Digital Trends – News: February 2018
Digital Trends – Winter is coming to an end and the digital world is getting ready for spring by bringing a lot of interesting news. As usual, we have gathered for you the most important news in three areas: Google news, social networks and business news.
In this post, you’ll learn more about what’s new in Bitcoin, what Google’s new solutions and extensions look like, and more!
Take a look at our list and share your opinion in the comments!
What’s new in Google
As of July 2018, all sites in HTTP on Google will be “unsecured”
It is not for nothing that Google has written so much about site security for a while. As of July 2018, all HTTP sites in Google Chrome will have the label “unsecure”. This change will take effect after the release of Chrome 68. It will be recalled that the HTTPS protocol is a ranking signal , even if its influence is minimal. We do not yet know, however, whether Google will increase the weight of this factor. Still, most sites will have to switch to HTTPS not to scare their users.
A detailed guide for Featured snippets
Google did publish a detailed guide on these Featured snippets that we love so much, that is to say the famous “zero position”. In his post, Google gives the definition of a Snippet Feature, describes the different types, and discusses the case where several appear on the SERP with the possibility of choosing the right one.
Google insists on the importance of this feature for mobile search and voice assistants. Indeed, these are cases where the traditional “10 blue links” format works poorly.
Book hotels and airline tickets directly from Google search
Now mobile users can book a hotel room or airline ticket directly in the search results. Updating the interface makes it easy to move from one search to another with the new “Flights” and “Hotels” tabs. Similar options appear when looking for a specific place. For example, if a user has an interest in a trip to Sydney. Or, if he is looking for information about the city. He will be able to see the options available for flights and hotels and book those that suit him. Google has also add’s a new feature to Your Trips, which allows the user to see all his bookings. In the past and for the future, in the search results.
Launch of Google Pay service
Digital Trends – The new Google has launch is a new service. It’s name, Google Pay. Which combines the capabilities of all payment products of the company. With Google Pay, users can quickly and easily pay for items or services, travel on public transport. View order information, and use bonuses and personal offers. In the near future, all these features will be available on Google Pay for the Android app. Google also plans to add this support to other products, including the Chrome browser. Google Pay can be used for payments on sites and shops. For this, simply associate his credit card to his Google account.
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