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Google's John Mueller To Host Small Hangout & Meetup At Google NYC

Google's John Mueller announced on Twitter that he will be in New York City next week at the big Google office there and will be hosting two small events. Tuesday at 6pm, he will host a really small live Google office-hours hangout and on Thursday at 6:30pm he will host a small meetup.
Tags: Google, New York City, Seo, Other Google Topics, John Mueller, Google NYC


Google: How Soon Can You Remove 301 Redirects?

We've covered the topic of how long Google wants you to keep 301 redirects in place here numerous times. John Mueller was asked the question again and this time he said "After a few years the old URLs are often no longer accessed & you can drop those redirects."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google May Ignore Your XML Sitemap If The Sitemap URL Is Invalid

Google's John Mueller confirmed on Twitter that Google may stop fetching your XML Sitemap files if the URL to the Sitemap file is invalid. He said it is fine to have URLs that redirect but they should load content. If not, Google may simply start ignoring your Sitemaps.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Canceling URL Removal Requests In Search Console Is Quick

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that typically cancelling URL removal requests in Google Search Console is quick. How quick? I do not know but he said quick.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Google Search Console, John Mueller


Google May Ignore Your XML Sitemap If The URLs Are Invalid

Google's John Mueller confirmed on Twitter that Google may stop fetching your XML Sitemap files if the URLs within them are invalid. He said it is fine to have URLs that redirect but they should load content. If not, Google may simply start ignoring your Sitemaps.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google Site Command For 301 Redirect URL Shows The Origin URL

Google's site command will show the URL you put into Google for the site command, even if the URL itself has been redirected using a 301 redirect. I believe it has worked like this for years and years. But Google's John Mueller and Danny Sullivan are now defending why Google does this.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Danny Sullivan, John Mueller


Google Will Shut Down Deprecated Search Console APIs As Well

Last week we reported that Google will be deprecating some of the reports and features within the old Google Search Console and they won't be replaced in the new version of the Google Search Console. John Mueller from Google confirmed that when/if this happens, the related APIs will also go away.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Mobile Usability is Not Related to Mobile-First Indexing by @MattGSouthern

Google's John Mueller clarified that content may be still moved to mobile-first indexing despite not passing the mobile usability test.The post Google: Mobile Usability is Not Related to Mobile-First Indexing by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, John Mueller


Google: A Technically Well-Optimized Site Won’t Rank Without Good Content by @MattGSouthern

Google's John Mueller reminds site owners that the most technically well-optimized site won't always have high rankings without great content.The post Google: A Technically Well-Optimized Site Won’t Rank Without Good Content by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, John Mueller


Google: Changing Image URLs Will Affect Rankings in Image Search by @MattGSouthern

Google's John Mueller cautions site owners that a change to image URLs will affect how they rank in Google Images.The post Google: Changing Image URLs Will Affect Rankings in Image Search by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, John Mueller


Google Will Discontinue Some Old Search Console Features

Google's John Mueller confirmed this morning in a webmaster hangout at the 1:09 mark into the video that Google does plan to close down, discontinue, not port, every single feature from the old Search Console to the new Search Console.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Geolocation Redirects Are Okay

This is not a new topic, we've been saying this for probably over a decade and even Matt Cutts posted a video answer on it in 2013. But hey - John Mueller from Google answered it again. You are allowed to do geolocation based redirects, directing US users to your US site, German users to your German site, as long as you don't treat Googlebot differently than a user.
Tags: Google, US, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller, Matt Cutts


Google AJAX Crawling Scheme Workarounds?

I spotted John Mueller of Google giving a Reddit user advice on how to handle helping Google index content that still uses some of the old AJAX crawling scheme that Google deprecated long ago. I don't fully understand the advice but here it is.
Tags: Google, Seo, Ajax, Reddit, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Use 404s & Temporary Sitemaps To Speed Up Page Removal From Google

Have a lot of pages you want removed from the Google index and don't want to use the page removal tool for each URL? Google's John Mueller said you can try to 404 and noindex all the pages you want removed and then submit a temporary sitemap to Google. It might speed things up he said.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google PSA: Do Not 301 Pages that Should 404 To Your Home Page

Google's John Mueller said it again, if you 301 redirect pages that should 404 to your home page, Google will treat them as soft 404s anyway and thus all you are doing is confusing your end users. There is no benefit in using a 301 redirect for a page that you killed off when you are redirecting it to a page that is not relevant to that 404 page.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google's John Mueller Gives Hard Advice To Low Quality Site

