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๐Ÿ“ˆ SEOFOMO Sep 3: The Latest in SEO

Published 10 months agoย โ€ขย 11 min read

The September 3rd, 2023, edition of SEOFOMO is here! Now with +27.8K Subscribers ๐Ÿ“ฎโ€‹
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๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ Search Updates & News from Search Engines

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โ€‹Google Search Generative Experience Officially Rolls Out Links To Webpages Within Answersโ€‹
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Barry Schwartz / Google Search Updates
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โ€œStarting today, when you see an arrow icon next to information in an AI-powered overview, you can click to see relevant web pages and easily learn more by visiting the sitesโ€. Google's SGE is also now available to be tested in India and Japan.

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โ€‹Debugging Core Web Vitals with Chrome Devtools [Video]โ€‹
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Google Search Central / Google Search Guidelinesโ€‹
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How can you turn Core Web Vitals metrics into actionable steps? Watch this video from Martin Splitt and learn how Chrome can give you extra insights with Devtools.

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โ€‹302 or 310: For Max Page Rank? [Video]โ€‹
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John Mueller / Google Search Guidelines
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Find out what redirect type gives your website maximum PageRank.

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โ€‹Google Search testing โ€œMentioned inโ€ search snippetโ€‹
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Barry Schwartz / Google Search Updates
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Google's expandable carousel search snippet feature informs searchers which other pages mention a website.

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โ€‹Bing Chat now works on Chromeโ€‹
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Barry Schwartz / Bing Search Updates
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Apple Safari support is coming soon to Bing Chat as well.

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โ€‹Google Updates PageSpeed Insights With Lighthouse 11โ€‹
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Roger Montti / Google Product Updates
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Google has updated PageSpeed Insights with a new version of Lighthouse. The new version contains new audits, bug fixes and changes to scoring.

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โ€‹Google Unveils New Tool To Detect AI-Generated Imagesโ€‹
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Matt G. Southern / Google Product Updates
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Google unveils new SynthID tool to detect AI-generated images using imperceptible watermarks.

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โ€‹Googleโ€™s Experimental Feature Makes Webpages Fasterโ€‹
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Roger Montti / Google Product Updates
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Google announced origin trials for a new feature available in Chrome right now that raises page speeds to new levels

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โ€‹ChatGPT Enterprise Now Available From OpenAIโ€‹
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Kristi Hines / ChatGPT Search Updates
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Are ChatGPT Enterprise security features and unlimited access to high-speed GPT-4 with 32k token context windows worth the unlisted price?โ€‹
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๐Ÿ‘Œ This week's SEO Awesomeness

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โ€‹"We Analyzed Millions of ChatGPT User Sessions: Visits are Down 29% since May, Programming Assistance is 30% of Use"โ€‹
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Rand Fishkin / Search Trends
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Is ChatGPT use increasing? What tasks do people ask ChatGPT to solve? Rand and his team undertook a challenging project with Datos to answer what real people do on the web by analyzing 20M devices (desktop and mobile, covering 200+ countries).

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โ€‹Google Appears to Have Fixed A Googlebot Bug With How it Handled robots.txt Files Containing Sitemap Links [Thread]โ€‹
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Will Critchlow / Technical SEO
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Will discovered that Google appears to have fixed a Googlebot bug with how it handled robots.txt files containing sitemap links. They fixed the issue in late 2021, but he hasn't been able to find any coverage or discussion.

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โ€‹So Youโ€™ve Found JavaScript Issues in Your Site Crawl. What Now?โ€‹
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Amanda King / Technical SEO
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Learn how to debug the most common JavaScript issues, assess the degree of the problem, and communicate with Web developers to move forward with a solution.

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โ€‹Mastering E.E.A.T: How to Create Content Google Wantsโ€‹
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Jessie Willms, Shelby Blackley / Content Optimization
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Jessie and Shelby cover Google's EEAT guidelines and explain how mastering these pillars can elevate the visibility of publisher content in search.

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โ€‹We Studied Over 1 Million Domains to Find the Most Common Technical SEO Issuesโ€‹
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Patrick Stox / Technical SEO
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Ahrefs looked at +1M domains to find the most common technical SEO issues: 95.2% of sites suffer from 3XX redirects, 72.9% have a missing or empty meta description and more!

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โ€‹Combine GSC + Bing Query Data In Google Looker Studioโ€‹
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Mike Ginley / General SEO
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Combine Google Search Console + Bing Webmaster tools to get all your keyword data in one place with Looker Studio.

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โ€‹12 strategies to scale your SEO team without losing your cultureโ€‹
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John Morabito / SEO Management
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Scaling an SEO team doesn't mean sacrificing culture! Learn practical steps to grow your team while maintaining a strong one.

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โ€‹An SEO Guide To Optimizing Your Google Publisher Center Accountโ€‹
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Jes Scholz / News SEO
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Boost your brandโ€™s visibility on Google News platforms with this advanced guide for Publisher Center optimization by Jes.
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โ€‹Exploring Implicit Search Intent For Better SEOโ€‹
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Veruska Anconitano / General SEO
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Go beyond traditional keyword intent and account for the implicit search intent that drives user behavior, including definitions and examples of how to use it for better engagement and user experience.

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โ€‹Entities In SEO: What Are They And Why Do They Matter?โ€‹
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Dixon Jones/ General SEO
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From learning the history of search to distinguishing entities vs. keywords, truly understand what entities are so you can achieve more targeted search traffic.

