View your account
Project menu

Official Google answers to common SEO questions

Enter your question: Please wait...Please wait...


What impact does "page bloat" have on Google rankings? Most of the winners in SEO seem to have very simple pages (very few images, HTML-only-design) sometimes to the detriment of the user in a poorly designed page.

Google's Matt Cutts answers:

Official Google Answer

Summary of the answer:

The summary of the answer is available to paid members. Become a member now. It's fast, easy and risk-free.

Answered: 16 June 2009. Views: 1,247.

Related questions:

Question Views
Prefetching resources 1,124
Should a "Sale Page" be in a robots.txt file to avoid duplicate content? 1,165
If I use Google Analytics to track conversions on my ecommerce website, would that have a negative effect in Google SERP? 1,189
Underscores vs. hyphens in URLs, does it make a difference? 2,583
We got rid of a profitable pop-under ad (since we thought the concept was user unfriendly), but then pages-per-visit and time-on-page dropped - along with our rankings. Does Google reward or penalize for a pop-under, directly or indirectly? 930
I use "description tags". Still, Google search results often start with a date or alter the description snippet. Is there any way of controlling this? 884
Is it a good thing to put 'nofollow' in links to a disclaimer, privacy statement and other pages like that with the internal PageRank in mind? 1,156
Can Google provide a way to mark a section of our pages as being less important for being indexed/snippeted by Google? 1,157
As far as big brands go, why is it that they seem to do well regardless of relevance, content or links when analyzing keyword placement in search engine results pages? 1,160
We are a pretty big site. We are changing our hosting company in the next few weeks (same country). Should we be scared from an SEO perspective? 1,208