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Weekly Search Roundup – 19th June 2020

Google will be prohibiting advertisers from targeting users based on demographic and zip code

Google has announced that it will be updating its policies on advertising, meaning that advertisers will no longer be available to target ads at people based on gender, age, marital status, zip code, and parental status.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 12th June 2020

Google Search Console adds new recipe filters to the performance report

Google has added new recipe filters within Google Search Console that allow users to see how well recipes with structured data implemented are performing within search results. The new filters can be found by going to the performance report where there are two new filters for recipes, the recipe gallery and recipe rich results.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 5th June 2020

Bing Webmaster Tools releases a new Site Scan feature to identify SEO issues

Bing has released a new feature for Bing Webmaster Tools, called Site Scan, that allows users to crawl a website and identify any potential SEO issues. Once you run the scan, you will be provided with a report that will include details such as Scan Status, numbers of errors, number of warnings, lists of any issues that have been found, etc.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 29th May 2020

AMP will not be required for Google’s Top Stories

Google has recently announced it will be rolling out a new Page Experience update, which will mean AMP is no longer required on the mobile version of Top Stories. This new Page Experience update isn’t expected till 202.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 22nd May 2020

Google is phasing out Gallery Ads in favour of using Image Extensions

Google has announced that it will be slowly phasing out Gallery Ads around August time this year to prioritise Image Extensions. Although Image Extensions are still in beta, Google first started to test them out on mobile-only, slowly transitioning on to desktop.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 15th May 2020

Amazon introduces Amazon Posts, a new feed-based shopping experience 

Amazon aims to create a new brand experience for its users called Amazon Posts. This new feed-based shopping experience can be found by customers by visiting brand pages, product detail pages, and more.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 7th May 2020

Google rolling out new May 2020 core update 

Google has announced a new May 2020 core update that is the second core update of the year. Over the years, Google usually releases a new core update every few months which is why it makes sense that an update will be rolling out this month, considering the first one of 2020 was back in January.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 1st May 2020

Spotify launches a new video conference to podcast conversion tool

Spotify has decided to turn its attention to podcasts during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking advantage of video conferencing that everyone is now heavily relying upon during this global crisis. Anchor, the Spotify owned company, is a platform that allows users to create and distribute their own podcasts to other streaming services (including Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, and Overcast, as well as Spotify).Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 24th April 2020

Local businesses can solicit GoFundMe donations via Bing Places

A new donation feature is now available on Bing for local businesses, this comes from Bing and GoFundMe partnering up together to increase donations to help any businesses that have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 17th April 2020

Facebook introduces hours and services update for COVID-19 

Facebook has introduced changes that allow users to publish updates regarding hours and services on Facebook Pages, as well as marking themselves as “temporarily closed” similar to Google My Business. Businesses with Facebook Pages will also be able to pin posts to the top of their timelines to make sure important messages get across to customers.Read the rest