The Top 60 Official Google Webmaster Guidelines Documents To Know In 2016


I recently had cause to revisit the ever-expanding Google Webmaster Guidelines documentation.

Below is a somewhat ordered table of the top 60 **OFFICIAL** Google Webmaster Guidelines documents you should be aware of in 2016 if you want to ensure the long-term ‘health’ of your site in Google.

 Rank Google Guideline or Support Documents Source
1
Guidance on building high-quality websites View
2
Main webmaster guidelines View
3
Quality Rater’s Guide 2016 (and previous years!) View
4
Link Schemes Warning View
5
Disavow Backlinks Warning View
6
Auto-Generated Content Warning View
7
Affiliate Programs Advice View
8
Report spam, paid links, or malware View
9
Reconsideration requests View
10
List of common manual actions View
11
Use rel=”nofollow” for specific links View
12
Adding A Site To Google View
13
Browser Compatibility Advice View
14
URL Structure Advice View
15
Learn about sitemaps View
16
Duplicate Content View
17
Use canonical URLS View
18
Indicate paginated content View
19
Change page URLs with 301 redirects View
20
How Google Deals With AJAX View
21
Review your page titles and snippets View
22
Meta tags that Google understands View
23
Image Publishing Guidelines View
24
Video best practices View
25
Flash and other rich media files View
26
Learn about robots.txt files View
27
Create useful 404 pages View
28
Introduction to Structured Data View
29
Mark Up Your Content Items View
30
Schema Guidlines View
31
Keyword Stuffing Warnings View
32
Cloaking Warning View
33
Sneaky Redirects Warning View
34
Hidden Text & Links Warnings View
35
Doorway Pages Warnings View
36
Scraped Content Warnings View
37
Malicious Behaviour Warnings View
38
Hacking Warnings View
39
Switching to Https View
40
User Generated Spam Warnings View
41
Social Engineering View
42
Malware and unwanted software View
43
Developing Mobile Sites View
44
Sneaky mobile redirects View
45
Developing mobile-friendly pages View
46
Use HTTP “Accept” header for mobile View
47
Feature phone sitemaps View
48
Multi-regional and multilingual sites View
49
Use hreflang for language and regional URLs View
50
Use a sitemap to indicate alternate language View
51
Locale-aware crawling by Googlebot View
52
Remove information from Google View
53
Move your site (no URL changes) View
54
Move your site (URL changes) View
55
How Google crawls, and serves results View
56
Ranking In Google View
57
Search Engine Optimisation View
58
Steps to a Google-friendly site View
59
Webmaster FAQ View
60
Check your site’s search performance View

Did I miss any? Let me know.



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