1〉 How to Get Into Google News
Another White Friday episode from Moz, this week’s participant is Barry Adams. He breaks down How to get into Google News’ manually curated index and extras to your news website appear trustworthy, genuine by Googlers.
2〉 Google: Unnatural Links By Humans Or Bots Are Your Responsibility
John Mueller from Google answered a question on Twitter, how does Google distinguish between a human unnatural added links for your web site compared to AI.
3〉 Google says mobile-first indexing is now used for over half the web pages in its search results
TechCrunch’s Sarah Perez compiled a brief history of Google mobile-first indexing and reason behind this project.
4〉 Inside Google Marketing: 3 ways Google thinks about SEO
Sean O’Keefe explained how they implement SEO on their Google web pages under 3 main topics with real examples and results.
5〉 WordPress 5.0.3 Maintenance Release
WordPress 5.0.3 Maintenance release has been published on 9th January. 15 block editor related bug fixes and improvements have been added and some issues uploading common file types, like CSVs, have been fixed.
6〉 Google Will Discontinue Some Old Search Console Features
During 11th January 2019’s webmaster hangout John Mueller stated that “the crawl errors section will be going away” with the new Search Console. Some of us are eager to notify Google that this section is very important for us all.
7〉 The Entity & Language Series: Query Language, Phone Language & Physical Location
‘Entity-First Indexing’ is the same thing with Mobile-First Indexing as Denica Nyagolova and Cindy Krum states. Language can be more important for some topics or search queries than others. So they simply tested phone query language, phone language & physical location in terms of ranking factors.
8〉 What are impressions, position, and clicks?
For those of you relatively new to Google Search Console, this is actually a really useful help doc to go through.
9〉 Building Responsive WordPress Forms
WS Form actions are fired whenever a form is saved or submitted by a user. Actions can also be fired using conditional logic. You can read more about WS Form tool for WordPress Forms on this article.
10〉 The Tyranny of Optimizing for Amplification
Rand Fishkin’s voice on social media can not be ignored. He touched on one of our daily dilemmas “Should I share it or not?”.