It’s been a slow start to 2022 but I think most of you welcome that – I have the Google Webmaster Report for January 2022 live, if it ever takes off, you’ll want to read it and catch up there. Microsoft Bing has released a plugin for WordPress to allow WordPress sites to add IndexNow capabilities. The Rich Results report for Google Search Console products has been updated. Google said that the quality of the different languages on your site can affect other language sections on your site. Google said that pages that look like error pages can be considered soft 404 errors and index leaks. Google said stock levels should not affect your ratings. Google said there is no need to nofollow internal links for pages with affiliate links. Google said you can ignore reports of links showing “poisonous” links. Google said keyword density is no longer a thing in 2022. Google may show more web stories in the main news cycle. If you work for a dealership, you can list your cars for sale in local Google results. Google is testing the Read Full Answer button in people who ask too. Google is testing a blue search bar header. Google is also testing a new design for visual stories and popular searches on Google Discover. Are you trying to add exact match keywords to your Google Ads campaigns, and Google says no, they will be added as broad match? Also, Google’s John Mueller in New Year was helping SEOs and site owners. Google AdSense resumed related search experiments after eight months, and should only have been paused for two months. And if you want to help take care of these vloggers, head over to patreon.com/barryschwartz. That was the news this week in Search Engine Roundtable.
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