Search at Google I/O 2021

Google I/O is our annual developers festival, and this year it was all virtual. But as with
any events, virtual, or in-person, a lot of information was covered over the three-day event.
In case you missed it, here is a list of some Search-related news and announcements that might
be of interest to you.

Prevent portions of your site from being abused by spam

As a website owner, you might provide a few channels where your users can interact.
Unfortunately, spammers often take advantage of these types of services to generate hundreds
of spam pages that add little or no value to the web. Learn how to prevent spammers from
abusing your site.

Sunsetting the generic rich results search appearance on Search Console

A few years ago we created a generic “rich results” search appearance group in Search Console that included multiple rich result types,
including those that didn’t have their own breakout row on Search Console. This is not required anymore, since we now have breakouts for
most rich result types. Therefore we decided to sunset the rich result search appearance.