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WordPress Powers 30% of the Top 10 Million Sites on the Web by @MattGSouthern

WordPress is now being used by 30% of the top 10 million sites on the web.

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Google AdWords Has New Performance Insights for Click-to-Message Ads by @MattGSouthern

Google AdWords is introducing a new set of performance insights specifically for click-to-message ads.

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Instagram and Snapchat Temporarily Remove GIFs in Stories by @MattGSouthern

Instagram and Snapchat have decided to halt their integration with Giphy, which allowed users to add animated GIFs to stories.

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Google Confirms Algorithm Update Occurred Last Week by @MattGSouthern

Google has confirmed that a broad core algorithm update was released last week.

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Starting on March 10, Navigate Google Maps with Mario for a Limited Time by @MattGSouthern

In celebration of MAR10 day, Google is letting users navigate Maps Mario Kart-style for a limited time.

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Google Allows Musicians to Post Directly to Search Results by @MattGSouthern

An update to Google’s search results allows musicians to instantly publish short updates to the front page of search results. This will be facilitated through Google Posts, which also allows small businesses to publish to search results. Google is initially rolling this feature out to select musicians in the pop and electronic dance music genres. However, any musician with a Knowledge Panel can now utilize Google Posts should they choose to do so. At this time, searching for the following musicians is guaranteed to bring up examples of what it looks like when they use Google Posts: Lorde Steve Aoki […]

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Google Starts Highlighting Women-led Businesses in Search Results by @MattGSouthern

As the world celebrated International Women’s Day this week, Google introduced a way to recognize female leaders in search results.

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Google is Developing Web Standards for Instant Loading Non-AMP Content by @MattGSouthern

Google is taking what it learned from AMP and developing web standards that will allow non-AMP content to load instantly.

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Google Can Detect Duplicate Content Before Crawling It by @MattGSouthern

Google’s John Mueller revealed that Googlebot is capable of recognizing duplicate content before it has been crawled.

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SEO Company Conductor Acquired by WeWork by @MattGSouthern

SEO and marketing technology company, Conductor, is being acquired by co-working company WeWork.

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