Google made some changes to its SEO-related documentation. These changes included stating that title and link elements were the most critical for RSS feed Follow in Google Discover. They also clarified that Google can parse img elements within elements such as the image element.
Follow the Google RSS Feed
Google has added a line to the Get On Discover documentation, under the , for the Google Discover Follow feature. Google stated, “The most essential content for the Follow function is your feed and per item
link> components. These elements should be included in your feed.
You should clearly include the
elements to your RSS feed if you want to perform well in Chrome Follow feature.
Google Image SEO best practices update
Google has also updated the . This clarifies that Google will index images containing img> elements, even if they are contained in other elements (e.g. picture> elements).
The original document stated that Google parsed HTML pages for images to index, but didn’t index CSS. It is now clearer: “Using semantic HTML Markup helps crawlers locate and process images.” Google will index CSS images by parsing HTML elements in pages that contain HTML elements img>.
Google’s updated documentation will help you leverage the Follow feature of Google Chrome powered with Google Discover more effectively. Also, test any site changes you make to improve your search engine performance.
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