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SEO Mythbusting with Google & Bing



SEO Mythbusting with Google & Bing

In the first episode of SEO Mythbusting season 2, Martin Splitt (Developer Advocate, Google) and Sandhya Guntreddy (Principal Program Manager, Microsoft) discuss the most common SEO questions they get, the trends they see in the SEO community as well as Bing Webmaster Tools and Google Search Console.

Specific timestamped topics discussed in the first SEO Mythbusting episode:
If I have a lot of backlinks, will I rank higher? (0:00)
How to rank at the top of search engines? (1:43)
I run search ads, will I get ranked higher? (6:09)
Is the SEO community getting more technical? (6:35)
Blockers, Robots.txt, Bingbot and Googlebot (7:15)
Integration of Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools (9:58)
Recommendations for JavaScript SEO (10:35)
Third-party tool scores and query intent vs user intent (12:53)

Documentation mentioned in this episode:
Bing Webmaster Tools
Verify Bingbot Tool →
URL & Content Submission API →
Crawl Control →
Import sites from Google Search Console to Bing Webmaster Tools →

Formalizing the Robots Exclusion Protocol Specification (blog post) →

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