17th January 2018, Google announced that it is making some changes to their mobile search algorithm in order to include the Page Load Speed as a ranking factor. While speed has been a ranking signal for Desktop based searches for a little time now, Google has now decided to make speed a ranking factor for mobile-based searches.
At the end of last week, Drupal announced the release dates for version 8.5 (March 7, 2018). With the alpha1 version coming out on Jan 17, 2018, and the beta 1 version being released in the second week of February 2018.
Finally, the release candidate phase will begin the week of February 21.
Our team of Drupal developers spent some time going through all the new changes that you can expect to find in the new minor release for Drupal.
Monday, January 8, 2018, Google through its webmaster blog announced that it will now roll out the beta version of the Google Search Console to all users. This blog covers the changes that you will find in the new Search Console.