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Google Helps YouTube Creators Find Re-Uploaded Content on Other Channels by @MattGSouthern

Google is taking a new step toward helping YouTube creators protect their copyrighted work. The company is releasing a new Copyright Match tool that is designed to find content that has been re-uploaded on other channels. Creators can upload videos using the tool, which YouTube will then scan and attempt to find other videos that […]

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Google Adds “People Also Search For” Box to Paid Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google has added a new feature to paid search results that was previously displayed only in organic search snippets. The new “People Also Search For” box, which was updated for organic search this past February, now appears in paid search ads. SEJ contributor John Leo Weber sent in an example, which his Google Ads team […]

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Google Warns Using Meta Refresh May Lead to Wrong Content Getting Indexed by @MattGSouthern

Google’s John Mueller warns site owners using meta refresh that doing so may lead to the wrong content getting indexed. That can happen because Google treats meta refresh as a redirect, meaning the page that the user ultimately lands on is the one that will get indexed. Site owners may run into problems using meta […]

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4 Surprising SEO Tactics Unofficially Supported by Google & 5 Things They Don’t by @sam_marsden

Google is doing a much better job of communicating with the search community of late. Whether it’s the announcement of the latest updates, posting extensive documentation, or answering questions posed directly to a member of the team, Google is generally quick to state what does and doesn’t work in search. Saying that, I’ve done some […]

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Google Asks SEOs if Domain Changes Result in Loss of Traffic by @MattGSouthern

Google’s John Mueller recently put a call out for feedback from SEOs, asking whether site owners should fear a loss in traffic when changing domains. More specifically, Mueller asked three similar yet distinct questions in one tweet. If you’ve done a domain change, how did it go? Are the fears well-founded? Does it help to […]