Google is rolling out two new footer improvements for its Sites. The first improvement is Google removed the current footer appended at the bottom of all new Sites which contains “Made with new Google Sites…” language and the “Create a site” button. The Google branding and “Create a site” button at the bottom of new Sites’ pages can distract site viewers and make the site feel less professional. Google is removing that branding, so viewers can focus on your content.
Second on the list of new footer improvements is Google added the ability for site editors to show the last time a page was updated via a newly designed site info icon. It’s sometimes challenging for site viewers to determine how up to date the site content is that they are viewing. With this new feature, you can have all sites in your domain display the last updated date by default in a newly introduced site info icon.
Control whether the “Last updated time” setting is available for site editors in your domain at Apps > G Suite > Settings for Sites. Under Last updated time, you can turn it on or off. When this setting is selected, last updated time will be defaulted to on for newly created sites going forward. Editors can toggle last updated time on or off on a per site basis by going to the More menu > Site info settings from within new Sites.