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Old 04-15-2017, 10:47 AM
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Internal Nofollow Links Devalue The Page They Are On

Wonder where this person got the idea that the nofollow attribute on a link devalues that page from?
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An interesting question was posed to Google's Gary Illyes on Twitter asking if "internal nofollow links devalue the page that it's on?" Gary said that they do not devalue that page and asked why would they....
Google: Internal Nofollow Links Don't Devalue The Page They Are On
Apr 13, 2017 - Search Engine Roundtable
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Old 04-15-2017, 10:54 AM
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Domain Age & Registration Length

Domain age and the length of registration comes up every once in a while...
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Google's John Mueller responded with a resounding "no" when he was asked if domain age matters for ranking in Google's search results....

...Google has said in the past that domain registration length is also not a ranking signal...
Google: Domain Age Doesn't Matter For Search Rankings
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Links On Any Site Including Forbes & Entrepreneur

Recently we had a thread in the SEO forum asking about getting backlinks from Forbes, Entrepreneur and other influential sites. Link builders and purchasers beware:
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...Gary Illyes confirmed that Google is good at ignoring these types of links so it is a waste of effort and time.

He went on to say that even if the sites selling them are Forbes.com or Entrepreneur Magazine or other big publishers names, Google can and does ignore these types of links....

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If you want to believe if Google is not counting them or not is one thing, Google is 100% aware of these types of link manipulation efforts going on...
Google: We Can Ignore Links On Any Site Including Forbes & Entrepreneur
Jun 9, 2017 - Search Engine Roundtable
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hreflang

Well this makes perfect sense to me:
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...The purpose of hreflang is to communicate to Google how they can access different language/region variations of a web page...

...John Mueller ... "it doesn't make any sense to use hreflang if you only have one language / region that you're targeting." He said, it is "easy," don't bother adding the hreflang to your site because it is unnecessary...
Google: Site In One Language? No Need To Use hreflang.
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Disavowing A Site Won't Hurt The Site

If you thought (or were told) that disavowing a site hurts them:
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Gary Illyes from Google said on Twitter in one word that "no" adding a disavow to a site won't necessarily hurt that site from ranking...
Read the rest here: Google: Disavowing A Site Won't Hurt The Site
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There Is No Top Three Search Ranking Signals

If you are wondering what the top 3 search ranking signals are... there are none.
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...John Mueller said on Twitter "IMO there's no "top 3" list." Gary Illyes said on Twitter the top three depend on the query....
Google: There Is No Top Three Search Ranking Signals
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Debunking 301 Redirect Dilution Myths

Debunking 301 redirect myths:
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For the past couple years, Google has been trying to communicate that 301 and 302 redirects pass full PageRank. They documented how redirects work in Google, they mocked those that argued, called SEOs out as being wrong but yet, still today, SEOs don't believe Google when they say that 301 and 302 redirects pass full PageRank....

...A lot of the confusion might come from back in 2010 Matt Cutts saying redirects do dilute PageRank. But times change....
Google Keeps Debunking 301 Redirect Dilution Myths
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Ya, usually when they dance around a subject with a less than clear response, we really don't know for sure what to believe. When they give you a direct "yes" or "no" on a subject without any extenuating variables, you'd probably be safe to go along with what they are saying.
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Add: I didn't realize Cutts backtracked on his initial stance on PR leaks associated with the 301s. Learn something new every day.
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HTTPS Migrations Don't Result In Traffic Loss

Heard stories about HTTPs migration and loss of traffic? Here the record is set straight:
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...an SEO, posted on Twitter that you will lose traffic when you do an HTTPS migration. Gary Illyes from Google responded "false"...

...Google has said this before, that with HTTPS migrations, you shouldn't see a negative result in your Google traffic. Just make sure to do it right and all at once...
Google: HTTPS Migrations Don't Result In Traffic Loss
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