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Guess how Googlebot for smartphones sees this page ... :-/
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Well, we are digressing from the original topic/question
how the GoogleBot sees such bad practices.

My guess is GoogleBot sees it differently. ;-)


The intent behind is often marketing but sometimes also for technical reasons.

( https://developers.google.com/app-indexing/ )

I do not see any good reason why to turn the open web into a landscape of walled gardens.

So we are coming again to the point does Google do it better?

Excluding without technical or legal reasons some devices or web browsers from accessing content on the web is evil!
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Why didn't anyone ever tell me that you can use Dr Pepper to make a cake?!

I miss the Tex-Mex food here, so I'm going to be sucking in the rest of the site's recipes all weekend :)
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+John Mueller sounds like how it goes in my house.
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Without going into this particular site, I really liked the systematic approach taken by the webmaster in finding, analyzing and resolving the issues with the links to their site. 

https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/webmasters/YZz-KofQLF4/7lYrf-0a7tYJ
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I would love to but I cant, I am not well liked by TC's. I am a very nice person but have been attacked on so many occasions and almost always have ended up being correct in my statements only to be torn apart by people like Lysis. My biggest gripe is that Google relies on TC's to deal with their issues and fails to give them all the info they need> Its an incredbily bad user experience for web site owners, especially when some knowledgeable website owners know more than the TC's who demand otherwise only to be proven wrong. But by then the hurled abuse is so strong that you have been totally made a fool of even though you have ended up being correct.
 
My only safe haven has been with John and I help anyone 100% free of charge that comes to em and asks for it.

there are so many instances in the past that have ended up the way around I said it would but the advice to others has been different that I cannot wage a war/debate on each subject.

people come to the forums regardless if they did something wrong, they are showing face and want to solve the issue. Aggravating people in need is not something I want. People come in and lie and all sorts and too many people are too quick to judge why they are in that position and it all comes down to unclear facts from Google.

Google is far more concerned with hiding facts from would be spammers than it is from disclosing them to legitimate users. This will always end in the same result. The spammers will figure it out first and spread the word even with blackhat methods and game the system. The businesses will not be able to compete mostly SME's and will see no choice but to do the same thing as Google indicates to them that this is a method to rank.
The churn and burn spammers move on to the next method and the only people affected badly by the algo updates are the genuine business owners. They come to forums and get blasted and given wrong information in many cases.

The system does not work. I have no interest in helping people on the forum for this matter but I will dedicate all my FREE time to helping people for FREE. I help on MOZ when I can and where there are not so many self righteous know it all Google lovers. that's not an attack on anyone its simply the experience too many people have and unless Google wants to have paid staff dealing with these issues then the best bet is an independent service like MOZ and to also participate in hangouts with  people like John where they can actually have a face to face voice chat with a Google employee who can give cold hard facts to questions and always gets back to people if he is unsure with the exact answer they need.

Once again I have always seen you on there to give good advice to the best of your knowledge and its widely appreciated. I greatly respect +Rob Maas and a few other TC's opinions as they participate in these hangouts frequently.
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Oh, thanks! Ahahaha! Now I get it!  :-D
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If you're in Paris on Thursday and you're keen on learning more about Webmaster Tools & rich snippets, here's your chance!
 
Nous organisons ce jeudi 10 avril une soirée dédiée aux Webmaster Tools de Google.

+Zineb Ait Bahajji, Webmaster Trends Analyst chez +Google Switzerland à Zürich, viendra présenter les apports de ces outils dédiés aux administrateurs web et montrera comment les intégrer sur vos sites.

Dans un second temps, +Gary Illyes, Webmaster Trends Analyst chez +Google  à Zürich, présentera l’impact des données structurées sur les moteurs des recherches et montrera comment les utiliser sur vos sites pour permettre une meilleure indexation. (en Anglais)

Un grand merci à +Devoteam qui héberge cette soirée.

#GDG
N.B. : il reste une poignée de places disponibles.
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+John Mueller - cool that rich snippets are getting the global attention deserved.

Congratulations 2 the wonderful team at Google, on making such progress, in such a short period time. Semantic Markup (structured data) is now critical, for Webmasters both small and large.

Lets all help make a better Web.

Cheers!
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I'd love to see more of how the Webmaster Tools API is being used, or where people are otherwise reusing data from Webmaster Tools. Who has some neat examples, or ideas? What would you love to see in an updated API? 
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We are using Top Queries Data and Top pages data. Also Love to get Manual Actions. And all this data would be able to get using Oauth 2.0 credentials and with API.
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Gutes Ranking in der Google Bildersuche? So geht’s! [Infografik] > http://media.don.is/1naV59E via +Martin Missfeldt #ImageSearch
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+John Mueller super. Dank dir.
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The next round for +Google Webmasters Central office hours is lined up for tomorrow. Add your questions (even if you can't make it live), and drop by if you have time -- see you there! 

English:
https://plus.google.com/events/c4io9e85gspaelc5vchs7imri24

Deutsch:
https://plus.google.com/events/crb2j691g7ac4s4rt44miptochs

I'll also add the next batch of Monday / Friday hangouts tomorrow, so if you have any specific topics you'd like them to be focused on, drop a note here. How's your sitemap-foo? Need help handling duplicate content? Are you planning a site-move or getting HTTPS lined up? Would you like some myths busted? I'd love to hear topic ideas.
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HTTPS will be a timely topic, with all the latest news. Always ready for some myth busting.
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I love playing with magnets, but I also love Oreos.
Decisions, decisons.
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I wear magnets on my leg 24/7. I don't believe the crazy quackery that people go on about about how these 'heal' all sorts of things. All I know is that I regained nerve function in my foot because of wearing them, after 8 years of no progress.
Magnets are awesome!
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It's fantastic to see this live! If you're a local business, you can use your own website to provide information about your location & opening hours (and more) using schema.org markup.
 
Very excited to share this with the world: If you have business website, whether it's a national chain or a local business, we're announcing support for schema.org structured data markup to help us surface the correct business info in Google search.

What kind of info? A selection:
- Customer service (and other) phone numbers
- Business opening hours, locations
- Restaurant menus (yummy)

This info tends to be on what's called a "location page" like a store locator for a chain or the contact us page for a small business. To help you build the best user- and search-friendly location pages, we're also publishing detailed guidelines along with our code examples: 

https://developers.google.com/webmasters/business-location-pages/

https://developers.google.com/webmasters/business-location-pages/schema.org-examples

And for corporate phone numbers:

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/4620709

We have a nice overview on the Webmaster Central blog:
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2014/04/surfacing-your-businesss-contact-and.html
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+Matt Storms I'll take a look. Thanks!
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