Search Central Live: Tokyo and future plans for APAC

Search Central Live is back in Asia Pacific throughout 2023 and we can’t wait to meet you in person! We’re now ready to bring the events to more locations in the Asia Pacific region. Specifically, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan are on our list.

Understanding news topic authority

To better surface relevant, expert, and knowledgeable content in Google Search and News, today we’re introducing a system called topic authority that helps determine which expert sources are helpful to someone’s newsy query in certain specialized topic areas, such as health, politics, or finance.

BigQuery efficiency tips for Search Console bulk data exports

In this post, we discuss tips to help you take advantage of the Search Console bulk data exports without incurring significant cost in BigQuery.

Search Central Live Jakarta 2023

A few weeks back, we announced that Search Central Live is coming to a few locations in Asia Pacific throughout 2023. If you speak Indonesian fluently and are interested, Search Central Live Jakarta is happening on July 12, 2023!

Improving prominence reporting in the Search Console video indexing report

In order to help you better understand issues with video indexing, Search Console will start reporting more specific issues with clear actions to help you make your videos more prominent on Search.

Reporting search quality issues with a new user feedback form

Today, we launched a new user feedback form for reporting quality issues for sites. In this post we will take a look at some of the new form’s features.

Sitemaps ping endpoint is going away

The Sitemaps Protocol was introduced in 2005 to help search engines with the discovery of new URLs, and also to help with scheduling new crawls of already discovered URLs. It’s a wildly popular protocol that hasn’t changed for over 15 years. While the general idea is still useful, some aspects have become less practical in […]

Search Central Live Tokyo and Jakarta: it’s a wrap

It’s been about a month since Search Central Live Tokyo concluded and about 2 weeks since SCL Jakarta! Looking back at the events makes us happy; it’s really great to be back and meet people in person! But let’s ponder what we learned.

An update on site names

We now support sitenames for subdomains on all devices in some languages. We also updated how the site names system works, to increase its ability to make selections that are representative of sites listed in search results.

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