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Google Weekly News and Trends

Google — Week 8, 2017

google auto tagging
Google announced about the beginning of a competition to create an algorithm for automatic classification and tagging the video. The competition platform is Kaggle. The total prize Fund is $100 thousand.
search console google
Recently, Google representative John Mueller reminded that if you delete the HTTP version of the page using the appropriate tool in the Google Search Console all other variants of the URL will also be deleted. Therefore, doing so is not recommended. John Mueller noted:
https top google
According to Mozcast, currently 45% of the results on the first page results of Google accounts to the HTTPS sites.
adwords carousel
English-speaking users have noticed that Google is testing AdWords ads in the carousel of several extensions. The experiment is carried out in the mobile results.
google adwords extension
Google AdWords began to show search ads with the new extension — Price for desktops. It was noticed by the specialists of the Agency Winnick marketing and reported on his page in Facebook.
google no changes
Google does not intend to make changes to the search algorithm after the signing of the agreement against pirated content in the UK. About it reportsSearch Engine Land, citing a company representative.
google site search
Google will stop supporting the Google Site Search. About it reports Search Engine Land with reference to the press service of the company.
youtube option
YouTube announced that in 2018, the 30-second ad without the ability to skip will be disabled. The change is intended to improve the experience of user interaction with the advertisement.
youtube audit
Google announced that the organization Media Rating Council (MRC) will conduct the audit of visibility metrics of YouTube advertising which provided by external partners.
google copyright
Google updated a report about the requests for removing content due to copyright infringement.
google new labels
Google begun to launch a new version of labels for AdWords ads. Now they will be issued in the form of text in a green frame.
google competitions
Recently, Google representative John Mueller warned webmasters that they should be cautious to use competitions to get links.
gboard
Google has updated the app Gboard for iOS, adding support for 15 more languages and voice dialing.
google nasa
Google has created a Doodle dedicated to the sensational discovery of NASA. At a press conference on February 22, the space Agency reported the discovery of seven exoplanets in the system of TRAPPIST-1.
amp serp
This week accelerated mobile pages began to appear not only in the breaking news, but in the normal results Google.ru. About it reported the employee search Andrew Lipattsev on his Google+page.