Google Updates Rel=Canonical Documentation

Google Updates Rel=Canonical Documentation

Google updated their rel canonical documentation in order to clarify how Google handles the extraction of rel canonical annotations. The clarification is not meant to indicate a change in how Google handles rel=canonical annotations but rather to make it explicitly clear how Google processes them. Canonical Link Relation – RFC 5988 Google’s documentation has always … Read more

Google Updates Canonical Documentation To Explain What Attributes Break The Canonicalization

Google Updates Canonical Documentation To Explain What Attributes Break The Canonicalization

Google has added a section to the use rel=canonical link annotations section of the canonical search documentation to clarify that rel=canonical annotations with certain attributes are not used for canonicalization. Google explained that “annotations with hreflang, lang, media, and type attributes are not used for canonicalization.” Google added this section: Google supports explicit rel canonical … Read more

Google Updates Its Image Removal From Search Results Documentation

Google Updates Its Image Removal From Search Results Documentation

Google has updated, in a big way, its how to “Remove images hosted on your site from search results” help documentation page. Google said, “Part of our ongoing efforts to keep our documentation accurate, we updated the documentation for image removals with more precise language, and addressed some documentation feedback.” So what changed? Previously, this … Read more

Google Clarifies the “Google-Extended” Crawler Documentation

Google Clarifies the “Google-Extended” Crawler Documentation

Google recently updated the documentation of its Google-Extended web crawler user agent, reflecting changes in product naming and clarifying the impact on search, which may be a concern for those who choose to block the crawler. The updated documentation offers clearer guidance on controlling content access for use in AI model training. Google-Extended User Agent … Read more

Google Search Makes Minor Updates To JavaScript Documentation & Drops Dynamic Rendering Workaround

Google Search Makes Minor Updates To JavaScript Documentation & Drops Dynamic Rendering Workaround

The Google Search team has made a number of relatively minor changes to its JavaScript documentation and also removed much of the dynamic rendering documentation, as it has been deprecated as a workaround for many years now. I’ll show you what changed: On the Understand the JavaScript SEO basics – if you compare it to … Read more

Google Will Clarify E-E-A-T & Quality Rater Guidelines Documentation

Google Will Clarify E-E-A-T & Quality Rater Guidelines Documentation

Danny Sullivan, Google’s Search Liaison, said we should expect to see more clarification from Google on its creating helpful content page, specific to the section “Get to know E-E-A-T and the quality rater guidelines.” Sullivan said on X, “You’re almost certainly going to see more clarification come to that page, as well, in the near … Read more

Google Adds New Documentation For Mystery Crawler

Google Adds New Documentation For Mystery Crawler

Google updated the list of their official crawlers by adding the name and information for a relatively unknown crawler for Google Safety. Although Google added official documentation for this crawler the information provided seems to encourage more clarification. Special Case Crawlers Google has several kinds of crawlers (also known as bots and spiders). The different … Read more

Google updates Favicon search documentation

Google updates Favicon search documentation

Google has updated its favicon search developer documentation to remove the Favicon user agent section and also to clarify that you need to allow Googlebot and Googlebot-Image user agents for Google to index your favicons and display them in Google Search. What Google said. “Clarified in the favicon documentation that both the favicon file and … Read more

Google Discover Documentation Updated

Google Discover Documentation Updated

Google updated their documentation for Google Discover to clarify why websites may lose traffic from Discover. Google Discover Discover is a personalized feed of content on topics related to user interests. These topics may be chosen from a search history. Perhaps because of that, Discover is officially a feature of Google Search. So, for example, … Read more

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