Welcome to our weekly review of major happenings in the digital space. Here are a few significant updates that might interest you;

  • Google updates the Search Console coverage report

Google recently announced a substantial update to the coverage report within Google Search Console. This updated report now gives users very specific categories and labels for errors and responses. Now, you can get better information on issues that might prevent Google from crawling and indexing your pages. 

The coverage report can be found in Google Search Console, and it shows the indexing state of all URLs that Google has visited, or tried to visit, in your property. 

For more information about this update, click here 

  • YouTube Adds New Hashtag Showcase Pages to Assist in Content Discovery

YouTube has just launched a new hashtag search option, that provides users with a full-page display of YouTube videos that include chosen hashtag, along with usage insights.
This update can serve a range of purposes, beyond content discovery and research. The new hashtag search display is now available on both desktop and mobile versions of the YouTube app.

For more information about this update, click here 

  • Facebook Redesigns Pages
    Facebook has introduced a redesigned layout for pages and 5 new features to help businesses, content creators, and marketers foster community building and achieve business objectives. 

The redesigned page layout focuses on easy navigation between personal profiles and pages, admin control, question and answer format for fans, and more. The most notable change of the update is the removal of public likes. It’s no longer possible for users to see how many likes a page has received, they will only see the total number of followers instead. Other features include: 

  • A dedicated News Feed
  • Easy navigation
  • Improved Page management tools
  • Actionable insights
  • Safety and integrity features

For more information about this update, click here 

  • Google News performance report added to Google Search Console

Google has just launched a new dedicated performance report within Google Search Console for Google News publishers. This report will show under the “Performance” section for any site that appears in Google News.

This report shows your clicks, impressions and click-through-rates for your performance on Google News. According to Google, it also helps news publishers answer questions like:

  • How many times have my articles appeared to users in Google News?
  • Which articles performed well in Google News?
  • How does user behaviour vary by country?

For more information about this update, click here

 

Thank you for reading. See you next Friday for more news and interesting reads in the digital space. 

 

 

 

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