Tag Archives: Google John Mueller

Google: Faking Article Dates Is An Old Trick

Google's John Mueller responded to one complaint about a publisher trying to trick Google, saying that technique is "an old trick." Of course, that implies whatever the trick is...

Google: Not In The Cache? Doesn’t Mean Your Pages Are Low Quality

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter just because your Google cache link is not showing up in the search results...

Google Generally Finds & Crawls Home Page First

A webmaster asked Google's John Mueller if Google always crawls the home page of the web site before other pages. The answer John gave was no...

John Mueller Of Google Teases New Feature & Deletes Tweet

This morning, a little before 4am, Google's John Mueller posted a tweet that read "just saw some awesome launch previews -- literally raising the bar. wow." The tweet is uncharacteristic of John, it was almost like a tease. But then he deleted the tweet...

Google: When Canonicals Conflict, We Pick One & We Don’t Drop Both

Google's John Mueller confirmed on Twitter that Google will pick one of the canonicals if the ones you set conflict. Meaning, if you send two or more different canonical signals to Google...

Google: We Care About URL & Last Modification Date

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter this morning that Google doesn't really care much about the priority field in the XML Sitemap...

Google: Three Reasons Your Rich Snippets Aren’t Showing In Search

An SEO asked Google's John Mueller why his rich cards (rich snippets) aren't showing up in search. John responded with three possible reasons over Twitter...

GoogleBot Doesn’t Pass A Referrer; Generally Directly Hits URLs

Google's John Mueller confirmed on Twitter that GoogleBot, Google's web crawler...

How Google Handles Canonical Pages With Noindex On The Page

In a hangout from this morning, Google's John Mueller was asked how Google handles a page that you applied a canonical to but also has a noindex on it. Does that page pass...

Google: Don’t Use The User Agent Language Setting

Google's John Mueller said that while GoogleBot generally crawls documents "without an accept-language header" it is not a good idea to use the user-agent language setting to serve content. This is in response to a webmaster who asked about using it...