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Apr
10
answered Photo URL names the same as on other websites and SEO penalty
Apr
10
answered Google Webmaster Data-Highlighter shows adult links in site. None found in source code
Apr
9
comment How should I approach sitemap.xml, hreflang and regions for my website
Thanks John, I have updated my answer with your clarifications.
Apr
9
revised How should I approach sitemap.xml, hreflang and regions for my website
Changed answer based on John Mueller comment
Apr
9
comment Trying to legalize both versions of my website
Sure, here you go: developers.google.com/webmasters/mobile-sites/mobile-seo/…, see 'Annotations for desktop and mobile URLs'.
Apr
8
comment Trying to legalize both versions of my website
How is he adding confusion? His explanation of adding the tags is the correct way to make up septate mobile URLs. Just make sure its at a page level, not a site level
Apr
7
comment displaying number of search results on google results page
This is incorrect, there isn't an option to mark up such data using the Data Highlighter in Webmaster tools.
Apr
7
comment Huge drop [50%] in traffic after HTTPS move
Using HTTP is a small ranking factor in Google, so potentially it could improve traffic. Although most people report it doesn't.
Apr
7
comment How to create a sitemap for a forum
I think you mis-read the question Rob, he said pages are created, not just the content changing.
Mar
26
comment Conflicting test results when using The Mobile-Friendly Test and PageSpeed Insights
Sorry, when I said content,I mean't it in the sense of anything on the page, not just text, including layouts. You should still be using the vary header when ever your are dynamically changing any thing on the page depending on the device. The vary header is a hint to Google that you have dynamical pages for desktop and mobile.
Mar
25
comment Conflicting test results when using The Mobile-Friendly Test and PageSpeed Insights
I can confirm Google Mobile-Friendly Test will detect if you are dynamically changing content on the same URL, so the issue is with your set-up. Have you set the vary header to hint to Google you are dynamically changing content? developers.google.com/webmasters/mobile-sites/mobile-seo/…
Mar
24
comment How should I approach sitemap.xml, hreflang and regions for my website
Actually it looks like you can! productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/webmasters/Jw-1qdlARDM/… I stand corrected
Mar
23
answered How should I approach sitemap.xml, hreflang and regions for my website
Mar
23
comment Google: Fix Mobile Usability Issues warning - Is Redirect Sufficient?
Have you used the correct rel="alternate" mark up for mobile pages either in the sitemaps or at a page level, and added the the canonical tags to the mobile pages? If not, I'll add an answer.
Mar
23
comment Subdirectories for countries, but no content in the root level - a problem?
Yeah that could be an option, give them clear path back to it. Although with this code, what would happen when Google Bot hits the root page?
Mar
20
comment Subdirectories for countries, but no content in the root level - a problem?
I wouldn't suggest using a canonical tag between the AU and NZ pages, implementing that would mean one of the areas of the site would not be indexed in Google. Using hreflang would be the correct solution: support.google.com/webmasters/answer/189077?hl=en
Mar
20
comment Subdirectories for countries, but no content in the root level - a problem?
Although not incorrect, I'd recommend against using an automated redirect based on a users perceived location. Even though I'm based in NZ, I might want to see the AU pages. I think a landing page for the root with a country selector might be better.
Mar
13
comment Traffic has never recovered after site domain move
@closetnoc, do you mean redirecting every page to the home page, or redirecting every page to it's new matching page on the new domain. If its the latter then yes good advice, but not if its the former.
Mar
11
comment Traffic has never recovered after site domain move
But on a page to page basis?
Mar
11
comment Traffic has never recovered after site domain move
Did you do a change of address in Webmaster Tools?