Google's John Mueller often doesn't give direct advice that contains hard messages. But in a Google Webmaster Help thread John decided to give the hard truth to one webmaster producing low quality content. In fact, John recommended that he "take the site down, and start over fresh."
Tags: Google, Seo, John, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Unnatural Links By Humans Or Bots Are Your Responsibility

Google's John Mueller was asked if there is a difference between a human adding unnatural links on your web site compared to AI, algorithms doing it on their own. John responded that ultimately it is the responsibility of the site owner to make sure their site is clean no matter how the content or links get on it.
Tags: Google, Seo, John, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Too Many Repeated Internal Links Doesn't Hurt

Google's John Mueller responded to a question on Twitter around having too many internal links with repeated links to the same page. John implied that it doesn't hurt for you to link naturally internally to your pages.
Tags: Google, Seo, John, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google’s John Mueller Offers Guidance on Building AMP-Only Sites by @MattGSouthern

Google's John Mueller recently provided some advice on what to look out for when creating an AMP-only site.The post Google’s John Mueller Offers Guidance on Building AMP-Only Sites by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, John Mueller


Google: Links From Non-English Languages Are Not Unnatural Links

This may be filed under the super obvious category but John Mueller from Google confirmed that you do not need to disavow links to your site just because those links come from pages that are in your language. So if you write in English and a site in Spanish links to you, that doesn't make the link a bad link.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google's John Mueller Helping Webmasters On New Years

Just like this past Christmas, Google's John Mueller on New Years even and day is out helping webmasters and SEOs with their Google related issues. He posted several times over the New Years break.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine, John Mueller


The SEO Elevator Pitch - Whiteboard Friday

Posted by KameronJenkinsWhat is it you do again? It's a question every SEO has had to answer at some point, whether to your family members over the holidays or to the developer who will eventually implement your suggestions. If you don't have a solid elevator pitch for describing your job, this is the Whiteboard Friday for you! Learn how to craft a concise, succinct description of life as an SEO without jargon, policing, or acting like a superhero. Click on the whiteboard image above t...
Tags: Google, Seo, Don, John Mueller, Speechpad, KameronJenkins, Kameron Jenkins, KameronJenkinsWhat, Google Magic


Google: We Don't Look at Max-Age Value Of JavaScript Or CSS Files For Search

Google's John Mueller confirmed that Google won't be looking at the max-age value of your JavaScript or CSS files when crawling and indexing those details. John Mueller said on Twitter "No, generally not for search" we do not look at that.
Tags: Google, Seo, Css, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Hard To Understand URL Structures Can Lead To Indexing Issues

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that sometimes hard to understand and really complex URL structures can lead to pages being removed from the Google search index. He said specifically "many URLs leading to the same content, making our systems assume that a part of the URL is irrelevant."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Both Google & Bing Support ETag/If-None-Match

Google's John Mueller said Google does support ETag/If-None-Match after this Search Engine Land article shows that Bing supports it. He said it is rare to see sites using it, most use If-Modified-Since instead.
Tags: Google, Seo, Bing, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: We Don't Skip Indexing Content That Is Over-Saturated On The Web

Someone asked Google's John Mueller if Google might skip crawling and indexing content that Google knows they have enough content around. So if you have a new blog post about title tags and SEO, will Google crawl and index that new post when Google knows they already crawled and indexed thousands of other posts about the topic.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: The Trailing Slash Is Implied For Canonicalization

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter some time ago that the trailing slash after the domain name is an implied canonical. He said "The trailing slash after a domain name is always there, even if it's not shown." "It's always implied for canonicalization," he added.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Don't Wait For Us To Change For Technical SEO

Google's John Mueller was asked on Twitter about Google's plans to upgrading their crawling to better support GoogleBot as Chrome 41. Basically giving GoogleBot the ability to crawl modern sites and JavaScript better. John said, don't wait for Google to change - you should deploy sites that work with what GoogleBot currently supports.
Tags: Chrome, Google, Seo, John, Google Search Engine Optimization, Don, John Mueller, Us To Change For Technical SEO


Google's John Mueller Helping Webmasters On Christmas Eve Again

John Mueller to me seems like a real genuine person and someone who is in a tough position every day trying to balance the line of defending the Google search results while helping some people who try to manipulate those same results. Each Christmas eve for over 12 years, John Mueller has been helping webmasters with their problems.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: We Use The Most Restrictive Crawling Command On The Page

Google's John Mueller said in a Reddit thread that Google will typically use the most restrictive crawling command or signals they find on the page. "Google will use the most restrictive setting you have on the page," John Mueller said. It doesn't matter if Google found it via HTML or JavaScript, assuming Google can find it.
Tags: Google, Seo, Reddit, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller