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13 05, 2022

New Report For Indexed Videos

2022-05-13T03:29:27+10:00May 13th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Matt G. Southern - At day two of Google’s annual I/O conference the company previewed new reports coming to Search Console that will provide more data about videos. To make video indexing easier to track and diagnose, Google will soon be adding new sets of data to Search Console. Currently, Google Search Console only reports on videos as [...]

12 05, 2022

Google Scene Exploration Searches The World Around You

2022-05-12T04:40:10+10:00May 12th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Matt G. Southern - At its annual I/O conference held today, Google announces an upgrade to multisearch that conducts simultaneous queries about objects around you. With a new feature called scene exploration, Google strives to make search even more natural by combining its understanding of all types of information — text, voice, visuals, and more. It builds on multisearch [...]

10 05, 2022

6 Image Optimization Tips From Google

2022-05-10T06:10:19+10:00May 10th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Matt G. Southern - In a new video from Google, Developer Advocate Alan Kent shares six tips for optimizing images for ecommerce websites. While the video is specifically aimed at ecommerce sites, the advice is applicable to any website that serves a large number of images. Clocking in at over 14-minutes, Google’s video is a lot to digest [...]

6 05, 2022

How To Earn Points & Badges

2022-05-06T16:45:13+10:00May 6th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Matt G. Southern - Google depends on a community of dedicated volunteers all over the world to keep Search and Maps updated with current information about businesses, places, and local attractions. Those volunteers are called Local Guides. When you visit a new city and look up information about hotels and restaurants, there’s a good chance Google Local Guides [...]

5 05, 2022

YouTube Live Streamers Can Redirect Viewers To Other Channels

2022-05-05T02:42:40+10:00May 5th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Matt G. Southern - YouTube rolls out cross-channel live redirects, a new feature that allows streamers to send live viewers to other channels. Cross-channel live redirects are functionally similar to Twitch raids, which allows a creator to send their audience to another stream when theirs concludes. Live redirects on YouTube have one important distinction in that they offer [...]

28 04, 2022

Google Search Allows Removal Of Personally Identifiable Information

2022-04-28T05:11:20+10:00April 28th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Matt G. Southern - Google is rolling out new ways to remove personally identifiable information from search results such as phone numbers and physical addresses. This update expands on an existing policy that allows people to request the removal of personally identifiable information that’s sensitive in nature, like bank accounts and credit card numbers. Now, you can request [...]

28 04, 2022

YouTube Shorts Hits 30 Billion Views Per Day

2022-04-28T04:09:07+10:00April 28th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Matt G. Southern - Views of YouTube Shorts videos hit 30 billion per day in the first quarter of 2022, which is up four times from Q1 2021. In addition, YouTube confirms it’s now testing ads in Shorts, which will finally allow creators to monetize short-form videos. This is revealed in parent company Alphabet’s quarterly earnings call for [...]

27 04, 2022

YouTube Super Thanks Rolls Out To All Monetized Channels

2022-04-27T09:08:29+10:00April 27th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Matt G. Southern - A YouTube monetization tool called Super Thanks, which allows creators to make money directly from viewers, is now available to all eligible channels. Following a successful test period, Super Thanks is rolling out to all creators in the YouTube Partner Program (YPP). Previously known as “Viewer Applause,” Super Thanks is a way for viewers [...]

23 04, 2022

YouTube Expands Shorts To More Surfaces On Mobile & Desktop

2022-04-23T08:51:20+10:00April 23rd, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Matt G. Southern - YouTube begins displaying Shorts videos on more surfaces on mobile and desktop, including a dedicated carousel in the trending section. Expanding the visibility of Shorts has the potential to amplify their reach, as they can now be discovered in more places throughout the YouTube website and app. This marks the first meaningful update to [...]

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