Building Indexable Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are taking advantage of new technologies to bring the best of mobile sites and native applications to users and they’re one of the most exciting new ideas on the web. But to truly have an impact, it s important that they’re indexable and linkable. Every recommendation presented in this article is [ ]


Rich Cards expands to more verticals

At Google I/O in May, we launched Rich Cards for Movies and Recipes, creating a new way for site owners to present previews of their content on the Search results page. Today, we’re expanding to two new verticals for US-based sites: Local restaurants and Online courses. Evolution of search results for queries like [best New [ ]

An update on Google’s feature-phone crawling & indexing

Limited mobile devices, feature-phones , require a special form of markup or a transcoder for web content. Most websites don t provide feature-phone-compatible content in WAP/WML any more. Given these developments, we ve made changes in how we crawl feature-phone content (note: these changes don t affect smartphone content): 1. We ve retired the feature-phone Googlebot We won t be using [ ]

What Crawl Budget Means for Googlebot

Recently, we ve heard a number of definitions for crawl budget , however we don t have a single term that would describe everything that crawl budget stands for externally. With this post we ll clarify what we actually have and what it means for Googlebot. First, we d like to emphasize that crawl budget, as described below, is not [ ]