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    Google will push (yet another) product reviews update

    Raise your hand if you tried researching a product on Google, gave up, and then typed "[keyword] + reddit" to see actual opinions from users. Google seems to be aware of issues like these, and has started working on a future search update to address them. The update: In a blog post...
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    YouTube plans to release a keyword research tool

    There are hundreds of ways to do keyword research for YouTube, but none of them are directly supported by YouTube. Well that’s about to change. YouTube has announced that it plans to release a "search insights" tool for creators. If you read more carefully, you'll realize this is a fancy name...
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    Google November 2021 Core Update: Winners, Losers & Analysis

    Google announced on November 17, 2021 that it would be launching the November Core Update, as it does several times per year. As with most core updates of the past several years, the only guidance Google provided webmasters was their 2019 article, “What Site Owners Should Know About Core...
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    Google: Machine Written Content May Be Okay For Ranking Soon One Day

    Google has talked about how machine written content is currently against Google's guidelines but some day might not be. We heard Google talk about this change in 2017, yes over four years ago, but still today, machine generated content is against Google's guidelines. But that may change soon...
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    9 things you might not know about Google Search Console data

    If you wrestle daily with Google Search Console, here are some facts you should be aware of shared by Andrew Charlton. Hopefully, they’ll shed some light on the data that Google Search Console shows you: The position of an URL in the SERP is only recorded when an impression is...
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    Goodbye SEO - Google’s MUM: Search Updates and SEO Implications

    You must have heard about MUM by now. It’s the technology that’ll help Google answer complex search queries and its rollout is marked for early 2022. If it works as intended, MUM will radically change the appearance of search results and also the way we use search in general. But the important...
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    Getting Slapped to Get Publicity - Genius PR

    When most people want to quit social media, they usually try to, you know, spend less time on it. This CEO tried an unconventional approach: He hired someone to slap him. Maneesh Sethi, the CEO of a company named Pavlok, went to Craigslist and hired a woman for $8 per hour. Her task was simple...
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    Google: auto-translated content not indexed

    In a recent Office Hours stream, Google’s John Mueller set out how translating content automatically, especially at scale, can lead to manual actions on behalf of Google’s Web Spam Team, such as de-indexing machine-translated (MT) content. He confirms translated content is not counted as...
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    Two Chinese streamers sold about $3B (about 18 billion RMB) worth of goods in a half-day livestream yesterday.

    That's almost as much as Twitter's annual revenue ($3.72B).
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    SEO Mastery Summit #3 - Online Event

    For those interested in SEO. The SEO Mastery Summit is now so close we can almost taste it! If you haven't signed up for your free ticket yet, get yours on seomasterysummit.com to join us and tons of amazing speakers from 13-19 September for the very best of SEO. Speaking of our excellent...
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    AI Content for SEO: Eight Popular Writing Tools Tested

    Lately, there is much talk about using AI-generated content for SEO. What are the best tools? Is the content any good? What does Google think about AI content? The interest is understandable. Creating content is the most labor-intensive part of SEO. If we could automate this process it would be...
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    In a global first, Google and Apple will have to open their app stores to alternative payment systems in South Korea, threatening their commissions

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-apple-hit-in-south-korea-by-worlds-first-law-ending-their-dominance-over-app-store-payments-11630403335
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    Google to pay Apple $15 billion to remain default Safari search engine in 2021

    $15 billion of free money for Apple. It’s long been known that Google pays Apple a hefty sum every year to ensure that it remains the default search engine on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Now, a new report from analysts at Bernstein suggests that the payment from Google to Apple may reach $15 billion...
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    $836k for an image of rock

    EtherRock continues to set new all-time highs following record $836k sale https://coinrivet.com/etherrock-continues-to-set-new-all-time-highs-following-record-836k-sale/
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    Google: Here’s why your titles are now different in our search results

    It’s not a bug. It’s an update…again. Google has confirmed that they are changing the way web page titles are generated in search results, effectively putting an end to days of SEO speculation: “Last week, we introduced a new system of generating titles for web pages. Before this, titles might...
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    Is Google Showing Different Organic Titles in August 2021?

    Beginning around August 17th, 2021, many SEOs and webmasters began to notice that their sites’ <title> tags began to be replaced by <h> tags (and other HTML elements) in Google’s search results. While Google updating titles is not new (as I will cover in the next section), the frequency and...
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    site:query is not supposed to show all your pages according to John Mueller.

    Why is site:query not showing all your pages? Because it’s not supposed to, according to John Mueller. In this episode of AskGooglebot, John Mueller explains why a site:query may not include all of your pages and where you can go to learn more about how Google is indexing your website.
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    Google Search Console Doesn't Filter Out All Bot Traffic

    Google's John Mueller confirmed that Google Search Console does not filter out all bot traffic. John said on Twitter in response to someone suspecting seeing bot traffic in the Performance report, "sometimes it can be from bots - we don't necessarily filter all of that out in Search Console."...
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    Price increase for .COM domains by Namesilo

    It seems .com domains are getting $1 costly. New Prices - our new prices for .COM domain(s) will be as follows: Registration: Current price - $8.99 USD/domain New price - $9.95 USD/domain Renewal: Current price - $8.99 USD/year New price - $9.95 USD/year Transfer: Current...
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