Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that even if you try to disallow your robots.txt within your robots.txt, it won't impact how Google processes and accesses that robots.txt. John said in response to someone asking if you can disallow your robots.txt, "it doesn't affect how we process the robots.txt, we'll still process it normally." … [Read more...] about Disallowing Robots.txt In Robots.txt Doesn’t Impact How Google Processes It
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Thus, when Google's John Mueller said on Twitter "If a URL is disallowed for crawling in the robots.txt, it can still "collect" links, since it can be shown in Search as well (without its content though)." John is stating something true and valid despite how some might not like this. … [Read more...] about Google: Disallowed URLs Can Still Collect Links
Follow or nofollow instructs Web crawlers whether or not to follow the links on a page. It is like adding an rel=”nofollow” tag to every link on a page. Nofollow evaporates PageRank, the raw search engine ranking authority passed from page to age via links. Even if you noindex a page, it is probably a bad idea to nofollow it. Let PageRank flow through to its final conclusion. Otherwise, you could be pouring perfectly good link juice down the drain. … [Read more...] about Have You Considered Privacy Issues When Using Robots.txt & The Robots Meta Tag?
SEO and PPC can help each other in many ways. They can also hurt each other if the two sides aren’t working together properly. The first step your PPC department can take in helping out your SEO department is to not damage their organic rankings with your testing. You need to test. Testing is essential for your account to improve. … [Read more...] about What PPC Practitioners Should Know About Robots.txt Files
Overall, there are some ideas in ACAP that would be useful for the search engines to consider. However, there are many ideas outside of ACAP that would also be useful for them to consider. There’s nothing I see within ACAP that provides some type of crucial control that if only news publishers had, all their online woes would be over. What the news publishers really want are licensing agreements, and given that Google already has several of these without using ACAP (see Josh Cohen Of Google News On Paywalls, Partnerships & Working With Publishers), I can’t see that having it somehow advances any business model changes. … [Read more...] about ACAP Versus Robots.txt For Controlling Search Engines