Google Webmaster Central News

Google Webmaster Central News

This is where we report on helpful advice, clarification on technical SEO points, or announcements made by Google to assist with your SEO.

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Google: Search Console ranking data anomalies explained

On today's Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangout, a question was why the Search Console will show you are ranking for a particular term, but when you search for that term in Google your website is nowhere to be seen.

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Google has no intentions to provide SEO certifications

While Google does publish detailed SEO Guidelines covering best practices for Search Engine Optimization, it doesn't at present provide any formal SEO Certification or Professional designation. In a recent Google Hangout, Google's webmaster trends analyst, Gary Illyes confirmed that they had no intention to do so.


Insight into our Sources

By keeping track of upcoming SEO changes and best practices before they are implemented can ensure your web site doesn't get caught out by a dreaded Google Penalty or simply fall in the SERP's by one of the more covert Google Updates. Because the SEO News comes direct from Google or one of its employees we can give it a little more credence than speculation or opinions by general SEO specialists \ webmasters. 

  • Google Webmaster Central Blog Posts - Many of the most important or significant changes or new features are mentioned here, sometimes weeks in advance of actual implementation.
  • Google Webmaster Central Hangouts - Google holds regular Hangouts where you get a chance to ask your SEO questions directly.  These are very popular and can be a great source of seeking clarification of Technical SEO points.  Google holds Webmaster Central Hangouts in multiple languages, but we cover only the English ones.
  • Social Media - Google has several spokespersons who are extremely active on social media and who provide useful insights into the way Google Search works.
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