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Google Still Uses Desktop Page Speed For Mobile Ranking

Google Still Uses Desktop Page Speed For Mobile Ranking

By Chris Crum November 24, 2014

As you may know, Google has been focusing on how it can better rank mobile search results. The big news last week was that it added a “Mobile-Friendly” label to results, and would give such sites a ranking boost. Google …

Who You Are Still Matters To Google Who You Are Still Matters To Google

Google introduced authorship support over three years ago, leading webmasters and anyone concerned with SEO to jump through a new set of hoops to make sure their faces were visible in Google search results, and hopefully even get better rankings …

Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely

Google announced that it is no longer using authorship markup or displaying author information in search results, saying that it just wasn’t as useful as expected. Actually, it was Google’s John Mueller who announced the change on his personal Google+ …

New Google Penguin Update Is Getting Closer New Google Penguin Update Is Getting Closer

It’s looking like we’ll probably be seeing Google launch a new version of the Penguin update before too long, though Google still won’t give an exact timeframe. Either way, they’re working on it, and it’s coming. Google webmaster trends analyst …

Google On Disavowing Irrelevant Links Google On Disavowing Irrelevant Links

We knew that when Google launched the Disavow Links tool, people were going to use it more than they should, even though Google made it clear that most people shouldn’t use it at all. A person doing some SEO work …

Google Will Follow Up To Five Redirects Google Will Follow Up To Five Redirects

About a year ago, Google put out a Webmaster Help video discussing PageRank as it relates to 301 redirects. Specifically, someone asked, “Roughly what percentage of PageRank is lost through a 301 redirect?” Google’s Matt Cutts responded, noting that it …

Google Tweaks Search Queries in WMT Google Tweaks Search Queries in WMT
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Google has announced a couple of changes to the Search Queries feature in Webmaster Tools, improving stats for mobile sites and getting rid of rounding. For webmasters who manage mobile sites on separate URLs from the desktop versions (like m.example.com), …

Google Admits To Getting Another Link Wrong Google Admits To Getting Another Link Wrong
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Google is apparently getting links wrong from time to time. By wrong, we mean giving webmasters example links (in unnatural link warning messaging) that are actually legitimate, natural links. It’s possible that the instances discussed here are extremely rare cases, …

Google On How Not To Do Guest Posts Google On How Not To Do Guest Posts
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Google’s view of guest blog posts has come up in industry conversation several times this week. Webmasters and marketers have long engaged in the practice in writing articles for third-party sites as a content marketing strategy. Some have taken it …

Google Penalizes Mozilla For Web Spam Google Penalizes Mozilla For Web Spam
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Update: It turns out that Google only penalized a single page from Mozilla. Matt Cutts weighed in on the “penalty” in that same forum thread (hat tip: Search Engine Land). Google has penalized Mozilla.org, the nonprofit site of the organization …

Google Talks Short Articles, Value Of Comments Google Talks Short Articles, Value Of Comments
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When Google unleashed the Panda update, it waged war on “thin” content in its search results. Google wants to provide pages that offer information valuable to searchers, as opposed to content that was hastily thrown together. It’s easy to hear …

Watch This Google Webmaster Hangout From Monday Watch This Google Webmaster Hangout From Monday
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Ever wish you had a chance to sit in on one of Google’s Webmaster Central Office Hours hangouts, but just can’t find the time, or they just to don’t correspond well with your schedule? Luckily, Google sometimes makes them available …

Google Doesn't Care How Many Nofollow Links You Have Google Doesn't Care How Many Nofollow Links You Have
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Adding the nofollow attribute to links prevents PageRank from being passed. This is something that Google wants webmasters to do for any links that have been purchased. To do otherwise is strictly against Google’s quality guidelines. Violating these guidelines can …

It Takes More Than A Great Site To Rank In Google It Takes More Than A Great Site To Rank In Google

In a thread in the Google Webmaster Central forum (hat tip: Barry Schwartz), a user claimed to have lost all of their traffic over the weekend, and to have found thousands of “fake backlinks”. The user asked what they can …