English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangout Streamed live on 9th March 2018
Hi John, could you give some insight on the relevance of semantic HTML5. For example, if you have a site that uses H1 tags for all the elements in the navigation. Will this send confusing signals to Google about the main topic of the page or does the crawler understand that this is part of the
With the growing trend of trampoline parks appearing locally to everyone, the Trampoline keywords hit our radar for monitoring and from SemRush we can see:-
|Keyword||Search Volume||Keyword Difficulty Index|
|trampoline park near me||27100||50.82|
|trampoline park london||8100||58.87|
|trampoline park birmingham||4400||63.38|
|trampoline park manchester||2900||54.87|
We notice that Rush in Birmingham has already got 6600 unique search queries a month and they are relatively new so we took a look at the website to understand if they are maximising the online efforts to achieve this growth using SEO to push and promote.
The website on-page SEO looks good with the meta data:-
<title>Trampoline Park – Birmingham Trampolining – Rush UK</title>
<meta name=”description” content=”Discover Birmingham’s latest trampoline park. Ideal for children parties and trampoline activities. Visit our website and make a booking today!“/>
The page has H1 heading:-
<h1>Welcome To Rush Birmingham</h1>
So this is pretty good but missing the word Trampoline or Trampoline Park.
The H2 Headings, 4 in total:-
<h2>Ready to rush?</h2>
This doesnt have any mention of Trampoline which if possible would be advisable.
And then the H3 Headings:-
<h3>After School Meal Deal</h3>
<h3>Weekly Autism and SEN Session</h3>
<h3>The Main Court</h3>
<h3>Extreme Dodgeball Courts</h3>
<h3>Schools, University and Youth Groups</h3>
<h3>Corporate Team Building</h3>
<h3>Rush Birmingham 360 Tour</h3>
Again if no H2 reference to Trampoline it would be advisable to have a H3 reference.
Note: There is a 360 tour which is outdated and not embedded on the website which would be better to keep the visitors on the site:-
We would recommend a refresh of this for 2018 and this is service we provide for Google Maps. This will help with conversions, and if your business hasnt got a tour you should consider having one.
Trampoline Park Near Me
So with this new activity growing across the UK and looking at the website Rush with a quick on-page SEO check of the core basics.
The web hosting is on a shared platform which we would recommend this site being on a unique IP. The site is slow and this will be a contributing factor:-
The domain name has been registered until 17/01/2026 which is good as Google knows this is a serious business in this for the long game.
Using our own in-house software our checks showed for Rush:-
|Google United Kingdom (Birmingham, UK)|
|Keyword||Ranking URL||Search Vol.||07-Mar|
|trampoline park near me||https://www.rushuk.com/birmingham/||33100||1||2|
Which means this is working for them well already.
So from an SEO consultants point of view – what should Rush do next?
They need to identify the keywords not performing and make a plan to achieve these keywords and also maintain the current ranking keywords in the top 3 positions of Google.
Monitor the current traffic to the site and look for areas of improvement. For example, a page with a high bounce rate needs the content checking.
Check the visitors can find the information they need quickly with as little amount of clicks as possible.
Look at Google Home voice search also. Check and fix any snippet data required to help Google voice search work well.
We have ran a complete audit on the website and the results show that Rush are doing a lot right for Google:-
If you want a report for your website please get in touch with us. Also, how did you end up on our webpage reading this? – The power of the Internet has lead you to our website and we can make your business website take full advantage of the Internet and Google Search.
English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangout Streamed live on 6th March 2018
How will GDPR affect the use of Google Analytics? It looks like we can only track visitors if they allow us to add cookies…or not?
In which cases does Google recognize a french-translated page “fr.example.com/page” as a duplicate of an English one – “example.com/page”? Hreflangs are correct but using the query “info:fr.exmaple.com/page”, we see an English page not a French one.
Is there a way to auto disavow some tld’s? It would help with the .ru domains that are linking to me that are 99% spam. New ones show up every few days.
How can I improve the indexing of sites developed on a single CMS and having the same catalog of products with the same description on the product cards? Google indexes the site and excludes pages from the index in a month. Sites belong to different organizations but they were ordered from one developer.
Jack Waldenmaier | Composer / Producer
I have about 60 pages with duplicate TITLES and DESCRIPTIONS because they are part of WordPress CATEGORIES.
(They are all Rel=Prev or Rel=Next and have Canonicals but they still show up in Search Console as duplicates.)
Is there any solution to this problem?
We have different branch pages for our depots and we also have different GMB profiles for each branch and they have reviews on them. Can we put the text from some of these reviews on to the relevant branch pages and mark it up. We already have a link from the branch page going to the google plus page but we could also do a link going to the reviews section if need be?. What do you think?
Is there any benefit/harm putting some of our USP in the Title tag if we already have the keyword phrase first.
Bill Allen | Dad, Husband and SEO Guy
Does Google have any issues or preference for indexing and ranking urls that have special characters (comma, ampersand, parenthesis, etc.) or issues/preference for indexing/ranking special characters used in French, Spanish, German, etc.?
None adult site showing hard core adult ads in Google search results when searching for domain.com. Every site on the VPS host is showing these ads. Is the IP address marked by google as adult? What would cause this? Here is a link to a webmaster help forum discussion with all the details and screenshots.
Earlier on Twitter we have conversation about translating content and still isn’t clear enough. If I translate article from another website to another language hreflang is a must to show proper language but how can i give him a credit if canonical is not good here? Should I just rank in other languages with my website? Link isn’t good, can’t canonical not the same content, what we need to do?
François Briod | Tech enthusiast & entrepreneur
Hey! It’s going to be my first Office Hours, I’m thrilled.
My question: how does google indexes texts generated by computers based on unique/proprietary meta-data such as a hotel description on Booking.com (For example: https://www.booking.com/hotel/ch/b2-boutique.html)
Let’s say that the meta-data are updated every day (reviews), would it make sense for Google to crawl this text every day?
1) Does Google use other Google App data for search results? (ie; does Google use Gmail email opens or Google Chrome behavior to inform results past an individual basis?)
2) Can you explain the types/range of severity of algorithmic penalties? (ie; how do you receive an algorithmic penalty, how long does it last, does it affect a site on a page by page basis – or at the domain level?)
3) — Search Console Performance feedback (been a week since I’ve been in there):
——– want to be able to filter off multiple operations in filters (ie; contains “some word” AND does not contain “some other word”)
——– want filters to update the line graph – currently, it is just an overall view of the date range and search type you selected, even when filters are enabled (Is that right?)
——– property sets would be nice (ie; aggregate both http and https for YOY analysis)
——– option to download some time period of data and break it down by day for daily analysis away from Search Console interface (you can do this with the API, but that is over my head/don’t have time for it at the moment)
Thanks for everything you all do!
Glenn Gabe | Digital Marketing Consultant
Hi John. When a company fact checks an article using ClaimReview markup, is there a way to challenge that fact check?? If not, the fact check will show up in the SERPs even if it’s not entirely correct. It seems like there should be a way to challenge a fact check (like you can counter a DMCA takedown).
Also, would continual fact checks against an organization impact that site algorithmically at some point? Again, like DMCA takedowns funnel into the Pirate Algorithm?