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Google: Nofollow Link Attribute Is Working Fairly Well

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that the nofollow link attribute has been and still is working fairly well. He added hasn't "seen many cases of sites causing themselves significant issues, or of pages not getting credit in quite some time."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google Search Console Coverage Report Delayed 16 Days & Counting

It is now 16 days and counting since the Google Search Console Coverage report has been updated. Two-weeks later than the normal two-day delay and there is no end in sight. I've been seeing complaints pointed at Google's John Mueller on Twitter with zero response.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: It's Easy To Read Between The Lines

As you all know from reading this blog, I try hard to read between the lines when it comes to what Google and Googlers are saying. I try not to stretch that too much but I do use my 15+ years of history of covering Google to kind of help me with those calls. I am not always right and John Mueller of Google warns of us being careful with that.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine, John Mueller


Google’s John Mueller Discusses Changing Role of Links in Ranking by @martinibuster

Google's John Mueller discusses how the value of links may be context sensitive.The post Google’s John Mueller Discusses Changing Role of Links in Ranking by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Link Building, John Mueller


Google’s John Mueller Discusses TF-IDF Algo by @martinibuster

Google's John Mueller explains the role of TF-IDF in how web pages are ranked.The post Google’s John Mueller Discusses TF-IDF Algo by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, IDF, John Mueller


Google Search Console URL Parameters Tool May Change

Google's John Mueller hinted on Twitter that the URL parameter tool that was added to Google Search Console in 2009 may not be 100% ported to the new Google Search Console. He said Google may make the tool evolve versus make it a 1 to 1 switch over.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: We Don't Hand Rank Web Pages, It Would Be Impossible

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that Google does not manually hand rank any web page. He added the web is too big for that and if they tried, it would be impossible.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller




Navigation Removal Trick Impacting Google Rankings Algorithm?

An SEO, I believe his name is Dido, asked John Mueller of Google in this morning's video hangout if Google is aware of a trick some sites are using to combat any negative impact from the August 1st medic update. John was unaware and confused by the strategy, saying he would only see a downside to removing a site's navigation in terms of how it would hurt the site's ranking in Google.
Tags: Google, Seo, John, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller, Dido


Google Search Algorithms Are Designed To Be Granular But Older Updates Were More Broad

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that when it comes to Google's search algorithms they try to go as granular as possible. But in the older days, the older Google updates may have been broader, he said.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


OMG: Google's Internal Alert System

At the BirghtonSEO conference last Friday, John Mueller was interviewed by Hannah Smith - and one thing she brought up that was new was that Google has an internal system to deal with big issues called OMG. The way the Q&A went with that question was kind of funny.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine, John Mueller, Hannah Smith


Google: It Is Hard To Measure If Publishers & Content Producers Are Happy

Again, at the BirghtonSEO conference, John Mueller was asked about how do they know if they are doing a good job with making publishers happy. Do they have metrics to determine if they are doing a good job. John Mueller said they do look to make publishers happy but the metrics behind that are complicated.
Tags: Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Use Site Command For Checking Individual URLs

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that you can use the site command to check individual pages and see if they are indexed. Generally Google tells SEOs not to depend on the site command but with the URL inspection tool and other Search Console issues, Google is saying you can use it to check specific URLs in the index.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


When Google Says I Don't Know, They Might Know.

Google's John Mueller said on stage at BrightonSEO last Friday that sometimes when Google says "I don't know" they actually do know but they don't know the proper PR way to answer the question yet.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine, John Mueller


Is Moz Domain Authority Important for SEO?

Authority and rank metrics like Moz Domain Authority can be incredibly useful for all of your SEO campaigns but when taken at face value or misinterpreted, these metrics can lead you astray of important goals and leave you chasing ROI shadows. The point of any ranking or authority metric is to mimic a search engine ranking algorithm. Companies like Moz have invested heavily and built these calculations on the backs of crawlers that index pages, count links, evaluate topicality, and use machine l...
Tags: Google, Seo, Blogging, Domain Authority, Ama, John Mueller, Moz Domain Authority, Page Authority PA, Domain Authority Moz


Google Does Not Give Special Treatment to Content in a Blockquote by @MattGSouthern

Google's John Mueller recently addressed the use of the blockquote element, saying it's not treated in any special way.The post Google Does Not Give Special Treatment to Content in a Blockquote by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, John Mueller


