Timeline for bringing page experience ranking to desktop  |  Google Search Central Blog  |  Google Developers

[ad_1] Thursday, November 4, 2021 Update on February 22, 2022: The page experience update is now slowly rolling out for desktop. It will be completed by the end of March 2022. Update on January 17, 2022: Search Console now has a dedicated ‘Desktop’ section in the Page Experience report. At I/O 2021, we previewed our … Read more

How we fought spam on Google Search in 2022  |  Google Search Central Blog  |  Google for Developers

[ad_1] Tuesday, April 11, 2023 Every day, we’re discovering, indexing, and serving billions of web pages, and a significant portion of pages we discover are spam. In 2022 we launched multiple updates to our systems to thwart these attacks and ensure a spam-free experience for all Search users. Improvements to SpamBrain SpamBrain is central to … Read more

Don’t use 403s or 404s for rate limiting  |  Google Search Central Blog  |  Google for Developers

[ad_1] Friday, February 17, 2023 Over the last few months we noticed an uptick in website owners and some content delivery networks (CDNs) attempting to use 404 and other 4xx client errors (but not 429) to attempt to reduce Googlebot’s crawl rate. The short version of this blog post is: please don’t do that; we … Read more