Streamed live on Oct 29, 2012
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00:31 Question from Hangout user: I optimized my website for
devices using user agent....are there signals to let google know
this? John discussed responsive design or separate site....
using rel=alternate is best way to let Google know it is
04:10 Question Posted: question on coding
05:16 Question Posted: discussion about traffic sources
being used for ranking
06:07 Question Posted: Can you fix penalized sites...John:
06:50 Question Posted: are duplicate descriptions
penalized...no the tag is ignored at worst
09:13 Question Posted: will Google ever make a sitemap
generator to help webmasters? John: no we are indexing the site
to generate the map
12:40 Question from Hangout user: discussion of advantage to
using a sitemap
16:29 Question from Hangout user: myth of sitemap being
17:57 Question Posted: should I worry Google doesn't index
my home page daily....not every site is indexed daily...depends
20:24 from Hangout user:do spammy pages get crawled at same
rate as other pages .... John: yes
22:55 Question Posted: does Google Page layout algo affect
only sites with ads above the fold? "primarily" ads John: would
not discuss if Google could tell what was an ad.... lots of
24:35 Matt Storms basically admits to ratting on a Joomla
24:44 Question from Hangout user: does Google use
cookies...John no it blocks the bot
25:41 Question Posted: could you tell us how Google
decides to ignore links or penalize? John: I don't know!
25:56 Question Posted: discussion about multiple H2 tags is
good or bad.... really?
25:56 Question Posted: discussion of using flash instead of
images for GooPLA affected sites... John: now talks about
content above the fold not just ads...
Editor.... CONFUSING as FCK!
31:34 Question Posted: discussion of href lang
32:09 Question from Hangout user: is page rank sculpting
still recommended...never was... it was never needed... we
figure it out...
33:49 Question from Hangout user: is it better
to use noindex or just 404? depends on if useful for user...
A recording of a Google Webmaster Central English office-hours hangout. These hangouts are run regularly in a number of languages. Find out more at https://sites.google.com/site/webmasterhelpforum/en/office-hours