Google Hints At Improving Site Rankings In Next Update    May 18, 2024
Google aims to better reward high-quality content sites in the next core update.
Search Engine Journal

Google Reveals Two New Web Crawlers    May 17, 2024
Google announces two new crawlers that are for scraping images and videos for research and development purposes
Search Engine Journal

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 17, 2024    May 17, 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 now is testing AI generated performance summaries. Google launched two new Googlebots...
Search Engine Roundtable

Why advertisers can no longer trust Google    May 17, 2024
Trust in Google has absolutely collapsed in the wake of revelations from the DOJ antitrust trial. Eleven advertisers told us why.
Search Engine Land

YouTube Unveils New Content And Ad Offerings At Brandcast    May 17, 2024
YouTube unveils new ad offerings, touts creator influence, and boasts strong viewership metrics at annual Brandcast.
Search Engine Journal

TikTok now testing 60-minute video uploads    May 17, 2024
We may soon know whether TikTok users actually want hour-long videos. Could this lead to more advertising formats?
Search Engine Land

Navigating the AI wars: Winning SEO strategies for brands    May 17, 2024
See how AI is changing our quest for information, the key players in the AI wars and the attributes that will define the future of search.
Search Engine Land

How to archive your Universal Analytics historical data    May 17, 2024
Time is running out to save your Universal Analytics data. Follow these steps to archive historical analytics before the July 1 deadline.
Search Engine Land

How To Remove Your Content From Google's AI Overviews    May 17, 2024
When Google announced it is rolling out AI Overviews in the US search results and last year when Google launched SGE in labs, SEOs and content creators wanted to know how to prevent their content from showing up in these responses. Well, you can, but only through Google Search controls as I covered in my larger story.
Search Engine Roundtable

Google Ads Now With AI Summaries    May 17, 2024
Google Ads continues to roll out AI features within the advertiser console. Now some advertisers are seeing AI summaries of how their ad performance is doing. These AI summaries give you an overview of your Google Ads campaign performance over a specified period.
Search Engine Roundtable

Google Discontinuing Order with Google For Food Delivery    May 17, 2024
Google looks like it will discontinue the direct ordering option with the Order with Google button by the end of June 2024. This will impact third-party food delivery sites, such as DoorDash, GrubHub and Uber Eats. I assume Google will instead link to third parties and not directly integrate with them in the search interface.
Search Engine Roundtable

New Googlebots: GoogleOther-Image and GoogleOther-Video    May 17, 2024
Google has added two new Googlebots, Google crawlers, to its crawler list. They include GoogleOther-Image and GoogleOther-Video, which are part of the GoogleOther category of bots and are used for crawling of binary data for research and development reasons.
Search Engine Roundtable

Google Locks Down Thread Of Complaints Of Image Thumbnails Not Showing In Search    May 17, 2024
For the past few months we have covered the vocal and visual complaints around Google Search not showing image thumbnails for recipe search results and other search results that generally have image thumbnails attached to the search result snippet. Google has responded to the large Google Webmaster Help thread in the forums by saying we know, we are still investigating, follow our guidelines and then locked the thread down.
Search Engine Roundtable

Former Bing AI Head, Mikhail Parakhin, Joins Perplexity Advisor Board    May 17, 2024
Mikhail Parakhin, the former head of Bing Search and Microsoft Advertising at Microsoft, has announced he is now on the advisory board for Perplexity. Perplexity is a new AI search start up, which technically would be in competition with Microsoft's Bing Search and Copilot.
Search Engine Roundtable

20 Web Directories You’ll Still Want To Use    May 17, 2024
Looking for web directories to list your website? Learn about 20 directories that still attract traffic and offer value to websites and businesses.
Search Engine Journal

ChatGPT To Surface Reddit Content Via Partnership With OpenAI    May 16, 2024
Reddit partners with OpenAI to integrate content into ChatGPT.
Search Engine Journal

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 16, 2024    May 16, 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. We are still seeing really big and heated Google search ranking volatility. Tons of searchers do not want the AI Overviews in the Google Search results but there is no way to turn them off. Google Local Service Ads now lets you text multiple advertisers at the same time. Google said sites hit by the helpful content update, if they fix everything...
Search Engine Roundtable

Google adds two new Googlebot crawlers: GoogleOther-Image and GoogleOther-Video    May 16, 2024
Google said these new crawlers are to "better support crawling of binary data that may be used for research and development."
Search Engine Land

Google Ads Restricts Brand Names & Logos From AI Image Generation    May 16, 2024
Google clarifies AI image tools in Ads won't generate branded product visuals, only generic lifestyle and product images.
Search Engine Journal