Google Prefers Content Tweaks Vs URL Redirection For Personalization

Google's John Mueller said it would be better to offer personalization to users through dynamically tweaking the content on the page versus redirecting that user to a different page with personalized content on that page.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: More Crawling Doesn't Mean Things Are Better (i.e. Rankings)

Google's John Mueller had to reiterate what he said a couple times now, this time on Reddit - saying "More crawling doesn't mean things (like rankings) are better." He said it is a common misconception but he did add "it just means Google is able to see changes a little bit faster."
Tags: Google, Seo, Reddit, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google’s John Mueller Explains How to Rank Inner Pages by @martinibuster

Google's John Mueller discusses how to rank inner pages over the home page.The post Google’s John Mueller Explains How to Rank Inner Pages by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, John Mueller


Google Trick For Sites Not Ready To Be Listed In Google

I'll start off by saying I wouldn't necessarily classify this as a trick but John Mueller of Google called it a trick. If your site gets indexed and ranks in Google but you aren't ready for that to happen, you can use the site-removal tool in Search Console to remove it and then cancel that request when you are ready to have it show back up in Google.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google Explains 301 Redirects Are Not Links But...

Google's John Mueller said that while 301 redirects are not seen by Google as links, the links pointing to the redirected page can pass through to the destination page. But 301s are primarily used for canonical purposes by Google he said.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


How to Diagnose and Solve JavaScript SEO Issues in 6 Steps

Posted by tomek_rudzkiIt’s rather common for companies to build their websites using modern JavaScript frameworks and libraries like React, Angular, or Vue. It’s obvious by now that the web has moved away from plain HTML and has entered the era of JS. While there is nothing unusual with a business willing to take advantage of the latest technologies, we need to address the stark reality of this trend: Most of the migrations to JavaScript frameworks aren’t being planned with users or organic traf...
Tags: Google, Seo, Css, Ikea, Don, John Mueller, GoogleBot, Chrome developer tools, Kyle Blanchette, Google Fetch, Tom Greenway, Tomek_rudzki, Google Web Rendering Service, Chrome Developers Tools Ctrl Shift J


Google To Close Old Search Console By Years End?

Google's John Mueller hosted a 100 or so person pre-SMX Munich talk with SEOs and developers the other day. Valentin Pletzer was there and he shared on Twitter that John Mueller said they do plan on closing down the old Search Console, it might be by the end of this year he said.
Tags: Google, Seo, Munich, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller, Valentin Pletzer


Google's Ranking Algorithm Allows SEOs To Be Unique

Google's John Mueller responded to a Reddit thread where the webmaster didn't understand why a competitor of his was outranking his site when the competitor had a page speed score of F. John Mueller responded saying "The nice part about using so many factors for crawling, indexing, and ranking is that you don't have to do everything exactly the same way as all of the other sites are doing."
Tags: Google, Seo, Reddit, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


You Got Work To Do If Robotted Out Pages Is Out Ranking Your Content In Google

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that if your content on your site is being outranked by robotted out pages, then you got work to do. In short, if you have a page on your site that you used the robots.txt file to tell Google not to crawl and it still outranks other relevant content on your site for a query in Google - that is an issue.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Links Not Shown In Search Console Are Generally Irrelevant

Google's John Mueller was answering questions around an old topic of Google showing only a sample of links in the link report in Google Search Console. He said that generally if the links are not shown in the tool then they are "pretty irrelevant overall."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: Long Term Plan You Should Switch To Domain Properties & Drop Other Forms

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter a good long term plan for those who have verified properties in Google Search Console is to drop the individual property verification methods and just go with the domain properties method, where everything is combined across most canonicals.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


Google: It Is Okay To Redirect Lower Quality Content Pages To Better Pages

Google's John Mueller said in a video hangout the other day at the 50 minute mark that redirecting a low quality page to a higher quality page won't hurt the higher quality page. Google will evaluate the content on the final page, the ultimate page, and not evaluate the content from the redirected page.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller, Better Pages


Google: Accents In URLs Work Fine For Google

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that having URLs with accents are perfectly fine for Google. John said "Accents in URLs are no problem -- feel free to use them."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller, Google John


Having Both Mobile URLs & Responsive Design Can Confuse Google

Google's John Mueller said that if you have a web site that deploys both a separate mobile URL and also has a responsive design, it can lead to confusing Google. He said on Twitter "We'd probably get confused - which one should we show when? It's unclear."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller