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Google Web Filter Goes Live To Show Just Text Links

In February, we caught Google testing a new search filter named “Web Results.” Well, last night it went live under the name “Web.” You can now filter search results to…

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Google Lowers Search Rankings Of Deepfake Porn Sites

Bloomberg reports that Google has downgraded/lowered the search rankings of Deepfake porn sites. Bloomberg wrote, The company is lowering such content in search rankings, a spokesperson said, adding Google is…

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Google Mobile Search Showing More Review Stars?

Google may be showing more review stars in the mobile search results, according to some reports. RankRanger six-point lift in how often review stars are showing in mobile search, while…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: May 14, 2024

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Google I/O was…

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Google’s Buckle Up Comment On Search 6 Months Later

Six months ago, I covered the famous (non) “buckle up” comments about the changes coming to Google Search over the next several months. Well, Andy Simpson posted a recording of…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: May 13, 2024

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Google explains the…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: May 10, 2024

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Google says site…

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Google: Site Reputation Abuse Isn’t About Linking

Danny Sullivan, Google’s Search Liaison, made it crystal clear that the site reputation abuse policy has zero to do with linking. This means that who you link to and/or who…

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Google Local Panel With Owner Attribute

Google can show the owner of the business in the local panels in the Google search results. I suspect this is not new but I don’t believe I’ve seen this…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: May 9, 2024

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. There is another…

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Google Renames AI Answer Back To AI Overview

A week ago, we saw Google renamed the AI overview experimental results to simple “AI Answers.” Well, that didn’t seem to last long. Google renamed it back to “AI Overview”…

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Google Tests New Search Notes Button

Google is testing a new button to add a note to the search results. As a reminder, Google launched Notes in Google Search and Discover last November as a labs…

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Google: Having News In Your Site Name Is Fine

Here is a new SEO myth I have not heard before… Someone said that using the word “news” in your site’s name is bad for SEO and Google ranking. John…

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Bing Ads Carbon Neutral Label Goes Green

Microsoft Advertising, the ads you see in Bing, have these “Marketing with Purpose Attributes” ad labels with carbon-neutral labels. Those labels used to be gray, but now Bing has them…

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Google Product Review Summary Labels Snippet

Google is now showing these short summaries of reviews by placing a label over the review with one or a few words. So the labels might show “low quality,” “compact,”…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: May 7, 2024

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Google has started…

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Google Ads New Performance Max For Marketplaces

Google Ads has launched Performance Max for Marketplaces. This is designed to help you sell your goods or services on specific marketplaces using Performance Max.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: May 6, 2024

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Google says sites…

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Google Gemini Stops Linking To Most Sources?

A year ago, Google Gemini (formerly known as Bard) began linking to sources as citations and we rejoiced. Well, it looks like in most cases, Gemini has stopped linking to…

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Google Open To Alternative Ideas For Hreflang

Gary Illyes from Google said he has heard from the SEO industry that hreflang can be “annoying” and complex and confusing. So he is open to ideas on how to…

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Google Search Tests Custom Filters & Templates

Google Search is testing custom filters and pre-define search filter templates. It appears you can save your custom filters and reuse those filters for future searches. This is showing up…

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May 2024 Google Webmaster Report

In the past month, in Google-land, we have spoken a lot about the March 2024 core update, which ended on April 19th, a week before Google notified us it was…

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Report: OpenAI To Launch Search Engine

Over the past week or so, I’ve seen two signals that OpenAI will launch its own search engine of sorts soon. The first is that search.chatgpt.com is showing in the…

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Google Ads To Disallow Services For Deepfake Sexual Content

Google Ads, Shopping Ads, Admob, and other Google Ads products will soon disallow deepfake sexual content, synthetic sexually explicit content, or synthetic content containing nudity services. I mean, this seems…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: May 1, 2024

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Google Ads posted…

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Bing Webmaster Tools Notifications & Insights Bug Fixed

Fabrice Canel from Microsoft confirmed Microsoft has fixed a bug with Bing Webmaster Tools showing inaccurate and/or irrelevant notifications in the notifications and insights section. Fabrice wrote, “Happy to report…

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Google SGE AI Overviews Has A New Title – AI Answer

Google is now labeling or using the title of its SGE, Search Generative Experience, “AI Answer.” This replaces the title “AI Overviews” and “Al overviews are experimental.” This change happened…

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Copilot Now In Microsoft Advertising Platform

Microsoft announced the general availability of Copilot in the Microsoft Advertising Platform. This means you can now use Copilot (Microsoft’s AI) natural language conversational chat, asset recommendations, and image asset…

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Google Renames Product Sites To Product Websites

Google has renamed the Product Sites search filter to Product Websites. These only really show up in the European regions and starting last week, Google renamed “Sites” to “Websites.”

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Daily Search Forum Recap: April 29, 2024

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Google’s March 2024…

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Google Knowledge Panel With Auto-Translated Texts

Google is auto-translating some of the content within the Google Knowledge Panels and blocks. So if you are in a location where you don’t only speak English, Google may show…

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Google AI Writing Some Search Knowledge Panels

Google has for a long time used AI to write some knowledge panels. But now Google is labeling some of these AI written knowledge panels with “Al overviews are experimental”…

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Google Tests Placing The Snippet Date Next To URL

Google is testing placing the date in the snippet on the same line as the URL in the snippet. This is instead of placing it before the snippet’s description section.

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Google Ad Revenue Up 13% & Bing Ads Revenue Up 12%

Google and Microsoft both reported very good earnings, driving both stock prices up after hours. I like to dive into the ad revenue side, and it looks like Google Ad…

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Google Ads Diagnostic Tool Low Keyword Quality Warning

Google Ads is showing yet another new and fun notice to some advertisers. This one shows an impression issue for “Low keyword quality.” As a reminder, as for diagnostic insights,…

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Google Ads API Version 16.1 Now Available

Google released version 16.1 of the Google Ads API yesterday. The update includes query assets for Demand Gen, more location service details, more support warnings, Target ROAS bid simulation and…