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🍌 John 🍌
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🍌 John 🍌 10h
That doesn't really matter -- unless it's your primary content on the pages :).
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🍌 John 🍌 11h
Replying to @StefanoLissa
Having normal HTML pages reported as being blocked by robots.txt sounds like a real issue, not just a UI quirk. Sometimes that happens when a hoster blocks access to robots.txt, a staging site is made live incorrectly, or when a CDN endpoint wasn't synced right.
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
We just haven't moved all functionality over to the new search console yet -- using the old one in the meantime is fine.
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
Replying to @thekristenstack
Don't do that :)
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
Replying to @bitvero @searchliaison
What are you trying to find with that query in Google Images?
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
You're reading too much into a temporary state :).
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
We could make a gif about that.
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
Yes, domain properties are only valid in the new search console, so if you want to have access to the old parts you need to verify with both ways.
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
(I don't know off hand, it seems like an eternity ago :) - some things go quickly)
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
Hi everyone! We're going to do another set of short Q&A videos, to answer more of *your* questions. If there's something on your mind (not site-specific), send a tweet tagged with ➡️ !
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
I think that's been ok for a while now :). Nobody complains when things work! Thanks, !
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
I'll take that as a feedback suggestion and pass it on to the team :)
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
TBH Most SEOs I see are very creative in finding solutions, but if a bigger platform you use lacks a feature you find basic & critical, it's good to try to get that improved directly, rather than always relying on hacks or workarounds. More complexity is often more fragile.
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
One of the reasons is that there are many different ways to improve in Search, you don't have to do the same things as your competitors. Everyone does things differently, that's fine.
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
Replying to @pierrefar
Adventures in auto-tune -- they're voice optimization, essentially.
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
Replying to @pierrefar
We can do that already, it's just going to get much easier.
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
Replying to @Lininkini
The inspect URL tool is only for web-content, so if anything, you'd need to submit the homepage that refers to your favicon. (FWIW image updates sometimes take a bit of time, so you might need to be patient)
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
Replying to @russhuq
If these pages work for you, then don't let anyone talk you into deleting them -- it's your site :). That said, I suspect having these pages rank is a sign that you could be better targeting those queries with pages explicitly made to satisfy those needs.
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🍌 John 🍌 May 24
Probably JS rendering of APIs
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🍌 John 🍌 May 23
The thing to keep in mind is that 304 is a response to a conditional GET or HEAD request. Not all requests (from users or crawlers) are conditional, so you can't just return 304 to everything to save bandwidth (I mean, you *can*, but it wouldn't be that useful for the client :-))
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