In a recent dialogue on Reddit, a user asked John Mueller if there's any SEO benefit for keyword-based domains. Google's John Mueller, in a response, openly stated that there's no SEO bonus for keyword-based domains. He also states reasons as to why they must not be used and that, they can rather limit a business with its expansion. To understand the complete reasons, go read the full story here.
With Google constantly experimenting with new features and tools, now in a recent experiment, Google is trying to double site name and URL in the featured snippet section for mobile users. The user who first noticed this change explains that she likes the looks but considers it redundant. To read the full article, click on this link.
In local business forums, Google announced that soon individuals won't be able to follow or receive welcome offers from businesses in local business listings. There's no official date as to when this feature will be disabled but the search engine is expected to take action on this pretty soon. To know the complete story, go read the full article.
Google has released a new API titled 'My Business Business Calls' API that allows a Google Business Profile to retrieve call history. This sets up call history data and can be accessed in Google Business Profile Manager in the "calls" tab. With this recent change in APIs of Google Business Profile, many more changes are expected, as Google seems on its way to replacing old APIs with smaller new ones. For complete knowledge, click on the link here.
In a major rebranding move, Facebook announced that the News Feed will now be called Feed. Facebook recently tweeted about this update and informed users that there will be no changes in the algorithm as such. Many individuals use Facebook as their primary news source, which has also caused some controversy on the platform's part. This appears to be a move to improve the company's image. For a complete update, go and click on the link here.