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๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ Search Updates & News from Search Engines

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โ€‹Visual Search Now Live in Bing Chatโ€‹
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Barry Schwartz / Bing Search Updates
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Bing Chat now supports visual search, which means you can now upload a photo or take a picture and have Bing Chat respond with answers around those visuals.

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โ€‹Catch the Top 3 SEO Updates for July [Video]โ€‹
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Google Search Central / Google Search Updates
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John Mueller shares the top 3 updates in July across search, clarifying how Google uses Core Web Vitals, update to the rich result test allowing code editing, and more.

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โ€‹Google Merchant Center: How To Build Trust With Your Customersโ€‹
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Barry Schwartz / Google Merchant Center
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Google has shared a new document in the Google Merchant Center area on how to build trust with your customers using your business identity, transparency, online reputation, and professional design.

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โ€‹Googleโ€™s Statement on the NY Times Story About Potential AI-Enabled Tools for News Publishersโ€‹
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Google Communications / Google Search Product Updates
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"In partnership with news publishers, especially smaller publishers, weโ€™re in the earliest stages of exploring ideas to potentially provide AI-enabled tools to help journalists with their work."

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โ€‹Googleโ€™s Mueller To Those Who Create Fake Personas: Youโ€™re Deluding Yourselvesโ€‹
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Roget Montti / Google Search Q&A
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Google's John Mueller clears the air about publishers who try to fool Google with fake personas and LinkedIn profiles

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โ€‹Google confirms related search operator is going awayโ€‹
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Barry Schwartz / Google Search Q&A
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Danny Sullivan, Googleโ€™s Search Liaison, confirmed via Twitter the related search operator is going away, saying: โ€œIt hasnโ€™t really worked that well for some time".

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โ€‹Letโ€™s Pick a Domain Name [Podcast]โ€‹
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Google Search Central / Search Off the Record
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In this episode of Search Off the Record, John, Gary, and Martin help you choose the best top-level domain for you and your website, and and share if a custom one makes a difference in search engines.โ€‹
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๐Ÿ‘Œ This week's SEO Awesomeness

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โ€‹Evergreen SEO Tactics for SMBs: From Setup To Maintenanceโ€‹
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Itamar Blauer / General SEOโ€‹
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For small to medium-sized businesses operating on tight resources, identifying when an opportunity is worth the investment is critical. Itamar explains how to do it.

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โ€‹Core Web Vitals: Real User Metrics vs. Lab Dataโ€‹
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Jamie Indigo / Technical SEO
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Learn with Jamie the difference between real user and lab data in Google's Core Web Vitals and how to use them to improve your site's page experience.

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โ€‹Robots.txt is Not the Answer: Proposing a New Meta Tag for LLM/AIโ€‹
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Fili Wiese / Technical SEO
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Using robots.txt for managing data usage in LLMs is the wrong approach in this new age of generative AI products. Fili explains why.

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โ€‹How To Succeed In Google Discoverโ€‹
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Abby Hamilton / General SEO
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Google Discover is a mobile experience that helps users find info they didnโ€™t know they needed. Hereโ€™s how to use it for your brand.

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โ€‹Four Simple Tips for Writing Great SEO Ticketsโ€‹
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Gus Pelogia / SEO Management
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Gus shares 4 tips to write actionable tickets that facilitate your SEO tasks execution.

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โ€‹The Three Most Important SEO Skills That Canโ€™t Really Be Taught, But Separate the Good SEOs From the Great Ones [Thread]โ€‹
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Lily Ray / SEO Careers
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Lily shares how being curious, a self-starter and having critical thinking differentiate great SEOs.

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โ€‹Washington Post Shares SEO and Web Performance Guidelinesโ€‹
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Danny Goodwin / News SEO
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The Washington Post has shared a document outlining 'proven strategies and guidelines' around SEO and optimal site practices. Check it out.

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โ€‹How to Leverage ChatGPT with Code Interpreter to Identify Low-Hanging Fruit from an SEO Workbook [Thread]โ€‹
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Yours Truly / General SEO
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You can leverage ChatGPT with Code Interpreter to identify low hanging fruit from an SEO Workbook (featuring the tech, content, link popularity and ranking metrics of a site). Here's how.

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โ€‹Essential GA4 Reports You Need To Measure Your SEO Campaignsโ€‹
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โ€‹โ€‹Corey Morris / SEO Measurement
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Get familiar with GA4 reports and connect it to Google Search Console with this step-by-step guide.

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โ€‹How SEOs and UX Designers Can Work Better Together โ€” Whiteboard Friday [Video]โ€‹
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Helen Pollitt / SEO Management
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There are a lot of similarities between SEOs and UX designers, and we often have the same goals. Learn all about how SEOs and UX designers can work better together in this edition of Whiteboard Friday.

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โ€‹Competition Research for SEO: Concepts & Q&A - The Learning SEO Accelerator [Video]โ€‹
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โ€‹โ€‹LearningSEO.io / General SEO
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Learn about the top criteria, main challenges, and recommendations for effective competition research for SEO in this session of the Learning SEO Accelerator Q&A with Jo Turnbull.

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โ€‹Nailing the SEO Side of Shifting eCommerce Inventory [Free Webinar]โ€‹
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Duda / Ecommerce SEO
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Join Arsen Rabinovich and yours truly in this free Webinar in which we will go through the main criteria, do's and dont's and tips to effectively optimize ecommerce site inventory for organic search results.

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โ€‹Join Me at SEOday: August 3rd at CDMX [Event]โ€‹
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SEOday / SEO Eventsโ€‹
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Are you a Spanish speaking SEO looking to attend and in-person or online SEO event? Check out SEOday, the in-person and online event organized in Mexico City on August 3rd with some of the top SEOs and digital marketers in LaTam.

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The Barbie event can be a goldmine for PR link building! The Search Intelligence team reacted to the Barbie movie and landed top-tier links for their Fashion client: Indy 100, Yahoo News, MSN, and over ten news outlets worldwide; showing the power of reactive stories.

This is how they've done it:

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๐Ÿ›  Free(mium) SEO Tools

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โ€‹Screaming Frog SEO Spider Version 19: Segments, Visual Custom Extraction, and moreโ€‹
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The latest version of the Screaming Frog SEO Spider (V. 19) includes several exciting new features, such as: Segments, Visual Custom Extraction, 3D Crawl Visualizations, Unified Config. These new features are nestled amongst a new GUI appearance, with a modernized look and feel. Try Version 19.0 Now.
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โ€‹Glimpse Chrome Extension: Google Trends Supercharged
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Glimpseโ€‹
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See search volume in Google Trends, discover new trends, set Google Trends alerts, see the highest volume and fastest growing brands for a given product, and more.

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โ€‹Free SEO Agency Templates: Battle-Tested template Stack
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The Blueprint Trainingโ€‹
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Get free access to a variety of templates: an SEO Proposal, SEO Services Agreement, SEO Project Plan, Keyword Gap Analysis, Content Brief Template, and more!

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