Snapchat outlines Three Es for advanced marketing measurement    May 16, 2024
Snapchat explains how Execution, Experimentation and Evaluation help brands track campaign performance in a privacy-compliant manner.
Search Engine Land

Google AI Overviews: More searches, less satisfaction    May 16, 2024
What happens when you let Google do the Googling for you, but Google can't find what Google is Googling for on Google?
Search Engine Land

Netflix ads tier hits 40 million subscribers    May 16, 2024
Netflix also has plans for an in-house advertising platform and is now partnering with Google on ad sales and tech.
Search Engine Land

Google AI Overviews = Theft? Court Ruling Sets Precedent    May 16, 2024
Google's AI search overviews spark debate over fair use of web content, echoing recent French court rulings against tech giants.
Search Engine Journal

A better approach to B2B lead gen in 2024    May 16, 2024
Improve your B2B lead gen ROI by matching offers, ad channels and educational content to the user's awareness and intent level.
Search Engine Land

As Chatbots And AI Search Engines Converge: Key Strategies For SEO    May 16, 2024
Stay ahead of the game in the ever-changing search world. Learn how chatbots and AI are reshaping search and discover new SEO opportunities.
Search Engine Journal

How to run a successful site migration from start to finish    May 16, 2024
Moving to a new domain, changing your CMS or merging sites? Learn best practices for a seamless site migration that boosts search visibility.
Search Engine Land

14 Ways to Use AI for Better, Faster SEO    May 16, 2024
Your no-nonsense introduction to using generative AI for faster, better SEO.
Ahrefs

SEO Tracking For Beginners: All You Need to Know    May 16, 2024
Everything you need to measure and monitor your SEO progress.
Ahrefs

May 16 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) - Web Accessibility Resource Roundup - Lumar    May 16, 2024
May 16, 2024 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day – These free resources from Lumar can help you improve your website's accessibility.
DeepCrawl

How to reappeal a Google Business Profile suspension    May 16, 2024
Follow these steps to appeal your GBP suspension and increase your chances of getting reinstated on Google Maps and local search results.
Search Engine Land

Continued Google Search Ranking Volatility Through May 16th    May 16, 2024
I have been continuing to update the May 9th Google ranking volatility story, but it is super unusual to see such heated volatility for such a long period within the Google Search rankings. This continued Google search ranking update of sorts kicked off with May 3rd but then spiked with May 9th and has really not let up much since.
Search Engine Roundtable

Google Local Service Ads With Message Multiple Businesses Button    May 16, 2024
Google is testing a new button for the Local Service Ads to "message multiple businesses" instead of just messaging one business at a time. We saw something like this before, but it only showed up after you messaged the first business.
Search Engine Roundtable

Google Says Sites Hit By Helpful Content Update Could See Improvements With Next Core Update    May 16, 2024
Google's John Mueller was asked when can a site expect to recover from the September 2023 helpful content update, assuming the site took all measures to "fix" their site. John Mueller said you can assume "bigger changes would be visible when the next core updates happen."
Search Engine Roundtable

New Google Local Ranking Factor: Service Areas    May 16, 2024
A bunch of local SEOs are buzzing about a possible new local SEO Google ranking factor and are looking to confirm it. Darren Shaw posted on X that while setting the service area historically had no influence on your Google local rankings, that may now have changed.
Search Engine Roundtable

Google AdSense Will Not Change Minimum Reporting Thresholds    May 16, 2024
Google AdSense planned on changing the minimum reporting thresholds for Custom Channels and Search Styles to 100 clicks per day on May 15th. But Google sent an email to AdSense publishers that it will not make those changes.
Search Engine Roundtable

Searchers Want To Turn Off Google AI Overviews    May 16, 2024
There are many searchers who have been using Google daily that are heading to the Google Web Search Help forums to ask how they can turn off the new AI Overviews within the Google Search results. As you know, AI Overviews started to roll out on Tuesday and some searchers simply do not want it.
Search Engine Roundtable

16 Free Title Generator Tools For Writing Better Headlines    May 16, 2024
Discover the power of engaging headlines with free title generator tools. Write catchy, concise, and SEO-friendly headlines to capture attention and increase clicks.
Search Engine Journal

Building Brand Authenticity Through Community    May 16, 2024
Discover the power of brand authenticity and community building. Learn how to connect with your consumers on a personal level and cultivate your brand voice.
Search Engine Journal

New Google AI Overviews Documentation & SEO    May 15, 2024
Google's new AI Overviews documentation contains important information for SEOs and publishers
Search Engine Journal

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 15, 2024    May 15, 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 AI Overviews (formerly SGE) is officially live in the US search results, my article goes deeper on this than most. Google also is rolling out new AI features in search in the coming months. Google Search has a new filter to just show text links...
Search Engine Roundtable