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

πŸ‘‰ The SEO News You've been Waiting For with #SEOFOMO

Published about 1 year agoΒ β€’Β 9 min read

The April 2nd, 2023 edition of #SEOFOMO is here
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[If you want to read #SEOFOMO on the Web click here]​

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πŸ—žοΈ Search Updates & News from Search Engines

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​Driving More Traffic And Value To Publishers From The New Bing​
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Yusuf Mehdi / Bing Product Updates
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Bing explains how the new chat experience has integrated citations with links to data sources to drive traffic to publications and other initiatives that they're discussing with partners.

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​Google March 2023 broad core update done rolling out​
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Barry Schwartz / Google Search Updates​
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Google's March 2023 core update took 13 days to roll out and was a fairly impactful update compared to previous core updates.

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​GSC Allows Multiple Properties to Export to One Cloud Project [Thread]​
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Google Search Central / Google Product Updates​
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Following feedback from the community, Google has updated the bulk data exports to allow multiple GSC properties to export to one Cloud project. You need to customize your dataset name when setting up your export to have a unique dataset name for each export.

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​Merchant Listings and Product Snippets [Thread]​
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Google Search Central / Google Product Updates​
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On March 27, Google added the ability to measure the impact of Merchant listing by splitting the Product results search appearance into two: Merchant listings and Product snippets. These appearances let you see how many impressions and clicks you get from those experiences.

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​Five New Ways To Verify Info With Google Search​
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Itamar Snir, Nidhi Hebbar / Google Search Updates​
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β€œWe’re launching a feature called Perspectives. This carousel will appear below Top Stories and showcase insights from a range of journalists, experts, and other relevant voices on the topic you’re searching for.”​
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​Google Might Not Fully Render A News Article Before Showing It In Search​
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Barry Schwartz / Search Q&A​
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Gary said that sometimes, Google might not fully render a page before showing it in Google Search or News. It depends on how timely that content is and how quickly Google needs to index and serve it in Google Search.

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​Analyzing Drops in Google Search Traffic [Video]​
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Daniel Waisberg / Google Search Console Training​
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In this episode of Search Console Training, Daniel Waisberg shares the main reasons behind a drop in Google Search traffic. Learn how to analyze patterns of a drop in traffic to your website using Search Console Performance report and Google Trends to investigate overall trends in your industry.

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​I Hacked Into a Bing CMS That Allowed Me To Alter Search Results And Take Over Millions of Office365 Accounts [Thread]​
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Hillai Ben-Sasson / Bing Search Status
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Hillai hacked into a Bing CMS that allowed him to alter search results and take over millions of Office 365 accounts. How did he do it? It all started with a simple click in Azure.

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​1,100+ notable signatories just signed an open letter asking β€˜all AI labs to immediately pause for at least 6 months’​
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Connie Loizos / AI Trends
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More than 1,100 signatories, including Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Tristan Harris of the Center for Humane Technology, have signed an open letter that calls on β€œall AI labs to immediately pause for at least 6 months the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4.”

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​ChatGPT Banned in Italy Over Privacy Concerns​
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Shiona McCallum / AI Trends​
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"There are serious concerns growing about how ChatGPT and similar chatbots might deceive and manipulate people. These AI systems need greater public scrutiny, and public authorities must reassert control over them.”

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πŸ‘ŒThis week's SEO Awesomeness

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​Google’s March 2023 Core Update: Winners, Losers & Analysis​
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Lily Ray / Google Algorithm Updates​
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Lily analyzes the March 2023 Core Update, which showed less of a clear pattern than some prior core updates but did demonstrate that some niche sites that demonstrate true β€œExperience” saw increases.

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​AI Prompts: Using the 5Ws & The H and A Free Generator for Digital Marketing & SEO in Google Sheets​
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Yours Truly / SEO Automation​
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Learn about the characteristics of good AI prompts, along with examples of how to use the 5Ws and the H to effectively write them, and get an easy to use AI prompts generator in Google Sheet for Digital Marketing and SEO.

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​Google Bard vs. the New Bing​
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Tom Capper / Search Trends​
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Tom shares his first impressions for Google Bard and the new Bing Chat, going through the results for different types of queries, the presence of citations, assumptions on the locations, and what’s next for SEOs to consider.

