The May 2019 Top 4: SEO News Roundup

Last month had quite a few changes in the SEO world. The updates covered in this roundup will get you up to speed on the major SEO news that happened.

Let’s get into it:

Google Search Console reports back on track after multi-week delay

https://searchengineland.com/google-search-console-reports-back-on-track-after-multi-week-delay-316108

In early April Google Search Console had a bug that impacted reporting features. After a three week delay, Google has finally fixed the reports that we’re having issues.


All your main reports inside Search Console should now be good to go, with the exception of the backlink report that Google is still working on.

 

Yoast SEO Becomes First WordPress Plugin to Offer Defragmented Schema Markup

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/yoast-seo-becomes-first-wordpress-plugin-to-offer-proper-schema-implementation/303671/

We know it sounds a little complicated but stick with us here, it’s actually quite simple! Proper schema markup simply helps Google see what webpages are related to one another.

As you can imagine, if you have poor markup you’re making it harder for the search engines and potentially losing out on SEO juice. Yoast will now take care of it for you and best of all, it’s included in the free version of Yoast.



 

Announcing the New Moz SEO Essentials Certificate: What It Is & How to Get Certified

https://moz.com/blog/seo-certificate

Moz is now offering an SEO essentials certificate that is focused around SEO fundamentals, keyword strategies, on-page optimization, effective link building, and efficient reporting strategies.

The course contains several hours on online instruction followed by a final exam. Upon completing the course, you will receive an SEO certificate and a badge that you can use on LinkedIn.



 

Study Finds Nearly Half of Business Listings Have Incorrect Information

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/study-finds-nearly-half-of-business-listings-have-incorrect-information/303427/#close

A leading marketing technology company, Uberall, looked at 73,000 online businesses to see how ready they were for voice search. What surprised them was the shocking amount of errors in business listings.

Business listings are vital for not only customer trust, but also for sales. If you need help with your business listings, check out our product HOTH Citation Cleanup where we’ll fix all incorrect citations for you.



 

Conclusion

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