Verify Urls (still) not working

again I find the same error I notified here around 1 month ago.

I created a new project, inserted a website and then, with right click on the project > show urls > verified, I inserted around 50 mixed urls (some pointing to the website of the project – field URL in the top project) and many other urls pointing to others sites, just to check if SER is checking well.

After pushing the button “Verify”, SER will mark ALL the urls as GREEN (so positive answer), but I know most of that links have no links to that website (I checked them manually). And the column Link URL show an N/A without any link.

Can you please check this feature? It’s something I use a lot and now I’m not trusting anymore on its functionality.


Recently changed domain name. Home page widgets are now not in the customize menu yet still being on the page

I recently changed the domain name on my wordpress website. Since doing so I am unable to edit the current widgets I have on the home page. They are still on the actual home page however when I go into customization I see the following “Your theme has 8 widget areas, but this particular page doesn’t display them on page with widgets”.

I can still edit them in the widgets area but I am concerned why I cant do it the normal way in customization. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

Any help will be much appreciated.

Redux store seems to still persist some data upon clicking back button [Firefox]

I’m pretty new to Redux and I’m working on a project where there involves some user auth and data associated with that user gets loaded after the user is verified. After the user logs out, I clear the store by doing

const rootReducer = (state, action) => {   if (action.type === USER_LOGOUT) {     state = undefined;     window.location = "somePage.jsp";   }   return appReducer(state, action); }; 

On Chrome, when I click the back button, the store doesn’t have any residual information so this works as expected.

However, on Firefox, when I click on the back button I’ve found that the store still persists some data.

Am I missing something in my steps to clearing out my store or is there a different behavior in Firefox?

Thanks for your help!

Keyboard accessibility: if menu can be operated with keyboard should it still retain tabbing functionality?

I’m trying to create an accessible menu that can be operated with the arrows, as described here:

In the example once user has tabbed to menu, next tab moves him out of the menu. In other words user can’t tab within the menu itself, only use arrows.

How widespread / discoverable is that? Or should menu retain “tabbing” functionality?

Search results are still broken

"The Medic Update" literally broke the internet…

Hi everyone,

I am an occasional contributor here and have been since almost the start of my SEO career.

Recent events have made me question my knowledge, my judgement and my ability to diagnose an issue related to organic Google search.

I work for an online pharmacy / chemist, I have an outstanding team of digital marketers.

Working in this field is naturally more complicated than working in a non-regulated sector.

We have done everything possible from an E-A-T perspective, prior to the ‘Medic Update’, to ensure that our customers can trust us.

Let’s face it, from the word go we are battling ‘buying medicines online’ – it already sounds non-legitimate and potentially fraudulent, as opposed to walking into a local chemist where the trust is instant.

This is why we position ourselves as a friendly, trustworthy and accessible online chemist.

Rewind to 27th September 2018 and there was, for us, a significant algorithm update that caused a 70% decrease in organic traffic which translates to a monumental loss of revenue.

It was like a light switch being flicked off.

The news that followed pointed at E-A-T.

My issue is that when an algo update has previously been rolled out and a client has seen a decrease, I can usually diagnose the issue and/or will know in my gut feeling that I already know what the issue is.

In this case, I had no idea… and I still have no idea what has gone wrong.

I have had advice from real SEO figureheads as well as other industry professionals that I trust a lot.

I have spoken to competitors both in our country and other and still I have no clue what went wrong.

As it stands, I am confident and certain that the search results are broken.

Over a month after the update, we were still seeing awful search results.

An example, "buy codeine linctus", page 1 results included a Japanese, non ecommerce website with the only mention of the work ‘codeine’ in the URL, and the entire page in Japanese.

Even today, a search for another popular produce, "buy phenergan", we are being outranked by Australian ecommerce websites who sit on page 1.

The basics of Google Search are broken.

I’m in the UK, I am looking to buy a product.

Clearly the right result here is to provide UK ecommerce search results.

Their result (I don’t belive they ship to the UK either):…5mg-50-tablets

Our page:

We have clear imagery, options to buy different strengths, links to the official information leaflet, safety advice, extensive product description, links to help and advice guides, mentions of how we are regulated, we have our content checked for quality and accuracy by professional pharmacists

The list goes on.

This single example is the top of the iceberg – I am convinced there is an issue with the current algo and I feel there must be another significant update coming in the next couple of months.

… thoughts?