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🗞️ Search Updates and News from Search Engines
Google launches new personal search experience with follow button and personalized ranking
Barry Schwartz / Google Search Updates
Plus, perspectives is coming to desktop, content creators get more visibility and more.
Google updates search quality raters guidelines
Barry Schwartz / Google Product Updates
It had been 11 months since the last update, here is what changed.
Google Search Tests Notes on Search Results
Barry Schwartz / Search Tests
Google launched a new Search Labs experience where you can post notes in the search results and see other searcher's notes - notes do not impact the rankings of those pages in Google Search.
New Google Search Console Robots.txt Report Replaced Robots.txt Tester Tool
Barry Schwartz / Google Product Updates
Google announced a new robots.txt report within Google Search Console and at the same time said it will sunset the old robots.txt tester tool.
List Your Courses With New Course Info Structured Data
Google Search Central / Google Product Updates
Publishers now have the opportunity to surface supplemental course information on Google Search by providing detailed information like pricing, ratings, and more. This data can appear in the course info rich result, which is a new carousel feature in Google Search.
Learning Video Rich Results in the GSC Performance Reports
Google Search Central / Google Product Updates
Search Console will start reporting Learning Video rich results as a search appearance in the Performance reports. Learn more about the eligibility criteria for this feature.
New Yahoo Search Experience To Start Rolling Out In The First Weeks Of 2024
Barry Schwartz / Yahoo Search Updates
Brian Provost, the SVP & GM at Yahoo said the new Yahoo Search experience will be launching soon.
Danny Sullivan's presentation about Google Search results not being perfect [Thread]
Google Search Liaison / Google Search Guidelines
Danny gave a presentation about Google Search results not being perfect, how they update to improve those results, and how their guidance to creators needs to improve. In this thread, he shares his slides and commentary for those who weren’t able to attend his talk.
Bing Employs GPT-4 To Write Custom Search Snippets
Matt G. Southern / Bing Product Updates
Bing launches AI-powered captions for search results to provide more informative snippets and enhance the search experience.
Microsoft rebrands Bing Chat as Copilot
Danny Goodwin / Bing Product Updates
Microsoft Bing will still provide a combined search and chat experience. It will now just be called Copilot instead of Bing Chat.
Google Bard Updates Includes New Math And Data Visualization Features
Kristi Hines / Google Product Updates
As Google rolled out updates to Bard for teens, Common Sense Media announced an AI ratings evaluating the safety and impact of top AI tools.
Shocker – Sam Altman out at OpenAI in huge CEO change
Danny Goodwin / OpenAI Updates
OpenAI lost confidence in Altman and said new leadership is necessary. OpenAI CTO Mira Murati has been named interim CEO.
Report: Yandex search engine for sale
Danny Goodwin / Yandex Product Updates
Yandex, the dominant search and online advertising platform in Russia since 1997, has been in turmoil since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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👌 This week's SEO Awesomeness
In-depth Guide To Building Links To The Right Pages
Alexandra Tachalova / Link Building
The success of a link-building campaign can depend on the choice of target pages. Learn how to pick the right ones to achieve your goals while building fewer links.
The Beginner’s Guide To Website Architecture
Gabriella Sannino / Technical SEO
Learn what website architecture is, why it's important, and practical improvement tips in this beginner's guide by Gabriella.
16 GPT SEO AI Tools Publicly Available Right Now
Roger Montti / SEO Automation
Here are sixteen custom GPT AI tools created by SEOs that are freely shared and publicly available right now for you to use.
Transformer Architecture: An SEO’s Guide
Jess Peck / Search Trends
Explore the impact of transformers in natural language processing, their capabilities, and why they outperform traditional models.
Boosting search conversions: 5 behavioral strategies to test
Becky Simms / General SEO
Are you getting the most out of your search traffic? Optimize your website for conversions with these five behavioral nudges.
10 Tips For Mastering SEO Interviews: A Guide From A Hiring Manager
Helen Pollitt / SEO Careers
SEO interviews can feel overwhelming. Review these top tips to prepare yourself for interviews and feel confident in your ability as an SEO.
Griffin Roer / Technical SEO
How to Build Autonomous AI Agents for SEO
Andrea Volpini / SEO Automation
Explore the complexities of creating intelligent agents that revolutionize digital interactions and learn how to build AI agents.
Silencing DA noise: Reporting on Digital PR Metrics That Can Actually Drive Revenue
Lucy Dodds / Digital PR
There is no doubt that domain authority (DA) has always been a huge topic when it comes to link building, however, just like all digital marketing efforts, the main focus should be on tangible metrics that contribute towards revenue. Lucy explains more here.
How Chima Mmeje Uses Keyword Clustering To Generate Growth
Bernard Huang / Content Optimization
Learn how keyword clustering works to help you plan and create optimized content priorities and build a more effective strategy, as Chima Mmeje does.
How to ‘Un-ruin’ the Internet: The Ultimate Guide for SEOs
Mariya Delano / General SEO
Amid unfair industry blame for the failings of the modern web, Mariya challenged stereotypes by showcasing SEOs and their work.
Navigating Customer Journeys Through The Labyrinth Of Cognitive Biases
Giulia Panozzo / General SEO
Cognitive biases may have more of an impact on your business and SEO than you may think. Discover how to effectively navigate them with Giulia.
Winning Headline Strategies From News SEO Experts
Jessie Willms, Shelby Blackley / News SEO
Headlines, headlines, headlines. SEO pros from top publications and agencies provide expert insight on writing headlines for every type of content (evergreen, Discover, Top Stories).
Where Are Consumers Searching In 2023? Where Should I Spend My 2024 Budget?
Carrie Rose / SEO Trends
Is Google where your customers are searching? Carrie and team analyzed over 15,000 keywords across different industries to discover what platforms consumers are using to search for specific terms.
How To Find And Implement Internal Linking Opportunities At Scale
Antoine Eripret / Technical SEO
Antoine goes through different ways to identify internal linking opportunities to your important site pages. Check it out.
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Search Barcelona / Barcelona, Spain / November 23, 2023
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