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Instagram Adds In-Chat Payment Feature
News · Instagram

Instagram Adds In-Chat Payment Feature

Instagram Adds In-Chat Payment Feature

Payments on Instagram allows buyers and sellers to communicate in real-time, request or collect payments, and track orders directly from an Instagram chat.

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Snapchat Launches On Desktop For Premium Members
News · Snapchat

Snapchat Launches On Desktop For Premium Members

Snapchat Launches On Desktop For Premium Members

Snapchat is now available for the first time on desktop browsers as a bonus feature for Snapchat+ subscribers.

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Google Confirms Bug Affecting Ads & Analytics Reporting
News · PPC

Google Confirms Bug Affecting Ads & Analytics Reporting

Google Confirms Bug Affecting Ads & Analytics Reporting

Google confirms there’s a bug affecting reporting across Ads and Analytics products. The issue is ongoing with no word on when a fix is coming.

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Google Confirms Ongoing Issue With Its Search Index [Update: Fixed?]
News · SEO

Google Confirms Ongoing Issue With Its Search Index [Update: Fixed?]

Google Confirms Ongoing Issue With Its Search Index [Update: Fixed?]

Today, at 10:50 a.m Eastern time, Google confirms there’s an ongoing indexing issue affecting a large number of sites. 

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Google Brings Optimization Score To Performance Max Campaigns
News · PPC

Google Brings Optimization Score To Performance Max Campaigns

Google Brings Optimization Score To Performance Max Campaigns

Google is rolling out six new features for Performance Max campaigns, including the long-awaited optimization score.

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Does The CMS Matter For Search Rankings?
News · SEO

Does The CMS Matter For Search Rankings?

Does The CMS Matter For Search Rankings?

Google’s Search Advocate John Mueller answers whether there’s an SEO advantage to choosing one type of content management system (CMS) over another.

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YouTube Answers Questions About Community Guidelines Appeals
News · YouTube

YouTube Answers Questions About Community Guidelines Appeals

YouTube Answers Questions About Community Guidelines Appeals

YouTube demystifies the community guidelines appeal process in a new video answering commonly asked questions from creators.

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WordPress 6.0.1 Maintenance Update Released With Multiple Bug Fixes
News · WordPress

WordPress 6.0.1 Maintenance Update Released With Multiple Bug Fixes

WordPress 6.0.1 Maintenance Update Released With Multiple Bug Fixes

WordPress 6.0.1 maintenance release is now available, which comes with dozens of bug fixes and is recommended for keeping your site running optimally.

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Will Linking To HTTP Pages Impact SEO?
News · SEO

Will Linking To HTTP Pages Impact SEO?

Will Linking To HTTP Pages Impact SEO?

HTTPS is a ranking factor. So is there a negative impact to SEO from linking to insecure HTTP webpages?

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Learn To Increase Your Visibility With Real Estate Content Marketing [Ebook]
News · Content Marketing

Learn To Increase Your Visibility With Real Estate Content Marketing [Ebook]

Learn To Increase Your Visibility With Real Estate Content Marketing [Ebook]

If you’re ready to build a comprehensive real estate marketing strategy across multiple channels, this ebook can show you how to get you started.

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Twitter Now Lets You Remove Unwanted Mentions
News · Twitter

Twitter Now Lets You Remove Unwanted Mentions

Twitter Now Lets You Remove Unwanted Mentions

Twitter is giving people the option to untag themselves from tweets with a new feature called unmentioning.

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Google Proposes Splitting Ad-Tech Business To Prevent Antitrust Suit
News · Digital Advertising

Google Proposes Splitting Ad-Tech Business To Prevent Antitrust Suit

Google Proposes Splitting Ad-Tech Business To Prevent Antitrust Suit

Google proposing splitting advertising divisions into a separate business unit to head off an antitrust lawsuit.

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Any Risk In Deleting A Disavow File?
News · SEO

Any Risk In Deleting A Disavow File?

Any Risk In Deleting A Disavow File?

Google’s John Mueller discusses how Google avoids counting random links against a website.

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Google Search Console Video Indexing Report Now Available
News · Tools

Google Search Console Video Indexing Report Now Available

Google Search Console Video Indexing Report Now Available

Google is adding a new report to Search Console that will help you understand how your videos are performing in search results.

