SEO Update & Tips May 13th

The latest on the May 2020 core update

This update is shaping up to be a very large one. Initially, when Google announced that they were pushing out a core update, we hoped that the primary reason for an update would be to protect searchers so that they would be less likely to surface dangerous advice surrounding COVID-19 and the struggling economy.

Here are some other articles on this update from across the web. These two posts share the early winners and losers of the update.

SEO Tips

Robots.txt isn’t a hint, it’s always obeyed

A firm reminder from Gary Illyes that robots.txt is not a hint, and to stop thinking of it that way. Directives such as user-agent, allow and disallow are always obeyed by Google.