Google webmaster is a software package that allows website developers to check indexing status of websites within the Google search engine and is used in optimisation for checking the visibility and performance.
Google are openly reporting that the Webmaster Tool bug may falsely report a sharp decline in indexed pages and website performance.
Webmasters and marketers have noted a bug in the new “Google Search Console” (Webmaster Tools) that shows huge declines in the number of indexed pages displayed in its Google sitemaps reports.
Don’t worry this is not just your site - there has been a noticeable decline in in reported traffic and globally hundreds of thousands of websites have been affected since early July 2015.
Google is actively working on a fix for the bug, so no need to panic if you’ve seen a recent decline in your index count in this month.
It is just a Google reporting glitch and does not affect your traffic or rankings within Google.
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and is the new set of regulations which are being set in place from 25th May 2018 which will affect the way that all businesses obtain, hold and use data they collect from the public.
From January, websites displayed using the Google Chrome web browser which contain either a password or credit card form will be marked as ‘non-secure’ unless equipped with an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificate.
Letting your customers know your opening times is essential If you want to have a successful business. However over holiday periods opening times can often differ quite significantly to normal operating hours. Luckily Google has now added special opening times to its ‘Google My Business’ listings. This will allow you to add specific times and dates that your business will not be open.