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SEOFOMO: The Newsletter to Keep up with SEO; News, Updates, Resources, Tips, Tools & Jobs

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Hello, #SEOFOMOerThe January 15th, 2023 edition of #SEOFOMO is here!

πŸ—žοΈ Search Updates & News from Search Engines ​
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​Google Reiterates Guidelines On AI Written Content After Bankrate AI Content Writer Gains Attention​
​Barry Schwartz / Search Guidelines​
β€œAs said before when asked about AI, content created primarily for search engine rankings, however it is done, is against our guidance. If content is helpful & created for people first, that's not an issue.”
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​Google December 2022 Link Spam Update Done Rolling Out​
​Barry Schwartz / Search Updates​
Google has confirmed that the December 2022 link spam update is now finished after 29 days, on January 12, 2023.
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​Google’s December 2022 Helpful Content Update Is Now Done Rolling Out Too​
​Barry Schwartz / Search Updates​
This December Helpful Content update started on December 5th and was completed 38 days later, on January 12th.
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​SEO in Your <head> vs Too Much JavaScript? [Thread]​
​John Mueller / Search Guidelines​
"There are some settings that need to be found in the <head> of a page in order to be valid. If you care about these settings, don't make the <head> brittle, and ideally move those settings to the top of the <head>."
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​Resolving rogue robots directives [Video]​
​SEO Fairy Tales / Search Guidelines​
Martin Splitt and Jason Stevens talk about how Jason’s team audited a site with bad search snippets and discovered that a robots.txt file was preventing the site from being crawled. Learn the steps you can take to investigate changes in website traffic or snippets using Search Console and Google’s suite of tools.
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​Search Console Help Center [Podcast]​
​Search Off The Record / Podcast​
Josh Cohen, a Tech Writer on the Search Console Team, joins John and Lizzi to chat about the Search Console Help Center. They dive into who drives changes in Search Console, tips for writing feedback, and questions to ask when deciding the right level of information to give in a document.
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​Search Central Virtual Unconference en espaΓ±ol 2023 is now open for registration​
​Search Central Virtual Unconference / Events​
Spanish speaking SEOs: The Search Central Virtual Unconference en espaΓ±ol 2023 is now open for registration and moved to Feb 17! All sessions will be in Spanish. Register now.
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Dive into SEO and have a bit of fun along the way with your hosts Mordy Oberstein, Head of SEO Branding at Wix and Crystal Carter, Head of SEO Communications at Wix.
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Each week you’ll get an in-depth, unconventional take on SEOβ€”from hot topics to the latest industry trends. Get quick tips along with pearls of wisdom from a wide range of SEO guest experts. It’s a 360Β° twist of SEO learning for all.
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πŸ‘ŒThis week's SEO Awesomeness

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​The ROI of SEO for small businesses​
​Jeremy Rivera / General SEO​
Jeremy shares what you can expect when investing in SEO, what you should know before pursuing it, and what you get in return for your investment.
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​Looking for new/trending relevant searches/content for a topic for free (or freemium) for input? Here are 5 sources [Thread]​
​Yours Truly / Keyword Research​
TikTok Trends Search, Reddit Trending Posts, YouTube Rising Searches, and more.. sometimes you're already using the tools you need and these are free, you just need to use them a bit differently.
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​Does redirecting trailing slash URLs to the non-trailing slash equivalent improve organic traffic?​
​Ruth Everett / SEO Tests​
Ruth shares how they tested it and "while the non-trailing slash URLs did see a marginally positive impact, the result remained inconclusive."
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​Three Ways to Evolve Your Link Building in 2023 β€” Whiteboard Friday [Video]​
​Paddy Moogan / Link Building​
Paddy shares three methods to improve your link building and evolve to achieve clients results: use the customer journey to generate ideas, move beyond campaigns, aim for links you didn't ask for. Take a look!
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​Our top Core Web Vitals recommendations for 2023​
​Chrome DevRel team / Page Experience​
The Chrome DevRel team lists their top web performance recommendations to focus on those they believe will have the largest real-world impact, are relevant and applicable to most sites and are realistic for most developers to implement.
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​Why Tagging and Categorization is Critical for News SEO​
​Barry Adams / News SEO​
How many tag pages should we have? Should we always link to tag pages from within an article? Barry clarifies the purpose and best practices regarding tagging and categorizing news websites.
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​There has been a lot of buzz around Bankrate using AI to generate some of its content - but how does it perform? [Thread]​
​Kevin Indig / Content Optimization​
Kevin looked at the SEO performance of Bankrate articles for which AI was leveraged to produce, and found that most perform well: 7/11 rank for at least 9 keywords in the top 3 and 10/11 drive at least 200 monthly visits (3 more than 1,000).
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​Rising Stars of Local SEO 2023​
​Jenny Bernarde / Local SEO​
Brightlocal has created Rising Stars of Local SEO, an annual selection of the folks who represent a widening talent pool of local SEO expertise. Learn about them!
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​The State of Local Search 2023 | Live Webinar & Q&A​
​Joy Hawkins, Ben Fisher, and Amanda Jordan / Local SEO​
Joy, Ben, and Amanda will delve into BrightLocal’s recent research, measuring the impact of SEO activities in 2022, tactics to look forward to in 2023, and more.

