Google recently released fresh guidelines for webmasters. At first we thought that they just revamped the format, but after reading further we realized that they have added some brand new guidelines, which we have outlined below.
For the first time they have mentioned in their guidelines that a responsive design is crucial. So if you haven’t opted for responsive design yet, do it now; or you will be left far, far behind.
Seems legit that your most important information should be on the default page view. However, it has also made it clear that up to which extent Googlebot is able to index & crawl.
Shifting to a secure website is a no brainier. Google has already made it clear that they want to see all websites within their search results as HTTPS. They took their HTTPS obsession one step further & started rewarding the HTTPS websites, while shaming the ones who haven’t opted for HTTPS yet.
A great reminder to the webmasters! Google never shed light on the importance of generating content for users with disabilities. But as you can see, it could become a trend in the upcoming years.
This time, Google cleaned up & clarified some of the existing guidelines, so that they can be understood easily. We highly recommend you to read Google’s Webmaster Guidelines because it hardly takes 30 minutes to read, and in return offers immense rewards.
If you have any issues understanding any of these guidelines, feel free to contact us.
Edward Kundahl, Ph.D., M.B.A.
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