Daily Search Forum Recap: April 17, 2024

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 17, 2024

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. The Google March core update still is causing volatility and it is deepening. Google may make changes to the crawl stats report in Search Console. Google Search … Read more

HARO Has Been Dead for a While

HARO Has Been Dead for a While

Every SEO’s favorite link-building collaboration tool, HARO, was officially killed off for good last week by Cision. It’s now been wrapped into a new product: Connectively. I know nothing about the new tool. I haven’t tried it. But after trying to use HARO recently, I can’t say I’m surprised or saddened by its death. It’s … Read more

U.S. search ad revenues hit record $88.8 billion in 2023

U.S. search ad revenues hit record $88.8 billion in 2023

Paid search advertising revenues reached a new high in 2023 – though annual growth continues to slow, according to a new report. In total, search accounted for $88.8 billion of a record $225 billion in U.S. digital advertising revenues, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report: Full Year 2023, conducted by PwC. That figure … Read more

Google Search & Maps Get Upgrades For Greener Travel

Google Search & Maps Get Upgrades For Greener Travel

Google announced updates to its Maps and Search products on Monday aimed at helping users find and choose more sustainable transportation options over gas-powered vehicles. James Byers, Google Search’s Group Product Manager, states: “When it comes to traveling and commuting, we want people to have the right information to make more sustainable choices.” Eco-Friendly Route … Read more

YouTube escalates war on ad blockers

YouTube escalates war on ad blockers

YouTube has introduced two new measures in its crackdown on ad blockers. There will either be:  Buffering issues. An error message saying “The following content is not available on this app.” Why we care. YouTube is doing all it can to ensure ads are seen by as many of its free users as possible. YouTube’s … Read more

Brave Announces AI Search Engine – Shares Insights For SEO

Brave Announces AI Search Engine – Shares Insights For SEO

Brave announced their new privacy-focused AI search engine called Answer with AI that works with its own search index of billions of websites. Their current search engine already serves 10 billion search queries per year which means that Brave’s AI-powered search engine is now one of the largest AI search engines online. Many in the … Read more

Google AdSense launches new Ad Intents format for Auto ads

Google AdSense launches new Ad Intents format for Auto ads

Google AdSense users can now choose to have Auto Ads show as “ad intents” through the platform (in addition to overlap and in-page formats).  What are ad intents. An ad intent is an “intent-driven format that places links and anchors into existing text and pages on your site related to your content,” according to Google.  … Read more

Should Google Explain The Crawl Stats Report in Search Console

Should Google Explain The Crawl Stats Report in Search Console

Martin Splitt from Google posted a one-line question asking, “Should we do something to explain the crawl stats report in GSC?” This was posted on Mastodon, which has a small audience, but the responses were pretty good. It obviously makes you think, well, maybe Google will add more detail, or help documentation, around the crawl … Read more

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