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11 05, 2023

New Core Web Vitals Metric Coming: Interaction To Next Paint

2023-05-11T22:00:07+10:00May 11th, 2023|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Google announced that it is retiring one core web vitals metric and replacing it with a newer one that more accurately represents the user experience. The new metric is called, Interaction to Next Paint and it has been promoted from experimental to pending status. Google announced: “Starting today, INP is no longer experimental and will [...]

1 05, 2023

Jetpack for WordPress: End of Twitter Auto-Sharing

2023-05-01T07:33:52+10:00May 1st, 2023|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Jetpack announced that the auto-share feature of the social part of the plugin will cease to work for Twitter, blaming last minute changes by Twitter and an inability to come to an agreement. The Jetpack announcement explained: “Twitter decided, on short notice, to dramatically change the terms and pricing of the Twitter API. We have [...]

27 04, 2023

Google On Ideal Number Of Products On A Page In Context of Ranking

2023-04-27T19:50:41+10:00April 27th, 2023|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Google’s John Mueller answered a question about how many product listings on a page are recommended as optimal for ranking purposes. John Mueller suggested that the best answer could be found in considering the question from a different angle. The person asked the question on the Mastodon social website. He asked: “@johnmu do you prefer [...]

23 03, 2023

Mozilla Open Source AI To Challenge ChatGPT & Bard

2023-03-23T23:00:07+11:00March 23rd, 2023|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Mozilla announced the founding of an open source initiative for developing AI that puts transparency, accountability and trustworthiness at the forefront of the open source AI products they will build to challenge Microsoft, OpenAI and Google. Many of the most important software products that make modern life possible, like Android, WordPress, PHP, Nginx and Apache [...]

3 03, 2023

Google Removes Job Search Experience From South Korean Search Results

2023-03-06T11:00:08+11:00March 3rd, 2023|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Google updated their Search Central Developers Job Posting page to remove South Korea as a region in which the Job Search Experience is available. Google Search Experience A Search Experience is a rich result, at least three of which are interactive rich results. Rich results stand out from the regular search results, calling attention to [...]

17 02, 2023

Four Takeaways from Google’s Updated Link Guidance

2023-02-20T11:00:08+11:00February 17th, 2023|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Google newly expanded guidance on best practices for links has surprising parallels with what we know about algorithms and the proper use of HTML. Here are four takeaways found in Google’s updated SEO Link Best Practices. 1. Title Attribute Can Work Like an Anchor Text Google can use the Title attribute if the anchor text [...]

16 02, 2023

Google Chrome Lighthouse 10 Contains Two New Audits

2023-02-16T22:17:18+11:00February 16th, 2023|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - The newly released Lighthouse 10, the technology underlying PageSpeed Insights and Chrome DevTools, introduces two new site audits. These audits should be useful as part of audit because they pertain to site security and user experience factors. Technically, one of the audits is an expansion of a previous audit, but it’s essentially a new audit. [...]

10 02, 2023

Google Bard AI – What Sites Were Used To Train It?

2023-02-13T11:00:08+11:00February 10th, 2023|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Google’s Bard is based on the LaMDA language model, trained on datasets based on Internet content called Infiniset of which very little is known about where the data came from and how they got it. The 2022 LaMDA research paper lists percentages of different kinds of data used to train LaMDA, but only 12.5% comes [...]

2 02, 2023

How to Block ChatGPT From Using Your Website Content

2023-02-02T23:00:06+11:00February 2nd, 2023|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - There is concern about the lack of an easy way to opt-out of having ones content used to train large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT. There is a way to do it, but it’s neither straightforward or guaranteed to work. How AIs Learn From Your Content Large Language Models (LLMs) are trained on data that [...]

30 01, 2023

10 Tools You Can Use For SEO Competitive Analysis

2023-01-30T09:01:09+11:00January 30th, 2023|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - A successful search engine optimization strategy includes competitive analysis. The tools available today offer incredible value at generally reasonable fees. They help users accomplish more in less time, and many may find that the tools are so useful that they essentially end up paying for themselves. Here are 10 popular SEO competitive analysis tools, their [...]

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