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Replying to @dansmull @JohnMu
Hi again, Dan! That's correct. If you don't mind that this content is seen as a part of your website, then just using rel=nofollow would be suitable. If you don't want it seen as a part of your site in search, using noindex would be better than robots.txt.
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Google Webmasters 42m
Replying to @aekmitpatel
Hi Amit! Having affiliate links is fine! The important part is the rest of your website, how users "convert" into customers is secondary. We recommend using rel=nofollow for affiliate links. Find out more at
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Google Webmasters 45m
Replying to @karpidis_int
Hi Andreas! In general, 307 is what Chrome shows when a HTTPS site with HSTS is accessed as HTTP -- it's not actually a redirect, it just skips the HTTP version directly. Most sites use 301 redirects to inform of HSTS, so Googlebot would see that. More at
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Google Webmasters 48m
Replying to @Suhask93 @JohnMu and 2 others
Hi Suhas! No, traffic to a website isn't a ranking factor. If you're starting to get relevant traffic & users love your site, that's a good start though!
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Google Webmasters 50m
Replying to @Giulia83102140
Hi Giulia! "hreflang" would be perfect for that. To see it, Google must be able to crawl all versions though, and Google generally crawls from the US. If access isn't US-specific, that should work fine. More on hreflang: &
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Google Webmasters 54m
Replying to @FriisGrosen
Hi Grosen Friis! The Indexing API is specific to Jobs & livestream pages; for everything else we recommend sitemaps or feeds. Removing URLs from sitemaps/feeds doesn't remove them from the index, we still crawl them normally (and remove them if they're noindex/404/410).
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Replying to @rwnihal @JohnMu
Hi Ps Nihal! Using multiple types of structured data on a page is fine. However, keep in mind that Google may not be able to display all types together, so if you have a preference regarding a specific rich result type, try to focus on that type. has more.
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Google Webmasters 1h
Replying to @dansmull @JohnMu
Hi Dan! Rankings can change for various reasons, especially when making bigger changes on a website... It sounds like what you're looking for is "Flexible Sampling", which we have covered in our developer docs at , getting that right is a good start.
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Google Webmasters 1h
Replying to @makhyan
Hi Ludwig! You can use hreflang with HTTP response headers too, which would allow you to use them for PDF files. That said, hreflang isn't a guarantee, and users can come to pages in various ways, so it's worth making it easy for them to find links to your other versions.
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Google Webmasters 1h
Replying to @RomainP29619045
Hi RomainP! We use a number of factors to determine a canonical URL when we see a set of URLs with the same content, including redirects, rel=canonical, sitemaps, internal/external linking, etc. Find out more at
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Google Webmasters Aug 21
💡Wondering about mobile-first 🤳indexing? This week on , gets us answers to: ✅is there a plan to provide opt-in/opt-out ✅the difference between mobile-first indexing and mobile friendliness And more! Watch here →
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Google Webmasters Aug 21
As we promised, publishers can now view traffic from the new Google Images - Swipe to Visit functionality in Search Console under the new "AMP on Image Results" search appearance. 👉
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Google Webmasters Aug 15
🚨BREAKING NEWS! : report shows links In this episode of , John talks nofollow links and whether Google counts them as backlinks in Links Report. Watch here →
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Google Webmasters Aug 14
Replying to @googlewmc
Our guidance is if you want the best success with Search, provide value-added content from your own efforts that reflect your own brand.
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Google Webmasters Aug 14
Replying to @googlewmc
Overall, we'd recommend against letting others use subdomains or subfolders with content presented as if it is part of the main site, without close supervision or the involvement of the primary site.
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Google Webmasters Aug 14
We’ve been asked if third-parties can host content in subdomains or subfolders of another’s domain. It’s not against our guidelines. But as the practice has grown, our systems are being improved to better know when such content is independent of the main site & treat accordingly.
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Google Webmasters Aug 12
In April, we had some issues with the Search index📚📚, and there were more last week. Read more about why this can happen, and how we approach communication in these instances. 📢📢
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Google Webmasters Aug 9
Replying to @googlewmc
This issue is now resolved. Thanks for all your feedback along the way. Wishing you all a calm weekend!
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Google Webmasters Aug 8
🤖 Come with me if you want to master the web ⚙️ In this episode of , explains whether Google Search detects client-side JavaScript redirects and how Googlebot uses Chromium for rendering. Watch here →
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Google Webmasters Aug 8
Replying to @googlewmc
A large part of this issue has been resolved - in particular, the URL Inspection tool should be working normally again. We're currently still working on resolving the remaining issues and will update here once we have more to share. Thanks for your patience!
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