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VOL. IX, No. 3211 - Archive
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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

Sneak peek: SEO and PPC sessions coming to SMX Advanced

Don't miss your once-a-year opportunity to attend the only conference designed for advanced search marketers. Search Engine Land

WordPress Releases A Performance Plugin For “Near-Instant Load Times” via @sejournal, @martinibuster

WordPress releases a new Speculative Loading plugin that can help boost webpage performance speeds Search Engine Journal

Google’s CEO On What Search Will Be Like In 10 Years via @sejournal, @martinibuster

Google's CEO Sundar Pichai answers the question of what search will look like in ten years Search Engine Journal

Google Updates Carousels (Beta) Structured Data Documentation via @sejournal, @martinibuster

Google updated their Carousels (beta) structured data documentation to clarify the instructions and added important information about availability Search Engine Journal

Google Improves INP For Sites Using Consent Management Platforms via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern

Google improves website interactivity metric by collaborating with consent management platforms, yielding faster load times when cookies are accepted. Search Engine Journal

Google Explains Index Selection During A Core Update via @sejournal, @martinibuster

Google's Gary Illyes explains what happens with indexing and canonicalization during a core update Search Engine Journal

WordPress Discovers XSS Vulnerability – Recommends Updating To 6.5.2 via @sejournal, @martinibuster

WordPress recommends updating to version 6.5.2 to patch an XSS vulnerability Search Engine Journal

Google Limits News Links In California Over Proposed ‘Link Tax’ Law via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern

Google tests limiting California news links, warning proposed pay-for-link law could harm local outlets. Search Engine Journal

Google Is Not Removing The Site Command Search Feature

Danny Sullivan, Google's Search Liaison, confirmed that the search company is now closing the site command search operator. He said this after there were some complaints about the operator not [...] Search Engine Roundtable

Google updates Merchant Center product data specifications

The changes for 2024 have been designed to boost the quality of product information in both paid and organic Shopping listings. Search Engine Land

The Performance Max playbook: Best practices and emerging tactics for 2024

Strategies for running Performance Max campaigns in 2024, covering campaign structure, creative, budgeting and conversion tracking. Search Engine Land

Reminder: Google's Helpful Content Update Is No More - It's A Core Update

As a reminder, with the release of the Google March 2024 core update, the old Google helpful content update is no longer a thing. As we reported, Google has incorporated helpfulness signals into the [...] Search Engine Roundtable

Google testing People Also Consider label on branded search ads

Advertisers are concerned that Google is planning to force brands into entering competitor ad auctions. Search Engine Land

Query Deserves Ads Is Where Google Is Headed via @sejournal, @martinibuster

Why Query Deserves Ads is where the search industry is headed Search Engine Journal