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tuesday 11 May 2021 Web Stories2021-05-11
For the past couple of weeks or so, there has been a bug with some sites over HTTPs. The error is “Insufficient HTTPS coverage on your site” and it is a known bug with the report that Google will fix.
Unfortunately there's a bug there in Search Console. When we we show "Failing / Insufficient HTTPS coverage" in the Page experience report, that can just mean we don't have the full data (instead of saying "not enough data" we incorrectly say "failing"). We're fixing it.
— 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) April 29, 2021
It's a bug. If there are no URLs reported on, then it's just that we don't have the data, and the UI incorrectly claims that the site is failing because of that. We're working on fixing that, sorry for the confusion!
— 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) May 7, 2021
Google said on Monday it has rolled out a range of updates to its Search, Maps, YouTube and Google Pay services in India to display and boost authoritative and credible information about the coronavirus to help people in the South Asian nation find vaccination centers and other resources to navigate the crisis. Google has announced a bunch of new changes recently here are some of the highlights:
- Displays information panels with vaccine registration details in India and highlights the official Indian government website for the vaccine at the top.
- Search and Maps that have been showing 2,500 testing centers in India now similarly also show locations of over 23,000 vaccination centers across the country in English and eight Indian languages.
- They are also testing a Q&A function in Google Maps in India to enable people to ask about and share local information on the availability of beds and medical oxygen in select locations in the country.
When it comes to lazy loaded content, John Mueller said GoogleBot tends not to watch out for a scroll event or a click to load more button. With this setup, lazy-loaded content, he said you will want to make sure to set up intersection observer so Google can use that to find your content.
Google Starts Showing Ability for Owners to Accept or Reject Duplex Calls via GMB Dashboardtwitter.com
You might start seeing a “Let Google help your business” option inside the GMB dashboard. This allows you to accept or reject these options:
- Accept automated calls that help keep your business details up to date
- Accept calls to help manage requests from customers
More info in their help documentation.
Google has just announced a new playbook (PDF) and design kit in Figma for you to help incorporate Web Stories into your website. They talk about showcasing web stories on your website using The Web Story Player and offers a few different options for it
- Compact display
- Author highlight
- Dedicated page
Search Console Has Changed The Way That It Evaluates And Reports Errors In Event Structured Datasupport.google.com
Search Console has changed the way that it evaluates and reports errors in Event structured data.
As a result, you may see small increases in the number of Event entities and issues reported for your property, as well as a change in severity of some issues from errors to warnings. Specifically, Search Console is now detecting Event entities at all hierarchy levels, not just at the root level, and errors in recommended properties are now flagged as warnings rather than errors.
A simple tool to download data from your Search Console in CSV format. You will need to authorize it to access your Search Console data.
- Google Is Going to Shut down Structured Data Testing Tool in Favour of Rich Results Test
- Google Will Migrate Structured Data Testing Tool To Live On schema.org
- Schema.Org Markup Validator Is Now Live (Beta)
The Schema.org version of Structured Data Markup Validator is now live in beta, might not be long before the Google version gets pulled out.
The folks at Sitebulb have created a handy Bookmarklet so you can quickly test a page in this new Schema.org Markup Validator with a click of a button.