All posts by Matt Southern

Google’s Year in Search: Top Queries in 2017 by @MattGSouthern

Google has released its annual Year in Search report, detailing the top queries of the year across 15 different categories.

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Google Revamps its SEO Starter Guide: Here’s What’s New by @MattGSouthern

Google has revamped its official SEO Starter Guide for the first time in over 7 years.

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Bing Ads Now Allows Advertisers to Import Call Conversions by @MattGSouthern

Bing Ads is now letting advertisers import call conversion data, which can help connect phone sales back to ad campaigns.

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Google AdWords Now Refreshes Auction Insights and Impression Share Data Multiple Times a Day by @MattGSouthern

Google AdWords has gone from refreshing auction insights and impression share data once a day, to multiple times per day.

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Facebook Removes Ticker News Feed For Monitoring Friends’ Activity by @MattGSouthern

Facebook has been quietly phasing out the ticker over the past few weeks, and has now removed it altogether.

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Google Brings Celebrity Q&A Videos to Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google’s latest addition to search results features celebrities answering frequently asked questions about themselves.

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Google Reminds Publishers Not to Accept Bribes for Links by @MattGSouthern

In response to a controversial article published by The Outline, Google has reminded publications to refrain from accepting bribes for links. The article in question claims that major publications on the web, including New York Times, CNN, and TechCrunch, have accepted payments from companies in exchange for positive coverage. Several writers, who remain anonymous, admitted to The Outline that they accept money for links. Some have done so for years, and people within the industry are well aware this is going on. Bribing journalists for links is becoming so common that it’s now the new norm, which makes it challenging […]

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Google Revamps Search Results: Expanded Featured Snippets, Related Topics, More by @MattGSouthern

Google is revamping search results by expanding some key components and introducing a new way to find relevant content.

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Google Assistant Can Now Find Local Home Services by @MattGSouthern

Google Assistant is now capable of helping people find local home services that are relevant to their needs.

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Google Santa Tracker 2018: Count Down the Days With Games and Activities by @MattGSouthern

Google’s Santa Tracker for 2018 is live, and Google is offering plenty of content to keep people in the spirit.

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