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

๐Ÿค– Your News in SEO with #SEOFOMO

Published 11 months agoย โ€ขย 8 min read

The March 26, 2023 edition of #SEOFOMO is here
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[If you want to read #SEOFOMO on the Web click here]โ€‹

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

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โ€‹Google Is Now Accepting Users For Bard's Waitlist (in US & UK)! โ€‹
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Google / Google Product Update
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Google has finally released its Bard AI chatbot opening limited public access for US and UK users. If you haven't yet joined the waitlist or given access, and are in the US or UK, do it now.

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โ€‹Google explains why Bard rarely lists citations and links to content creatorsโ€‹
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Barry Schwartz / Google Q&A
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Google has updated its Bard FAQs to explain that Bard will likely show citations when Bard โ€œdirectly quotes at length from a webpage.โ€ Otherwise, Bard wonโ€™t show a citation because it โ€œgenerates original contentโ€.

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โ€‹Introducing ChatGPT plugins - Including a Browsing plugin that browses the internetโ€‹
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OpenAI / OpenAI Product Update
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OpenAI has added support for plugins to ChatGPT โ€” extensions which integrate it with third-party services or allow it to access up-to-date information.

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โ€‹Bing Chat Access Content Behind Paywalls?โ€‹
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Barry Schwartz / Bing Q&Aโ€‹
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Although Bing Chat says it cannot access content behind paywalls and only provides information based on publicly available content on the Web, there's a thread about Bing Chat referencing and citing content behind a paywall.

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โ€‹Create Images With Your Words โ€“ Bing Image Creator Comes To The New Bingโ€‹
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Yusuf Mehdi / Bing Search Updateโ€‹
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Powered by an advanced version of the DALLโˆ™E model, Bing Image Creator allows you to create an image simply by using your words to describe the picture you want to see.

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โ€‹Prompts for Communicators Using the New AI-powered Bingโ€‹
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Frank X. Shaw / Bing Product Guide
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Frank from Microsoft shares starter prompts to ask Bing for media interview preparations, media coverage snapshots, social media post inspiration, headlines, and FAQ generation. Check these tips out!

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โ€‹Google's ranking updates are now shown in the Search Status dashboardโ€‹
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Google Search Central / Google Product Update
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Google has redirected the ranking updates page to the Search Status dashboard. Future updates will take place on this page only.

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โ€‹Blending Search Console and Internal Data Inside Looker Studioโ€‹
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Daniel Waisberg / Google Product Guideโ€‹
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Looker Studio provides data blending functionality, which allows you to create charts, tables, and controls based on multiple data sources, including Search Console. Daniel shares how to do it here.

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โ€‹JavaScript at Google [Podcast]โ€‹
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Search Off The Record / Podcast โ€‹
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In this episode of Search Off the Record, Googlers Edu Pereda and Pascal Birchler join Martin Splitt to chat in-depth about programming languages, JavaScript and TypeScript. Learn more about the projects they use JavaScript with, what they like and dislike about the controversial programming language, and more!

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๐Ÿ‘ŒThis week's SEO Awesomeness

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โ€‹Google Bard is Here and Disappointing vs. Bing Chat and ChatGPTโ€‹
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Billie Geena / SEO Automationโ€‹
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Google has finally launched Bard. Here's a first look at indexing speeds, inconsistencies and search intent on Google's AI chatbot by Billie.

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โ€‹Your SEO Guide to the ChatGPT APIโ€‹
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Tom Demers / SEO Automation
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The ChatGPT API can help address some of the web interface's shortcomings. Here's how to maximize the API for specific SEO use cases.

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โ€‹Will AI Kill SEO? We Asked ChatGPTโ€‹
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Ryan Jones / SEO Automation
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ChatGPT is on the rise. But that doesn't mean it's all downhill for search engine marketers. See what experienced SEO Ryan Jones has to say about it.

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โ€‹SEO in 2013, 2023, and 2033 - The More Things Changeโ€ฆ [Slides]โ€‹
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Barry Adams / SEO Trendsโ€‹
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How has search and SEO evolved in the last 10 years and what can we expect in the next 10? Barry goes through it in his Friends of Search presentation.

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โ€‹2023 Local Search Ranking Factors Report from Whitesparkโ€‹
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Darren Shaw / Local SEOโ€‹
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Darren Shaw and the Whitespark team published the 2023 Local Search Rankings Factors report, the industryโ€™s go-to resource for understanding how to rank in Googleโ€™s local search results. (Note: their website is down at the moment, but should be back online Monday morning, mountain time).

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โ€‹How to Measure And Minimize Wasting Googleโ€™s Resources Through Server Log Files [Thread]โ€‹
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Kevin Indig / Technical SEOโ€‹
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When optimizing large sites, you inevitably get to a point where you want to minimize wasting Googleโ€™s resources. The best way to measure this is through server log files. Kevin explains how in this thread.

