2018 Week 9 SEO News Recap

Introducing the mobile Speed Scorecard and Impact Calculator

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google introduced the mobile Speed Scorecard: an easy-to-use tool that allows you to compare your mobile speed with other companies’. The Speed Scorecard shows the speeds of thousands of sites from 12 countries across the globe. It’s powered by Chrome User Experience Report, the largest database of real-user latency data for how Chrome users experience popular destinations on the web.

Providing more comprehensive results to your questions in Search

To provide more actionable results to nuanced queries Google started to roll out multifaceted featured snippets. Sometimes the words we use to ask a question are broad and there could be several different interpretations of the question. With multifaceted featured snippets, Google is able to better understand your query and recognize when there could be multiple interpretations of that query.

Google confirms bug with crawl stats in ‘time spent downloading a page’ Search Console report

Google’s webmaster trends analyst John Mueller has confirmed on Twitter that there is a reporting glitch with the crawl stats “time spent downloading a page” report in the Google Search Console for the dates February 20 and 21. There was a massive dip in the number being reported on those two days, but that dip was just a glitch in the reporting. It does not reflect actual crawling or search rankings.

Bonus: Google Engineer Issues Warning About Google Crawler

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