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29 10, 2020

Pinterest Rolls Out 5 New Updates For Merchants

2020-10-29T12:15:49+11:00October 29th, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

Pinterest is rolling out five new updates squarely aimed at helping merchants set up a storefront, generate sales, and measure their results.Holiday shopping started well in advance this year, Pinterest says, with searches like “Christmas gift ideas” spiking in April (a 3x increase year over year).Over the past six months, the number of Pinterest users engaging with shopping surfaces has [...]

29 10, 2020

Instagram Extends Live Stream Time Limit to 4 Hours

2020-10-29T05:57:14+11:00October 29th, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

Instagram users can now stream live up to four times longer than before following a significant extension to live stream time limits.In addition, Instagram is making live streams more discoverable and keeping them available to watch for a greater period of time after they’re concluded.Here’s more all the updates announced for Instagram Live.Longer Time Limit For Live StreamsAn update that’s [...]

27 10, 2020

LinkedIn Makes Virtual Events Easier to Find

2020-10-27T11:16:49+11:00October 27th, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

LinkedIn is rolling out new discovery features for virtual events designed to boost attendance by making them easier to find.In addition, event organizers will finally be able to capture leads from event sign-ups.That’s great news for marketers, as virtual events have been wildly successful since being added to LinkedIn this past May.The company reports over 200,000 events have been hosted [...]

27 10, 2020

Snapchat Lets Users Add Music to Snaps

2020-10-27T08:47:31+11:00October 27th, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

Snapchat is launching a new feature called “Sounds” which allows users to add licensed music to their Snaps.Despite being a pioneer of the stories format, Snapchat is among the last to offer the ability to add music to photos and video clips.TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook all offer this feature already – now Snapchat is playing catchup.Music can be added to [...]

27 10, 2020

Google to Highlight Best Shopping Deals in Search Results

2020-10-27T03:59:10+11:00October 27th, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

Google is highlighting top shopping deals in search results in an effort to boost visibility for retailers while ensuring shoppers get the best available prices.In a series of related updates, Google is making it easier and faster to apply product promotions, attract new customers, and uncover meaningful insights.And yes, these updates all apply the free shopping listings Google began offering [...]

23 10, 2020

Instagram Lets More Users Make Money With Fan Badges

2020-10-23T11:22:10+11:00October 23rd, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

Instagram is letting more users monetize their live streams with fan badges; a feature that feels heavily influenced by Twitch.Instagram Live fan badges were introduced this past May as a way for users to contribute money directly to their favorite creators.In exchange for a fee, users receive a badge which is displayed next to their name when they comment on [...]

21 10, 2020

How Google Identifies Individual Passages of a Web Page

2020-10-21T05:30:59+11:00October 21st, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

Google’s public Search Liaison, Danny Sullivan, shares more detail about an upcoming change that will improve 7% of global queries.Soon, Google will be able to identify individual passages of a web page, which helps with understanding how relevant a page is to a given query.This update was announced last week and Search Engine Journal’s Roger Montti has a full write [...]

21 10, 2020

Google Responds to Antitrust Lawsuit

2020-10-21T03:08:23+11:00October 21st, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

Google responds to allegations from the United States Department of Justice that it’s maintaining an illegal monopoly over search and search advertising.A lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Google is being accused of maintaining a monopoly through several exclusive business contracts and agreements that lock out competition.Google has issued an official response to the [...]

20 10, 2020

Microsoft Bing Launching Xbox App

2020-10-20T13:53:59+11:00October 20th, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

Microsoft is launching a Bing search app for Xbox One, which offers some unique hardware integrations for gamers.With the Microsoft Bing app, Xbox users can search the web, discover trending content, and more from their game console.In an announcement, the company states:“This app brings search to the activities you’re already doing on your Xbox, such as if you’re browsing videos [...]

20 10, 2020

Bing Site Explorer Has Unique Tools for SEOs

2020-10-20T04:32:33+11:00October 20th, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

With the relaunch of Site Explorer, Bing Webmaster Tools is gaining a new experience not offered by Google Search Console.If you’ve ever found yourself asking: “why use Bing Webmaster Tools when I already use Search Console?” – you might now have your answer.Site explorer: SEO-explore your site https://t.co/anWH0YscY2 Today during #pubcon keynote, I unveiled Site Explorer. A unique new Webmaster [...]

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