|Weekly SEO news: 6 January 2015|
the first issue of the Search Engine Facts newsletter in 2015.
In a video on YouTube, Google's John Mueller said that the desktop version of your web pages will influence the position of your web pages in Google's mobile search results.
In the news: Google Webmaster Tools and regular web
search are different, Google wants you to report rich snippet spam,
sometimes it's better to start a new site, and more.
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| 1. Google: your regular web pages influence your
In a video on YouTube, Google's John Mueller said that the desktop version of your web pages will influence the position of your web pages in Google's mobile search results. A user was afraid that hidden content in the mobile version of his web pages had a negative influence on the rankings:
"We are looking at the desktop version. That's the canonical version so if you have the connection between the two pages, if they're separate pages and we'd be looking at the desktop version and that someone would be using for indexing.
So if it's visible on the desktop version and you're kind of holding it away, simplifying it on the mobile version, then that's absolutely fine.
If we run across situations where we see that people are abusing this that they're kind of [...] showing cartoons on the desktop side and showing adult content on the mobile site then that is something where we might have to reconsider that and see what we are doing there."
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|2. Search engine news and articles of the week|
| Google's John Mueller: Google Webmaster Tools and web
search are different
In an online discussion, Google's John Mueller said that changes in Google's Webmaster Tools do not influence how your web pages are displayed in Google's regular results:
In an online discussion about web spam, Google's John Mueller said that the rich snippet markup was not meant for testimonials. He also said that you can send rich snippet spam to his personal Google+ account:
In an online discussion, Google's John Mueller told a webmaster with a rather outdated website, that it was better to build a new website:
"The Yahoo Directory, the core part of how Yahoo itself began in 1994, officially closed today, five days ahead of when Yahoo had said the end would come."
Report: email beats Internet & social media as the most important tool for workers
"The Internet is the cornerstone of technology in the office. Social networks for business are beginning to emerge into corporate usefulness. But Email reigns as the top tool for those in the workplace according to a new study from the Pew Research Center."
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