Unexpected Content Digest about SEO: Vol.6News
May was a really busy month for the SEO community. So let’s recap what happened and dig into new SEO guides and useful articles.
Search Engine News (May – the First Weeks of June 2019)
- Let’s start with the latest news. Google rolled out a broad core algorithm update on June 3rd, 2019. An interesting case that after this update CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight.
- By the way, we saw Google I/O in May. In case you’ve missed something, read more on the official Google webmasters blog.
- Google announced that mobile-first indexing would be enabled by default for all new websites starting from July 1, 2019. Also, John Mueller reminded that responsive web design and single URL for both desktop and mobile websites remain more preferred.
- Google announced support for FAQ and How-to structured data. Learn how to mark up your pages correctly in order to make them eligible to feature on Google Search as rich results and How-to Actions for the Assistant.
- Meanwhile, Bing explained how to submit URLs via API.
- Also, Bing announced they have made their Space Partition Tree And Graph (SPTAG) vector search algorithm open source to help others who want to make it possible to search through billions of pieces of information in milliseconds.
Digging into SEO
- Nearly 1 million sites are built with Angular framework. Learn how to make a great SEO job on websites which are using it.
- Jason Barnard described his theory of the specific ranking algorithm and Google’s ‘rich element ranking’ system, based on Gary Illyes speech at the SMS Sydney conference.
- Googlebot starts running the latest Chromium rendering engine (now it’s 74) when rendering pages for search. Check out technical SEO advice about server-side rendering, tracking Googlebot and many more.
- And at the end, you can check out a new SEO guide about crawler traps by Hamlet Batista.
About Netpeak Software Products
My favorite part with Netpeak Spider and Checker use cases is back!
- Social media indirectly affects your rankings in SERP. Our content marketer Anton Yany shared few tips on how to increase this influence and why it’s important. You’ll find out how shares in socials help to get more backlinks, how to increase brand awareness to boost click-through rate from organic search and lower bounce rate, how to enhance content sharing on social, and, finally, how to add social metrics to your regular SEO audit.
If you think that I’ve missed something important, let me know about it in the comments below and I’ll add it to the digest :)