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โ€‹Fine-Tuning GPT-3.5: Unlocking SEO Potential with Structured Dataโ€‹
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Andrea Volpini / Technical SEO
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While the base GPT-3.5 Turbo model is incredibly versatile, it often serves as a generalist rather than a specialist, particularly in a nuanced field, like SEO. Fine-tuning solves this challenge by allowing us to train the model on specific data sets. Andrea explains more here.

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โ€‹Forecasting and the Importance of Uncertaintyโ€‹
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Robin Lord / SEO Analysis
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This post is about a problem that digital marketers have faced for a long time, Forecasts! How โ€˜fanโ€™ charts can help? Learn about it and get a Google Sheets no-code template solution for you.

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โ€‹How to Optimize for Mobile: The CRAFT of Mobile SEO [Free Online Course]โ€‹
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Crystal Carter / Page Experienceโ€‹
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Learn how to maximize your website's visibility and performance on mobile devices. Enroll in Semrush Academy's free course by Crystal and drive more traffic.

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โ€‹OMG's Guide to Mastering Digital Agency Management [eBook]โ€‹
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Chris Simmance / SEO Management
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An actionable book by Chris going through essential agency management topics, including personal leadership development, fostering a high-performance culture, embracing diversity and inclusion, and staying ahead of emerging technologies.โ€‹
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๐Ÿ’ธ Latest SEO Jobs

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๐Ÿ›  Free(mium) SEO Tools

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โ€‹InternalLinking.com: Find Internal Linking Opportunities Automaticallyโ€‹
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โ€‹KeyTrends: Content Marketing tool with Trends Dataโ€‹
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Keytrendsโ€‹
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Create your content strategy 90% faster with Keytrends' Data Driven AI and Trends Data.

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โ€‹Marfeel: The Content Intelligence Platformโ€‹
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Real time analytics to help you spot opportunities and issues holding your content performance back, with insights to better perform in Google Discover.

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๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Upcoming SEO Events

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โ€‹Elevate Your Link Building Game: On-page and Off-page Checklist for Successโ€‹
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Digital Olympus / Online / September 5
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Join the free webinar on September 5th to gain access to Alex Tachalova and Kevin Indig's exclusive SEO checklist, ensuring you get the most value out of every link you build.

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โ€‹SEO Vibes on Tour in Parisโ€‹
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WhitePress / Paris, France / September 20
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Get a unique opportunity to learn from insights from top industry experts and grow your network in Paris. Buy your tickets now.

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โ€‹News & Editorial SEO Summitโ€‹
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NESS / Online / October 11 and 12
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The News and Editorial SEO Summit is happening online in October 2023, and its agenda and speakers have been announced. See who's speaking and get your tickets now. โ€‹
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Do you want your free or freemium SEO event to be featured here for free? Just send it over here!
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๐Ÿ’ก This week's SEO Tip: How to address SEO recommendations execution challenges

One of the main challenges that SEO specialists face is the lack of execution of SEO recommendations, which can quickly become an issue since we're not paid to spot a site's issues but to achieve SEO goals by solving those that are actually hurting the Website's business objectives.

The first step to address this? Do a radical SEO audit prioritization. You're likely already prioritizing SEO recommendations based on high impact and low effort, however, this is not enough if you still face buy-in, resources, and support issues for SEO execution.

Itโ€™s time for a radical prioritization, with a maximum of 10 high impact, solution driven, action plan.

This means that you will only include in your SEO recommendations what you really want to be executed right now to help you achieve goals, and leave the rest for future iterations of the SEO process -remember that this is an iterative/incremental one-.

By featuring only your top 10 high-impact must-do SEO actions, your recommendations will becomeโ€จeasier to go through and execute by the relevant stakeholders.
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You should also leverage data storytelling to explain, engage and drive action with each of your recommendations, making them solution-driven:

  • Explain what happened: What is the SEO issue or opportunity about and why is it so important to address.
  • Describe why it happened: The cause of the SEO issue or opportunity.
  • Specify how to proceed: Propose a solution for the SEO issue or opportunity.

Additionally, you should feature an executive summary at the start of the SEO recommendations,โ€จto facilitate decision-makers to go through the SEO actions and understand the scope of work, without having to read the whole document; facilitating their approval.

โ€‹Get more tips to facilitate your SEO audits and recommendations executions here.โ€‹


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๐Ÿ™Œ SEOs & Digital Marketers to Followโ€‹
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โ€‹Follow and subscribe to these SEO specialists and Digital Marketers with YouTube channels covering SEO:

A special mention goes to Martin Splitt, John Mueller, Daniel Waisberg, and more from the Google Search Central YouTube Channel that I recommend you to subscribe as well.

Expect more awesome SEOs & digital marketers to follow every week. Do you have any suggestions? Please let me know over X/Twitter, Threads , or LinkedIn.

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[Giveaway]โ€‹
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โšก Win One of Two Accesses to Dana DiTomaso's Analytics for Agencies Online Course

Have you been struggling to communicate the great results you're getting to your clients? Then this SEOFOMO giveaway is for you!

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On September 24, 2023, I will randomly choose the two winners among those who are subscribed and have referred at least 2 subscribers between August 27, 2023 and September 23, 2023.

I'll announce the winners over here in SEOFOMO, social media, and will get in touch via email with instructions to follow.

Please, don't try to cheat by sending fake referrals. I will identify and won't take into consideration not real "human" subscribers. I reserve the right to block those who I find cheating.

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๐Ÿ‘€ Do you have Feedback?

As usual, if you want to give me any heads up of worthy SEO resources to include next week, you want to be featured, sponsored or any feedback on anything to improve in SEOFOMO, just reply to this email and let me know.

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