What Are The Most Important Google Webmaster Guidelines Documents To Know?

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I’ve collected a somewhat ordered list of the most important official Google Webmaster Guidelines and recommendations. If you want to rank high in Google, you need to follow the webmaster guidelines.

Pay close attention to ‘Mobile First Indexing‘ and the new Core Web Vitals those are now VERY important.

Once you’ve read the above link, see below for the most important website ranking guidelines published by Google:

 RankGoogle Guideline or Support DocumentsSource
1
Guidance on building high-quality websitesView
2
Main webmaster guidelinesView
3
Quality Rater’s Guide (and previous years!)View
4
Link Schemes WarningView
5
Disavow Backlinks WarningView
6
Auto-Generated Content WarningView
7
Affiliate Programs AdviceView
8
Report spam, paid links, or malwareView
9
Reconsideration requestsView
10
List of common manual actionsView
11
Use rel=”nofollow” for specific linksView
12
Adding A Site To GoogleView
13
Browser Compatibility AdviceView
14
URL Structure AdviceView
15
Learn about sitemapsView
16
Duplicate ContentView
17
Use canonical URLSView
18
Indicate paginated contentView
19
Change page URLs with 301 redirectsView
20
How Google Deals With AJAXView
21
Review your page titles and snippetsView
22
Meta tags that Google understandsView
23
Image Publishing GuidelinesView
24
Video best practicesView
25
Flash and other rich media filesView
26
Learn about robots.txt filesView
27
Create useful 404 pagesView
28
Introduction to Structured DataView
29
Mark Up Your Content ItemsView
30
Schema GuidlinesView
31
Keyword Stuffing WarningsView
32
Cloaking WarningView
33
Sneaky Redirects WarningView
34
Hidden Text & Links WarningsView
35
Doorway Pages WarningsView
36
Scraped Content WarningsView
37
Malicious Behaviour WarningsView
38
Hacking WarningsView
39
Switching to HttpsView
40
User Generated Spam WarningsView
41
Social EngineeringView
42
Malware and unwanted softwareView
43
Developing Mobile SitesView
44
Sneaky mobile redirectsView
45
Developing mobile-friendly pagesView
46
Use HTTP “Accept” header for mobileView
47
Feature phone sitemapsView
48
Multi-regional and multilingual sitesView
49
Use hreflang for language and regional URLsView
50
Use a sitemap to indicate alternate languageView
51
Locale-aware crawling by GooglebotView
52
Remove information from GoogleView
53
Move your site (no URL changes)View
54
Move your site (URL changes)View
55
How Google crawls, and serves resultsView
56
Ranking In GoogleView
57
Search Engine OptimisationView
58
Steps to a Google-friendly siteView
59
Webmaster FAQView
60
Check your site’s search performanceView

Did I miss any? Let me know.