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John Mueller called to stop rustling about redirects
Recently, Google rep, Jon Mueller, posted a call for webmasters to stop fussing about redirects on his page on Twitter. According to him, the redirect adjustment is a technical issue and not a matter of SEO. The most important thing is to choose the right version of the redirect, and there is nothing “supernatural” about that.
Mueller’s message was posted following the recent Twitter-storm con regarding the topic of redirects and how they are processed by Google.
During the discussion, Google's search quality analyst, Gary Illyes, said all redirects pass PageRank:
As it was seen from the comments, the foreign experts agreed to the fact that redirects are a matter of technical SEO.
We should remind you that in July this year Gary Illyes have already said that all the redirect codes 3xx pass PageRank.
Twitter considers options to Vine sales
Twitter has decided not to stop the Vine service since it has received a lot of applications on its purchase. The Company expects to conclude an appropriate transaction in the near future. This information was reported by TechCrunch citing its sources.
At the moment, Twitter has reduced the number of potential buyers to only five. The interested companies are still not revealed, except the Japanese company named Line.
One source also stated that several entities consider buying the service for less than $10 billion.
It is assumed that Twitter will be able to benefit from the Vine service, even with the new owner by means of synchronization between applications. Earlier it was reported that Twitter plans to close Vine mobile application in the upcoming months.
Facebook limits the advertising because of the ethnic ground
Facebook decided to do the revision of the rules of advertising and to limit the use of targeting towards the "ethnic community". From now on companies will not be able to use this option in the ads on the topic of employment, credit services, as well as the sale or rental.
About two weeks ago the possibility of targeting by ethnicity on Facebook was actively critisized. In particular, it was noted that in this way the social network violates the users’ civil rights.
Therefore, Facebook decided to ban this option in the above areas. Bisedes, the company will also make changes in the advertising policy. Under the new rules, the brand companies will not be able to post "discriminatory advertisements."
Changes will take effect by the end of this year. Targeting option to ethnic communities will be moved from the demographic to behavioral category.
When the new system is fully launched, advertisers will receive a warning concerning the violation of service policy when buying the ads.
If the advertiser ignores the warnings and automatic announcements confirmation will not be able to recognize the action of violation, the users themselves will have to inform about the violations.
Later, Facebook will publish some recommendations on how to advertise housing, employment and credit services under the new rules.
Seo Facts #150
In Q3 2015, 727 million of Facebook’s 1.55 billion Million active users were mobile-only, equivalent to 47% of users who have never interacted with Facebook on a desktop computer. (Source: eMarketer)
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The 2015 holiday shopping season (Nov. 1 – Dec. 31) was a strong one for US e-commerce retailers with revenue up 12.1% over the same period in 2014. (Source: Custora)
Seo Facts #158
35% of U.S. smartphone users check their phones more than 50 times each day. (Source: AdWeek)