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Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google Switzerland. I work together with the web-search engineers and the webmaster-support team to help webmasters to make awesome content that search engines can understand and recommend.

I primarily post in the Google Webmaster Help forums (in English & German). You can also catch me on Google+, occasionally even in live hangouts :-).


Oct
30
answered Easy way to identify pages which are index, but not linked to on my site
Oct
30
awarded  Excavator
Oct
30
revised What's the current wait time for reconsideration requests for Google's webmaster tools?
fixed name
Oct
28
awarded  Revival
Oct
3
answered Edit robots.txt on google sites
Oct
3
answered Which URL is SEO friendly?
Oct
3
comment Should a URL match the page's title?
Two things to back that up: Here are Google's recommendations for titles, and here is our recommendation with regards to dynamic vs rewritten URLs. Make the title relevant to the page, and don't worry about having to create a fake, static-looking URL.
Oct
3
answered SEO - Hidden content before main site content
Sep
26
comment Does loading images from a server that disallows robots affect SEO?
The Instant Preview for that page will probably break or not be visible, but otherwise there shouldn't be any effect on the web-page (the images just won't be indexed).
Sep
25
answered How to Keep SEO Score from Dropping with Duplicate Content
Sep
25
comment Why did my Feedburner feedcount reset to zero and how can I restore it?
Feedburner is not shut down.
Sep
25
comment Does google contribute ranking from cdn.example.com to example.com?
Yeah, it's not going to change things either way. Don't do the CDN for SEO, do it for your users.
Sep
19
comment Incorrect Google Profile Results
You'd probably need to ask (and provide the details) in the Google+ help forum: productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-plus-discuss
Sep
12
comment How should I handle search engines auto-correcting the spelling of a site's name?
Also, these things are generated algorithmically. Over time, as users "demand" to see this website directly (ignoring the suggestion), the algorithms will learn not to provide those kinds of suggestions.
Sep
12
comment Robots.txt: do I need to disallow a page which is not linked anywhere?
Also, social media buttons (Like/Share/+1/various bookmarks) also fetch the content and may display the URL, title, and snippet in a public way, even if the URL has a noindex on it (or is disallowed by robots.txt). The only way to prevent that is to use authentication.
Sep
12
comment Robots.txt: do I need to disallow a page which is not linked anywhere?
One thing to keep in mind is if this is really something confidential, then "hiding" it with a URL is a bad practice regardless of the method that you choose. Using proper authentication is really important in a case like that.
Sep
12
answered Subdomains vs. subdirectory – status as of 2012.
Jul
28
answered I'm using a vanity ccTLD, can I persuade Google to geotarget a different region?
Jul
18
awarded  Yearling
Jun
19
answered Why do my Google sitelinks show gibberish for a PDF link?