Tag Archives: Google John

Google: Most Sites, Even Large Ones, Don’t Use Parameter Handling In Search Console

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that most sites on the internet do not use the parameter handling feature in Google Search Console. John said "most sites, even large ones, never touch those settings." He said the average site has no use for it...

Google: No Plan For Structured Data API

Google's John Mueller said he is not aware of Google working on or having any plans on working on an API for the structured data testing tool. He asked the webmaster why and what would he use the API for...

Google On Disavow File: Good For Existing Or Preempting Manual Actions & If You Don’t Trust Algorithms

Yesterday, Google's John Mueller answered a question around Google's Gary Illyes saying you don't need to disavow for algorithms. John basically confirmed what Gary said...

Google: Links To Images Do Not Help Embedded Page Rank

An SEO asked Google's John Mueller if links to a specific image file will help the page that image is embedded on rank better. So for example, if you link to the image URL above, but not to this specific page where the image is embedded on...

Google: JavaScript Links, If Found, Pass Full Link Signals

Google's John Mueller replied to a question around links found in JavaScript saying that once the link is rendered, Google will treat the link like how they treat any other link. John Mueller said on Twitter "a link is a link...

Google: Few Strong Pages > Many Weak Ones

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that fewer strong pages is often better than having many weak pages. John wrote "You can do a lot of things...

GoogleBot Crawls & Renders Tall, With 9000px High Viewport?

I saw an interesting tweet from Google's John Mueller the other day, where he said that GoogleBot "renders with a very tall viewport, which skews some CSS (often images)." He said if you want to somewhat replicate what GoogleBot sees, "ry in Chrome dev-tools...

Google: Structured Data Not Required For Rich Snippets But Recommended

Google's John Mueller confirmed on Twitter that technically, you do not need structured data for Google to apply rich snippets in the search results to your site...

Google Mobile First Index Is Live For Few Sites & Never Will Stop Rolling Out

As you know, I kind of got Google's John Mueller to admit Google began the mobile first index roll out - although he said, he would bucket it more with the testing phase...

Google’s John Mueller Comments On PageRank For Internal Links

I am not sure what to make of John Mueller's comments about PageRank related to using the old PageRank model for managing internal link structure. The exchange on Twitter asked Google's John Mueller if the "original PageRank to model internal link weight have any value nowadays...