2018 Week 45 SEO News Recap

Google Local Maps Follow Button Is Out

A couple weeks ago, Google announced a new feature in Google Maps and Local to follow a specific location or venue. The feature now seems to be rolled out and you can see it by searching for your favorite place to eat, shop or whatever. When you click the follow button, Google will then show you events, offers and other updates in the For you tab.

Google Search Console experiments with domain properties

Google is testing a new feature in Google Search Console to at least partially replace the old property sets feature with a new “domain properties” feature.
In its help document about this feature, Google said that “Search Console is experimenting with a new type of web property that includes all protocol and subdomain variations for a given domain.” Google is calling this type of new property a “Domain property.”

Notifying users of unclear subscription pages

Every month, millions of Chrome users encounter pages with insufficient mobile subscription information. Surprising charges that come from unclear communication are a poor user experience. That’s why starting from Chrome 71 (December 2018), Chrome will show a warning before these pages, so that users can make informed decisions when signing up to mobile based subscription services. Users will be offered the choice to proceed to the page or go back if they were unaware that they were entering a billing page.

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