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Google My Business May Offer Premium Features for a Monthly Fee
Google is sending out surveys to gauge peoples’ interest in paying for access to premium Google My Business features. Part-way through, the survey introduces you to possible new Google My Business features that the company is considering rolling out as premium offerings. Google seems to be seriously considering offering premium GMB features in the form of subscription bundles.
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Google Search Bug Selecting Unrelated Canonical URLs & Indexing Issues
Google has announced on Twitter a new bug, this time with Google possibly selecting unrelated canonical URLs. Google said this can impact breadcrumb trails on mobile which might reflect the unrelated URLs. Google also said “in rare cases, it might prevent proper indexing.” Google said they are fixing this and will update us when it is fully resolved.
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Google Search Console is Still Affected by Indexing Bug
Google’s indexing bug was resolved last week, but Search Console is still recovering. Site owners may notice their index coverage and enhancement reports in Search Console have not been updated recently. In addition, the URL inspection tool may return data that is not reflective of the live status. However, Google says the URL inspection tool can still be used to resubmit pages, but be aware the status report might not be correct.
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User experience improvements with page speed in mobile search
Google shared some data around the aftermath of launching its Google Speed Update officially in July 2018. After Google giving site owners notice of the update in January of 2018, Google saw that that the slowest one-third of traffic had performance metrics improve by 15% to 20% in 2018. In contrast, it saw zero improvements in 2017.
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