Structured data issues in Search Console – More data now

Search Console is adding more context to its error reporting.

Eg: if a website doesn’t provide the name of the author in markup, Search Console currently reports an error named Missing field “name”. From now onwards, that error will be named Missing field “name” (in “author”).

More at https://developers.google.com/search/blog/2022/03/structured-data-issues-context?hl=en

Google Search Console rolls out new design

Google Search Console rolls out new design

To improve accessibility and user #experience in general, the new design is fresh & clean. Also over the next few months, small #changes in the product Via – https://searchengineland.com/google-search-console-rolls-out-new-design-376324

Google Search console Page Experience report

The page experience report in Search Console launched earlier this year to offer publishers and site owners a way to quickly understand how their sites fare against the page experience signals.

Updated graphic of the factors that make up page experience signal, namely Loading (LCP), Interactivity (FID), Visual Stability (CLS), Mobile Friendliness, HTTPS and No Intrusive Interstitials.

More via – https://developers.google.com/search/blog/2021/08/simplifying-the-page-experience-report?hl=en

Google’s new structured data “Clip markup and Seek markup” for video SEO

Google’s new structured data “Clip markup and Seek markup” to create key moment video clips in Google Search.

Clip markup – To manually tell Google what timestamp and label to use for the key moments feature

Seek markup – To tell Google how your URL structure works, so that Google can display key moments

More @ Google Developers – https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/video to create these schemas for your videos

Zero-click Google searches increases to nearly 65% in 2020

Zero-click Google searches increases to nearly 65% in 2020

Between January and December 2020, nearly 65% of Google searches ended without a click to another web property — up from 50% in June 2019.

Zero-click searches may mean that users’ queries are resolved right on the results page. By displaying ads or its own products, Google can extract value from zero-click searches, while other sites might not.

Via – https://searchengineland.com/zero-click-google-searches-rose-to-nearly-65-in-2020-347115

Google Search’s new mobile design and interface

Google Search’s new mobile design and interface

Google has updated the fonts, shapes, and colors of the mobile search experience.

knowledge panels and for the main search result snippets have also been updated.

Easier to read with a cleaner & simple desgin.

Microsoft integrates Clarity, its free to use web analytics tool with Bing Webmaster Tools

Microsoft integrates Clarity, its free to use web analytics tool with Bing Webmaster Tools

Sign up for Clarity directly in Bing Webmaster Tools or through https://clarity.microsoft.com

Clarity JavaScript tag can be installed on platforms such as WordPress, Shopify, Google Tag Manager, and others.

Good move by microsoft by integrating this through bing webmaster tool. Would give a lot of information through Analytics & SEO to marketers & developers.

Google launches new crawl stats report in Search Console

Google launches new crawl stats report in Search Console

It includes

Total no of requests grouped by response code, crawled file type, etc
Detailed information on host status
URL examples to show where in your site requests occurred
Summary for properties with multiple hosts and support for domain properties

crawl requests broken down by these groups:
(1) response, (2) file type of the fetched URL, (3) purpose of the crawl request, (4) and Googlebot agent.

Google Webmasters Central Rebrands As ‘Google Search Central’

Google Webmasters Central Rebrands As ‘Google Search Central’

“Google Webmasters Central” to “Google Search Central”, both on our websites and on social media.

“Webmasters Help Community” to become “Google Search Central Community”.

information related to how Google Search works, crawling and indexing, Search guidelines, and other Search-related topics are moving to – https://developers.google.com/search/blog/

Googlebot mascot will now appear with a web crawling sidekick

Google introduces new Options for retailers to control how their crawled product information appears on its search engine

Google introduces new Options for retailers to control how their crawled product information appears on its search engine

“nosnippet” robots meta tag

“max-snippet:[number]” robots meta tag

“max-image-preview:[setting]” robots meta tag

“data-nosnippet” HTML attribute

Check out google blog on how to implement these tags for controlling the listings

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