Mobile page speed matters. New Google tool is out. And DuckDuckGo is improving its user experience.


#1 Google will add mobile page speed to its algorithm

google mobile speed rankingGoogle has confirmed that mobile page speed will be a ranking factor with the next mobile update.

Comment: It is not enough to merely have a mobile friendly site. Websites have to be designed for both desktop and mobile use in order to create an optimal user experience.

Read more about this on The SEM Post and Search Engine Watch.


#2 Google launches Test My Site tool

google test my site toolGoogle introduces a new landing page for website owners to test both mobile-friendliness and page speed.

Comment: The new tool is easy to use and gives some fairly useful tips for less experienced website owners to deal with page speed issues.

Read more about this on Search Engine Watch and The Next Web.


#3 DuckDuckGo adds new features to search

duckduckgo new featuresDuckDuckGo has introduced 2 new features: filtering search results by date and creating sitelinks for top results.

Comment: As users are more concerned about their online privacy, new features on DuckDuckGo can draw more users to this privacy-oriented search engine.

Read more about this on Search Engine Land.


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