Google’s John Mueller Clears Confusion About Mobile-First Index


Google’s John Mueller Clears Confusion About Mobile-First Index

Google’s John Mueller clarifies a few things that puzzle site owners when it comes to mobile-first indexing.

English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangout

Join us for a Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout on May 10, 1pm US-Pacific &p1=268

This session is open to anything webmaster related, in particular any of the things we talked about at I/O which you’re still curious about:

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To join live, watch out for the link here once the event starts, and use a webcam + headset. Feel free to drop by – we welcome webmasters of all levels!

Virtual Keynote: Everything Mobile with Google’s John Mueller and Mariya Moeva

Stone Temple Consulting CEO and lead co-author of The Art of SEO, Eric Enge, will be hosting the third Virtual Keynote live online on June 28th, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT, featuring Google’s John Mueller and Mariya Moeva. The three will be discussing everything mobile, with an emphasis on mobile SEO, mobile search, app indexing, voice search, AMP, and of course, Google’s most recent mobile update!

Marie interviews Google’s John Mueller, Discussing Link Quality, E-A-T & More – June 3, 2020

In this special episode of Search News You Can Use, Marie Interviews Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, John Mueller!

Just prior to their conversation, Marie discusses some SEO new including:
– Was there a tweak to the Google core update?
– Core web vitals announced as a future ranking factor

Summary written by Callum Scott here:

In the full interview with Google’s John Mueller they dive into topics like link quality, content quality, thin content, manual actions, E-A-T and much more.

2:28 – Bananas and cheese…?
3:52 – Nofollow, rel=sponsored and rel=ugc
6:15 – Reason for a site that does not have a manual action to use the disavow tool?
9:26 – Manual Actions
11:38 – Unnatural Links
14:36 – More on Links
16:38 – Manual actions delayed due to COVID?
18:00 – Are Manual actions reviewed by humans?
20:35 – Thin Content
23:13 – More on thin content
25:08 – Cleaning up old, indexed content
26:40 – How Google might assess high-quality content
28:54 – SEO Copy, low-quality content
31:25 – Using natural language processing tools
32:16 – Preferred content Google is looking for on an e-commerce page?
34:05 – BERT algorithm
36:08 – Doorway pages
38:50 – Is it ever possible to outrank a giant authoritative website for a YMYL query.
42:08 – What would it have to take to be able to compete with websites that are clear authorities?
46:15 – John Mueller’s new podcast
48:31 – Signing off

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Multiple H1 Headings: How to Handle Them for SEO & Accessibility?

In this episode of Ask Google Webmasters, John Mueller discusses how to handle multiple H1 headings and accessibility, and whether multiple H1 headings work with Google systems.

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