2018 Week 18 SEO News Recap

First batch of Google mobile-first indexing notifications goes out today

For the first time since Google announced the rollout of the mobile-first indexing process just over a month ago, SEOs and webmasters are now getting notifications via Google Search Console of their sites being “enabled” for mobile-first indexing. The notification reads “mobile-first indexing enabled for” and specifies the domain name of the site it was enabled for.

Making Google My Business work for agency and platform partners

Google said that local search on mobile devices is growing faster than mobile search overall — 50 percent year over year. Partly in response, Google has been regularly adding new features to the Knowledge Panel and Google My Business (GMB). With that, Google announced a new GMB API, new agency dashboard and new agency partner program. The API will enable agencies to manage additional categories of content, such as merchant descriptions and Posts for multi-location brands and small businesses at scale.

Google Autocomplete: A Complete SEO Guide

Google Autocomplete is a legendary search feature. It consistently makes the news for its sometimes-funny and peculiar habits (and rarely in a positive way). It’s been blamed for political cover-ups, and has accidentally spoiled countless movies, TV shows, and even video games. But Google Autocomplete is also a powerful marketing tool that SEO professionals and other digital marketers have used for years in a variety of ways.

Bonus: Google: Don’t Change URLs When Replacing Old Content With New Content

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