Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.
From Search Engine Land:
The Google Speed Update: Page speed will become a ranking factor in mobile searchJan 17, 2018 by Barry Schwartz
Starting in July 2018, Google will finally use mobile page speed as a ranking in their mobile search results.
FAQs on new Google Speed Update: AMP pages, Search Console notifications & desktop only pagesJan 17, 2018 by Barry Schwartz
A page with AMP but a slow canonical URL will not be impacted by this update, assuming the AMP URL is not slow, Google told us.
Survey: Smart speaker ownership steals time from smartphones, TV, radioJan 17, 2018 by Greg Sterling
The study suggests there are about 40 million devices in US homes today.
The technology behind AI in PPCJan 17, 2018 by Frederick Vallaeys
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for a long time, so why are we only just now exploring