In the closing remarks from Google's Gary Illyes at SMX Advanced last night, which you can watch on Facebook, Gary gave two things the audience should be ready for. Those two things include AMP and assistants/bots.
Gary Illyes said that AMP is going to "be big" and you should strongly consider getting your pages AMP ready. He implied, which is true, Google is investing a ton into AMP and we will be seeing more flavors of AMP over this year.
So get AMP ready for not just news sites but for all types of sites.
Assistants & Bots
Gary also mentioned that assistants and bots are emerging now and everyone is starting to use them. So you guys should look into it and see what you can do with those technologies.
He said you need to stay on top of the developments in this area. As you heard at Google I/O, Google is working on Google Assistant, Google Home, various chat features and smart bots. This is the future of Google, so stay on top of it.
Here are some of the tweets:
Would any of these two suggestions help you today? Well, AMP yes if you are a publisher, but not otherwise. But this is future thought stuff from Gary Illyes.
Forum discussion at Twitter.