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🍌 John 🍌
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🍌 John 🍌 1h
Great post, ! IMO it's worth taking a look at developments like this as you would when you get a cool new tool. Calculators & spreadsheets didn't kill math, but they can make you much more efficient & help you focus on a different level.
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🍌 John 🍌 2h
Replying to @jon_2096
I've seen cows. I've seen bananas. I've never seen the two in the same place at once.
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🍌 John 🍌 2h
Replying to @sadayk @methode
I'd look at the types of rich results we show, and if there's one that matches the primary object of the page, then that's a potential one to consider. Not all pages need structured data.
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🍌 John 🍌 2h
Replying to @DamianS1 @googlewmc
Thanks! The mountains won't go away anytime soon :). Travel will surely return at some point.
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🍌 John 🍌 3h
It's happening again! But why? Crossword-traffic, apparently.
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🍌 John 🍌 4h
Nice idea - makes it easier to find sites that invest in their content, right?
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🍌 John 🍌 4h
Replying to @TheHodge
Drive-by meetings!
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🍌 John 🍌 6h
Replying to @KnetemannNino
So sad to see such a slow-down :(. We generally don't recommend particular scripts for that, but it sounds like it would be useful for someone to create a public comparison; it's something lots of sites have to use.
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🍌 John 🍌 6h
Replying to @JanRuhso @PeterNikolow
I'd check the server logs, if you can access them. Also, it seems a bit odd that you'd serve 404 to a non-Googlebot for a file like that, so perhaps there's more going on than just that request.
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🍌 John 🍌 6h
Replying to @davidiwanow @googlewmc
Not today, I'm afraid. It seems like something people would like though!
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🍌 John 🍌 6h
Replying to @KnetemannNino
I'm kinda amazed you'd get that slow of a page without ending up using cookies. Also, disappointed. The Core Web Vitals don't differentiate between the kind of content that's shown. If you cookie banner is slow, your page is slow, and users will be unhappy.
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🍌 John 🍌 8h
Rank not just your words, rank your GIFs too. Nice writeup, !
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🍌 John 🍌 9h
Replying to @sallymills
With just AU/non-AU, I suspect it would be easier to just differentiate AU vs non-AU, completely separate URLs, without hreflang connection (if they're not equivalent), and dynamically show a banner to users if they're on the "wrong" version.
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🍌 John 🍌 9h
Replying to @sallymills
With language + country hreflang you could catch some of that ("in Spain, speaking German") but it generally means tons of variations, which have to be indexed & ranked individually. Usually it's more trouble than it's worth. I recommend as few variants as possible.
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🍌 John 🍌 9h
Replying to @sallymills
Google does try to determine language / locale / geotargeting automatically, sometimes the URL parts help. However, we don't differentiate between "living in X" from "traveling in X".
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🍌 John 🍌 9h
Replying to @sallymills
Travel, what is that? :-)
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🍌 John 🍌 20h
Replying to @methode @dr_pete
He can always shave, that's easy. Trust me.
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🍌 John 🍌 21h
Replying to @dr_pete
I like to think of it as probabilities. If it needs to be practical, it's never going to be binary "good" vs "bad". I see it as concentration * time * dampeningfactor = risk. I assume concentration falls by distance^2. (I'm not a Dr like you though :))
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🍌 John 🍌 21h
Replying to @oohloo @g33konaut
You generally don't need it now.
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🍌 John 🍌 Aug 2
Replying to @jay_wyler
The best kind of links.
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