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Event recap: Search Central Virtual Unconference Japan 2022

We organized the first Search Central Virtual Unconference Japan on April 5, 2022 to facilitate a discussion and networking platform for the SEO, Search and publisher community, in Japanese. This is a recap from the event.

Spring cleaning: some sitemap extension tags are going away

We're deprecating a handful of sitemap extension tags and attributes.

How we fought Search spam on Google in 2021

It's definitely not magic that helps keep more than 99% of visits from Search spam-free! This post explains what happens behind the scenes and how we fought Search spam in 2021.

Optimizing website performance with a Search Console bubble chart

In this post, we’ll discuss a bubble chart that can help you understand which queries are performing well for your site, and which could be improved. We’ll first explain the main elements in the chart, describing specific settings and how they influence the data. Then we’ll provide some pointers on what to look for when analyzing the...

Monitoring Search traffic (and more!) with Data Studio

This article shows how to create a monitoring dashboard for your Search traffic on Data Studio. In addition, it announces new data in the Data Studio Search Console connector. Lastly, it provides data visualization tips to help you make your dashboards more effective.

Monitoring Search traffic (and more!) with Data Studio

This article shows how to create a monitoring dashboard for your Search traffic on Data Studio. It also announces the addition of new data to the Search Console Data Studio connector, including data for Discover and Google News traffic.

Adding context to structured data issues in Search Console

To help you identify structured data issues more effectively, Search Console is adding more context to its error reporting. In this post we explain how this change may affect you.

Spring cleaning: the URL Parameters tool

We're deprecating the URL Parameters tool in Search Console in 1 month. There's no action required from the current users of the tool.

Register for the first Search Central Virtual Unconference Japan 2022!

The Search Central Virtual Unconference Japan 2022 is now open for registration. The sessions will be conducted in Japanese. If you are interested, be sure to register by March 30! On top of that,the global Search Central Unconference 2022 is scheduled for April 27. Come meet the community, exchange ideas, and have fun together.

Improving Product Review ranking, one year on

Our March 2022 product reviews update is now rolling out for English-language pages. This update may impact the rankings of English-language product reviews across many sites. We've also extended our advice for multi-product reviews. Check out our blog post for details.

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