Soon Google AMP Cache will Serve Sites from Own Subdomain

Google AMP Cache will serve each site from its own subdomain. Explore in Docs on web gets citation support. General availability of Regional Managed Instance Groups in in Google Compute Engine.

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Explore in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides that give you the insights, design tools, and research recommendations you need to do your best work—now allow to easily cite those findings.

Starting today, those looking to credit their sources including students (writing research reports, analysts crafting whitepapers) can now with just a click of a button in Explore in Docs on the web can insert citations as footnotes.

You can even change the format of citation, switching between the MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.

Also, begining December 6th, Explore will be rolling in Docs to G Suite for Education customers on the Scheduled release track.

Add Citation in Explore in Docs on web

Citation in Explore in Docs on web

Google has also announced an upcoming change to the domain scheme of AMP Cache, which will now begin to serve each site from its own subdomain of https://cdn.ampproject.org.

"This change will allow content served from the Google AMP Cache to be protected by the fundamental security model of the web: the HTML5 origin," Google writes.

As of now, publishers of AMP documents are not required to make any immediate changes. However, Google is recommending "AMP publishers to update their CORS implementation" for the new Google AMP Cache URL scheme for additional security benefits.

The Google AMP Cache will continue to support existing URLs, but "those URLs will eventually redirect to the new URL scheme," Google stated.

However, still if some sites are impacted with this change, Google notes, it'll reach out to those impacted, and will also releasing a developer testing sandbox prior to launching to ensure a smooth transition.

To find out the Google AMP Cache subdomain generated for each site subdomain generated for a sited, you can use the interactive tool over at ampbyexample.com.

Google AMP Cache subdomain tool

Google AMP Cache subdomain tool

Google Search plans to begin using the new URL scheme sooner as it's currently monitoring sites' compatibility.

Google has announced the general availability of "Regional Managed Instance Groups" in Google Compute Engine, that offers a fully managed service for creating highly available applications.

"Simply specify the region in which to run your application, and Compute Engine automatically balances your machines across independent zones within the region," Google explains.

Combined with load balancing and autoscaling of your machine instances, "your applications scale up and down gracefully based on policies fully within your control."