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๐ŸŠ SEOFOMO Alligators & SEO Updates - Nov 4th

Published 8 months agoย โ€ขย 12 min read

The November 5th, 2023, edition of SEOFOMO is here! Now with +29.8K Subscribers ๐Ÿ“ฎโ€‹
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๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ Search Updates and News from Search Engines

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โ€‹On November 2nd, Google released the November Core Updateโ€‹
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Google Search Central / Google Search Updates
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Google's November Core Update was released on November 2nd. The rollout may take up to 2 weeks to complete.

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โ€‹New Google Reviews Update Coming Next Week; It Will Be The Last Confirmed Reviews Updateโ€‹
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Barry Schwartz / Google Search Updates
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Google announced a new reviews update is going to roll out sometime next week and this new update will make the reviews update more real time. Thus Google will stop giving periodic notifications of improvements to its reviews system going forward.

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โ€‹Google says mobile-first indexing is complete after almost 7 yearsโ€‹
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Barry Schwartz / Google Search Updates
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Googleโ€™s mobile-first indexing initiative that started just about seven years ago is now complete. Google also announced that it will be turning off the indexing crawler information in the settings page in Google Search Console.

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โ€‹Google: On October 31st a bug affecting Discover since the release of the October Core Update release was fixedโ€‹
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Google Search Central / Google Search Updates
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On October 5, Google found a bug with their October 2023 core update affecting Discover, which was corrected on October 31st. Some sites may see an increase in Discover-related traffic, as a result.

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โ€‹Google Bard can now respond in real timeโ€‹
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Barry Schwartz / Google Product Updates
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Google Bard can now respond to your questions in real time. There is a setting to turn real-time response off, too.

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โ€‹Google Updates Video Structured Data Guidanceโ€‹
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Roger Montti / Google Search Updates
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Google updated the structured data related to the Video features rich results shown in Google search with new recommendations that influence the date and time the video was published.

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โ€‹7 must-see Google Search ranking documents in antitrust trial exhibitsโ€‹
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Danny Goodwin / Google Search Q&A
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The U.S. Department of Justice has released several new trial exhibits โ€“ including internal Google presentations, documents and emails related to ranking. Learn Google's three pillars of ranking, the important role of end user data, and more.

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โ€‹20 most profitable Google queries revealed during antitrust trialโ€‹
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Danny Goodwin / Google Search Q&A
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Ever wondered which search queries drive the most revenue for Google? It turns out that iPhone, insurance and cheap flight queries drove the most revenue for Google in the US, at least for one week in September 2018.

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โ€‹Google To Recipe Bloggers: We've Heard Complaints, Ensure Key Parts Of Recipe Have Easy Accessโ€‹
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Barry Schwartz / Google Search Q&A
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Google's Search Liaison, Danny Sullivan, posted that he is aware of the complaints about recipe pages being too long and hard to find the ingredients and directions. He added that this is something content producers might want to keep in mind.

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โ€‹Bitter, cynical Verge article blames SEOs for ruining the internetโ€‹
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Danny Goodwin / Search Trends
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What kind of publication would spend their time smearing an entire SEO industry for traffic and profit? The Verge.
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๐Ÿ‘Œ This week's SEO Awesomeness

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โ€‹The contribution of SEO to The Verge and other news websites
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Gianluca Fiorelli / Search Trends
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The Verge published an article where SEOs are painted as the "bad guys" of the Web. But what has SEO done for The Verge and other tech magazines? Gianluca highlights it.

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โ€‹How Structured Data is paving the way for AI-generated Search
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Alizรฉe Baudez / Search Trends
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A deep dive into the symbiotic relationship between structured data and AI, as gleaned from the Google Search Central Live Zรผrich 2023 event, highlighting its value for search engines and businesses.

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โ€‹The 3 Main Types of Google SGE Snapshots and Their Level of Traffic Risk for Ranked Pages
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Yours Truly / Search Trends
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Weโ€™re afraid of losing organic search traffic with the eventual launch of the SGE... but should we? Learn about the 3 main different types of Google SGE snapshots and how they carry a different level of risk to those pages already ranking in the top positions in organic search results.

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โ€‹How to Drive Traffic in Google Discover: The Ultimate Guide
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Lily Ray / Discover Optimization
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Lily shares actionable tips to navigate the evolving landscape of Google Discover to help boost your site's visibility.

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โ€‹A Marketer's Guide to Launching a UGC Strategy for SEO
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Tory Gray / Content Optimization
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Understand how to pull the UGC levers to support your SEO. Dive into this value-packed marketerโ€™s guide to launching a UGC strategy for SEO by the amazing Tory Gray.

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โ€‹How to Fix the Blocked Due to Unauthorised Request (401) Error in Google Search Console
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Ryan Jones / Technical SEO
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Learn all about the "Blocked Due to Unauthorised Request (401)" error in Google Search Console: What it is, where to find impacted URLs, and how to fix it.

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โ€‹Affiliate SEO: We Analysed 10,000 Product Review Search Results to See Who Ranks
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Glen Allsopp / Affiliate SEO
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Read this insightful analysis of 10,000 search results populated by sites promoting products as an affiliate and learn which are the top brands that control the SERPs.

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โ€‹Programmatic SEO, Explained for Beginners
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Ryan Law / SEO Automation
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Programmatic SEO refers to the creation of keyword-targeted pages in an automatic (or near automatic) way. Learn how it works and how you can leverage it within your SEO strategy.

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โ€‹Google Has a Major Reddit Problem [Thread]
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Spencer Haws / Content Optimization
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Does Google want clout chasers providing the answers of the internet? Learn about Google's major Reddit problem.

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โ€‹How to Create Content Briefs (with 6 Templates)
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Ryan Law / Content Optimization
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If you want to publish more blog content, you need to create solid content briefs. Use these templates to get started.

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โ€‹How Google Changes Your Searches (A Study of 10,000 Queries)
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Dr. Peter Meyers / Content Optimization
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Uncover the intricacies of Google's search result modifications, revealing how Google strives to understand and meet searcher intent beyond literal keyword matches.

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โ€‹What GPT Means for Structured Data โ€“ Whiteboard Friday [Video]
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Tom Anthony / SEO Trends
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Tom explains how we're about to experience a paradigm shift where there's going to be an explosion in the amount of explicit context going into searches. Learn more about it and the SEO implications.

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โ€‹Good Signals' SEO Office Hours Live with Jo Turnbull [Video]
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Google Signals / SEO Q&As
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Watch Michael Chidzey with Jo Turnbull and more going through top SEO questions from the community in the new Good Signals' SEO Office Hours.
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๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Upcoming SEO Events

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โ€‹Auckland SEO Network Summer Meet-up at Something & Social
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Nathan M. and Hemil T. / Auckland, New Zealand / November 9, 2023
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An opportunity to meet with other SEO and digital marketing professionals based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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โ€‹Neurodivergents in SEO Meet-Up at BrightonSEO San Diego
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Neurodivergents in SEO / San Diego, USA / November 9, 2023
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The first US Neurodivergents in SEO meet-up will take place at BrightonSEO San Diego. This meet-up will provide an opportunity to meet in a safe space and help build that network of support that's much needed in a corporate world that hasn't been designed for neurodivergents.

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โ€‹Search Central Live Taipei 2023
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Google Search Central / Taipei, Taiwan / December 6, 2023
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For the first time ever, Search Central Live is going to Taipei. If you speak Mandarin fluently, join Search Central Live Taipei 2023 on December 6.

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๐Ÿ™Œ SEOs & Digital Marketers to Followโ€‹
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