Daily Search Forum Recap: November 20, 2023

Nov 20, 2023 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by | Filed Under Search Forum Recap

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.

You can send your site to Google if it lost a lot of traffic in Search, Discover and/or News. Google Search Console has a bug with some of its experience reports. Google Search notes are public and crawlable and can thus be found in the Google Search results. Google announced the small business shopping search filter. Bing Chat will offer a read aloud option. Google Ads performance max product segmentation is out. I also posted part two of the vlog with Dave DiGregorio. Oh, and what a wild weekend for OpenAI and Sam Altman (those stories in the industry section below).

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

Other Great Search Threads:

  • To clarify: there have not been any product changes to Seasonality Adjustments recently., AdsLiaison on X
  • You're site is primarily for Sweden, right? So that's what you should be looking at. And I know when you look at it, you don't see your content and consider that a bug. And then you go to other countries and, Google SearchLiaison on X
  • Do I need to move to WordPress?, Reddit
  • We remain committed to our partnership with OpenAI and have confidence in our product roadmap, our ability to continue to innovate with everything we announced at Microsoft Ignite, and in continuing to support our customers and partners. We look forward t, Satya Nadella on X

Search Engine Land Stories:

  • Apple pulls all ads from X amid antisemitic and far-right content concerns
  • Shocker – Sam Altman out at OpenAI in huge CEO change
  • Meta unveils new AI tools for video asset creation and picture editing
  • TikTok launches new tool to provide more insight into how ads drive conversions
  • Instacart unveils new tools to boost discovery for up-and-coming brands
  • The latest jobs in search marketing
  • How to ‘un-ruin’ the internet: The ultimate guide for SEOs
  • How to integrate user-generated content into your SEO strategy

Other Great Search Stories:

Industry & Business

  • Google and Apple's complicated relationship, Marketplace
  • A statement from Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella, The Official Microsoft Blog
  • ‘This Is Insane’: OpenAI Investors Blindsided By Sam Altman’s Firing, Forbes
  • Breaking: OpenAI board in discussions with Sam Altman to return as CEO, The Verge
  • Interim OpenAI CEO: Microsoft Has ‘Utmost Confidence’ in Startup Following Altman Departure, The Information
  • Microsoft is a key investor in OpenAI. It was blindsided by Sam Altman's exit., Axios
  • OpenAI announces leadership transition, OpenAI
  • OpenAI Negotiations to Reinstate Altman Hit Snag Over Board Role, Bloomberg
  • ‘I’ve never seen anything like this’: how OpenAI’s dramatic weekend unfolded, Financial Times (Sub)
  • Dozens of Staffers Quit OpenAI After Sutskever Says Altman Won’t Return, The Information
  • Emmett Shear Becomes Interim OpenAI CEO as Altman Talks Break Down, The Information
  • Microsoft hires ex-OpenAI leaders Altman and Brockman to lead new AI group, TechCrunch
  • OpenAI is hiring former Twitch chief Emmett Shear as CEO, CNBC

Links & Content Marketing

  • How to find and implement internal linking opportunities at scale, Antoine Eripret
  • In a world of AI perfection is the odd spelling mistake your marketing secret sauce?, Marketing Mag

Local & Maps

  • Google Maps widely rolling out new color palette, 9to5Google
  • How To Use Chat GPT to Optimize Your Content for Local Search, Sterling Sky Inc

Mobile & Voice

  • Spatial Video, Nothing's iMessage gamble, M3 Max, AppleInsider
  • Apple Vision Pro shipment expected in March, AppleInsider


  • 5 Soft Skills SEOs Should Build – Whiteboard Friday, Moz
  • SEO Writing: 12 Tips for Creating SEO-Optimized Content, semr


  • How will Google’s IP Protection impact ad targeting and measurement?, econsultancy
  • SEO vs. Google Ads: What’s the Best Strategy for Your Business?, semr
  • Update to Click tracker certification program (November 2023), Google Advertising Policies Help
  • What Is Conversion?, BruceClay
  • Google shares plans for blocking third-party cookies in Chrome, Bleeping Computer


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