This Week in SEO: Launch of Chrome 69 and Other News [Sep 2018, Week 1]


Welcome to our weekly edition of trending SEO news stories. This Week in SEO by 99signals helps you get up to speed with all the top SEO news stories.

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This Week in SEO: September 2018, Week 1

From the launch of Chrome 69 to the introduction of a new Google search engine for datasets, here are all top SEO news stories from the first week of September 2018.

#1 Google Launches Chrome 69

A new Google Chrome has arrived. It’s been 10 years since Google launched its own web browser, Google Chrome. And to celebrate this occasion, Google has released a new updated version – Chrome 69.

The browser used by 55%+ of the world has a completely new design, focused on productivity and security.

The new Chrome has loads of new features, including a cool feature that lets answers appear directly in your omnibox (where you’d typically enter a URL).

Source: Product Hunt

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#2 Google Introduces New Search Engine for Finding Datasets

Google has launched a new type of search engine called “Dataset Search” which is designed specifically around helping people find data. The tool provides easier access to millions of datasets across thousands of data repositories on the web.

According to Google, this new search engine will benefit journalists and data scientists.

Source: Search Engine Journal

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#3 Google’s New Version of Search Console is Officially Out of Beta

Google announced this week that the new version of Search Console is official out of beta. The new Search Console has been in beta since it was launched at the beginning of the year.

The new Console has been completely revamped and Google has added several new features, including URL inspection tool and manual actions report.

Source: Search Engine Journal

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