2018 Week 8 SEO News Recap

Google changes request recrawl limits, noting daily limits versus monthly quotas

Google has removed the quotas in the Search Console interface for how many URLs you can resubmit to Google from the Fetch as Google tool. We asked Google what has changed, but Google didn’t fully comment. Now, Google has updated their help documentation page to specify exactly what changes have occurred with these recrawl limits and quotas.

Making your first AMP Story: Google’s answer to Snapchat and Instagram

Among the many exciting announcements during AMP Conf 2018 in Amsterdam was the introduction of AMP Stories, a new format similar to Snapchat and Instagram Stories, implemented via a new accelerated mobile pages (AMP) component. Unlike Snapchat and Instagram Stories, which are features within their own respective platforms, AMP Stories are going to be found in a mobile Google search engine results page (SERP).

Canonicals: Sitemap Canonicals Weaker Signal Than Rel=Canonical

Using rel=canonicals on webpages has been the default standard for referencing canonicals.  But for larger sites, some have been utilizing sitemaps for showing Google their canonicals.  Google has updated their help page on canonicals and it now includes information on how it views canonicals in different formats. Most notably, Google now states officially that canonicals in sitemaps is considered a “less powerful signal” than using rel=canonical.

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