Google Tells Us To Disallow Crawling Of Action URLs

Google Tells Us To Disallow Crawling Of Action URLs

Google posted a public service announcement saying you should disallow Googlebot from crawling your action URLs. Gary Illyes from Google posted on LinkedIn, “You should really disallow crawling of your action URLs. Crawlers will not buy that organic non-GMO scented candle, nor do they care for a wishlist.” I mean, this is not new advice. … Read more

Google Reminds Websites To Use Robots.txt To Block Action URLs

Google Reminds Websites To Use Robots.txt To Block Action URLs

In a LinkedIn post, Gary Illyes, an Analyst at Google, reiterated long-standing guidance for website owners: Use the robots.txt file to prevent web crawlers from accessing URLs that trigger actions like adding items to carts or wishlists. Illyes highlighted the common complaint of unnecessary crawler traffic overloading servers, often stemming from search engine bots crawling … Read more

Google Spam Reports Don’t Lead To Direct Action Over Violations

Google Spam Reports Don’t Lead To Direct Action Over Violations

As a reminder, Google has reiterated that when Google receives a search spam report, it does not take direct action against the violation or violating site. Instead, Google uses that feedback to its spam detection systems that hopefully will take action algorithmically in the future against the violation. Danny Sullivan, the Google Search Liaison, reiterated … Read more

Google May Resurface The Idea Of An Automated Action Viewer In Search Console

Google May Resurface The Idea Of An Automated Action Viewer In Search Console

For over a decade now, I’ve been talking about Google adding an automated action viewer to Google Search Console to accompany the manual action viewer. This would provide a way to see if a Google Search ranking algorithm negatively impacts your site’s performance. Danny Sullivan, the Google Search Liaison, said on X last ***** that … Read more

Google Ads’ ‘pushes’ Performance Max with new Call To Action

Google Ads’ ‘pushes’ Performance Max with new Call To Action

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LinkedIn launches Website Actions to simplify action tracking

LinkedIn launches Website Actions to simplify action tracking

LinkedIn is simplifying action tracking with a new tool called Website Actions. This new data layer enables B2B marketers using LinkedIn’s Insight Tag to set new conversions, build retargeting audiences and measure campaign impact without the need for additional tracking codes on your website.  Why we care. It’s now easier to track and attribute website … Read more

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