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12 05, 2024

OpenAI Expected to Integrate Real-Time Data In ChatGPT

2024-05-13T10:00:06+10:00May 12th, 2024|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, dispelled rumors that a new search engine would be announced on Monday, May 13. Recent deals have raised the expectation that OpenAI will announce the integration of real-time content from English, Spanish, and French publications into ChatGPT, complete with links to the original sources. OpenAI Search Is Not Happening Many [...]

28 04, 2024

Studio By WordPress & Other Free Tools

2024-04-28T07:16:12+10:00April 28th, 2024|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - WordPress announced the rollout of Studio by WordPress, a new local development tool that makes it easy for publishers to not just develop and update websites locally on their desktop or laptop but is also useful for learning how to use WordPress. Learn about Studio and other platforms that are make it easy to develop [...]

25 04, 2024

Top 17 SEO Podcasts For 2024

2024-04-25T19:00:09+10:00April 25th, 2024|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Podcasts are the perfect medium for keeping up to date with where the SEO industry is headed. A larger number of podcasts this year are producing content with original takes on every facet of search marketing. The following SEO podcasts were chosen for their helpfulness, deep insights, and their regular publishing schedule. Every podcast on [...]

21 04, 2024

Google On 404 Errors And Ranking Drops

2024-04-21T22:01:04+10:00April 21st, 2024|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - In a Google Office Hours podcast, Google’s Gary Illyes answered a question about 404 Page Not Found errors that coincided with a drop in rankings. Fake External 404 Errors There are probably many reasons for 404 errors created by bots. One reason for those error responses could be that they are originating from automated scanners [...]

18 04, 2024

Google Ends Video Carousel Structured Data Test

2024-04-18T22:00:04+10:00April 18th, 2024|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Google has ended support for the video carousel (limited access) markup documentation and the associated rich results because after testing the structured data they realized that it wasn’t useful at scale. Site publishers who use this specific structured data don’t necessarily have to remove it, other search engines may find it useful. However, Google won’t [...]

15 04, 2024

Why Gemini Will Not Replace Google Search

2024-04-15T07:30:04+10:00April 15th, 2024|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai recently discussed the future of search, affirming the importance of websites and search engines (good news for SEO) while also acknowledging a place for AI chatbots like Gemini.  It may sound contradictory because AI is supposed to make search engines obsolete but there is a way that both can have a [...]

6 04, 2024

Meta Plans A Less Punitive AI-Generated Content Policy

2024-04-08T10:00:08+10:00April 6th, 2024|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Meta announced an update to its AI labeling policy, expanding its definition of “manipulated media” to go beyond AI-generated videos, to now include deceptive audio and images on Facebook, Instagram and Threads. An important feature of the new policy is it’s sensitivity on being perceived as being restrictive of freedom of expression. Rather than adopt [...]

23 03, 2024

Google Answers If Different Content Based On Country Affects SEO

2024-03-23T21:46:32+11:00March 23rd, 2024|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Google’s John Mueller answered a question on Reddit about whether showing different content based on IP address of the site visitor affected SEO. His answer offered insights into Google’s crawling and indexing. Showing Banners For Specific Countries The person asking the question managed a website that wanted to show a banner on the side of [...]

2 03, 2024

Google Announces A New Carousel Rich Result

2024-03-02T20:34:22+11:00March 2nd, 2024|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Google announced a new carousel rich result that can be used for local businesses, products, and events which will show a scrolling horizontal carousel displaying all of the items in the list. It’s very flexible and can even be used to create a top things to do in a city list that combines hotels, restaurants, [...]

18 02, 2024

Bricks Builder For WordPress RCE Vulnerability

2024-02-18T12:36:45+11:00February 18th, 2024|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Bricks Visual Site Builder for WordPress recently patched a critical severity vulnerability rated 9.8/10 which is actively being exploited right now. Bricks Builder Bricks Builder is a popular WordPress development theme that makes it easy to create attractive and fast performing websites in hours that would costs up to $20,000 of development time to do [...]

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