

In an announcement, Google said that a number of the testing tools available within Google Search Console or the Google developer portal are now using the new evergreen Googlebot for crawling. Google launched what is being called evergreen Googlebot three months ago, and basically, it means that Googlebot will crawl the web using the latest [...]

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Catalyst’s Paul Shapiro On Going Beyond Technical SEO

In Barry Schwartz's next video interview, he sat down with Paul Shapiro, the Senior Partner, Head of SEO of Catalyst, to discuss his thoughts on going beyond technical SEO, as in looking past simply crawling and indexing when it comes to technical SEO. Paul also talked about using natural language processing for improving content development [...]

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Google To Stop Supporting Noindex Directive In Robots.txt

Google will stop supporting unsupported and unpublished rules in the robots exclusive protocol. This will take effective on September 1. This announcement came via the Google Webmaster blog. Basically, Google won't be supporting robots.txt with the noindex directive listed within the file. “In the interest of maintaining a healthy ecosystem and preparing for potential future [...]

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Robots.txt Tip From Bing: Include All Relevant Directives If You Have A Bingbot Section

Frédéric Dubut, a senior program manager at Microsoft working on Bing Search, said on Twitter Wednesday that when you create a specific section in your robots.txt file for its Bingbot crawler, you should make sure to list all the default directives in that section. “If you create a section for Bingbot specifically, all the default directives will [...]

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The First Steps Of Your SEO Audit: Indexing Issues

Indexing may be the first step to any SEO audit, but why? If your site isn't being indexed, it's basically not being read by Google and Bing. If search engines aren't able to see it, there won't anything you can do to improve the ranking of your web pages. This is why it's important to [...]

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