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Enabling more high quality content for users

2017-12-10T17:29:46+00:00

In Google’s mission to organize the world's information, we want to guide Google users to the highest quality content, the principle exemplified in our quality rater guidelines. Professional publishers provide the lion’s share of quality content that benefits users and we want to encourage their success. The ecosystem is sustained via two main sources of revenue: [...]

Enabling more high quality content for users2017-12-10T17:29:46+00:00

Rich Cards expands to more verticals

2017-12-10T17:33:04+00:00

At Google I/O in May, we launched Rich Cards for Movies and Recipes, creating a new way for site owners to present previews of their content on the Search results page. Today, we’re expanding to two new verticals for US-based sites: Local restaurants and Online courses. Evolution of search results for queries like [best New Orleans [...]

Rich Cards expands to more verticals2017-12-10T17:33:04+00:00

Enhancing property sets to cover more reports in Search Console

2017-12-10T17:34:42+00:00

Since initially announcing property sets earlier this year, one of the most popular requests has been to expand this functionality to more sections of Search Console. Thanks to your feedback, we're now expanding property sets to more features! Property sets help to show how your business is seen by Google across separate websites or apps. For [...]

Enhancing property sets to cover more reports in Search Console2017-12-10T17:34:42+00:00

Saying goodbye to Content Keywords

2017-12-10T17:35:01+00:00

In the early days - back when Search Console was still called Webmaster Tools - the content keywords feature was the only way to see what Googlebot found when it crawled a website. It was useful to see that Google was able to crawl your pages at all, or if your site was hacked. In the [...]

Saying goodbye to Content Keywords2017-12-10T17:35:01+00:00

An update on Google’s feature-phone crawling & indexing

2017-12-10T17:35:30+00:00

Limited mobile devices, "feature-phones", require a special form of markup or a transcoder for web content. Most websites don't provide feature-phone-compatible content in WAP/WML any more. Given these developments, we've made changes in how we crawl feature-phone content (note: these changes don't affect smartphone content): 1. We've retired the feature-phone Googlebot We won't be using the [...]

An update on Google’s feature-phone crawling & indexing2017-12-10T17:35:30+00:00