This new guide was written by Google’s Martin Splitt ( Developer Advocate ) and Lizzi Harvey ( Technical Writer ).
Google has been busy updating its developer documents related to mobile-first indexing, structured data, updated code lab and much more related to Google search. And Lizzi Harvey who is working in Google for over three years has been trying to communicate about these updates on Twitter. The below is an example of her posing in twitter about the update:
Also, I updated the guide on how to prepare for mobile-first indexing to align with this update! It has a new changelog at the bottom that keeps track of all the updates about mobile-first indexing. Check it out 👉 https://t.co/Pp6NvYYi9R https://t.co/zxaidEUnNn
— Lizzi Harvey (@LizziHarvey) May 28, 2019
He has announced about the new video series in twitter on February 28th, 2019.
Here is the twitter post which was done by Martin Splitt:
Happy to hear your thoughts! 🙆 pic.twitter.com/v6i34M8isT
— Martin Splitt @ 🇨🇭🏡 (@g33konaut) February 28, 2019
And below is the YouTube video for the announcement:
As specified in the title this is the absolute basics. Getting the content indexed by Google is the most basic to SEO.
What is in the Guide?
1. UNIQUE TITLES AND SNIPPETS:
2. WRITE COMPATIBLE CODE:
3. HTTP STATUS CODES:
The usage of meaningful status code is very important as it will tell the Googlebot whether a page should not be crawled or indexed, or whether a page has been moved to a different URL.
4. USE META ROBOTS TAGS CAREFULLY:
Use lazy-loading to only load images when the user is going to view them as it could save on bandwidth and it will definitely improve the performance.