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Will Google Target Fluff Content In Search?

The other day I wrote about how Google said fluff content is hard for search engines to understand and thus rank. I explained how Google does rank content that is…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 17, 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. There may be…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 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…

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Poll: 90% Of SEOs Are Vaccinated

A Twitter poll with over 1,320 votes shows that 90% of SEOs are vaccinated. Well, at least 90% of the SEOs who took the poll are vaccinated. Although, I’d think…

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Microsoft Bing Tests Related Searches On Left

Microsoft Bing is testing placing the related searches list on the left side of the search results page. Normally, Microsoft places these related searches on the right side of the…

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Google Ads Versatile Text Ads = Responsive Search Ads?

Steve Plimmer posted a screenshot from the Google Ads console’s change history log showing how Google has named the RSAs, response search ads, versatile text ads. It makes you wonder…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 12, 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. We now have…

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Google Page Experience Update Coming To Desktop Soon

This is just a reminder that the Google Page Experience Update for desktop pages is coming to a Google search ranking algorithm soon. Well, technically it is coming next month…

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Google Ads Disapproved Ads Auditor

Google Ads has a new scaled ad auditing tool set of code you can download at GitHub and use in your own software systems for managing your ads. The Disapproved…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 10, 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. Many SEOs said…

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Google Tests Trending Videos In Mobile Search

Google is testing a new trending videos section in the mobile search results. This one was spotted by Khushal Bherwani and he posted a video cast of a list of…

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Google: Ignore Threats For Do-Follow Links

Google’s John Mueller said you can ignore threats and blackmail emails from people who demand do-follow links. John said on Reddit when asked about these threats “ignore it, it’s just…

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Google Ads Allows Sports Gambling Ads In New York Now

Google Ads, as of this past Saturday, January 8, 2022, is allowing certified and state-licensed entities in New York to run ads for sports betting. This was previously disallowed but…

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Google Ads Live Chat Design Update

Google has updated the design for the Google Ads live chat help box. Brett Bodofsky picked up on the change and to be honest, I have not used this chat…

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Google Adds Shops Section To Search Results

Google has recently added a new section to the mobile search results named “Shops.” This was first spotted by Khushal Bherwani on Twitter and we got confirmation from Google that…

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Google Tests New Visual Stories Designs

It looks like Google is testing new layouts and formats for the visual stories, formerly AMP stories. Brodie Clark shared some screen shots of the new designs on Twitter.

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Google People Also Ask With Read Full Answer Button

Google is testing a new option on some people also ask results, an option to click a button that says “read full answer.” Valentin Pletzer spotted this in the German…

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Cars For Sale On Google Business Profiles

Google is showing more and more cars for sales in the local search results. Saad AK spotted it the other day and shared a video of it in action and…

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IndexNow WordPress Plugin Released By Microsoft Bing

Our friends at Microsoft Bing released a holiday gift over Christmas, the IndexNow WordPress plugin. If you run your site on WordPress, you can easily click a few buttons to…

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January 2022 Google Webmaster Report

Normally the month of December is not that busy because people take off for the holidays and such. But the past month was really not that calm at all. We…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 4, 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’s…

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Google Search Tests Blue Header

Ric Rodriguez has spotted Google testing a blue colored header for the mobile search results. He shared a number of screenshots on Twitter -here is a side by side of…

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Google’s John Mueller Pays For Screaming Frog

How is this for an unpaid endorsement of your SEO product – John Mueller of Google said that he pays for a license to Screaming Frog. He said this on…

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Google Ads Now Has Asset Library

Google Ads is rolling out or now has the Google Creative Studio’s asset library feature directly in Google Ads. I believe Brett Bodofsky was one of the first to share…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 29, 2021

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. This month, the…

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Counterintuitive SEO Recommendations Thread

A couple of months ago, Aleyda Solis posted a thread on Twitter (I was waiting for a slow week to post it here) asking “what’s the most counterintuitive SEO recommendation/implementation…