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Google Search Console Adds New Event Listings, Notifies of Slow-loading Pages

Google adds event listings, detail filters in Search Console performance report, notifies webmasters of slow-loading pages.

Google Publishes Documentation for ‘Dynamic Rendering’ JavaScript Sites

Dynamic rendering is good for indexable, public JavaScript-generated content that changes rapidly, or content that uses JavaScript features that aren’t supported by the search engine crawlers.

Bing Webmaster Retires Anonymous URL Submission Tool

Bing Webmaster Tools announced the withdrawal of anonymous non-signed URL submit tool, where anyone was allowed to anonymously submit URLs to the Bing search engine index.

Google already had shut down their public URL submission tool in July of this year, and, now allows submitting content only through Search Console’s Fetch …

Google Mobile-Friendly Test Tool Now Shows Rendered HTML for JavaScript Sites

New features in Mobile Friendly & Rich Results show rendered HTML.

Google Officially Rollsout Mobile-first Indexing

This rollout is only for sites that “follow the best practices for mobile-first indexing.

Googles’ SEO Starter Guide Update Launches

New Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide for webmasters to help create modern, search-engine-friendly websites available now.

Google Retired Feature-phone Crawler Agent & Error Report in Search Console

Googlebot for handheld devices, and feature-phone tools in Search Console retiring.

Bing Now Support 50MB Sitemaps File, As Suggested by Sitemaps.org

Each sitemap file and index file still cannot exceed the maximum of 50,000 URLs ( attributes). Collection of Bing APIs for developers creating mobile apps.

Google Schema Guidelines for Local Business Reviews Updates

Local businesses can markup with Schema only those reviews “directly produced on their websites”, according to new Google guidelines.

Verify a site in Webmaster Tools Using Google Tag Manager

Now you can verify you website(s) in Google Webmaster Tools using Google Tag Manager. Backlinks and reconsideration requests Q&A. Chromebooks in 6600 stores around the world—including Walmart and Staples in the U.S., Tesco in the U.K.

Bing Webmaster Tools Helping Business, Launches “Chicken”

Microsoft Bing Webmaster Tools launches “Chickens”– hitting Google’s penguins, pandas and honey badgers search engine ranking algorithm updates. Bing XML Sitemap Plugin 1.0.

Google’s Matt Cutts Talks Penalized Link Network, and Search Algorithm Updates

Matt Cutts debunks Panda & Penguin algorithms update are made to “making Google more money.” Addresses deifference between algorithm update vs. data refresh.

Microsoft Research Shows High Cost of Bad Online Advertising

The Cost of Annoying Display Ads. Bing Jump Start: Tune your website and web apps to maximize search. Microsoft and FBI takes down over 1,400 Citadel botnets.

Googles’ Penguin 2.0 Update Goes Live! Hits Black Hat Spam

Penguin 2.0 officially live–target black hat spam, and has a significantly larger impact on spam than the original Penguin and subsequent Penguin updates have had.

Yandex Launching “Interactive Snippets” & SERPs Redesign

Yandex’s new “Interactive Snippets” and Search engine results page (SERPs) redesign announced at Moscow conference.