2018 Week 4 SEO News Recap

New Google Search Console may be rolling out for everyone now

Google seems to have just fully released the new beta version of the Google Search Console to everyone who has verified access to the normal Google Search Console. We expected it to roll out shortly, and now it has. To see it yourself, go to https://search.google.com/search-console, and at the top right, you should be able to click on the “search properties” button to see your verified sites in the new beta.

Facilitating the discovery of public datasets

To provide better discovery and rich content for categories with Google Search, there is a reliance on structured data that content providers embed in their sites using schema.org vocabulary. To facilitate similar capabilities for datasets, Google recently published new guidelines to help data providers describe their datasets in a structured way, enabling Google and others to link this structured metadata with information describing locations, scientific publications, or even Knowledge Graph, facilitating data discovery for others. The hope is that this metadata will help Google  improve the discovery and reuse of public datasets on the Web.

Google’s John Mueller Detailed SEO Advice To Webmaster Who Merged Four Sites

John Mueller provided five bullet points based on confusion he saw in a Google Webmaster Help thread titled “It’s lonely on the last page of Google” and offered extremely comprehensive advice. The webmaster, who started the thread, merged four domains into a single domain several months ago based on the advice given in that forum earlier. Now the webmaster is waiting for the results but not seeing them.

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