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Google Search News (May ‘20) – COVID-19 Search Updates, Web Vitals, and more

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Google Search News (May ‘20) - COVID-19 Search Updates, Web Vitals, and more



In this first ‘from home’ episode of Google Search News, John Mueller goes over recent developments in the Google Search world. Stay tuned to hear about:
Intro and why there was no March episode (0:00)
Changes in Search due to Coronavirus (1:30)
New WMConf Lightning Talks video series (2:42)
Core Web Vitals (3:10)
Mobile-first indexing (4:53)
New documentation (6:27)
Updates in Google Search Console (6:57)
The Weather Report (or not) (7:37)

Google Search News is a news show for webmasters, publishers, and SEOs! Join us every few weeks for updates on what’s going on around Google Search.

Documentation mentioned in this episode of Google Search News:
Changes in Search due to Coronavirus
-New properties for virtual, postponed, and canceled events → https://goo.gle/2YZzPQh
-Add structured data to your COVID-19 announcements → https://goo.gle/2T4KoxD
-Submitting a COVID-19 announcement in Search Console → https://goo.gle/2WtZY88
-Pause your business online → https://goo.gle/3dLy2T4
-Fix an overloaded server → https://goo.gle/2zy0RU5
-Special technical support group for health orgs → https://goo.gle/2Z1shMH

New WMConf Lightning Talks video series → https://goo.gle/2VclBJz

Introducing Web Vitals → https://goo.gle/2Z1sy2b

Mobile-first indexing
-Mobile-first indexing best practices → https://goo.gle/2HayU5I
-Announcing mobile-first indexing for the whole web → https://goo.gle/2WUzkV1

New documentation
-Latest updates page → https://goo.gle/2Wu3Equ
-Licensable images page → https://goo.gle/2LqG2MT
-JavaScript & structured data page → https://goo.gle/36avn2N

Updates in Google Search
-Console-Revamped removals report → https://goo.gle/2Z4THl8
-New review snippets report → https://goo.gle/3dLE2ey
-Updated site move feature → https://goo.gle/36133ji
-More & better exports → https://goo.gle/2Lvhv9H

All Google Search News episodes → https://goo.gle/37BMdaw
Subscribe to Google Search Central → https://goo.gle/SearchCentral

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