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The latest jobs in search marketing

Land your next job in SEO or PPC. These brands and agencies are hiring to fill open search marketing positions right now. Search Engine Land

How to harness the power of data gathering for SEO

Amid the sea of generic AI content, set your SEO strategy apart with original research. Learn methods and tools for leveraging unique data. Search Engine Land

Google’s Now Translating SERPs Into More Languages via @sejournal, @martinibuster

Google is now translating search results into 8 more languages, increasing global visibility for publishers Search Engine Journal

Daily Search Forum Recap: July 12, 2024

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today... Search Engine Roundtable

Google Business Profiles Consumer Alerts Document

Google Business Profiles can include consumer alerts on them, which will notify those viewing your local listing on Google about a possible violation or suspension of spam. These alerts can show a [...] Search Engine Roundtable

Google Confirmed Ads Below Featured Snippet As Part Of Dynamic Ad Placement

It is not news that Google now mixes in ads within organic results, but I have to say it still feels super icky to me that Google does this. Ginny Marvin, the Google Ads Liaison, confirmed that [...] Search Engine Roundtable

Hidden Google tool reveals GA4 and Google Ads discrepancies

Google Analytics 4's Conversion Differences report offers a tool to reconcile discrepancies between GA4 and Google Ads conversion data. Search Engine Land

Google Ads: Double Row Carousel Shopping Search Ads

Google seems to be testing a new ad format with two rows of shopping ads in the search results in a carousel format, so you can scroll through more shopping ads at the same time. I don't believe [...] Search Engine Roundtable

Google AI Overviews only show for 7% of queries, a new low

Some of the biggest visibility drops were on education, entertainment and ecommerce queries. Reddit and Quora are almost never cited anymore. Search Engine Land

The rise of forums: Why Google prefers them and how to adapt

Discussion boards are cool again. Find out why Google now prioritizes them and how to foster community and engagement on your niche website. Search Engine Land

Google Search Tests Autoplaying Video Thumbnails In Results?

Google may be testing auto-playing the video thumbnails it has within its search results page. I am not sure if this is some sort of browser bug or something else, but Google may auto-play the video [...] Search Engine Roundtable

No deal: Alphabet won’t acquire HubSpot after all

On, on again and now off. It appears that Alphabet's rumored acquisition of HubSpot isn’t happening, sources say. Search Engine Land

Google Search Tests Thin Video Snippets

Google is testing a new video format for its search results in the mobile search results. This test shows thinner video search result snippets with smaller video thumbnails. Search Engine Roundtable

Google Ads Tests People Also Browsed Carousel

Google is also testing this new ad format labeled "People also browsed." I guess this shows you what other products on Google searchers looked at for a similar query and is now showing you [...] Search Engine Roundtable

Google: SEO Feedback On The Last Core Update Was Really Helpful

Google's John Mueller said in a video he posted yesterday that the feedback submitted and Google collected around the March 2024 core update has "been really helpful in evaluations and [...] Search Engine Roundtable