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Okay, here's my experience, though not scientific. I don't have a site that has Expertise, Authority or Trust as it relates to the medical field, so I have no E.A.T. credibility as it relates to the current pandemic. I wrote a blog post relating the virus to my industry. Nothing serious, more of a humorous story about the lengths some people are going ...


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E.A.T. is going to be the most important factor in COVID-related content. If you're not a research institution or an established medical journal or top news provider, you're going to have a much harder time ranking. (Which, sorry, is a good thing). For content categorized as news, recency is a ranking factor. "Urgency" is not.


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Server errors (5xx) mean that when the Googlebot tried to crawl those pages, they were unavailable (server was offline, too slow, etc) AT THE TIME MENTIONED; if you tested the live URLs at a later time, it can be that the reason for the server error wasn't present anymore and those pages should be crawled next time Google visits your website (as you ...


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This exact bug is being reported by others in the Google webmaster forum. It may be an actual bug & you might want to report it there.


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