Month: January 2017

Google’s Algorithms Can Ignore Rel Canonical When URLs Contain Different Content. Here’s Proof.

Can Google ignore rel canonical? Yes, that can happen if Google believes the urls are not equivalent. Google’s John Mueller explained this in a recent webmaster hangout video and I have seen this happen a number of times while helping clients. My post below contains John’s comments along with a case study. Last year I … Read more

Google’s Mobile Popup Algorithm Launches – First Examples of Negative Impact (Updated)

Update 2/8/17: We are now a full month into the rollout of the mobile popup algorithm and I am still not seeing widespread impact. I did surface a few examples of urls being impact during the first week of the rollout, but there are still many sites employing mobile popups or interstitials that have not been … Read more