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Google Shopping Adds Short Title Attribute

Google Merchant Center has added support to Google shopping feeds for a short title attribute. You can use the short title [short_title] attribute to briefly and clearly identify the product…

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Google Strengthens The Pirate (DMCA) Penalty Algorithm

Google sent a document to the U.S. Copyright Office that explains how Google’s DMCA update (aka the Pirate update) has been strengthened by (1) catching redirect schemes and (2) a…

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Bing Colorized Backgrounds For Search Ads & More

Microsoft is testing or rolling out colorized background patterns for search ads, shopping search ads. Frank Sandtmann, a German based SEO, notified me of this, he saw it in the…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: February 21, 2022

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 said again…

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Bing Tests Various Favicons In Title Tags

Here is an interesting test from Microsoft Bing. The search company is testing placing a newspaper emoji and a magnifying glass emoji as the favicon in the title of the…

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Questions and Answers In The Google Maps Interface

The questions and answers section is often found for local listings local knowledge panel listing on both desktop and mobile but now it is also showing up in the Google…

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Some Recent Weird Google Search Interface Bugs

Over the past couple of days, I’ve seen a few recent complaints about weird interface bugs in Google Search. To be honest, I know some of these are browser extension…

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Google Business Profiles New Business Calls API

Google has launched a new API to retrieve call history data from your Google Business Profiles, you know, when people click call this business from Google Search and Google Maps….

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Daily Search Forum Recap: February 16, 2022

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 there…

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Google: There Is No Snippet Wide Ban

Over the past few months, there have been some SEO folks asking me about Google’s snippet wide ban. I have never heard or seen such a thing, so I just…

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New Google Ads Destination Not Accessible Policy

Google Ads announced it is adding a new “destination not accessible” policy under the Google destination requirements policy. Google is also making changes and clarifications to the document overall. Google…

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Microsoft Advertising Expands, Now In 29 New Countries

Microsoft announced the expansion of Microsoft Advertising in 29 new countries. This expansion goes across Europe and Africa, with reach to 19 new languages. Microsoft estimates this brings the reach…

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New Google AdSense Related Search For Content Pages

Google has announced a new AdSense ad unit named related search for content pages. The feature embeds ads that displays search terms related to the content of the pages your…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: February 14, 2022

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 Search Console…

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Google: More Content Does Not Mean More Traffic

Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter “more content definitely does not mean more traffic.” Meaning, writing more content does not always translate to more traffic, espesially from Google Search.

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Google Ads Large Sitelinks Block Design

Google seems to be testing really large sitelinks for some Google search ads in the mobile search results. We’ve seen larger sitelinks several months ago, but here it is in…

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Google Ads To Create & Show More Ad Extensions In Search

Google announced that it has is releasing more features to potentially show more ad extensions including sitelinks, callouts, and structured snippets. This includes a way to review and manage automatically…

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Poll: SEMs Go Deep On Keyword Research

A Twitter poll by Liraz Postan showed that many SEOs and SEMs go pretty deep with their keyword research. 60% of those who took the poll said they go as…

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New Updates To Google Search Ads 360

Google has made some big updates to its Search Ads 360 platform. Search Ads 360 is a search management platform that helps marketers manage search marketing campaigns across multiple engines…

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Google AdSense Has A Revenue Calculator Widget

Google AdSense has a revenue calculator widget that estimates how much money you can make from Google AdSense on your website. It is not new, it has been around for…

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Google Tests Bulleted Descriptions In Search Ads

Yusuf Ozbay spotted Google Search testing bulleted descriptions in the Google Ads spot. So instead of a couple of sentences in the description, Google is testing them as bullet points.

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New Microsoft Advertising Cruise Ads For Bing Search

Microsoft announced a new Microsoft Advertising format for Bing Search named Cruise Ads. It is like Microsoft is creating all these vertical ad formats that in a couple years from…

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Google Tests Larger Fonts In Desktop Search Bar

Google is testing using a larger font in the desktop search bar where you type your query. Google was testing this on mobile recently and has been testing various font…

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Google Ads API Version 10 Now Available

Google has released version 10.0 of the Google Ads API. Keep in mind, the AdWords API will sunset on April 27, 2022, which is coming up soon. So what is…

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Bing News PubHub Moved To Bing Webmaster Tools

Microsoft Bing has moved the Bing News PubHub to within Bing Webmaster Tools. Bing News PubHub is a way for publishers to submit their site for approval in Bing News…

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Google Chrome Journeys Rolling Out

Back in October 2021 we reported that Google was testing in Chrome something called Journeys. Journeys will cluster all the pages you’ve visited related to your previous browsing history so…

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Google Local Pack With Double Ad Placement Bug?

We’ve seen Google legitimately test two ads in the local pack but what Iampk spotted on Twitter and some were able to replicate seems like Google placing an ad unit…

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Microsoft Bing Expands Car & Automobile Search

Microsoft Bing, in this crazy car market, has expanded its search features to help you buy a car. Bing also lets you filter the results in numerous ways and a…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: February 7, 2022

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 confirmed some…

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Googler Says Web 3.0 Won’t Kill SEO

All the craze right now is Web3 or Web 3.0, the new iteration of the World Wide Web based on the blockchain, which incorporates concepts including decentralization and token-based economics….

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Google Buying Guides In Search Results

Google is testing, at least I can’t replicate it right now, enhanced buying guides in the search results. Basically this “buying guide” in Google Search lets you really drill into…