๐Ÿฅ Your SEOFOMO SEO Updates + News [Feb 4 2024]


The February 4, 2024, edition of SEOFOMO is here! Now with +31.3K Subscribers ๐Ÿ“ฎ

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

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โ€‹Google has been working on an Indexing issue since Feb 1st
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Google Search Central / Google Search Updates
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On February 3rd Google updated: "The issue with indexing has been mitigated and our systems are becoming stable, but we're still working on a fix."

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โ€‹Google Search officially retires cache link
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Barry Schwartz / Google Product Updates
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Google officially removed the cache link from the Google Search results snippets last week and confirmed that it will remove the cache functionality completely soon.

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โ€‹The SEO Starter Guide got a makeover
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Google Search Central / Google Search Guidelines
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On February 2nd Google published a refreshed, shortened version of the SEO Starter Guide with a better focus on a starter audience. Take a look at the changes now.

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โ€‹Google has launched a discount rich results for organic listings in the US
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Brodie Clark / Google Search Updates
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Brodie shares that the new rich result for discounts makes your snippet larger โ€“ allowing shoppers to copy coupon codes directly from search results.

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โ€‹Google May Consolidate Ranking Signals To Canonical Partner URL Even If It's Not The Source
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Barry Schwartz / Google Search Q&A
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In response to Lily Ray, Google said that they might consolidate the ranking signals from a syndication partner's URL if you haven't required them to use noindex as a recommended method.

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โ€‹Google SearchLiason: 4 Reasons Why A Webpage Couldnโ€™t Rank
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Roger Montti / Google Search Q&A
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Four takeaways from Google SearchLiaison's impromptu audit that explain why a webpage had trouble ranking.

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โ€‹Google: Changing URLs On Larger Sites Takes Time To Process
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Roger Montti / Google Search Q&A
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John Mueller explains about the time it takes for Google to process changes across a larger site.

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โ€‹Structured Data for Beginners [Video]
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SEO Made Easy / Google Search Guidelines
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In this episode of SEO Made Easy, Martin Splitt answers key questions about structured data usage and gives website owners tips for implementing structured data to their websites.

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โ€‹Interaction to Next Paint becomes a Core Web Vital on March 12
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Jeremy Wagner, Rick Viscomi / Google Product Update
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Interaction to Next Paint will officially become a Core Web Vital and will replace First Input Delay on March 12. Here's all what you need to know about this change.

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โ€‹3 Types of Content Gap Analysis to Outrank Your Competitors
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Dorcas Adisa / Content Optimization
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Dorcas explores 3 types of content gap analysis to help you find high-quality content ideas, monitor your competitors, and beat their rankings.

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โ€‹Product Page SEO: The Anatomy of a Well-Optimized Page
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Chris Haines / Ecommerce SEO
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Product pages are where the final decision to purchase a product is made. Learn all about its optimization with this guide from Chris.

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โ€‹Search Experience Optimisation vs Search Engine Optimization
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Andy Chadwick / Search Trends
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Andy explains why SEO professionals must shift their mindset from Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to Search Experience Optimization (SXO), understanding audience behavior across diverse platforms, and more.

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โ€‹Communicating Major Google Changes To C-Suite
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Dan Taylor / SEO Management
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When weโ€™re communicating Google changes, stakeholders need to understand the meaningful impact on them and the business as well as the high-level commentary of what is changing. Dan goes through it in this guide.

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โ€‹Backlink Audits: How To Find And Fix Bad Links
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Gabriella Sannino / Link Popularity
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Distinguish between high-quality and poor-quality backlinks, discover the steps to conduct a thorough backlink audit, and more with this guide from Gabriella. โ€‹
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โ€‹How & Why Agencies Must Embrace Change To Scale
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Chris Simmance / SEO Management
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Chris goes through the current challenges and opportunities of digital agencies, the importance of differentiation and niche specialization, embracing change and innovation, and more!

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โ€‹How to measure organic traffic in GA4
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Gemma Fontanรฉ / SEO Measurement
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Gemma shows how to monitor and improve your organic traffic with Google Analytics 4. Learn about the key dimensions and metrics to assess your organic search performance.

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โ€‹Podcast SEO: Top tips for discovery and growthโ€‹
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Claire Taylor / Podcast SEO โ€‹
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Wondering how SEO can help your podcast to get discovered? Here are key tips for optimizing episode titles, transcripts, show notes and more.

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โ€‹Google Business Profile: A Complete Guide for Local SEOโ€‹
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Sherry Bonelli / Local SEO โ€‹
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Discover the latest Google Business Profile changes, top features, and how to keep your profile engaging for optimal visibility and impact.

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โ€‹11 Proven Tactics to Dominate Single-Day Live Events (Like Oscars & Super Bowl)โ€‹
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John Shehata / General SEO โ€‹
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John goes through the nuances of SEO for real-time events, from analyzing historical data and trend forecasting to real-time content optimization and post-event analysis.

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โ€‹Eight tips for writing a press release that gets noticed
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Gareth Hoyle / Link Building
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Gareth shares eight essential tips to help you create a press release that not only gets noticed but also effectively communicates your message.

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โ€‹MozCon 2024 Community Speaker Pitches Now Open
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Cheryl Draper / SEO Events
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Submit your pitch for MozCon happening in Seattle on June 3 and 4. Get the opportunity to join industry leaders on the MozCon stage in front of 1,500 of your peers.

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โ€‹SEO Q&As in the SEOFOMO Chat Forum To Check Outโ€‹

โ€‹Interpreting Google Search Console Dataโ€‹

Ian Laurie

โ€‹Different x-default for different regionsโ€‹

Akarsh Kavuttan

โ€‹Brand vs. Non-brand SEO Measurementโ€‹

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โ€‹Wope: The New Era Of Rank Tracking
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Find out what's working and what's not to get more search traffic with Wope's new rank tracker.

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Agencia Eleven / Buenos Aires, Argentina / March 2, 2024
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โ€‹Search Central Live Brasil 2024
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โ€‹Google Search Central / Brazil / Feb 29, 2024
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Google Search Central Live is going to Brazil and happening on Feb 29! Registration will be open until February 8, and confirmations will be sent on February 19, including the address and more details of the event.

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โ€‹Search Central Live Argentina 2024
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โ€‹Google Search Central / Buenos Aires, Argentina / March 5, 2024
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โ€‹Google Search Central Live is also happening in Argentina! Registration will be also open until February 8, and confirmations will be sent on February 19, including further event details.

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โ€‹Friends of Search / Amsterdam, Netherlands / March 21, 2024
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Search AfriCon / Lagos, Nigeria / May 17, 2024
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๐Ÿ“Š This week's SEOFOMO Poll: Do you optimize your content EEAT? โ€‹
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A new SEOFOMO poll series is starting this week, in which I'll ask a question about your SEO day-to-day each week.

I'll share the answers with a small analysis of it the week after, along with a new poll. This will allow us to better understand our community SEO challenges, goals, and provide resources to support.
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