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Google confirms a search ranking bug where sites disappear from search results over the weekend

Google confirmed a search ranking bug, a “very narrow issue,” as Google called it, that affected a “small number of websites” where those rankings would drop out of the Google Search results over the weekend and then reappear during the weekdays. Google’s statement. A Google spokesperson told Search Engine Land this issue has already been resolved …

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Google allows some sites to delay phase-out of third-party cookies

Google is giving websites the opportunity to request additional time to transition away from third-party cookie dependencies. To address possible compatibility concerns, the search engine has introduced a third-party cookie deprecation trial. While Chrome plans to eliminate third-party cookies by Q3 2024, this program lets embedded sites and services temporarily enable them until December 27, …

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Google accused of quietly placing ads on compromising sites

Google has been accused of quietly placing search ads on non-Google websites, posing a potential risk to brand safety. Google denies the accusation, saying Adalytics, publisher of the report, has a track record of publishing inaccurate reports that misrepresent Google’s products and make exaggerated claims, according to Dan Taylor, Vice President, Global Ads at Google. …

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Google-Extended does not stop Google Search Generative Experience from using your site’s content

Google-Extended, the new standalone product token, to tell Google through your robots.txt to not use your site content for Bard and Vertex AI and other AI projects does not work for the AI-answers and snapshots provided in the Search Generative Experience. Google told us that Google-Extended does not work for SGE. “SGE is a Search …

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