Last month we saw quite a few changes in the world of SEO. Below we cover the updates so that you can be up to date on the major SEO changes that happened.
With that said, let’s dig in!
Google Search Console Reports Back on Track After Multi-Week Delay
At the beginning of April, Google Search Console reported a bug that was impacting Search Console features. After three weeks, Google has finally reported that they fixed the reporting issues.
All your main reports inside Search Console should now be running normally again. With the exception of the backlink report which Google stated they are still working on.
Yoast SEO Becomes the First WordPress Plugin That Offers Defragmented Schema Markup
Yes, this may seem complicated but bear with us, it’s pretty simple! Proper schema markup simply helps Google see what webpages are related to each other.
As you can imagine, having poor markup on your site makes it harder for search engines to identify your site topic, and potentially lose out on SEO juice. Yoast now will take care of this for you and best of all, it’s actually included in the free version of Yoast.
New Moz SEO Essentials Certificate: What it is & How to Get Certified
Moz now offers an SEO essentials certificate focused around understanding the fundamentals, keyword strategies, on-page optimization, effective link building, and efficient reporting strategies.
The course is several hours of online training, followed by a final exam. Once completed, you receive and SEO certificate and a badge to use on your LinkedIn profile.
Research Finds Nearly Half of Business Listing have Incorrect Information
Uberall, a leading marketing tech company analyzed 73,000 online businesses to see how ready they were for voice search. The biggest surprise? The amount of errors in business listings in directories.
Business listing are vital for not only customer trust, but also for sales. If you need help with your business listings, check out our Pattern Citation Cleanup where we will identify and fix all incorrect citations for you.
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