Matt Southern – Search Engine JournalSEO, Search Marketing News and TutorialsMon, 20 Sep 2021 12:47:39 +0000en-UShourly 1 Google AdSense: Is It a Google Search Ranking Factor? via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/ranking-factors/google-adsense/Mon, 20 Sep 2021 12:45:25 +0000/ranking-factors/google-adsense/Why do some people believe AdSense is a ranking factor? Ads have nothing to do with organic ranking, right? Read our verdict here.

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Facebook Has New Ways to Generate Leads & Connect With Customers via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/facebook-has-new-ways-to-generate-leads-connect-with-customers/420325/Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:18:33 +0000/facebook-has-new-ways-to-generate-leads-connect-with-customers/420325/Facebook is rolling out new free and paid business tools designed to help businesses find new customers and connect with them in more ways.

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How YouTube Recommends Videos via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/how-youtube-recommends-videos/420288/Sat, 18 Sep 2021 01:30:48 +0000/how-youtube-recommends-videos/420288/YouTube offers its most detailed explanation yet regarding its recommendation engine and how it chooses which videos to display on your home page.

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Why Does Google Replace Page Titles? via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/why-does-google-replace-page-titles/420230/Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:38:29 +0000/why-does-google-replace-page-titles/420230/Google reveals new information about the page title update and explains why it replaces some titles and not others.

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Shopify Makes it Easy to Market to Specific Countries via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/shopify-markets/419994/Wed, 15 Sep 2021 23:16:44 +0000/shopify-markets/419994/Shopify is making it easier to optimize ecommerce stores for international markets all from a single Shopify site.

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LinkedIn Pages Can Now Publish Long-Form Content via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/linkedin-pages-can-now-publish-long-form-content/419848/Wed, 15 Sep 2021 05:00:51 +0000/linkedin-pages-can-now-publish-long-form-content/419848/LinkedIn's new Articles For Pages gives companies the ability to publish long-form content for the first time, rather than being restricted by a character count.

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YouTube Adds Traffic & Revenue Data to Mobile Analytics via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/youtube-mobile-analytics/419837/Tue, 14 Sep 2021 23:35:00 +0000/youtube-mobile-analytics/419837/YouTube is bringing more analytics reports to mobile that were previously only available on desktop, which includes data about traffic sources and revenue.

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YouTube Expands Community Posts to More Creators via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/youtube-community-posts/419715/Mon, 13 Sep 2021 22:56:46 +0000/youtube-community-posts/419715/YouTube is lowering the eligibility criteria for community posts, which will give many more creators access to a tool to better connect with their audience.

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Facebook & Instagram Topics to Watch For Q2 2021 via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/facebook-instagram-topics-to-watch-for-q2-2021/419450/Mon, 13 Sep 2021 04:30:17 +0000/facebook-instagram-topics-to-watch-for-q2-2021/419450/A new report lists the top six trending topics across Instagram and Facebook in the second quarter of 2021, based on year over year data.

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Facebook Reports Increase in Use of Digital Tools Among SMBs via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/facebook-reports-increase-in-use-of-digital-tools-among-smbs/419440/Sun, 12 Sep 2021 23:42:01 +0000/facebook-reports-increase-in-use-of-digital-tools-among-smbs/419440/Facebook reports the amount of small businesses using digital tools has increased globally, rising from 81% to 88% in the past six months.

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Facebook Creates New Ways For SMBs to Access Funding via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/facebook-creates-new-ways-for-smbs-to-access-funding/419430/Sun, 12 Sep 2021 17:22:13 +0000/facebook-creates-new-ways-for-smbs-to-access-funding/419430/To help diverse businesses and address cash flow needs, Facebook is introducing ways to access funding and get connected with business resources and networking groups.

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YouTube Adds 5 Features for Creators via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/youtube-adds-5-features-for-creators/419284/Thu, 09 Sep 2021 23:56:23 +0000/youtube-adds-5-features-for-creators/419284/YouTube is adding five new features for video creators that offer more viewer insights, as well as greater control over ads and video chapters.

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LinkedIn Makes 35+ Learning Courses Free For a Month via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/linkedin-free-courses/419250/Thu, 09 Sep 2021 18:53:38 +0000/linkedin-free-courses/419250/In an effort to help professionals adapt to the future of work, LinkedIn is offering over 35 learning courses free for a limited.

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How to Make YouTube Videos More Advertiser Friendly via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/how-to-make-youtube-videos-more-advertiser-friendly/419051/Thu, 09 Sep 2021 00:40:02 +0000/how-to-make-youtube-videos-more-advertiser-friendly/419051/YouTube answers questions about its advertiser-friendly guidelines and offers advice to creators to help ensure videos are always fully monetized.

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Google Still Uses Original Page Titles For Search Rankings via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/google-still-uses-original-page-titles-for-search-rankings/418920/Tue, 07 Sep 2021 20:00:13 +0000/google-still-uses-original-page-titles-for-search-rankings/418920/Google's John Mueller confirms a webpage's original title will still be used for ranking purposes even when it's replaced in SERPs.

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Google News Sending Users Directly to Publishers’ Websites via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/google-news-sending-users-directly-to-publishers-websites/418659/Sun, 05 Sep 2021 18:37:56 +0000/google-news-sending-users-directly-to-publishers-websites/418659/An update rolling out soon to the Google News app will send users directly to publishers' own webpages, rather than being sent to AMP pages.

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Bing’s Content Submission API Allows Instant Indexing via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/bing-content-submission-api-is-now-open-to-all/418589/Fri, 03 Sep 2021 16:32:08 +0000/bing-content-submission-api-is-now-open-to-all/418589/After thorough beta testing, the Bing Content Submission API is now available to everyone. The tool notifies Bing when changes are made to a website.

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Google Adds Presearch As A Default Option on Android in EU via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/google-adds-presearch-as-a-default-option-on-android-in-eu/418184/Wed, 01 Sep 2021 13:00:57 +0000/google-adds-presearch-as-a-default-option-on-android-in-eu/418184/Google is adding private, decentralized search engine Presearch as a default option on all new and factory-reset Android devices in the U.K. and Europe.

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LinkedIn Removing Stories on September 30 via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/linkedin-removing-stories-on-september-30/418153/Wed, 01 Sep 2021 00:06:56 +0000/linkedin-removing-stories-on-september-30/418153/LinkedIn stories are going the way of Twitter's Fleets, as the company announces the feature will be removed at the end of September.

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Google Adds New Shipping & Return Annotations in Search Results via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern/google-shopping-annotations/418116/Tue, 31 Aug 2021 21:25:02 +0000/google-shopping-annotations/418116/Google is giving retailers the option to indicate in search results when they offer special promotions related to shipping and returns.

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