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​Semantic SEO explained: why connected schema is the missing piece in your SEO strategy​
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Daniel K Cheung / Semantic Optimization ​
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Learn with Daniel about the benefits of marking up important elements on your page with structured data and how to use the free Schema App Paths Tool to find out how two schemas can be connected together.

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​Another Way To Deindex URLs​
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Oliver H.G. Mason / Technical SEO​
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Oliver is back with another detailed finding explaining how he used "unavailable_after: [date/time]" in the HTTP header of his site pages, setting it to January 1st 1970 and Google started to deindex them.

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​Video SEO: How to Optimize Embedded Videos For Search​
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Jon Henshaw / Video SEO​
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Learn proven methods for optimizing embedded videos for Google Search to drive high-intent organic traffic to your content.

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​Analyzing The Google February 2023 Product Review Update​
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Mordy Oberstein / Search Updates
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How did the Product Review Update in February impact product review sites? Mordy in-depth analysis shares how there's evidence that Google can profile pages language in various ways to identify the likelihood that a product review represents actual product experience.

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​How to Approach Awkward Link-building Questions: An SEO Guide for PRs​
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Steph Hugman / Link Building​
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How Does Link-Building Fit Into SEO? Is Unlinked Coverage Worthless or Does It Have Value? Is There Value In β€œnofollow” Links? Steph explains how to answer these and more link building related questions.

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​Input Metrics for SEO​
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Tom Critchlow / SEO Management
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Tom explains how you can use input metrics to get buy-in for your work while ensuring executives across the business have a better mental model for SEO.

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​The Top SERP Features of 2023 (So Far)​
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The STAT Team / SERP Features​
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This analysis by the Stat team shows how the most common SERP features this year so far are "related searches", PAAs, Videos, Carousels and Images. Learn more about the evolution of SERP features in this analysis.

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​Effective SEO Strategies for Cybersecurity Companies​
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Yana Arad Raduzky / General SEO​
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Yana explains what differentiates Cybersecurity sites from the rest, and the best approach and considerations for an SEO process in this vertical.

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​Identifying and Filling Your SEO Skill Gaps [Video]​
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Helen Pollitt / General SEO ​
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Helen explains how to find and address gaps in your SEO skills so you can continue evolving and developing your best SEO self.

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​Leveraging AI Bots in Your SEO day-to-day to Rank Faster - A Free Webinar​
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Yours Truly / SEO Automation​
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Learn how to leverage AI bots and their functionalities to accelerate your SEO tasks effectively, from keyword research, content optimization to outreach or technical optimization; while keeping the quality of your work.

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​Content Marketing Principles for Business [Free Online Course]​
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Chima Mmeje / Content Optimization​
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This hands-on course by Chima teaches the types of content marketing, how to create a content marketing plan, implement content-led SEO, and metrics to measure its success.

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​Learn more about the case study here.​

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πŸ’Έ New Digital Marketing & SEO Jobs

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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.

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πŸ›  Free SEO Tools of the Week

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​Metric Grabber​
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Marketing Signals​
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Free tool for grabbing and tracking link metrics from multiple data sources in one intuitive interface.

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​High Potential Keywords​
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Lino UruΓ±uela ​
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The free Mydomain.dev Google Search Console reporting platform has a new report that allows to easily identify high potential keywords.

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​The SEO Testing Bundle​
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Logan Bryant
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A free SEO resources bundle featuring a basic SEO testing dashboard, an SEO testing opportunity analyzer, an advanced dashboard, and a test data normalization calculator.

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πŸ™Œ The #SEOFOMO's SEOs & Digital Marketers to Follow​
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​Let's follow these amazing SEOs and digital marketers:

  • Yana Arad Raduzky (Twitter, LinkedIn), Technical SEO at Wix
  • Alessio Pomaro (Twitter, LinkedIn), Head of SEO at Site by Site
  • Şeyma Mektepli (Twitter, LinkedIn), SEO Content Specialist at Wise
  • Ana Perez Botella (Twitter, LinkedIn), Senior Search Engine Optimization at Making Science
  • Cari O'Brien (Twitter, LinkedIn), Founder & Chief Word Nerd at Custom Content Solutions LLC

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

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