bookmark_borderGoogle & WordPress to test on Robots.txt

Google and WordPress

One of many classes realized from the Google Webmaster convention is that if Google tries to entry your robots.txt file is inaccessible, however that exists, Google won’t discover your web site. Google stated about 26% of the time GoogleBot can’t attain a robots.txt file. WordPress may make adjustments to cut back this price of error.

Right here is likely one of the many tweets about it:

Now, with WordPress, Joost of Yoast's Valk stated, "For websites for which you cannot entry the robots.txt file, is there a subset of those WordPress websites?" necessary than the one you usually anticipated? " He added that he "is trying to discover out if we ought to be safer in the way in which WordPress generates robots.txt information".

Google's Gary Illyes stated that he thought WordPress usually accepted this drawback, however he would think about it additional to see if WordPress may make some minor adjustments to it.

I really like this dialogue between Google and Yoast (very a lot associated to WordPress).

Dialogue Discussion board at Twitter.

Replace: I once more upset Gary and, for the document, the most recent piece of knowledge was the share of robots.txt that Google can’t attain.

bookmark_borderGoogle To Strengthen Well being Analysis for Medical Queries?

Google Medic update

In current days, Google has been making noise round well being, not simply within the Fitbit information, but in addition in making a search device that helps medical doctors get acquainted with medical analysis. The fascinating factor is that this could prolong to a extra user-centric initiative identical to you’d to e-book flights with Google Flight Search. David Feinberg, director of Google Well being, stated at a convention that he wished Google analysis to supply probably the most dependable solutions in medical analysis.

The next web site stated "The variety of methods really constructed is just not but clear, nevertheless it seems to be like Mountain View is making a separate touchdown web page, much like Google Flights, however particularly for well being analysis."

Google's medical and well being outcomes are fairly wealthy for the time being, displaying authoritative sources, with graphics and a ton of element. However Google appears to need to do one thing larger and higher for medical doctors. In accordance with CNBC, David Feinberg, director of Google Well being, stated Google was trying to "make it simpler for physicians to seek out medical data and enhance the standard of health-related search outcomes for shoppers through Google and YouTube." He stated on stage: "Think about a search bar in your EHR (Digital Medical Report) that doesn’t require any coaching."

Right here is his speech, it solely lasts 15 minutes and deserves to be watched:

Hat tip for Glenn Gabe:

Dialogue Discussion board at Twitter.

bookmark_borderDeploying Velocity ​​Reviews from the Google Search Console

google speed

Google is deploying new experimental reviews "Velocity" in Google Search Console. Google began testing in Could and increasingly more site owners have acquired this report since then, however Google has introduced its launch as an experiment.

Google mentioned on Twitter "We’re excited to start the general public roll-out of the Search Console Velocity ​​Report."

Listed below are some further screenshots (I’ve to deploy my new design …):

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I've posted a extra detailed have a look at these reviews a couple of weeks in the past on Search Engine Land.

Right here's what Google mentioned:

The report ranks URLs primarily based on their velocity and the issue that causes slowdowns. Element a particular downside to see gradual URL examples that can assist you prioritize efficiency enhancements. To get a greater thought of ​​the kind of optimization that may be carried out for a particular URL, the report is linked to the Velocity ​​Perception Web page software, which offers data on particular optimization alternatives.

It is best to use this report each to watch your efficiency over time and to trace patches in your web site. If you happen to repair an issue, use the report back to see if customers have seen an enchancment of their efficiency when navigating to the corrected model of your web site.

That will help you perceive the efficiency of your website, you may also see what forms of URLs work finest by viewing the moderated and quick buckets.

Dialogue Discussion board at Twitter.

bookmark_borderGoogle will ignore Flash content material on web sites and can not index SWF recordsdata

Google will cease supporting Flash later this yr, which incorporates webpages containing Flash content material in addition to SWF recordsdata.

If an HTML web page incorporates Flash content material, it is going to at all times be listed, however Google will ignore Flash parts. If a web page is constructed fully with Flash (SWF recordsdata), it won’t be listed in any respect.

Nevertheless, it’s not beneficial to have internet pages with Flash content material, as that is disabled by default in present internet browsers. Though Google is technically able to indexing internet pages with Flash, it doesn’t favor your rating in search outcomes as a result of it’s not suitable with cellular units.

At one time, when HTML was restricted, Flash was used so as to add life to internet pages. Website house owners had been in a position so as to add wealthy animations, media and different interactive parts. At its peak, Flash had 500 million downloads within the second half of 2013 alone.

Now that HTML5 is healthier, it may be used as a substitute for Flash. JavaScript can be an appropriate various, though Google usually recommends avoiding it as a lot as doable.

Google pays tribute to the story of Flash in its announcement:

"Flash was the boring static internet resolution, with wealthy animations, media and actions. This prolific expertise has impressed many content material creators on the Net. It was in all places. The Flash runtime, which reads Flash content material, was put in 500 million instances within the second half of 2013. "

Google believes that almost all customers and web sites won’t see any influence of this transformation.

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