2019 Week 29 SEO News Recap

Why Google dropped Bing Discover pages from its index

Recently, Google dropped a subset of Bing’s website from its index. The Bing Discover pages were completely dropped out of Google’s search results and resulted in Bing losing millions of pageviews from Google search. Google’s webmaster guidelines say, “Use the robots.txt file on your web server to manage your crawling budget by preventing crawling of infinite spaces such as search result pages.” Google specifically has said for a long time they do not want search results in its search results. And Bing Discover was just that.

Is Google News Violating Google’s Webmaster Guidelines By Not Blocking Stories?

It looks like Google is not just indexing but also ranking Google News search results pages and landing pages in Google search. This comes shortly after Google reportedly dropped Bing Discover search results pages from its index allegedly because it violated the webmaster guidelines of not noindexing search result pages.

Understand the JavaScript SEO basics

Google recently added a JavaScript SEO basics section to its Search developer’s guide. It includes general descriptions of how Google processes JavaScript as well as some best practices. In addition to an overview of how Googlebot crawls, renders and indexes JavaScript web apps, the guide provides basic tips, accompanied by links to more detailed Google resources.

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