Google now helps the location names characteristic on subdomains, Google stated subdomains on cell gadgets is supported. Web site names are nonetheless not supported on the subdirectory stage. Google wrote on Twitter, “Web site names are actually supported for subdomains on cell gadgets.”
Google up to date its web site names assist doc to say they’re supported for “subdomain stage websites on cell.” Google additionally up to date the technical tips to now say it helps “https://information.instance.com (this can be a subdomain-level house web page)”
Right here is the outdated model (click on to enlarge):
Right here is the brand new model (click on to enlarge):
As a reminder, Google advised us subdomains weren’t supported for web site names however had been supported for favicons.
As a reminder, Google launched web site names in October 2022 for cell after which web site names for desktop leads to March 2023. Google just lately had some embarrassing web site identify points, which it pushed a repair for some (not all) shortly after.
Google, with this new announcement, began a thread the place you may submit new suggestions on this Google Webmaster Assist thread the place John Mueller from Google posted with extra FAQs and extra:
Q: Why didn’t my web site identify change after I used the suggestions type you had in April 2023?
A: The shape was used to collect common suggestions and helped us make some common enhancements later that month that resolved a considerable portion of the legitimate submitted instances. We’re nonetheless engaged on different enhancements we hope will assist in different conditions.
Q: Why is my URL is exhibiting as a substitute of a web site identify?
A: In case your URL is exhibiting moderately than a web site identify, this doesn’t signify an error however as a substitute that our techniques aren’t assured sufficient to point out a web site identify to your web site. This may be for a wide range of causes and would possibly change over time. Seek the advice of our steering and make sure you’re making use of your most popular web site identify within the areas that assist us decide this.
Q: Why is my web site that’s in a subdirectory is just not exhibiting my most popular web site identify?
A: Web site names will not be supported for subdirectories (for instance, https://instance.com/information is a subdirectory-level house web page and can’t have its personal web site identify). See our technical steering for extra.
Oh, that is the location identify, the half boxed in for the search consequence snippet:
Discussion board dialogue at Twitter and Google Webmaster Assist.