10 Aug | Digital weekly roundup

Our weekly digest of what’s happening/trending in the digital world provided by Search Engine Land, Marketing Land and Search Engine Roundtable.

From Search Engine Land

Bing adds hotel booking filter, home services pricing & coupon deals in search
Bing launches new intelligent search features to help you make better buying decisions. Read more

Google: August core algorithm update still rolling out
Google has given us an update on the big Google search algorithm update. It will take a few more days to fully roll out. Read more

3 free tools to comprehensively test page speed
How to use 3 free tools that test page speed and work to turn your site into a lean, mean, speedy fighting machine. Read more

Google Maps desktop now shows the world as a spinnable globe
Google has released 3D Globe Mode on Google Maps desktop. Give it a spin! Read more

Google Ads account admins can require multi-factor authentication for all users
The new feature gives account owners more control over the security of their Google Ads accounts. Read more

A look at the new Google Ads (AdWords) interface
The benefits of the new Google Ads reporting and automation features. Read more

Google: The Search Console Index Coverage Report is now more accurate
Do not confuse the Google search algorithm update with the update mentioned in the Google Search Console. Read more

Google’s August core search algorithm update is now fully rolled out
Some SEOs are seeing more fluctuations with the Google rankings now, but Google has confirmed the August 1 update has been fully rolled out. Read more

Google extends added character benefits of Responsive Search Ads to text ads
The new text ad format will continue to roll out this fall. In the meantime, standard text ads can get longer, too. Read more

Google’s Aug. 1 core algorithm update: Who did it impact, and how much?
A week after the big Google algorithm update, nicknamed the Medic Update, here is everything we know about it, including official information from Google and non-official insights from across the industry. Read more

Report: Google building China search query ‘blacklist’ with aid of 265.com
The site was purchased by Google in 2008 and has been used to compile lists of keywords and websites that will be banned. Read more

From Marketing Land

Twitter loses ability to let users auto-post tweets & retweets to Facebook
Facebook deprecated its Publish actions permission feature yesterday, ending the ability to automatically post content from one platform to the other. Read more

8 ways to leverage GDPR for your agency
The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, can be a pretty daunting concept for small and medium-sized businesses, including marketing agencies. Read more

5 key characteristics that enable companies to cultivate customer advocates
What makes a company compelling enough to win advocates? Read more

Pinterest opens up wide-format Promoted Videos to all advertisers
Launched in May to a limited group of brands, the max-width video ad units are now available to all advertisers via Pinterest’s Ads Manager. Read more

How Bing is enhancing search and apparently growing as a result
Sure, Google is still bigger, but Bing has been introducing significant innovations. Here’s why the underdog search engine is worth another look. Read more

Facebook’s content review policy: How it works, the teams & tech behind the reviews & the results so far
Since the infiltration of bad actors plaguing the platform during the 2016 elections, Facebook has prioritized its content review process. Read more

From Search Engine Roundtable

Google FAQ, Q&A and How-To Snippets Requires Schema
Google has confirmed they are testing new snippets around showing FAQs, Q&As and How Tos. Read more

Google Comparison Carousel In Search
Google has been deploying various methods to allow searches to compare products both in paid and organic search results. Read more

How Not To Complain About Search Results To Google
Did you ever submit feedback to Google about a poor set of search results? Well, here is some insight into how Google looks at that feedback and what you should and should not say in such feedback. Read more

Google Managers Permissions Now Shows Email Addresses Of Managers
You can now see the email addresses of managers with access to your Google brand accounts. Read more

Google Core Algorithm Update Roll Out Slowing Down
The big core Google search algorithm update seems to start slowing down. The rollout might be ending soon, now after a 5 or so day rollout. Read more

Was There A Google Local Maps Algorithm Update Too?
Last Wednesday there was a big confirmed Google core web search algorithm update but some SEOs are saying there was also a local search algorithm update. Read more

Google: AdSense Fluctuations Not Related To Google Search Update
Google said any AdSense reporting fluctuations are not directly associated with that Google core search algorithm update. Read more

Google Medic Update: Google’s Core Search Update Had Big Impact On Health/Medical Sites
The big core Google search algorithm update is being named the Google Medic Update. Read more

Don’t Let The “Google Search Update” Notice In Search Console Confuse You
Yesterday I reported about the index status report update in the Google Search Console reporting tools. Read more

Reminder: Google Mobile First Indexing Notifications Are Delayed
Google issues a reminder that when you already received the Google mobile first indexing notification from Google Search Console – your site has already been switched over a while ago. Read more

Google Medic Update Complete But We Are Seeing New Search Fluctuations
Google has confirmed that the Google core algorithm update that we named the Medic Update is now fully rolled out. Read more

Google Search Console Shows How Slow Google Can Process Changes
Google can take a really long time to validate your fixes you make in the new Google Search Console. Read more

Google URL Removal Tool Does Not Stop Crawling; It Hides The URL In Search
Did you know that when you use the Google URL removal tool that it doesn’t stop Google from crawling that URL? Read more

Google My Business Menu & Services Editing Now Globally Available
If you are on Google My Business and you have a menu or service offering that you want to keep updated in your Google Maps listing, you can now do that in any language and any country. Read more

Google Medic Update: What You Can Do To Fix Your Rankings
Are you looking for things you can change to “fix” your web site in the Google search results. Read more

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