2018 Week 40 SEO News Recap

Google Search Console snapshot arrives in search results

Google may be testing a way to get more site owners to look at their Google Search Console data. Google is now showing some users a snapshot or brief dashboard of their Google Search Console metrics directly in the search results. That is, if you are a verified user of the site in Google Search Console and your site comes up in the search results for that query.

Google Search Algorithm Ranking Shuffling On October 4th

The Google search results don’t seem to be settling down at all, at least not over the past five weeks or so. There has been more chatter and signals that there was another search ranking algorithm update, probably a smaller one, recently. Many of the automated tools are showing signs as well.

Get started with dynamic rendering

Google announced on Twitter that it has published help documentation around what is dynamic rendering, when to use it, and how to implement it. This help documentation is designed as a workaround for webpages that deploy a form of JavaScript that makes it hard for Google to properly crawl, index and rank those pages in search.

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