Yoast SEO to add “live indexing” feature for Bing OnMSFT.co…

Following Bing’s announcement that they are hoping to change the way search engines discover new and updated content, one of WordPress’s largest SEO plugins, Yoast SEO, has announced that it is adding a “live indexing” feature. Live indexing means that any new or updated content will automatically be submitted to Bing, instructing the search engine […]

Ready for Mobile-First Indexing? 5 Gotchas to Avoid

PHOTO: Joshua Newton In 2016, Google introduced the concept of mobile-first indexing. According to the company, its algorithms would “use the mobile version of a site’s content to rank pages from that site, to understand structured data, and to show snippets from those pages in our results.” In 2018, after a year and a half […]

Google now using mobile-first indexing for over half of the…

Google is now doing mobile-first indexing for over half of the pages in search results. With mobile-first indexing, Google crawls the web pages from websites with the smartphone Googlebot instead of the desktop Googlebot. John Mueller, Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, wrote that in general, Google move sites to mobile-first indexing when the tests assure […]

WordPress plugs bug that led to Google indexing some user p…

A week after releasing its first major update in quite some time, the WordPress team has pushed the first security patch for its brand new WordPress 5.0 branch. Released hours ago, WordPress version 5.0.1 fixes seven security vulnerabilities (some of which allow site takeover) but also plugs a pretty serious privacy leak. The latter was […]

Google Answers Questions About AMP Indexing

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Ready or not, Google’s mobile-first indexing is here

NEW YORK – Google is now using a mobile-first index based on how devices crawl the web. It’s a radical change from the old desktop-centric approach. And the change has major ramifications for SEOs, according to Alexis Sanders, technical SEO account manager at Merkle, who spoke about mobile-first SEO success at our SMX East conference […]