๐Ÿ“ˆ Latest Updates and SEO News with SEOFOMO - Oct 8


The October 8, 2023, edition of SEOFOMO is here! Now with +28.7K Subscribers ๐Ÿ“ฎโ€‹
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๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ Search Updates & News from Search Engines

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โ€‹October 2023 Spam Update released on October 4โ€‹
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Google Search Central / Google Search Updates
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โ€œThis spam update aims to clean up several types of spam that our community members reported in Turkish, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Hindi, Chinese, and other languages.โ€

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โ€‹October 2023 Core Update released on October 5โ€‹
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Google Search Central / Google Search Update
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On October 5th, Google announced the rollout of its October 2023 core update, which will take around two weeks to be completed.

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โ€‹Google resolves indexing issue with new content after nearly 6 hours on Oct 5
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Barry Schwartz / Google Product Updates
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Google confirmed the issue on October 5 and said it delayed the indexing of newly published content between 10:30 AM PDT and 4:20 PM PDT.

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โ€‹Google Discover Documentation Updated
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Roger Montti / Google Product Updates
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Google Discover documentation was updated to include reasons why traffic from Discover can fluctuate and cannot be relied upon.

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โ€‹Microsoft Bing Chat: Now With DALL-E 3 AI Image Generator
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Matt G. Southern / Microsoft Product Updates
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Microsoft integrates OpenAI's advanced DALL-E 3 text-to-image model into Bing Chat and Bing Image Creator.

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โ€‹Microsoft CEO: AI will make Google more dominant
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Danny Goodwin / Microsoft Search Q&A
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Despite investing $100 billion in Bing, the search engine simply can't compete with Google due to its monopoly position, says Satya Nadella.

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โ€‹Ranking updates, structured data, and more! - Google Search News (October โ€˜23)
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Google Search Central / Google Search Q&A
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John Mueller is back with the latest updates in SEO on this October episode of Google Search News! Find out about the changes to search ranking systems, how foreign language sites are findable, future community events, and more.
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๐Ÿ‘Œ This week's SEO Awesomeness

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โ€‹Analysis: FAQ rich results show on 17% of Google SERPs, down from 54%
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Danny Goodwin / Search Trends
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FAQs rich results mostly only show for well-known, authoritative websites โ€“ but it's still possible to earn them.

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โ€‹The State of Content SERPs: A 250,000 Keyword Analysis
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Glen Allsopp / Search Trends
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Do sites owned by large media companies attain more first-place rankings than independent Websites? Glen has run a research to assess it.

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โ€‹How to Survive and Thrive in a Google Helpful Content Worldโ€‹
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Casey Markee / Content Optimizationโ€‹
Was your website impacted by Google's latest helpful content update? Learn how to assess, adapt and recover with these top seven tips.

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โ€‹Case Study: How Our Client Gained During Helpful Content Update September 2023
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Adam Riemer / Content Optimization
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In each of these cases no content changes were done to make things more โ€œhelpfulโ€, but each of these sites gained and followed the same patterns. Sounds weird right? It shouldnโ€™t if you look at what the helpful content update is designed to reward and demote.

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โ€‹SXO: What is it and why merging SEO with UX matters?
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Sara Fernรกndez Carmona / Page Experience
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What is SXO? Find out what Search Experience Optimization is and why you should combine SEO and UX.

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โ€‹How to do a quick SEO accessibility check
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Maria Georgieva / Accessibility
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Explore 10 accessibility elements that ensure inclusivity for all users while influencing your site's search visibility.

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โ€‹How to optimize for product-first results in retail Google SERPs
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Meghan Kennedy / Ecommerce SEO
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Adapt your SEO approach for retail SERPs, and explore the importance of unique product content, dynamic schema, and teamwork with paid search.

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โ€‹Data-Driven AI: The Solution For Generating People-Oriented Search Content
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Dani Pinillos / Content Optimization
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Data-driven AI is a type of generative AI that generates content based on user search data. Learn how it works and how it can be leveraged to create people-oriented content that is optimized.

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โ€‹Link Building Outreach Guide For Beginners
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Kevin Rowe / Link Building
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This guide contains the fundamentals for a non-spammy approach to link building outreach and details on running campaigns with link building tools.

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โ€‹How To Test Your Website Speed With Google Lighthouse
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DebugBear / Page Experience
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Use Google Lighthouse & enhance your website's speed with this detailed guide to take action for a fast user experience.

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โ€‹Making Industry Landing Pages Engaging for B2B Companies โ€“ Whiteboard Friday [Video]
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Jason Dodge / Content Optimization
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Learn how to transform your industry landing pages into powerful sales enablement tools for B2B success. Discover the key strategies to bridge the gap between search relevance and customer expectations in this Whiteboard Friday.

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A useful Looker Studio that updates every hour to feature the latest SEO news from known publishers in one place, filtered by author and topics.

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โ€‹Google Suggest Keyword Tool V1โ€‹
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Mark Williams-Cook
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๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Upcoming SEO Events

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โ€‹International Search Summit in Barcelonaโ€‹โ€‹
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ISS / Barcelona / November 16, 2023โ€‹
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The International Search Summit is the only event to focus exclusively on international SEO and paid search topics โ€“ and itโ€™s back in Barcelona on 16th November. 3 tracks, over 30 speakers, 2 parties, a sea-view venue and delicious food! Early Bird tickets are now on sale โ€“ and you can save a further 10% with the code SEOFOMO10.

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โ€‹SearchNorwich 12โ€‹
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SearchNorwich / Norwich / October 18, 2023
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SearchNorwich is back on the 18th of October at Fuel Studios for an engaging evening in the heart of Norwich's digital marketing community.

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โ€‹Remote LondonSEO Meetupโ€‹
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Blue Array / Virtual / 12th October
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Blue Array is hosting another LondonSEO Meetup on the 12th of October. This event will be virtual, featuring Abby Mawhinney, Sara Taher, and Montse Cano. Register now!

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