Google will require AMP and canonical pages to match as of February 1, 2018

Though AMP isn’t a ranking signal, non-compliant pages won’t appear in Top Stories or other AMP-specific slots in search results.

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Report: Smart speaker owners increasingly using them instead of typing or swiping

Survey respondents also showed openness to buying assistant devices from Facebook and other companies that don’t currently offer them.

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Google tries to bring more transparency to news content with help from The Trust Project

Google will display indicators to help distinguish between quality journalism and false information in search and elsewhere.

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Google aims to make apps for Google Assistant more functional and discoverable

It also enables users to start a task on Google Home and complete it on a smartphone.

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Google Maps gets brighter UI, new category icons and more color-coding

Changes designed to make it easier to find relevant content and destinations.

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Missouri Attorney General initiates Google antitrust investigation

Focus is on consumer data collection practices and alleged “search bias.”

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Local ranking factors study finds reviews, organic SEO best practices boost local visibility

This is the second year of the LocalSEOGuide ranking factors study, performed in conjunction with UC Irvine.

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Removal of hotel review reporting rape creates crisis of confidence for TripAdvisor content

The site had scrubbed first-person reviews and content about rape and sexual assault at a Mexican resort.

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Survey: 79 percent of consumers believe they’ve seen fake local reviews

Almost 75 percent also said they had been asked to leave a review.

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Yelp increasingly cracking down on ‘review solicitation’ across the internet

The company wants to stop the practice of asking for customer reviews on its site, and third-party sites as well.

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