So the first month of 2021 is now over and it has proven to be an important month. We had Google trickle out a few unconfirmed ranking algorithm updates this month, including confirming rolling out subtopics rankings last year. Google launched a new mobile redesign, did tons of various UI tests and feature launches.
Google said it won't rank teasers in the form of web stories. Google officially dropped support for data-vocabulary.org and added support for price drop rich results. Google Search Console launched news performance reports, they also added new coverage report categories and types of crawl stats, plus a lot more.
A lot happened in the local space as well - but let's not forget about the Australia news.
Anyway, if you missed last month, catch that report over here.
Here is a break down of the more important stories you may want to catch up on:
Google Search Console:
Google Tests & Features:
Google My Business & Local: