SEO UPdate #12 | 01/03/2022
Herewith the twelfth SEO update, given by an SEO specialist. We only have quick news today, so you’ll be done in no time, too. Read on quickly, have fun!
Short and concise news, presented quickly so you can get on with your day with this knowledge.
- CSS has no impact on page SEO, according to John Mueller. He is referring mainly to the color of the page (of course, you can do so much more with CSS, which does impact the page). If you start hiding content with CSS, or make other adjustments, it can always affect your organic rankings.
- John Mueller also indicated that it never happens that one Web site always ranks above another.
- Greg Sterling indicates that Google is also going to remain dominant in the market for the next 10 years. Below I share the results of the poll he did. More than 60 percent indicate that Google will still be dominant 10 years from now. What I did see on statista is that Google’s market share is decreasing and Bing’s market share is increasing.
- Google does not use the disavow list to detect spammy link networks. According to John, there are better ways to do that (don’t ask me which ways these are for Google).
- Microsoft’s IndexNow initiative is slowly being picked up by SEO software providers. All In One WordPress SEO plugin, Rank Math SEO plugin and Duda have all included the IndexNow feature. Google is testing this feature, when possible, in all likelihood many more websites will use it.
- Google has confirmed (again) that their internal SEO team does not prioritize how websites rank in Google.
- Google is testing different menus in the search results page. See the image below for different possibilities they are testing with. Would Google use Google Optimize for this?
That’s it for today again! Hopefully you got a lot out of the March 1, 2022 SEO update and can get back on track.