The last week of October saw a few happenings in the SEO community. While the Google search algorithm updates are still quite redundant we got to experience a bit of update on other fronts.
Recently Bing came out clean on how they crawl the web. In their official blog, the Microsoft led search engine gave an insight into how they access, index and crawl the information on the internet. There’s a detailed presentation available on their blog in case you want to know how Bing crawls the internet.
Moving on Google Lens is now available in the image search for some locations.
For some users, the feature is already available for the rest it will be rolled out soon. Search for anything in Google Images and if the feature is available for you, there will appear a lens icon under the image. Click the icon and it will analyze the image for you then it will let you choose parts of the image that it will zoom for you.
Here’s how this seemingly futuristic feature works:
In a statement, Google told,” Lens in Images is now live on the mobile web for people in the U.S. searching in English, and will soon be rolled out to other countries, languages and other places you use Google Images.”
Google Search Console shows notices to fix slow loading pages.
Recently, Google made it public that they made more than 50 bug fixes in Search Console during the last month. Now the search giant is sending out warning notices to let webmasters know if there are any slow loading pages on their sites.
Here’s what email reads:
Google has noticed that your site’s performance is significantly below average. Real user measurement data from the Chrome User Experience Report shows that pages on your site are slow to become interactive. This can have a severe negative effort on your business metrics and can cause user frustration.
Speed is a ranking factor for both mobile and desktop search results. While we don’t disclose the exact factors used for ranking, we recommend using a variety f metrics to understand your site’s performance, including first content paint, time to interactive, and first input delay. In particular, 8.70% of loads on this site have a slow first input delay and 39.7% have had a slow first contentful paint.
If you have any slow pages on your website, you will receive a similar notice too.