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Understand how visitors experience your pages: Core Web Vitals now available in Site Kit

Posted by Mariya Moeva, Product Manager @ Google

Core Web Vitals are a set of metrics to help site owners and developers understand as accurately as possible how visitors experience their pages. For example, whether the most important elements of your pages are loading fast enough, or how long it takes before visitors can interact with your pages. 

Core Web Vitals will also be a key component in the assessment of page experience ranking factor in Google Search.

To make sure you have the most relevant info about how people experience your pages, we’re bringing Core Web Vitals metrics to Site Kit in our latest release 1.10.0  🎉

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Security Vulnerability in Site Kit: upgrade now to 1.8.1

Posted by Mariya Moeva, Product Manager @ Google

We were alerted to a vulnerability in Site Kit which could allow users without administrator privileges on WordPress to verify ownership of a site they’re registered to in Search Console. As soon as we found out about this, we tracked down the root cause and released a security patch in version 1.8.0 on May 7, as well as additional security enhancements in version 1.8.1 on May 19.
If you’re using Site Kit version 1.8.0 or below, we strongly recommend you upgrade to 1.8.1 as soon as possible.
We’ve worked with the wordpress.org team to automatically update Site Kit for existing users to 1.8.1.

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Site Kit is now available for all WordPress sites

Posted by Mariya Moeva, Product Manager @ Google

Today, we’re announcing that Site Kit is available for everyone to install from the WordPress plugin directory. Site Kit is Google’s official WordPress plugin – it enables you to setup and configure key Google services, get insights on how people find and use your site, learn how to improve, and easily monetize your content.

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Site Kit is now available as a developer preview

Posted by Mariya Moeva, Product Manager @ Google

Since we announced Site Kit at WordCamp US 2018, we’ve interviewed many of you who had expressed interest to be early testers and made lots of improvements based on your input. Thanks to everyone who participated and took time to share their impressions!

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Introducing Site Kit by Google for WordPress

Essential Google tools for your WordPress site.

Posted by Mariya Moeva, Product Manager @ Google

Managing a successful website can be complicated. Publishers and business owners should have easy access to the insights and capabilities that drive audience and revenue growth. That’s why we’re excited to announce Site Kit by Google, a free, open-source plugin bringing together insights from essential Google products for WordPress sites.

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