Google Webmaster Hangout Notes: January 10th 2017

Adam Gordon
Adam Gordon

On 12th January 2017 • 1 min read

Notes from the Google Webmaster Hangout on the 10th of January, 2017.

 

Disavow Internationalized Domains with Punycode

You can disavow domains with the Punycode versions of internationalized domain names.

 

Google Ingores Index and Follow

Google ignores index and follow tags because it’s the default.

 

Relevancy and Quality Varies by Search Query

Google varies the importance of relevancy versus quality depending on the search query.

 

Google Uses URLs for Relevancy Matching

Google Uses the URL ‘a little bit’ to match relevancy to search queries.

 

Mobile Interstitial Penalty Will Roll Out In Days

The Google mobile interstitial penalty will roll out to all data centers in the next few days.

 

Don’t Disallow a Migrated Domain

If you disallow a migrated domain, Google can’t follow any of redirects, so backlink authority cannot be passed on.

 

Links on Mobile Pages Will Be Used For the Link Graph

Mobile-first indexing will use the links on your mobile pages for calculating the link graph.

 

Responsive Design is Optimal for Mobile-first

John suggests that a responsive design is the optimal mobile setup for mobile-first indexing, as it avoids the issues of different content and links on your mobile pages.

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Adam Gordon
Adam Gordon

Product Manager at DeepCrawl.

 

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