Is it time to remove AMP from your site?

Don't Delete AMP Just Yet!!

You have read the news; Google is removing AMP requirement for Top Stories eligibility starting May 2021. There is a heated discussion online where some SEOs can't wait to remove AMP while others are skeptical. 

We have started tracking the % share of non-AMP stories in Top Stories in preparation of the move. So far our data at newzdash.com indicates that about 93-95% of all Top Stories are AMP URLs and +65% of Google Discover URLs are AMP. The numbers have been consistent for a while.  

21 Soft Skills to Supercharge Your In-House SEO Team - Video & Slides

21 SKILLS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR IN- HOUSE SEO EFFORTS - by John Shehata via SEMrush

 

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wa8b34hjkg

Read: https://www.semrush.com/webinars/21-soft-skills-to-supercharge-your-in-house-seo-team/

2021 News SEO Trends and Predictions

2021 News SEO Trends and Predictions ... Yet Another Annual Top Trends Article, Why?  There are many specialties within the SEO community like Tech SEO, Content SEO, Commerce SEO, Link Building, Amazon SEO, etc. Nowadays you see more jobs posted with such title focusing on specific branches of SEO. News SEO, or as a close friend of mine call it "Editorial SEO", is one of those SEO specialties that require specific skills in addition to traditional SEO knowledge.

SEO Tips for Journalists and Editors that are Essential to Your Career Growth

We believe SEO is a must-have skill for all journalists. Our founder, John Shehata, has been presenting at NYU Journalism Institute for so many years training students on News SEO skills. In 2020, John worked with NYU Journalism Institute to select 2 student to mentor and train on SEO for 3 months, then feature their articles on the NewzDash. We are proud to present Caroline Boden to the SEO community and her first published SEO article, Enjoy!!!

14 Free News SEO Tools that Your Site Needs

We believe SEO is a must-have skill for all journalists. Our founder, John Shehata, has been presenting at NYU Journalism Institute for so many years training students on News SEO skills. In 2020, John worked with NYU Journalism Institute to select 2 student to mentor and train on SEO for 3 months, then feature their articles on the NewzDash. We are proud to present Hunter Hall to the SEO community and his first published SEO article, Enjoy!!!

YouTube & Videos Visibility in Google News & SERPs for 2020

 

As many news publishers struggle to drive revenue and monetize different streams, it is obvious Videos is a one of the most important streams every publisher should pay attention to. Not just because of high CPMs - way higher than display ads - but for the strong Videos Content Visibility across many of Google surfaces. In this analysis we will try to shed the light on Videos Content Visibility in Google News and Google SERPs and the different opportunities publisher may take advantage of.

How to Find if Your Site is in Google News?

 

Many News Publishers have been expressing their frustration on the delay of getting in Google News especially since Google News started including new sites automatically without a submission form. 

Till recently Google didn't recognize there was an issue. Few days ago Google's John Mueller acknowledged in a video recorded on October 2, 2020 that the Google News team is backed up in accepting new sites into Google News.

Google News SEO - Everything Publishers Need to Know 2020 Edition

 

Most news publishers and media organizations want their top story -- especially a breaking news story -- to rank highest among the most read and shared news articles.  As SEO specialists with extensive newsroom and publishing experience, we would like to share some insights and tips for ranking within Google News SEO.   How can you optimize your news story to be the leading source among your competitors on Google News?  What are some best practices and tips for news optimization?  What is SEO for news sites? 

Uncover Google Discover Mysteries by John Shehata - Video & Slides

7 Tactics to Optimize for Google Discover

Google Discover is a serious traffic driver for many publishers around the world. Google Discover is an AI-driven content recommendation tool included with the Google Search app. It provides new information and inspiration where  no query is required. In a way, this is Google’s version of Facebook feed.

Google Discover gives consumers relevant, engaging content.