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Hi there 👋
Sorry I missed the issue last week, my wife and I welcomed the birth of our second son! 👨👩👦👦
I'm busy writing this between dad duty shifts, so excuse the brevity! 😅
There's some awesome articles this week. I've decided on Katherine Watier-Ong's "Google Search Console limitations and measurement issues" article as my favourite.
It was written in 2019 but has recently been updated to include:
It's a super important article to help you highlight the caveats of Google Search Console. For example, a recent study by Patrick Stox found that Google is hiding keyword terms for 46.08% of clicks!
And rankings data can be misleading too. Google only reports on data when it hits a certain volume of impressions, which means you can say goodbye to A LOT of low search volume keywords in Search Console.
Check it out! 🔥
Until next week!Andrew Charlton