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Back in November last year we brought you news about Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project, which was designed to strip down websites so they load much faster when viewed on mobile devices. While we cautioned against jumping straight in at the time, we did predict that AMP would ultimately have an effect on website rankings.
Last month Google announced the beta release of Google Cloud Vision API. This allows anyone to submit images and access a number of features that provide information regarding the content on those images. The following API features can be applied to an image in any combination: Label/Entity Detection – This highlights the main entity within in an image.
Making the web a safer place is a goal Google has been pursuing for a while now. In 2014, they announced that HTTPS was a ranking signal as a way to motivate webmasters to make the move. In their announcement in December 2015, Google said they will be indexing HTTPS pages by default. This means that from now on, when two URLs from the same domain have identical content but ar ...