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[Sponsor]​
β€‹βš‘ How a PR link-building campaign generated massive links and coverage on top-tier websites including CNBC ​
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Getting links in high-tier media can be a challenge. But if you create unique and interesting research in any industry that is relevant to your website, and if you pitch it to relevant journalists, you can consistently earn massive links in high-tier media such as CNBC, New York Post, Bloomberg, and The Guardian.
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Learn how in this case study shared by Fery from Search Intelligence in which he explains how they have done it with one of their clients, getting coverage by CNBC (DR 92), and many other news websites, by analyzing freely available data from the US Department of Education for 29,620 bachelor’s degrees from all public universities in the US, identifying the degrees where 100% of graduates are employed within two years of completion, pitching the insights to journalists.
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​Read the case study here.​
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πŸ’Έ New Digital Marketing & SEO Jobs

See more digital marketing and SEO jobs at the new #SEOFOMO Job Pallet, curating the best SEO and Digital Marketing Jobs in top companies; whether remote, hybrid, or in-person.
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Are you open to a new exciting role? Join the #SEOFOMO Talent Collective, featuring SEOs & Digital Marketers open for job opportunities (with control over what details to share about your profile), to be matched with top companies looking to hire specialists.
​ πŸ›  Free SEO Tools of the Week

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​A script to use GPT3 in Google Sheets​
​Steve Nouri​
Copy this sheet and leverage your OpenAI API Key to use GPT-3 in Sheets.
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​GPT-3 ALT Tag Generator​
​Danny Richman​
This free script allows you to automatically generate image ALT tags in Google Sheets.
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​SwipeWell​
​Corey Haines​
This is the only tool dedicated to helping you save, organize, and reference marketing examples (so you never feel stumped).
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πŸ™Œ The #SEOFOMO's SEO & Digital Marketers to Follow ​
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Let's follow the Rising Stars of Local SEO in 2023 from Brightlocal:

  • Elizabeth Rule (Twitter, LinkedIn), SEO Analyst at Sterling Sky
  • Celeste Gonzalez (Twitter, LinkedIn), SEO Strategist at RicketyRoo
  • Crystal Horton (Twitter), Local Service Ads & Google Product Expert at Crystal Horton Digital
  • Amy Toman (Twitter, LinkedIn), SEO Analyst at Digital Law Marketing
  • Hannah Borchik (LinkedIn), Senior Manager, Healthcare & Google Business Profile Product Expert at Reputation
  • Rachel Tinker (Twitter, LinkedIn), Manager of SEO at Blue Corona
  • Stefan Somborac (Twitter, LinkedIn), Founder at Marketing Metrology
  • Elizabeth Linder (Twitter, LinkedIn), SEO Strategist at Kick Point
  • Emily Brady (Twitter, LinkedIn), Sr Manager, SEO at Podium
  • Harmony Huskinson (Twitter, LinkedIn), Local SEO Specialist at Portent

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Follow. Them. Now. πŸ‘
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Expect more awesome SEOs & marketers to follow every week. Do you have any suggestions? Please let me know over Twitter or LinkedIn.

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​ πŸ’‘ Non-SEO focused awesomeness

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​CNET Is Experimenting With an AI Assist. Here's Why​
​Connie Guglielmo / Content Writing​
"In November, our CNET Money editorial team started trying out the tech to see if there's a pragmatic use case for an AI assist on basic explainers around financial services topics."
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​Class Action Filed Against Stability AI, Midjourney, and DeviantArt for DMCA Violations, Right of Publicity Violations, Unlawful Competition, Breach of TOS​
​Joseph Saveri Law Firm LLP / Copyright​
"As alleged in the Complaint, Stable Diffusion is an artificial intelligence product used by Stability AI, DeviantArt, and Midjourney in their AI image products. It was trained on billions of copyrighted images contained in the LAION-5B dataset, which were downloaded and used without compensation or consent from the artists."
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​How To Write A Case Study That Wins Clients & Influences People (+ Examples & Templates)​
​Cierra Loflin / Content Strategy​
Cierra explains in detail the different types of formats to create case studies, how to mix them, and how to solve bottlenecks, including templates.
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​If You Sell On Amazon, Here Are Seven Ways To Level Up With A New Tool [Thread]​
​Mike Beckham / Amazon Marketing​
Mike recommends using the β€œSearch Query Performance” tool from Amazon that provides you insights on where your sales are coming from, a list of 1000 keywords people use to arrive at your listings, and more.
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​A PPC Guide To Permission-Based Audiences​
​Navah Hopkins / Online Paid Ads​
Learn how to build consensual conversations with prospects, acquire consent-based audiences, and improve your paid search performance.

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​Apple Destroyed My 7-Figure Business, Unjustly And How I Learned About Platform Risk [Thread]​

Evan Rosenfeld / App Store​
Evan shares how his 7-figure business got unjustly suspended by Apple, how it recovered it with the help from Silicon Valley contacts and the lessons he learned about platform risk.
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​10 Principles To Look Better On Camera [Thread]​
​Kevin Shen / Video Marketing​
From backgrounds and contrasts to clothing and filters, Kevin shares useful tips to design & build your home video studios (both for Zoom calls & recording content).

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