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Google Ad Revenue Up 11% & Bing Ads Revenue Up 8%

Both Google Ads and Microsoft Advertising revenue were up this past quarter, year over year. Google ad revenue was up 11% and Microsoft Advertising revenue was up 8%. The previous…

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Copilot Pro Coming To iOS & Android Soon

Microsoft will soon bring Copilot Pro, the premium $20 per month version of its AI search features, to the Copilot iOS and Android app. Microsoft’s Mikhail Parakhin said the app…

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Google Explore With Products

Google is now showing products within the Google Explore section. Google Explore is the section you see in mobile search after you continue to scroll through the search results.

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Google Local Notice When Review Posting Is Turned Off

At the beginning of this year we covered the updated posting restrictions guidelines for Google Maps where Google said they can turn off posting for a particular place. Well, we…

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Google Sitemaps Bug With Hyphenated File Names

Google might be having some weird bug with XML sitemap files that have hyphens within the final name. So if your sitemap file name is /sitemap-10.xml it will trigger a…

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Google Ads New Dynamic Overview Carousel

Google Ads is testing (or rolling out) a new overview design for the advertiser console. It lets you pick which metrics you want to show in that view, and you…

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Google: No Such Thing As Perfect Formula For Ranking

Danny Sullivan, Google’s Search Liaison, said that there is no such thing as a perfect formula for ranking a web page. Sullivan said this on X, saying, “There’s no perfect…

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Google Local Service Ads “Highly Rated” Label

Google is testing showing a “highly rated” label on the Google Local Services Ads (LSAs) listings. These are also named Google Screened, as you can see. I guess this filters…

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Google: Don’t Disallow Internal Footer Links

Google’s John Mueller recommended that you do not disallow your internal footer links. A Reddit thread asked, “Should I disallow some pages that are in footer?” John replied, “If you…

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Bing Search Now Shows Coupons In The Explore Menu

Bing Search is now showing coupons deeper in the search results interface, where you now need to click (or hover over) the explore menu icon to see them. Previously, Bing…

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New Google AdSense Related Search For Auto Ads

Google has added a new auto ads option to AdSense named related search for auto ads. Related search for Auto ads lets publishers show their users search terms related to…

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Google November 2023 Core Update Rolling Out

Only two weeks after the October 2023 core update finished rolling out, we have a new core update rolling out – the November 2023 core update. This is a different…

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Google Ads Tests New Card Shaded Format

Google Ads may be testing a new ad format that look more like those perspectives, where the ads are in these tall boxes or cards and those cards are on…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: April 4, 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 may charge…

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Google Explains Why Soft 404s Are Bad

Gary Illyes from Google explained two reasons why soft 404 errors are bad. Soft 404s are when a page returns a 200 status okay, but Google thinks that page should…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: September 19, 2023

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 can…

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Google Partners Performance Guide – Email Series

The Google Ads team is sending out a new email series that promises “customized” steps you can take to “optimize your clients’ Google Ads campaigns.” Google says these emails will…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: June 12, 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…

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New Google Merchant Center checkout_link_template Attribute

Google Merchant Center has added a new attribute named checkout_link_template. Including this new attribute lets you include a checkout URL in your product data which gives online shoppers the option…

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New Google Ads Value Based Bidding Guide

Google has released a new four-page PDF document named Testing value based bidding using Google Ads campaign experiments guide. This document can be useful for those who want to test…

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Google Search FAQ Rich Results Drop Out Again

It looks like Google has stopped showing FAQ-rich results again. Yes, again. Google told us that FAQ-rich results in the Google search results will be shown for only authoritative sites….

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Bing Search Tests Voting On Search Results

Bing is testing a voting feature in the Bing Search results. You can vote up or vote down specific search results in the search results page. It even shows you…

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Google Bard With Side By Side Drafts

A couple of weeks ago, Bard posted that for some questions, it might show you two drafts side-by-side. I have yet to see that in action, that is until now.

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Solar Eclipse Google Search Easter Egg

Google has a special easter egg in its search results for the upcoming solar eclipse. When you search for solar eclipse, you are shown a sun that gets covered by…

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Google Tests Search Snippet Overlay With Site Preview

Google may be testing a new search result snippet interface that overlays more details about that search snippet. It is like a preview feature when you hover over the search…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: October 27, 2023

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’re seeing signs…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: February 23, 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 is now…

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New Microsoft Copilot Referrer Data In Google Analytics

You can now see Microsoft Copilot, formerly Bing Chat, referrer data in your Google Analytics reports. Himanshu Sharma posted about this on X yesterday, he said, “Copilot has started sending…

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Google Search Ranking Volatility Spike Around May 22

After a few days of calm Google weather, we are now seeing a spike in volatility, fluctuations and SEO chatter around Google search ranking movement. It is somewhat early on…

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Google Business Profile Call History & Chat Going Away

Google will be removing the call history reports and the Chat feature within Google Business Profiles on July 31, 2024. Google said, “We acknowledge this may be difficult news,” but…

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Microsoft: Bing Chat Demand Not Going Down

Some may feel like all the buzz around Microsoft and Bing Chat is somewhat dwindling but according to Mikhail Parakhin, the CEO, Advertising and Web Services at Microsoft, that is…

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Google Removed The Robots FAQs Document

Earlier this week, Google removed its Robots.txt FAQ help document from its search developer documentation. When asked, John Mueller from Google replied to Alexis Rylko saying, “We update the documentation…

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Google Ads Solutions Tool Now Officially Live

A couple of months ago, we caught Google testing Google Ads solutions under the tools, bulk actions section. Well, now, Google officially announced it on its Google Ads developer blog.