Google Weekly News and Trends
Google — Week 49, 2016
The transition to HTTPS and change the URL structure is best done at different times. This Council gave a Google spokesperson John Mueller during a regular hangout for webmasters.
Google has launched a new topics page of the SERPs for keywords related to the winter holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Festivus.
Users noticed that Google is testing a new design of the block "top stories". It looks like this:
In 2017 Google is going to translate all of their data centers with alternative energy sources — wind farms and solar panels. About it reports The New York Times, citing a statement by the Vice-President, technical infrastructure, Kava Joe (Kava Joe).
Roskomnadzor will give three month of the new year to the foreign companies that own news aggregators, on registration of Russian legal entities. In particular, this applies to Google, which to comply with new Russian laws have to change the form of presence in the Russian market. Otherwise, Supervisory authorities will be grounds for blocking news site Google in Russia. About this report "Izvestia" with reference to the statement of the official representative of supervising Department Vadim Ampelonskiy.
The Moscow arbitration court on 20 December will consider the claim of Google is challenging the fine imposed by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia. About it reports RNS, citing trusted sources.
It seems that Google launches a new search results interface on desktops. The first time he was spotted about a month ago. At that time it saw a limited number of users in the United States. Now their number has increased, reports Search Engine Roundtable.