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Yesterday Google announced version 2.0 of Google Glass again. I say again because 2.0 I thought came out in 2013 when they came out with an upgrade of the version 1 model. But this is Glass Enterprise Edition 2, which is an upgrade of the version used in enterprises, mostly in manufacturing areas.
Google's URL Inspection tool within Google Search Console only works for web pages. It doesn't work for images or other file types yet. John Mueller from Google had to confirm this on Twitter the other day.
Have you ever checked out the Yandex webmaster tools? Yandex is a huge Russian search engine but you don't need to care so much about your rankings in Yandex to use the tools. It also has link reports and other nice chunks of data that may be useful to your SEO metrics.
For years and years now, Google has been suggesting that Google Search Console way add ways to see your query data filtered by voice search. So you can see how people search using voice versus other inputs. John Mueller from Google said he personally feels there are more important things to add to Search Console over this specific request.
It is common, you visit a web site, click through the web pages on that web site and you see that a large chunk of the page has the same content and elements as the rest of the pages on that site. Blocking those pieces of duplicate content is not necessary says Google's John Mueller.
Martin Splitt from Google said one thing you need to be aware of when it comes to Google handling POST requests it that since Google doesn't cache them, they can use more of your crawl budget than GET requests.
The last time Google updated the search quality raters guidelines was in July 2018. On May 16, 2018 Google pushed out an updated version of the search quality raters guidelines used by humans hired as consultants to review both the live and test Google search results, aimed at giving feedback to Google's search engineers to make improvements to the Google search algorithms.