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Google Search Scroll To Text For Sitelinks The Feature Now Live In US Search Results

author image Written by: Rabije Gashi Corluka           Categories - In The News, SEO

Back in November, Google had started testing the scroll-to-text feature for sitelinks in the Google Search results. Brodie Clark was the first to notice it:

Now, Search Engine Roundtable reports that the feature is fully live on the US desktop search results.

What Is The Scroll To Text Feature?

Using this feature, a user or author can link to a specific part of a page using a text snippet provided in the URL. After the page loads, the browser highlights the text and scrolls it into view. Still, URL hash relies on authors accurately identifying all of the points that might interest a user while annotating their pages.

The feature works on any kind of website and adds a new way for users to get their answers quickly and efficiently, making the whole experience more user-friendly.

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New Video Page Indexing Report Coming To Google

05/13/2022

A new video page indexing report is coming to Google Search Console, Google announced at Google I/O.

You will now be able to see a report which lists all the video pages found by Google when crawling and indexing your site. The report will be in the index section, under ‘video pages’.

Currently, Google Search Console only reports on videos with regard to structured data. If you upload videos to your site and mark them up with structured data, Search Contoroles lets you check if the data is valid and how many impressions a video received.

You will soon be able to check the indexing status of videos and the landing pages they appear on using Search Console.

Read More: Why You Should Create Video Content

Video Page Indexing Report

With the help of this new feature you will be able to:

  • Find out how many video landing pages Google found and how many videos it indexed;
  • Investigate and see if any videos weren’t indexed and why;
  • Use the URLs of the affected video landing pages to resolve problems and validate the fix before initiating re-crawling the URLs that were affected.
Read More: Do You Need A Video Content Strategy?

Why Is This Important?

With video content becoming more and more popular and valuable, it’s crucial to keep track of its progress. This report will help you discover how important your videos are to Google Search. The indexing reports will help you find indexing issues and help you resolve them.

However, you should keep in mind that regardless of how many videos are on a page, Google only indexes one video per page.

Take a look at the discussion on Twitter.

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Google Rolls Out A New Robot Tag

01/27/2022

As you might know, every time you post something on your website and Google discovers it, its robots start going through your content and compiling data. It’s trying to figure out what the page is about by analyzing the content, images and videos, so it would know how to rank your page on Google search when someone enters a specific query. This process is also known as indexing. You can turn the indexing off by using a noindex tag, but in general, indexing benefits you.

Now, Google is rolling out something that will give your site even more control over the content that gets indexed. A new robots tag, called indexifembedded, will let your website give more direction on which content to index in search results. As the name suggests, you can decide and tell Google to index a page if it’s embedded through iframes and specific HTML tags in other pages – even if the content page has a noindex tag, reports Search Engine Journal.

Google knows that certain media publishers want their content to be indexed when it’s embedded on third-party pages, but since they don’t want their media pages to be indexed on their own, they choose to use the noindex tag which prevents embedding the content in other pages. With this new robot, they can target the specific piece of content and index only that, without indexing the media too.

“For example, if podcast.host.example/playpage?podcast=12345 has both the noindex and indexifembedded tag, it means Google can embed the content hosted on that page in recipe.site.example/my-recipes.html during indexing” – explained Google.

The new tag can be used together with the noindex tag since it can override it when the URL with it is embedded into another page.

How To Turn This On?

If you want to let your content be indexed when it’s embedded on other pages, you have to add the tag in combination with the noindex tag. Here’s the example Google provided us with:

Screenshot from developers.google.com

Also, the tag can be specified in the HTTP header:

Screenshot from developers.google.com

For now, you are able to use this tag only on Google.

 

 

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