The May 21, 2023 edition of SEOFOMO is here
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🗞️ Search Updates & News from Search Engines
Google Bard Adds Genuine Citations In Responses And More Concise Summaries
Barry Schwartz / Search Products Updates
Google Bard has added classic and more genuine citations to the answers it provides and also is able to provide better summarization.
Microsoft Now Rolling Out New Bing Chat Features Including Chat History, Mobile Features, And More
Barry Schwartz / Bing Product Updates
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced a number of new features for Bing Chat, now many of them are live.
"The next iteration of Perplexity has arrived: Copilot, your interactive AI search companion"
Perplexity / Search Product Updates
"Perplexity Copilot guides your search experience with interactive inputs, leading you to a rich, personalized answer, powered by GPT-4. Try it for free at perplexity.ai"
Neeva will shut down over the next few weeks [Thread]
Neeva / Search Product Updates
"We are proud to be the first search engine to provide cited, real-time AI answers. Looking at the road ahead, we realized we weren't on a path to creating a sustainable business. While consumer search is ending, the search and LLM journey continues in the enterprise space. We will be providing updates on the future of our work in the next few weeks."
Google-InspectionTool – the new Google crawler for Google testing tools
Barry Schwartz / Google Product Updates
Google has added a new Google crawler to its list, this one is used for testing tools you use in Search Console or other Google properties.
Intro to Search Console Bulk Data Export [Video]
Daniel Waisberg / Google Search Console Training
Learn about bulk data exports, a powerful solution for you to export, store, and analyze your Search Console data. In this episode of Search Console Training, Daniel Waisberg does a short comparison between the current data exporting solutions, and how to set up and manage your bulk data exports.
SEO Best Practices For News Sites [Video]
Daniel Waisberg, Cherry Prommawin / Search Central Lightning Talks
Learn SEO best practices for news sites to help position your content appear on Google search results and news surfaces. Daniel Waisberg and Cherry Prommawin share tips that will increase the visibility of your content on Search, drive more traffic to your website, News policies, and more.
50% of Product Searches Start On Amazon
Danny Goodwin / Search Insights
Amazon continues to be the most popular starting point for online shoppers with one exception – Gen Z, according to a new survey.
⚡ SERP's Up: What’s up for SEO at Google I/O?
Massive news in the SEO world on this special edition podcast! Wix’s Head of SEO Branding, Mordy Oberstein, and Head of SEO Communications, Crystal Carter give their impressions of Google I/O 2023 to deliver the inaugural SERP’s Up SEO Podcast BONUS episode.
Google bounces back with its AI capabilities as a search engine. Taking a hard look at all the changes soon to come in search, Mordy and Crystal discuss their takes on the 2023 Google I/O conference while surveying what other notable SEOs had to say. Plus, the scary reality of AI, and some big changes in how Google rewards input with human ‘experience’.
Dig into this exciting SEO news on this special BONUS episode of the SERP’s Up SEO Podcast!
👌This week's SEO Awesomeness
The future of SEO and why it’s not dying
Corey Morris / Search Trends
Corey shares what she thinks is in store for SEOs as the industry heads into a new era and why we must not get too fixated on AI or search engines.
What Google I/O 2023 Reveals About The Future of SEO
Kevin Indig / Search Trends
Google announces the biggest change to Search ever and splits the playing field into 3 new surfaces: AI Snapshots, non-AI results and Perspectives. Here are 12 observations from Kevin about the announcements.
SEO Recommendations Execution Issues + What to Do for Success in 2023
Yours Truly / SEO Strategy
Learn about the key SEO execution challenges and issues shared in the SEOFOMO SEO Auditing Survey and different ways to tackle them to win SEO processes now.
Generative AI Still Requires Content Strategy
Mike King / Content Optimization
Mike explains why you must build a generative AI content strategy at the organizational level and how to future-proof your content and brand direction.
Agency Burnout: Insights from 40 Agency Owners
Teamwork / SEO Management
What does agency burnout look like, and how can it be avoided? Teamwork surveyed global agency leaders to get their first-hand insights and expert advice.
Beyond the Basics: Conversations For Developing Customized SEO Strategies
Petra Kis-Herczegh / General SEO
In this comprehensive post, Petra discusses the experience trap, along with the conversations you need to have with stakeholders to ensure that your SEO strategy actually brings in business.
