Q&A With John Mueller Of Google

6 January 2013
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A Q&A session with John Mueller, a Webmaster Trends Analyst Of Google Switzerland, who specializes in helping webmasters to improve their search engine visibility. Mueller will not be physically present at the SMX and he will be he will be answering questions via video conferencing.


Moderator: Barry Schwartz of RustyBrick
Speaker: John Mueller of Google Switzerland.


Important Tools & Sites:

Google+ office hour hangouts

Key Takeaways:

Before submitting a reconsideration request to Google, try to figure it what caused the site removal from the search results.

Time on site and other analytics data do not have a direct effect on Google search results.

You can use TLDs or sub-folders for international sites, Google does not have a specific preference.

Google does not want to kill the SEO industry, it wants to remind you that it’s no longer 1999.

The canonical tag does pass signals – but it cannot replace 301 redirect.

Use noindex tag for low quality content.

Spammy forum pages can affect website ranking.