March 12th Digest - John Mueller's Hangouts - Search Central Office Hours
 by Stephen Mahaney

March 12th Digest
John Mueller's Hangouts — Search Central Office Hours

Pearl's of Wisdom and SEO Gems from John Mueller during the month of March 2021

These edited and digestible byte-sized notes will save you over 52 minutes of time wading through video of John struggling gallantly to sincerely answer the myriad questions presented in a variety of interesting accents from a world-wide audience with insatiable curiosities. Here's the digest version of the most useful gems and pearls in the order they appeared.

Office Hours · March 12th, 2021 · 59:49

Search Central Office Hours — March 12, 2021 Run Time: 59:49 / Read Time: 7 minutes

  • Crawl Rate Budget – is a two factor issue; capacity of the website and the demand from Google's side. Anything you can do to help Google access your HTML pages faster, like getting rid of old scripts and reducing page sizes, will work in your favor. However the demand side of the equation is entirely up to Google and isn't something you can control. You saved 8:00 – Link

  • Index Coverage Report vs. Internal Link Report – The Internal Link Report only gives you an idea of which internal links are found more often than others but does not provide a complete list. In some cases it'll report only a tiny fraction of the total number of indexed pages.

    However, doing a site search will usually reveal somewhere in the range of the total index pages you see ...