How to optimize for entities
Timothy Warren / General SEO
This article from Timothy dives right into actionable advice for entity optimization within the SEO process. He goes over page structure, site structure, important schemas to use and tools that can help you.
10 SEO challenges faced by fast-growing SaaS companies [And How to Overcome Them]
Himani Kankaria / SaaS SEO
When done right, SEO efforts can reduce SaaS customer acquisition costs and maximize marketing ROI dramatically. Learn how in this guide by Himani.
How To Find Low Competition Keywords (Using Free Tools)
Lee Wilson / Keyword Research
Find low-competition keywords using only free tools by identifying content gaps and using trends data to discover new and emerging trends
"Over the last 9 months we’ve deleted close to 80% of the marketing footprint off ibm.com. The result is that traffic, conversion and all our experience and NPS metrics are up." [Thread]
Bryan Casey / General SEO
In an insightful Twitter thread, Bryan shares how the IBM site was difficult to manage for their teams and too hard to understand and use for their customers and needed to be simplified. Here's how it was done and the impressive results.
Which among the following topics would you like to learn from me in an Online Cohort Course? [Poll]
Yours Truly / SEO Courses
I'm considering offering a cohort-based, practical online course via the Maven platform. What would you like to learn from me and register to? Answer this very short 3 questions survey!
⚡ How to get the attention of journalists for PR link-building
This week, Fery shares in a video the keys to get the attention of journalists when doing digital PR:
- Craft a semi-clickbaity email headline
- Make sure the first paragraphs of your email are short, concise and they make the journalist want to read the full email
- Resend your pitch
- Post your story on Twitter
💸 Latest SEO Jobs
- SEO Manager at Sportsbet
- Senior SEO Manager (m/f/d) at Digital Loop GmbH
- Senior Tech SEO Consultant (f/m/d) at Digital Loop GmbH
- Head of SEO (f/div/m) at Dept
- SEO Content Strategist, Investing & Crypto at Forbes
- SEO Manager, International at Quizlet
- SEO Director at Boston Globe Media
- Director, SEO at Mindgruve
- Director of Marketing at vidIQ
- SEO Strategist at Intoo USA
- Digital strategist, SEO at Bluebird
- Sr. Digital Specialist, SEO at Bluebird
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.
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.
🛠 Free SEO Tools
HowTo Schema Generator
Use this HowTo Schema generator to add complex HowTo structured data to you webpage. It even supports video steps.
Product copy generator (with Notion AI)
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🙌 The SEOFOMO's SEOs & Digital Marketers to Follow
Let's follow these amazing SEOs:
- Susan M. Staupe (Twitter, LinkedIn), Owner and Director at Beyond SEO
- Bryan Casey (Twitter, LinkedIn), Director, Digital Marketing at IBM
- Brooklin Nash (Twitter, LinkedIn), Co-Founder, Beam Content
- Jessica Malnik (Twitter, LinkedIn), Founder and Chief Content Strategist at JM Content Group
- Sara Taher (Twitter, LinkedIn), SEO Manager at Assembly Global
Expect more awesome SEOs & digital marketers to follow every week. Do you have any suggestions? Please let me know over Twitter or LinkedIn.
⚡ Multi-location marketers listen up! BrightLocal’s next Live Audit takes place soon
Do you manage two or more Google Business Profiles? If so, you’ll want to register for BrightLocal’s upcoming Live GBP Audit with Krystal Taing.
📅 When: Wednesday, May 24
🕐 Time: 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm BST
During the webinar, Krystal will share:
- An in-depth analysis of Google Business Profiles for multi-location businesses
- Ideas and advice on what’s going well, and where to improve
- Insights into the expert auditing process that she uses for real-world businesses
Plus, you’ll have the chance to get your questions answered by Krystal.
Did we mention she is a Platinum Google Product Expert? Who better to learn from!
⚡ New SEOFOMO Giveaway: Win an Affiliate World Europe Ticket
If you're looking to learn more about affiliate marketing and connect with some of the best affiliate marketers specialists, digital marketers and SEOs from all over the world, then this new #SEOFOMO giveaway* is for you: Win a ticket to attend to the next edition of Affiliate World Europe, to be held in Barcelona on July 12-13, 2023 where I'll be speaking.
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