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Google: Avoid Redirecting Users Based on Location by @MattGSouthern

Google's John Mueller cleared up confusing surrounding redirecting users by IP location, saying that it should be avoided in most cases.

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Google Crawls Web Pages Stateless, Without Cookies

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter the other day that Google's crawlers, GoogleBot, crawls the web stateless, i.e. without cookies. This is something Google has said many times over the years, but I don't think I ever covered this basic fact...

Google: Don’t Redirect By IP Location

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that is not always the best cast to redirect users (or bots) by the location of the IP address of that user or bot. He said it can often not only "break indexing" but also "frustrate users." As you know, most of the time...
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Google Will Roll Out Mobile-First Index to Individual Sites That Are Ready by @MattGSouthern

Confirmed by Google's John Mueller, when the company rolls out its mobile-first index, it will index sites that are ready.

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Google: Use 301 Redirects When You Have A 1:1 Replacement

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that you should use a 301 redirect really only when there is a one to one relationship between the URL you are redirecting from and the URL you are redirecting it to...

Hint: Google To Display More Featured Snippets; Maybe Expand In Other Languages?

Google has been expanding their featured snippets over the past year or so, not just in the US but also in the EU. In a video hangout with Google's John Mueller...

Google May Skip URLs That Repeat The Same Path Many Times

Google's John Mueller said in a Google Webmaster Help thread that Google may decide to "skip URLs that repeat the same path element many times...

Google: Debug Fault Sitemaps With Server Logs

One webmaster asked Google's John Mueller how does one know if Google is using their sitemap...

Google: We Won’t Launch The Mobile First Index On One Specific Day

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that the mobile first index won't have a specific launch date. Instead...

Google: Pop Up Style DIVs Better Than Interstitials

Google's John Mueller said it is generally better to use pop up style DIVs for age verification authentications or gates as opposed to using interstitial forms. He said this on Twitter this morning. He said when it comes to age verification gates that they "are always tricky...