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More options to help websites preview their content on Google Search
Google has released new snippet settings enabling more control for webmasters over their search snippets; including adding max-snippet, max-video-preview, max-image-preview and more options to the nosnippet controls. This allows webmasters more flexibility over what Google shows or doesn’t show in their SERPs.
Server migrations are “uneventful for Google systems”
Google’s John Mueller has commented that for the Google systems server migrations are very uneventful, so long as everything remains the same (URLs, page content, CMS etc.). The only thing that gets readjusted is the crawl rate to prevent problems being caused by too much crawling.
Google September 2019 core update to roll-out later today
On the 24th September Google announced it was rolling out a core update which has since been pushed live. Worth bearing in mind for any organic traffic reporting across the period.
Fresher data in your site’s Search Performance report
Google released a post detailing how it is speeding up data in performance reports, which will now also allow the export of data using a custom date range. This will allow webmasters to view past data within a matter of hours, rather than previously having to wait 48 hours.
2019 TripAdvisor Review Transparency Report
TripAdvisor released it’s 2019 Review Transparency Report, in which is states that it removed nearly 1.5 million fake reviews in 2018, accounting for 2% of the total reviews on the site; 73% of these reviews were blocked by machine detection before posting.
Breadcrumb structured data reports now available in Google Search Console
Google has announced that it is introducing breadcrumb structured data reports in Search Console, which will help debug issues with their display in the SERPs.
Google explains why syndicators may outrank original publishers
Google has provided an explanation of why syndicator sites may outrank the original publisher and told publishers to insist syndicators use a canonical tag back to the original or block the content from search engines.
Google sends mass fix breadcrumbs markup warnings
Following the release of it’s breadcrumb report, Google has sent out email notices to webmasters to fix issues relating to their breadcrumb mark ups.
Google: the reviews rich results algorithm still rolling out
Google’s Danny Sullivan has stated that their new, more restrictive rich results algorithm is still rolling out – any results that do not appear to be conforming to the new guidelines will soon be removed.