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Google Changes, Updates & New Products in 2018

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With Google making changes to its algorithm daily and releasing a steady stream of updates and enhancements to its dozens of products and services, it’s virtually impossible to keep up with everything the search giant is doing. Here’s a snapshot of some of the most important updates from Google so far this year.

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

  • Google releases Medic update, says the “fix” is to “have great content.”
  • Google makes changes to user management and rights in Google Search Console to enable a fuller picture of users who visit websites using multiple devices.

September

October

  • Google adds Commute tab to Google Maps to give commuters access to real-time traffic and transit information, as well as alternative routes to avoid accidents and traffic jams.
  • Google announces it will shut down Google+ for consumers by the end of August 2019 due to low usage and engagement.
  • Google lets users follow businesses from within Google Maps.

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