Introducing ‘Inspect Canonical’ Chrome Extension #SEOForLunch

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Issue #112
January 29th, 2019

Hey, lunch buddies.  I'm pumped to share with you a project I've been working on. Introducing the new Chome extension Inspect Canonical (free download).

This new Chrome extension will help you identify the canonical value on any page that you're surfing.  This extension will also tell you when there is an ERROR with the way the canonical tag is implemented.  I wrote a more detailed blog post explaining exactly how the extension works over here and the value it can add to your SEO audits.

I created this extension in major help from Jon Hogg who also created the super valuable Chrome extension View Rendered Source. Some of you may remember me sharing his plugin in a past newsletter and it continues to be one of my favorite JavaScript analyzing tools. When it came to developing my own plugin I couldn't think of someone better to work with.  Thanks again Jon!

Please test the plugin, write a review in Google (pretty please?) and e-mail me directly (hit reply to this email) with any feedback you might have.

Have a great week!

What You Need To Know

Article: Google Search Console to deprecate features in March 2019

What's important?
Google is going to "turn off" the old Search Console soon.  Come March 2019 several reports only available such as property sets, blocked resources, and HTML suggestions.

Nick's take:
Mixed results have come from this announcement from the search community.  I'm never a fan of removing features or data once available to me.  I am, however, open to seeing how Google fazes these features and if they will be integrated into any future GSC updates in the near future.

Interesting Reads in Your Spare Time

How often does Google update featured snippet URLs? –
It seems like featured snippet sources NEVER change.  However, we all know this isn't true.  Mordy now has the data to prove the frequency in which URLs change for featured snippets.  A great post.

How to keep your SEO team (and yourself) relevant –
You subscribe to the #SEOForLunch so you already stay relevant… but if that isn't quite enough for you then Grant has a few other suggestions that you might like too!

How to get management buy-in for content generation –
Has your boss ever asked you what the ROI is for that blog post you want to create?  How many visits/sales/leads can that new guide drive? Rebecca at Built Visible helps us understand how to prove the value of content to upper management.


Wrapping Up

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Nick LeRoy
Nick LeRoy
Nick has 10+ years of SEO consulting experience building and executing strategies for clients ranging from multi-billion dollar consumer packaged goods to fashion entities with hundreds of physical store locations. He also writes the weekly SEO newsletter #SEOForLunch that allows you to stay up to date with industry updates in the amount of time it takes you to eat your lunch.

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