All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘John Mueller’

Google’s Not Checking Your Facts Just Yet

A recently released Google research paper has been drawing some attention throughout the search industry. It proposes a signal for ranking search results based upon “the correctness of factual information provides by the source,” rather than links. Do you think this would be a good direction for the algorithm to go in? Let us know in the comments. As we …

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Google Says You Should Avoid Link Building

You know how you’ve been building links to your website for years, trying to get Google look upon it more favorably? Well, according to Google, you shouldn’t bother doing that. Do you think there’s still value to link building? Let us know in the comments. Nearly an hour into a Google Webmaster Central Office Hours hangout on Friday, Google’s John …

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Get Ready For Google’s New Mobile Ranking Signal

Throughout the course of last year, Google made a bunch of moves showing that it was focusing on improving the mobile search experience for its users by way of getting websites (otherwise known as search results) to make themselves more mobile-friendly. In November, Google added a “mobile-friendly” label to mobile search results for sites that deserve such a title. It …

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Google Penguin Update Will Probably Just Continue Indefinitely

As you may know, Google’s latest Penguin update, which launched in October, is still rolling out. Google had said that it would be a slow rollout from the beginning, but here we are two months later, and it’s still going. They really weren’t kidding. Some may take issue with the fact that Google is pushing such a major update during …

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Google Still Uses Desktop Page Speed For Mobile Ranking

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 said this week that it will still use desktop signals for ranking mobile results. John Mueller (who we’ll pretty much …

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Google: We Don’t Plan On Updating PageRank Again

The writing has been on the wall for quite some time, but if you’re still clinging to any shred of hope that Google will be updating Toolbar PageRank again, it’s probably time to give it up. Do you think Toolbar PageRank should go away, or do you still have a purpose for relying on it? Let us know in the …

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Google Penguin Update Still Lurking, Keep An Eye Out

It’s been a while since Google launched the most recent version of its famous (or infamous, depending on how you want to look at it) Penguin update. If you haven’t seen any changes in your rankings, don’t assume you’re in the clear just yet. After all this time it’s still rolling out. Keep holding your breath. Have you seen any …

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Google Is Not Going To Be Updating Toolbar PageRank Anymore

It looks like Google Toolbar PageRank may officially be a thing of the past. This will no doubt please some, while upsetting others, but for better or worse, don’t expect it to be updated anymore. Do you think Toolbar PageRank should die, or do you still find a use for it? Let us know in the comments. Over the last …

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New Google Penguin Update Coming, Will Refresh Faster

Google’s Penguin update is notorious for taking an extremely long time to get refreshed, leaving sites negatively impacted by it out of luck until Google finally pushes a refresh through. You can make all the changes you want in an effort to recover, but if Google doesn’t refresh it, it’s not going to make much difference. Google has now offered …

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Were Your Google Authorship Efforts All For Nothing?

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 and overall visibility in the long run. Now, Google has decided to pull the plug on the whole thing. Do …

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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+ page rather than on any official Google blog, which seems odd for something like this that Google pushed on users …

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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 John Mueller, who regularly participates in Google hangout conversations with webmasters, hinted that an update is probably not too far …

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