Twitter Makes it Easier to Append Tweets to Other Tweets via @MattGSouthern

Twitter Makes it Easier to Append Tweets to Other Tweets via @MattGSouthern

ADVERTISEMENT Twitter makes it easier to stitch tweet threads together by quickly adding a new tweet to an old tweet. Now, users can continue tweet threads right from the compose menu. Previously, adding to a tweet thread meant searching for an old tweet and composing a reply to it. Here’s how it works. First, hit the ‘new tweet’ button and compose a tweet. Next, swipe down on the tweet composer and you’ll see a see a list of previously published tweets. Tap the three-dot menu button and select the tweet you want to add to. Publish the new tweet. This saves a few steps when adding new content to a […]

Google’s John Mueller to Investigate Deceitful Link Building Practices via @MattGSouthern

Google’s John Mueller to Investigate Deceitful Link Building Practices via @MattGSouthern

Google webmaster trends analyst John Mueller is planning to investigate a particular link building practice and is seeking assistance from SEOs. Aleyda Solis started a thread on Twitter bringing attention to a deceitful form of link building that has been popping up. The tactic involves an individual claiming to own an image used in an article and demanding credit in the form of a backlink. Solis explains how this happened to her, and that the image in question couldn’t possibly belong to the person she received an email from. “Today, when checking the @remotersnet email I see we had a message from someone saying we had used their image in […]

Google is Testing AMP Results in Desktop SERPs via @MattGSouthern

Google is Testing AMP Results in Desktop SERPs via @MattGSouthern

Google has been spotted serving AMP pages in desktop search in what appears to be either a test or a glitch. Although, what’s perhaps even more notable than that, is the size of the images shown for AMP results on desktop. Here is an example shared by Christian Oliveira on Twitter: He was able to replicate the same type of SERP for other queries as well. Notice the lighting bolt icon next to each result, indicating that they’re AMP pages. More examples #AMP #SEO pic.twitter.com/TaZqmedDM0 — Christian Oliveira (@christian_wilde) February 19, 2020 As Oliveira notes on Twitter, these desktop results look like a cross between Google Discover and regular search […]

Bing Webmaster Tools Gets Refreshed With New Design & New Features via @MattGSouthern

Bing Webmaster Tools Gets Refreshed With New Design & New Features via @MattGSouthern

Bing is in the initial stages of rolling out a modernized version of Bing Webmaster Tools. Releasing first to a select set of users this week, the new Bing Webmaster Tools will be available to all users by the first week of March. In an announcement, the company says the refresh of Bing Webmaster Tools comes as a response to criticism about the current interface being “slow and outdated.” “Over the last few months, we have heard from the webmaster ecosystem that Bing Webmaster Tools user interface is slow and outdated. We’ve taken your inputs into consideration and are working on modernizing the tools. Today, we are delighted to announce […]

Google on Dealing With Manual Actions & Reconsideration Requests via @MattGSouthern

Google on Dealing With Manual Actions & Reconsideration Requests via @MattGSouthern

In the latest episode of the Ask Google Webmasters video series, Google’s John Mueller offers advice regarding manual actions and reconsideration requests. Specifically, this is the question that was sent in: “Hi John, my domain was detected as spam. I have already fixed it and reported it via Search Console but my site is still detected as spam. What should I do?” What is a Manual Action? Google penalties are referred to as manual actions because they are issued after Google’s webspam team manually reviews a website. A manual action can be partial removal of website content from search results, or it could result in an entire website being deindexed. […]

YouTube is Testing a New Way for Creators to Make Money From Viewers via @MattGSouthern

YouTube is Testing a New Way for Creators to Make Money From Viewers via @MattGSouthern

ADVERTISEMENT YouTube is currently testing a new form of monetization which lets creators earn money directly from viewers. With this new feature, viewers can support their favorite creators by purchasing “applause” on videos they enjoy. Applause is similar to purchasing SuperChats on live YouTube videos, with the key difference being that it can be purchased on any video at any time. Viewers receive nothing in return for purchasing applause, it’s simply designed as a way to personally support YouTube creators Think of applause like a donation, in the sense that buyers get little more than the satisfaction of knowing they compensated a YouTuber for their work. Donations such as this […]

Google Ads Makes it Easy to Share Audience Lists Across Accounts via @MattGSouthern

Google Ads Makes it Easy to Share Audience Lists Across Accounts via @MattGSouthern

Google Ads is introducing an easier way for manager accounts to share audience lists across all accounts. Before today, sharing audience lists from manager accounts to sub-accounts would have required multiple steps to set up. Now, advertisers can simply opt-in via the settings panel. A new feature, called continuous audience sharing, is something advertisers can activate in their account settings as shown above. When opted in to continuous audience sharing, any remarketing lists created in a manager account will be automatically shared with all existing and future sub-accounts. Accounts can receive lists from multiple manager accounts, and you’ll still be able to control which audience lists are active. Sub-accounts cannot […]

Google Search Console Has New Tools to Help With Site Moves via @MattGSouthern

Google Search Console Has New Tools to Help With Site Moves via @MattGSouthern

Google is rolling out new features for Search Console’s change of address tool to further assist users with changing domains. The change of address tool within Search Console allows site owners to notify Google when a website has moved from one domain to another. It can also be used when moving a site from one subdomain to another. When Google is notified about a domain change it will begin to prioritize crawling and indexing the new domain over the old domain. Submitting a change of address request will also tell Google to forward signals from the old domain to the new domain. To make this tool even more useful for […]