Facebook Lets Users Delete Old Posts in Bulk via @MattGSouthern

Facebook Lets Users Delete Old Posts in Bulk via @MattGSouthern

Facebook users can now manage their previous activity more efficiently by deleting or archiving old posts in bulk. It’s not always ideal to leave content on a personal profile that doesn’t reflect where a person is at in their life today. In an effort to mitigate any issues that may arise from old Facebook posts, the company is launching the new ‘Manage Activity’ feature. “Whether you’re entering the job market after college or moving on from an old relationship, we know things change in people’s lives, and we want to make it easy for you to curate your presence on Facebook to more accurately reflect who you are today. That’s […]

Google Adds An Anxiety Disorder Self-Assessment to Search Results via @MattGSouthern

Google Adds An Anxiety Disorder Self-Assessment to Search Results via @MattGSouthern

When people use Google Search to look for information about anxiety, they will now see a clinically-validated questionnaire for self-assessment. According to new data released last week from the Census Bureau, a third of Americans are now showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression. “Anxiety disorders affect 48 million adults in the U.S. Anxiety presents itself as a wide range of symptoms, and can be a result of biological factors or triggered by a change in environment or exposure to a stressful event. With COVID-19 introducing new points of stress, communities are seeing a rise in mental health issues and needs.” Google is doing its part to assist those who […]

Twitter Lets Users Schedule Tweets in Advance via @MattGSouthern

Twitter Lets Users Schedule Tweets in Advance via @MattGSouthern

Twitter now offers its own method of scheduling tweets in advance, a feature that was once only available with third-party tools. When using Twitter in a web browser, users will now see an option to schedule a tweet from the composer screen. Not quite ready to send that Tweet? Now on https://t.co/fuPJa36kt0 you can save it as a draft or schedule it to send at a specific time –– all from the Tweet composer! pic.twitter.com/d89ESgVZal — Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) May 28, 2020 How to Schedule Tweets on Twitter.com Tweets can be scheduled in a few simple steps. First, compose your tweet. Then, instead of hitting send, click the calendar icon […]

Google Now Has 6 Ways to Measure Core Web Vitals via @MattGSouthern

Google Now Has 6 Ways to Measure Core Web Vitals via @MattGSouthern

Google is quickly expanding the number of ways site owners can measure Core Web Vitals, now offering 6 ways in total. Core Web Vitals were introduced just weeks ago, and at the time they could only be measured using the Chrome UX report. With the announcement that Core Web Vitals will be incorporated into Google’s ranking algorithm, the company is adding measurement capabilities to many of its existing tools. See: Google’s Core Web Vitals to Become Ranking Signals Core Web Vitals can now be measured using: Search Console PageSpeed Insights Lighthouse Chrome DevTools Chrome UX Report Web Vitals Extension Here’s more about using each of these tools to measure Core […]

Google Search Console Updated With Core Web Vitals Report via @MattGSouthern

Google Search Console Updated With Core Web Vitals Report via @MattGSouthern

Google’s Core Web Vitals, a set of metrics deemed essential to delivering a good user experience, now have their own report in Search Console. Core Web Vitals were first introduced earlier this month as a way to measure the quality of the user experience provided by a website. Google considers these metrics “critical” to all web experiences, and is now providing site owners with an easy way to measure them. Measuring Core Web Vitals in Search Console Google is rolling out a Core Web Vitals report in Search Console which will replace the old Speed report. Replacing the Speed report with the Core Web Vitals report goes to show how […]

Google Rolls Out 3 New Attributes For GMB Listings via @MattGSouthern

Google Rolls Out 3 New Attributes For GMB Listings via @MattGSouthern

Google is adding new ways for businesses to highlight service offerings in their Google My Business profile.  / 2 seconds ago Google is letting businesses highlight more types of service offerings by adding three new attributes to Google My Business profiles. Attributes in a Google My Business profile let customers know what a place has to offer so they can make informed decisions about where to visit. Google My Business attributes are visible to customers who look up a business in Google Search and Maps. Some common attributes have traditionally been “WiFi,” “outdoor seating,” and things of that nature. In the world we live in now, it’s more helpful to know […]

Google Announces 3-Day Digital Conference Starting June 30 via @MattGSouthern

Google Announces 3-Day Digital Conference Starting June 30 via @MattGSouthern

Google is planning for a live digital event taking place over three days, which is geared toward developers and has some search-specific sessions as well. Save the date for #webdevLIVE! We’re planning some Search-specific sessions on June 30th: 🪲 Debugging JavaScript SEO issues🛠️ Implementing structured data with JavaScript Learn more: https://t.co/UJA2uSihHt https://t.co/MFxvjvQeDE — Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) May 26, 2020 Google’s ‘Web.dev Live’ conference is being held from June 30 to July 2 and appears to be completely free to attend. The goal of the conference is to help people stay connected, informed, and up-to-date with modern web techniques. A landing page reads: “These are unprecedented times, with people worldwide looking […]