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โ€‹8 Ways SEO Can Have A Positive Impact On Other Marketing Channels [Thread]โ€‹
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Carl Hendy / General SEO โ€‹
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From preventing traffic loss to benefiting direct/brand traffic, in this thread Carl shares how SEO can have a positive impact in other marketing channels.

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โ€‹Training GPT on Google Quality Rater Guidelines and Why You Shouldnโ€™t Do Itโ€‹
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Jess Peck / SEO Automationโ€‹
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Jess shows how to train your own GPT instance on the Google Quality Rater Guidelines and also explains you why it may not be a good idea to do it.

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โ€‹GA4 for SEO - How Data Helps Businesses Grow With Jeff Sauer [Free Online Course]โ€‹
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Semrush & Jeff Sauer / SEO Measurement
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Gain a thorough understanding of what GA4 has to offer for SEOs in this free online course so you can deliver better results.

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โ€‹SEOs: Do You Suffer From โ€œImposter Syndromeโ€?โ€‹
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Celia Fisher / General SEO
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Do you suffer from imposter syndrome? Celia interviewed her SEO co-workers at LSG about their experience with imposter syndrome: what made it worse, whether they still suffered, and more. Take a look!

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โ€‹How (and When) to Use SignificantLink and RelatedLink Schema Properties for Internal Linkingโ€‹
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Daniel K Cheung / Technical SEOโ€‹
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Schema.org has a few internal linking item properties for WebPage schema type. Daniel shares about SignificantLinked and RelatedLink properties usage in this useful guide.

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โ€‹Do you really need tools to do SEO?โ€‹
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Geoff Kennedy / General SEOโ€‹
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An excellent guide for SEO beginners sharing how we can leverage SEO tools to support and accelerate our SEO day to day without falling into common pitfalls when using them.

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โ€‹How The Verge gamed Google with its โ€˜best printer 2023โ€™ articleโ€‹
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Danny Goodwin / General SEO โ€‹
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The authoritative tech publication used ChatGPT to produce the majority of a satirical review, pointing out that it shouldn't rank. Yet it does.

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โ€‹SEO and Tech Resources Created for and Made by Women & Non-Binary Folksโ€‹
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Crystal Carter / General SEO โ€‹
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Crystal has updated her SEO and tech resources directory to include more amazing SEO tools, podcasts, books & resources, made by women & Non-Binary folks.
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In today's case study Fery explains how this Search Intelligence Digital PR campaign was able to get links on espn.com and other authoritative sites to an sport niche client with this simple idea:

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๐Ÿ’ธ 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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๐Ÿ›  Free SEO Tools of the Week

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โ€‹Reverse Contactโ€‹
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Reverse Contactโ€‹
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This GDPR-compliant tool reveals your anonymous sign-ups, finds them on LinkedIn, and helps you connect so that you can turn them into customers.

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โ€‹Free AI Formatting Scriptโ€‹
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Ryan Darani
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Ryan created a simple script that breaks paragraphs up into easy-to-read sentences.

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๐Ÿ™Œ The #SEOFOMO's SEOs & Digital Marketers to Followโ€‹
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โ€‹Let's follow these amazing SEOs and digital marketers who are continuously supporting #SEOFOMO initiatives:

  • Vicky Simmance (Twitter, LinkedIn), Open to Work Experienced Operations Director At Digital Marketing Agencies
  • Mark Williams-Cook (Twitter, LinkedIn), Director at Candour, Founder of AlsoAsked.com, organiser of SearchNorwich
  • Nick Swan (Twitter, LinkedIn), Founder at SEOTesting.com
  • Judith Lewis (Twitter, LinkedIn), Founder at Decabbit Consultancy
  • Sergio Simarro (Twitter, LinkedIn), Founder at MagnifiCRO
  • Rick Van Haasteren (Twitter, LinkedIn), Owner at SiteGuru
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Expect more awesome digital marketers to follow every week. Do you have any suggestions? Please let me know over Twitter or LinkedIn.

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๐Ÿ’ก Non-SEO, Digital Marketing News, Guides & Tools

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โ€‹#MarketingFOMO is the new sister newsletter of #SEOFOMO, with the same format and awesomeness, sent every Monday morning to your inbox, already with +800 subscribers after 6 editions!

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๐Ÿ”‹ Announcing the 5 Giveaway Winners of a 3 Months Opphive starter plan

Congrats to the 5 winners of the 3 months Opphive plan, announced yesterday over Twitter, randomly selected between those who who referred #SEOFOMO between January 29 and March 24, 2023:

I have already gotten in touch via email to coordinate the access to Opphive! Thanks to all who participated and to Paul from Opphive for the amazing prizes.

Stay tuned for the next giveaway ๐Ÿ™Œ

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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, sponsor or any feedback of anything to improve in #SEOFOMO, just reply to this email and let me know.

Until next week, keep safe and remember, don't have FOMO, with #SEOFOMO you'll always have SEO awesomeness in your inbox.

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