Developer and former head of the team for anti-spam Google's Matt Cutts announced on his retirement from the company. According to the documents, his last working day was 31 December 2016.
Google tests showing product ads in the local SERP on mobile devices.
Google has announced that on January 24 the classic version of Google+ will be disabled.
Google has updated its app for Android. Now it saves the queries entered in offline. As soon as you establish a stable connection Google will be search. The user will receive a notification.
Google AdWords recalled that the transition to expanded text ads will be on 31 Jan 2017.
Google is working on adding support for online payments to Assistant service, reports The Next Web.
In the IV quarter of 2016 Google Play paid to app developers $3.3 billion – 82% more than last year. About it reported in the report Sensor Tower.
Crawling is the entry point for sites into Google's search results. Efficient crawling of a website helps with its indexing in Google Search.
Google tries again to challenge the legality of the penalty for violation of the antitrust laws, filed an appeal with the Arbitration court of Moscow. The claim will be considered the 9th arbitration appeal court, he will appoint date of its consideration.
English-speaking users have noticed that Google is testing displaying YouTube videos in search results for images tab on mobile devices. They appear for keywords related to products: