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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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You Can Add JSON Structured Data To The Body Of Your Pages

During the September 11 edition of #AskGoogleWebmasters, Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller sad that JSON structured data can be inserted into both the head and body of your pages. Here was the question - “Is it possible to insert JSON structured data at the bottom of the <body> instead of the <head>? It seems to [...]

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Lucidworks’ New Feature Promises Enhanced Internal Site Search Customization

On Wednesday, Lucidworks, an enterprise search technology company, has announced a new feature for its Fusion 5.0 site search platform that it is calling Predictive Merchandiser. This feature is designed to enable e-commerce brands to optimize internal site search relevancy, manage rules and analyze results from a dashboard, which could expedite processes and circumvent the need [...]

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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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Bing Is Asking For Feedback On Its Webmaster Guidelines

Bing's web ranking and quality project manager, Frédéric Dubut, embarked on a journey to refresh the company's webmaster guidelines. “SEO friends! I’m kicking off an effort to refresh our @Bing webmaster guidelines, both the spirit and the letter. Any shady tactics you think are not penalized enough? Any feedback on the document itself?” Dubut tweeted on July [...]

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Google Adds JavaScript SEO Basics To Its Search Developer’s Guide

On July 18, Google added a JavaScript SEO basics section to its Search developer’s guide. It includes general descriptions of how Google processes JavaScript as well as some best practices. Not only is there an overview of how Googlebot crawls, renderers and indexes JavaScript web apps, the guide provides basic tips, which are accompanied by links to [...]

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Bing Showing A Streamlined Recipe Carousel In Search Results

It looks like Bing is testing our introducing a different way of showing rich results on desktop. For recipe related queries, Bing is displaying a carousel that features just three recipes initially. It lets users filter results by total time and other nutrition criteria, but doesn't immediately show the option to compare recipes. Some people [...]

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Conductor Adds Audience Demographics And Social Media Analytics To Searchlight Platform

During Conductor's C3 conference last week in New York, the company plans to integrate audience demographic insights and expand search capabilities with social media analytics for its Conductor Searchlight platform. Multi-channel content analytics are available via a closed beta for current customers. If Conductor's plan is well executed, it could enable marketers to better understand [...]

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Microsoft Goes Open Source With One Of Its Bing Algorithms

Microsoft made its Space Partition Tree And Graph (SPTAG) algorithm available to all as an open source GitHub project. This algorithm is used in their own Bing search engine. The algorithm uses vector search and deep learning models, which provides results based on search intent. The intent of the algorithm is designed to allow users [...]

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