Weekly SEO news: 26 November 2019
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1. New in SEOprofiler: more locations for local SEO and rank tracking

More than 50% of all searches on Google are done on smartphones and other mobile devices. Many of these searches have a strong local touch. That means that people get different search results based on the location from which they search.

local SEO with SEOprofiler

Rank tracking for all 101,815 locations that are supported by Google

Different regions have different search results. For example, searchers in New York get different results for the keyword "plumber" than people in San Francisco.

The Ranking Monitor checks your rankings in 169 countries and languages. You can check your local rankings from all locations that are also supported by Google.

We're continually updating the locations that are supported. We added 2,249 new locations with the latest update.

For example, there are 352 new locations from Serbia, 199 new locations from India and many updates and additions from other countries. There are 55,417 supported locations in the USA.

How to set a ranking check location

Setting the location for the ranking check is easy. Just click the "Add your keywords" button on the "Ranked keywords" page:

add locations for local ranking checks

Then enter the keywords that you want to check and select a country. Start typing a city name to get location suggestions:

select a location for local SEO

Your local SEO rank tracking solution

Local rank tracking is is important if you have a brick and mortar business. Your website must be found for searches that are done by potential customers in the area where your business is located.

The Ranking Monitor in SEOprofiler enables you to track your rankings on city-level. You can specify the exact location from which your rankings should be checked (cities, zip codes, airports, etc.). If you do business in multiple locations, you can track all the locations in one campaign.

Local results tracking for businesses without websites

Google also shows businesses that do not have a website in the local results.

The Ranking Monitor monitor enables you to track the positions of these businesses in the search results, even if Google does not show a website address.

Just enter the business name and the Ranking Monitor will take care of it. It’s really easy.

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If you haven't done it yet, create your SEOprofiler account now. In addition to the ranking monitor, SEOprofiler offers many more powerful SEO tools that help you to get higher rankings on Google and other search engines.

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2. Internet marketing news of the week

John MuellerGoogle: there is no indexing limit
"A webmaster asked on Twitter if there was a maximum amount of static pages Google can index for one static website? According to the webmaster, the limit used to be 250 static pages, and after that you had to break a website into smaller sites."

New in SEOprofiler: 56 new top level domains (a total of 7,439 TLDs)

"We have extended the list of top-level domains that are supported by SEOprofiler. For example, we now support .spa, .cpa, and .me.so. SEOprofiler now supports a total of 7,439 TLDs. [...] If search engines cannot parse your web pages, it doesn’t matter which top-level domain you use. The website audit tool checks all pages of your website for errors that can have a negative impact on the rankings of your pages."

StatisticsStudy: more rich results than before

"Perficient Digital analyzed 1.4 million search queries to measure the state of featured snippets. [...]

If you want to get listed with a rich result on Google’s search results page, your web page needs JSON-LD markup code that Google uses to create rich results. The rich results creator tool is a tool that is available in the free demo version of SEOprofiler."

Bing also uses algorithms similar to BERT

"Microsoft announced in a blog post with the title 'Bing delivers its largest improvement in search experience using Azure GPUs' that it’s search engine Bing uses BERT algorithms since April 2019."

+++ SEARCH +++ ENGINE +++ NEWS +++ TICKER +++

  • Google no longer supports the Lynx browser (bad for blind people).
  • Google: we’re good at ignoring spammy links (no negative SEO).
  • Google Ads conversion reporting issues for November 11 through November 20.
  • Bing 2020 US Elections Experience (Beta).
  • Google tests new recipe preview feature.
  • Apple won't tell congress how much search referral revenue it collects from Google.
  • Helping advertisers comply with CCPA in Google Ads.
  • Twitter: More control over your conversations: now available globally.
  • Google bug delisted pages with a particular meta tag.

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