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Twitter Buyout Uncertain As Elon Musk Pulls Out Of Deal
News · Twitter

Twitter Buyout Uncertain As Elon Musk Pulls Out Of Deal

Twitter Buyout Uncertain As Elon Musk Pulls Out Of Deal

Elon Musk is trying to back out of his $44 billion agreement to acquire Twitter, as per a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, Qwant Pen Open Letter On Fair Choice
News · SEO

DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, Qwant Pen Open Letter On Fair Choice

DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, Qwant Pen Open Letter On Fair Choice

In response to the Digital Services Act, Google rivals present 10 principles for fair choice in search engines and effective switching.

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Google Search Console Insights For GA4 Properties Now Available
News · Tools

Google Search Console Insights For GA4 Properties Now Available

Google Search Console Insights For GA4 Properties Now Available

In an update rolling out today, Google addresses a limitation of Google Analytics 4 (GA4) properties by making them compatible with Search Console Insights.

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Google Clarifies Course Structured Data Requirements
News · SEO

Google Clarifies Course Structured Data Requirements

Google Clarifies Course Structured Data Requirements

Google fixed the Course structured data guidelines by adding an important requirement that was previously missing.

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Google Ads Rolls Out Diagnostic Insights
News · PPC

Google Ads Rolls Out Diagnostic Insights

Google Ads Rolls Out Diagnostic Insights

Google Ads is rolling out a new set of data to the Insights page highlighting any issues found during diagnostic checks.

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TikTok Responds To Allegations Of Unsecured User Data
News · TikTok

TikTok Responds To Allegations Of Unsecured User Data

TikTok Responds To Allegations Of Unsecured User Data

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew denied allegations that China-based employees have access to sensitive user data. Google and Apple continue to offer TikTok.

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Former Google CEO Describes ‘Brutal’ Review Process For New Projects
News · Tools

Former Google CEO Describes ‘Brutal’ Review Process For New Projects

Former Google CEO Describes ‘Brutal’ Review Process For New Projects

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt shares details about the “brutal” review process employees had to go through when pitching ideas for new products.

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YouTube Disables Hidden Subscriber Counts
News · YouTube

YouTube Disables Hidden Subscriber Counts

YouTube Disables Hidden Subscriber Counts

As part of a more significant effort to fight creator impersonation, YouTube has stopped allowing channels to hide the number of subscribers they have.

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Inflation’s Impact On Ad Spend Detailed In Merkle Report
News · Digital Trends

Inflation’s Impact On Ad Spend Detailed In Merkle Report

Inflation’s Impact On Ad Spend Detailed In Merkle Report

Read on to learn how advertisers are prioritizing machine learning, first-party data, and the impacts that inflation imposes on marketing performance.

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CMS Market Share Monthly: 64.2% Of Sites Use WordPress
CMS Software · News

CMS Market Share Monthly: 64.2% Of Sites Use WordPress

CMS Market Share Monthly: 64.2% Of Sites Use WordPress

Learn which 10 content management systems are most used right now and explore recent updates from major CMS players.

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Small Business Search Trends On The Rise In 2022
SEO · Analytics Data

Small Business Search Trends On The Rise In 2022

Small Business Search Trends On The Rise In 2022

A new report from Semrush reveals searches related to small businesses, particularly ‘opening’ a small business, are on the rise.

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U.S. FCC Commissioner Requests Google & Apple To Ban TikTok
News · TikTok

U.S. FCC Commissioner Requests Google & Apple To Ban TikTok

U.S. FCC Commissioner Requests Google & Apple To Ban TikTok

U.S. FCC commissioner responds to reports that China can access TikTok user data, requests Google & Apple remove TikTok from app stores.

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W3C To Make Major Pivot To Non-Profit
News · Web Dev SEO

W3C To Make Major Pivot To Non-Profit

W3C To Make Major Pivot To Non-Profit

The organization in charge of HTML and web privacy standards announced a major change to address future of web at a faster pace.

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Two More DSPs Remove Google Open Bidding
News · Programmatic Advertising

Two More DSPs Remove Google Open Bidding

Two More DSPs Remove Google Open Bidding

Two additional demand-side platforms (DSPs) have removed Google Open Bidding supply for advertisers. What does that mean for advertisers?

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Google Updates Product Structured Data Guidance
News · SEO

Google Updates Product Structured Data Guidance

Google Updates Product Structured Data Guidance

Google updated their structured data guidance to clarify which kinds of pages qualify for structured data and rich results

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TikTok Advertisers Can Now Set Custom Attribution Windows
News · TikTok

TikTok Advertisers Can Now Set Custom Attribution Windows

TikTok Advertisers Can Now Set Custom Attribution Windows

Marketers running ads on TikTok can now optimize their campaigns with flexible attribution windows ranging from one day to 28 days.

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