29 Jun '18, 11am

Google: Providing APIs Won't Reduce Search Results Scraping

Google: Providing APIs Won't Reduce Search Results Scraping

There was a somewhat fun conversation on Twitter around the new URL inspector tool . Some SEOs are saying that if Google provided an API for this tool, it would reduce scraping of the Google search results. As you know, scraping Google's search results is against their terms of service and Google is not a fan of those that do it. But the truth is, Google has done very little to stop the popular tools from scraping their search results. There have been times where they caused problems for the tools but overall, scrapers still do what they do best, scrape. Now when someone mentioned to John Mueller of Google that providing this API for the URL inspector tool would reduce scraping, John laughed. He said , "Hah, I doubt it." Adding also that it is not right to say we will break your TOS (terms of service) if you don't give us a feature we want, is not a good argument. I find t...

Full article: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-apis-reduce-scraping-...

Tweets

Google web spam report: Less than 1% of sites visited from search results are spammy

Google web spam report: Less than 1% of sites v...

searchengineland.com 28 Jun '18, 1pm

Less than 1 percent of sites visited from search results are spammy — and that’s been the case “for many years”. There was...

Google's Danny Sullivan Considers Writing A Google Guide to Search

Google's Danny Sullivan Considers Writing A Goo...

seroundtable.com 28 Jun '18, 11am

Danny Sullivan, now at Google, wrote on Twitter that he has been considering writing a Google Guide to Search document on ...

Google My Business now lets businesses edit the...

searchengineland.com 01 Jul '18, 12pm

Google said all you need to do is find your business on Google Search, “and you can complete and enhance your listing, sha...

Google Tests Making URL In Search Results Snippets Clickable

Google Tests Making URL In Search Results Snipp...

seroundtable.com 02 Jul '18, 11am

Eric Hedekar from STAT, a tool that tracks the Google search results, posted on Twitter that he caught Google testing maki...

Black, white or both? Shop the @puma Platform T...

footasylum.com 04 Jul '18, 6pm

Mens Footwear Trainers Slides & Flip Flops Shoes Boots Espadrilles Mens Clothing T-Shirts Swim Shorts Shorts Jackets & Coa...

Google Has Reduced Amount of Spammy Links by Nearly Half by @MattGSouthern

Google Has Reduced Amount of Spammy Links by Ne...

searchenginejournal.com 02 Jul '18, 7pm

Google has released a series of statistics which reveal how the search giant fought web spam in 2017. The statistics are p...

The Voting Results are in. We Have a Winner!

The Voting Results are in. We Have a Winner!

circuitcellar.com 29 Jun '18, 2pm

Post navigation ← Previous: Wireless Standards and Solutions for IoT • The Voting Results are in. We Have a Winner! Posted...

Google shows

searchengineland.com 12 Jul '18, 5pm

Advertiser reaction to this feature is not positive, no surprise. In addition to the competitor suggestions, concerns incl...

Search in Pics: Google ice cream pool, AI powered piano & watching the World Cup

Search in Pics: Google ice cream pool, AI power...

searchengineland.com 29 Jun '18, 12pm

In this week’s Search In Pictures , here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search ...

Happy Independence Day! In honor of America, ta...

npca.org 04 Jul '18, 3pm

On September 17, 1862, Union and Confederate soldiers battled for 12 savage hours on the banks of Antietam Creek. When the...

Unwanted Video Showing In Google Search Results?

Unwanted Video Showing In Google Search Results?

seroundtable.com 09 Jul '18, 11am

Since Google starting showing video carousels in the desktop results again, Google seems to have been showing way more vid...

Google Shows Dynamic Filters On Local Pack Results

Google Shows Dynamic Filters On Local Pack Results

seroundtable.com 26 Jun '18, 12pm

Google is showing dynamic filters for some queries in the local pack. So if you search for something very specific, and Go...

The end of #organic? #Google tests #mobile #sea...

seroundtable.com 23 Jun '18, 3pm

Justin Briggs has been in this Google test bucket where he is seeing Google mobile search results with very few organic re...

Find Out When Google Last Crawled a Specific URL

Find Out When Google Last Crawled a Specific URL

searchenginejournal.com 28 Jun '18, 10pm

An update to Google Search Console will allow users to check when a specific URL was last crawled. The new “URL inspection...