Google: webpage redirect to the home page is treated as soft 404
If your website has 301 redirect set up for all pages to the homepage, then Google will treat those redirects as a "soft" 404 error. This was stated by the search department representative, John Mueller during a regular video-meeting for webmasters.
Therefore, Google will ignore this redirection, and they will not transfer PageRank.
Google: WordPress-based websites do not benefit in rankings
There is a belief among foreign webmasters that websites built on WordPress receive some advantage in Google rankings. Yesterday it became clear that this is just another myth.
The question on the subject was given to search spokesman, John Mueller on Twitter. He said the following: «WordPress is a perfect for content management system, and it works well in the search. However, our algorithms are not taken into account in the ranking of such factors as the CMS, on the basis of which the works."
According to W3Techs by November 2015, every fourth website on the Internet is powered by WordPress.
Another executive leaves Twitter
Twitter Vice President in partnership with Rishi Jaitly said he is leaving the company. He was in charge for such regions as Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa.
According to Jaitly, the reason why he is leaving is his desire to "move towards new opportunities."
The top manager commented on Twitter:
"We are so grateful to Rishi Jaitly for his contribution to the entrepreneurial spirit and leadership he demonstrated during the 4 years working for Twitter. Thanks to him we were able to enter the fast-growing Indian market. Jaitly helped to launch and develop Twitter in the new countries. He has also successfully developed partnerships with the media in the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East."
Before becoming a part of Twitter Jaitly was the head of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and served as director of development of relations with partners in the Google India.
We should remind you that earlier this year other four executives announced their resignation: the Product vice president Kevin Weil, Vice President of Engineering Alex Rotter, the head of media Katie Stanton and Vice-President of Human Resources Brian Schipper.
It became known that another two key executives are leaving Twitter: the vice-president of global business development and platform Jana Messerschmidt and vice president of Commerce Nathan Hubbard.
Twitter again lost its Product CEO in June.
In July it became known that the vice president of media partnership in North America, Kirstin Stewart, is also planning to leave the company.
Seo Facts #69
50% of consumers visit a store within a day of their local search on a smartphone. (Source: Google)
Seo Facts #11
A study by Outbrain shows that search is the #1 driver of traffic to content sites, beating social media by more than 300%.
Seo Facts #135
Facebook had 167 million daily active users (DAUs) in the US and Canada as of Q3 2015, with 1.01 billion daily users worldwide. (Source: TechCrunch)