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GOOGLE RANKING ‘SIGNAL BOOST’ - Rolling out in May 2021


Google will be introducing three core web vitals benchmarks which must be met in order to qualify for a ranking signal boost rolling out this May.


Core Web Vitals are Google’s new standards for evaluating whether a page provides a good user experience.


The metrics consist of:


· Largest Contentful Paint (LCP): Measures the speed at which a page’s main content is loaded. This should occur within 2.5 seconds of landing on a page.


· First Input Delay (FID): Measures the speed at which users are able to interact with a page after landing on it. This should occur within 100 milliseconds.


· Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS): Measures how often users experience unexpected layout shifts. Pages should maintain a CLS of less than 0.1.


NOTE – ALL minimum requirements need to be met to benefit from the upcoming algorithm update.


Not sure what all this means? Email us at help@openside.digital and we can enlighten you.



Facebook Begins Rolling Out 'Facebook News' in UK


Facebook News, Facebook's dedicated tab for news in the native app, has officially launched in the UK. Watch for it to roll out to other countries.


Through the Facebook News tab, users will see top headlines of the day along with a curated feed of news from Facebook-approved sources, all personalised to your interests.


Similar to the home news feed, you can take "control" over the news you want to appear by removing any stories or sources you don't want to see again.


Additionally, the Facebook News team will provide news digests, sharing content from authoritative news sources covering major news cycles.



NOW FOR FREE! - ADOBE PDF FUNCTIONALITY


Adobe Acrobat web now lets you do a lot more with PDFs than before – online – without the need for an app.


If you want to convert from Word to PDF, compress a file, or e-sign a PDF, you can now do it for free.


Also, now you can password protect a PDF, split a PDF into two, or merge multiple PDFs right within your browser. You won’t need to download and software for it to work.

All you have to do is sign in with your free Adobe ID, and you’ll be able to do anything – convert, comment, edit, share, and sign PDFs. If you need other PDF tools – such as editing text and images, redacting, or using OCR – you’ll be able to upgrade to an Acrobat subscription for a lot more powerful web- mobile- and desktop-based tools.


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