Did it make much of an impact? Seeing mixed results from various sources. How did it impact you?
In a recent post, Google shed some light on how Google's crawl budget works. It's based on 2 main things Crawl rate limit and Crawl demand
Since 2012, EU rules have required websites to tell users what cookies are being placed on their machine. Instead of giving consent to cookies on every website they visit, users would now be able to set general preferences in their browsers.
They have existed on desktop for a while and not it seems to appear in mobile SERPs too.
Click through traffic from Google Home App as cards under the "Related to your Activity" will be reported in GA as Direct traffic.
Google is testing a GMB Website Builder targetted towards SMB. It is a super simple single page website builder with very little opportunity for customization or change.
In a recent Google Webmaster Office Hours, John Mueller said that they plan to send notices to webmasters via Google Search Console, alerting them that they would be likely to suffer issues when the mobile first index goes live.
Google has updated the Google GMB API to v. 3.2 this afternoon and included in the update is full access to 18 months of Insights data. Now 3rd part tools can provide insights on Clicks for Driving Directions, Clicks to Phone, Visits to Website, Top 10 Driving Directions Requests Locations, etc
Google Structured Data Testing Tool (SDTT) now validates Multi-Typed Entities. FYI Google was able to crawl and understand this before today, it used to pass SC validation without errors but SDTT had issues wit it which seems to be resolved now.
Nope, you read that correctly. Apparently, there is a light version of AMP called AMP Light.
According to Google, it includes compressed images and image data, among other things so that articles and other websites will load even more quickly and takes up less data than standard AMPs.