Google Weekly News and Trends
Google — Week 8, 2017
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.
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:
According to Mozcast, currently 45% of the results on the first page results of Google accounts to the HTTPS sites.
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 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 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 will stop supporting the Google Site Search. About it reports Search Engine Land with reference to the press service of the company.
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.
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 updated a report about the requests for removing content due to copyright infringement.
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.
Recently, Google representative John Mueller warned webmasters that they should be cautious to use competitions to get links.
Google has updated the app Gboard for iOS, adding support for 15 more languages and voice dialing.
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.
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.