Category Archives: Google Penalties

Google Now Penalizes Sites with Intrusive Interstitials (Pop-Up Ads)

Nate Dame — January 22, 2017 Follow @seonate— January 22, 2017 As of January 10, Google will penalize mobile sites with intrusive pop-up ads. Google announced this update last August, and said it would take effect on January 10. The Webmaster Central Blog stated, Pages that show intrusive interstitials provide a poorer experience to users … Continue reading Google Now Penalizes Sites with Intrusive Interstitials (Pop-Up Ads)

Google’s Mobile Interstitial and Pop-up “Penalty” Now Rolling Out

Eric Seal — January 16, 2017 — January 16, 2017 On January 10th, Google began rolling out its mobile interstitial and pop-up change. Originally announced in August 2016, the change will devalue rankings for mobile sites with intrusive interstitials and pop-ups. What is an intrusive interstitial? “Intrusive” interstitials or pop-ups block the main content of … Continue reading Google’s Mobile Interstitial and Pop-up “Penalty” Now Rolling Out

The Fastest Way to Deindex Pages on Google (According to John Mueller)

Eric Seal — January 13, 2017 — January 13, 2017 We recently came across an interesting conversation on the BigSEO subreddit. A user was trying to deindex a large number of product pages on their site, but three weeks later they’re still showing in Google’s search results. Even their Search Console shows no changes after … Continue reading The Fastest Way to Deindex Pages on Google (According to John Mueller)

Google Mobile-First Indexing Ranking May Not Initially Consider Site Speed

by Laurie Sullivan@lauriesullivan, December 27, 2016 As Google moves forward into mobile-first indexing, initially the algorithm will not take mobile Web site speed into consideration as it does for desktop, says John Mueller, a Google Webmaster Trends analyst based in Switzerland. “I don’t think we can do that from the beginning,” Mueller revealed Tuesday during … Continue reading Google Mobile-First Indexing Ranking May Not Initially Consider Site Speed

Lost Your Review Rich Snippet Stars in Google? Here’s Why.

John Lincoln — December 13, 2016 Follow @johnelincoln— December 13, 2016 You might have heard that Google recently updated the guidelines for rich snippet reviews. If you’re someone who includes marked-up reviews on your website, the changes could have a direct impact on your SEO efforts. Some people got new rich snippet reviews stars in … Continue reading Lost Your Review Rich Snippet Stars in Google? Here’s Why.