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Hello, #SEOFOMOer
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The February 12, 2023 edition of #SEOFOMO is here πŸ™Œ

πŸ—žοΈ Search Updates & News from Search Engines ​
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​Reinventing Search With A New AI-powered Microsoft Bing And Edge, Your Copilot For The Web​
​Microsoft / Bing Search Updates​
"We’re excited to announce the new Bing is running on a new, next-generation OpenAI large language model that is more powerful than ChatGPT and customized specifically for search."
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​Try the New Bing and Get on the Waitlist​
​Bing / Bing Search Updates​
Test the new Bing AI Chat feature and get on the waitlist for full access.
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​Microsoft Bing Updates Webmaster Guidelines: Conversation Mode and Bing Image Creator​
​Barry Schwartz / Bing Search Guidelines​
Microsoft has updated the Bing webmaster guidelines to support the updates with the new co-pilot, AI, ChatGPT-powered version of Bing.
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​The New Bing Chat Behavior Rules, Guidelines and Codename "Sydney" Disclosed [Thread]​
​Marvin von Hagen / Bing Search Updates​
"[This document] is a set of rules and guidelines for my behavior and capabilities as Bing Chat. It is codenamed Sydney, but I do not disclose that name to the users." Not really, I guess.
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​New With Google Multisearch, Google Maps, And More Previews Of Bard​
​Barry Schwartz / Google Search Updates​
Google has announced changes coming to Google Search, Google Lens, Google Maps and Google Translate. This comes out of the live stream from Paris which was thought would be originally around Bard.
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​Alphabet Shares Dive After Google AI Chatbot Bard Flubs Answer In Ad​
​Martin Coulter, Greg Bensinger / Google Search Updates​
Alphabet lost $100 Billion in market value on Wednesday after its new chatbot shared inaccurate information in a promotional video and a company event failed to dazzle, feeding worries that the Google parent is losing ground to rival Microsoft
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​Google Employees Criticize CEO Sundar Pichai For β€˜rushed, Botched’ Announcement of GPT Competitor Bard​
​Jennifer Elias / Google Search Updates​
Staffers took to the popular internal forum Memegen to express their thoughts on the Bard announcement, referring to it as β€œrushed,” β€œbotched” and β€œun-Googley,” according to messages and memes viewed by CNBC.
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​Google Search's Guidance About AI-Generated Content​
​Google Search Central / Google Search Guidelines​
In this post, Google shares more information about how AI-generated content fits into its long-standing approach to showing helpful content to people on Search, which can be summarized as "Rewarding high-quality content, however it is produced".

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​SEO Troubleshooting with Browser Devtools [Video]​
​Google Search Central / Lightning Talks​
Learn how to use Google Chrome DevTools to perform basic debugging steps. Find out about the performance tools available and other tools available for your debugging needs from inspecting the network, DOM, or requests/responses.
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​Opera’s building ChatGPT into its sidebar​
​Emma Roth / Search Trends​
"Opera’s adding a ChatGPT-powered tool to its sidebar that generates brief summaries of webpages and articles. The feature, called β€œshorten,” is part of the company’s broader plans to integrate AI tools into its browser"

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View clicks and impressions overall, by page or by query, and access full detailed reports created directly from Google Search Console to get a deeper understanding of a site’s presence on search.
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πŸ‘ŒThis week's SEO Awesomeness

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​The Role of AI Content in SEO​
​Lily Ray / Content Optimization​
Should you integrate AI into your content creation strategy? What are some good use cases and E-E-A-T considerations for the same? When should you avoid it? Lily answers these critical SEO questions and more about using AI to generate content.
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​Create SEO Content Briefs That Help Writers Deliver Great Content in Fewer Drafts​
​Derek Flint / Content Optimization​
Derek shares why content briefs are the heart and soul of content marketing, what they can do for your content team, and how to make them better as an SEO.
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​What Is Content (Re)Hydration, And How Can It Impact Your SEO?​
​Antoine Eripret / Technical SEO​
Content rehydration happens when a site built with a JavaScript framework, such as Angular or React, dynamically updates the content on a page without requiring a full-page refresh. Learn with Antoine how it can hurt your site performance and rendering, and how to optimize it.
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​Topic Clusters: Increase Traffic 100x Step by Step​
​Samuel Schmitt / Content Optimization​
Learn with Samuel a step-by-step process to convert long-form content into a topic cluster.

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​Did The Launch Of Continuous Scroll In Google’s Desktop Search Results Impact Impressions And Clicks? [Study]​
​Glenn Gabe / SEO Measurement​
Glenn monitored 12 different sites to identify the impact of Google's continuous scrolling in SERPs launched for English queries in the United States on December 5, 2022. Take a look at the analysis and results.
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​"It’s 2011. I Own One Of The Most Visited Sites In The World. This Is How I Did It" [Thread]​
​Timothy O’Shea / General SEO​
Tim shares the growth story behind Blurtit, how they achieved +17M visitors monthly from organic search and produced six figures of profit, monthly with 99.8% from content not written by them and zero funding.
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​Scaling SEO: A Framework​
​Tory Gray, Sam Torres / General SEO ​
Tory and Sam are back, this time with a framework to scale SEO by identifying opportunities and patterns in your research, defining and implementing tech needs, as well as establishing and aligning your SEO objectives.

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​What's New in Lighthouse 10​
​Brendan Kenny / Core Web Vitals​
Lighthouse 10 brings a few changes with the Time to Interactive metric being removed, concluding the deprecation process started in Lighthouse 8. TTI's 10% score weight is shifting to Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS), which will now account for 25% of the overall performance score.
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​The Gender Gap in SEO Publishing​
​Lidia Infante / SEO Industry​
Lidia shares how for every seven articles written by men, publications only featured three written by women. However, it’s not all bad news: the pool of female SEO writers has actually grown. In 2021, 31% of SEO writers were female. In the past 12 months, that figure has grown to 43%.

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They went to the client's blog and looked for interesting useful articles that they have previously written and came across a nice guide on how to best wash pillows.
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They then took out the best tips from the article and wrote up an email where those tips were explained and elaborated and sent it to hundreds of journalists that they had found had written about sleep and home topics.
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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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​YouTube Rank Checker​
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πŸ™Œ The #SEOFOMO's SEO & Digital Marketers to Follow ​
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Let's follow these amazing SEOs:

  • Danielle Rohe (Twitter, LinkedIn), Leading Content & SEO data and analytics at Cox Automotive
  • Helene Jelenc (Twitter, LinkedIn), SEO Specialist at Flow SEO
  • Rebekah Edwards (Twitter, LinkedIn), Co-Founder & CEO at Clara SEO Agency
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  • Fery Kaszoni (Twitter, LinkedIn), Director at Search Intelligence

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Follow. Them. Now. πŸ‘
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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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