If you’ve noticed a change in your rankings this last week, you were not alone. A Google update was confirmed to be released on Monday last week. These types of updates are rolled out regularly, and Google can sometimes be a little vague on what exactly they are updating, they did explain, that “pages that were previously under-rewarded would see a benefit from these core updates”.
We report a LOT on Google as it is still the major player in search bringing all of our clients the most traffic. But, to ignore other search engines completely would be a mistake.
• Privacy updates galore!
You may have noticed your email box flooding with privacy updates from just about every service you use. Because of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will come into effect on May 25th. This measure, which was passed in 2016, was implemented to help EU citizens have more control over their private information that gets shared. Because many companies are world-wide, they are required to comply.
This is an interesting development from Facebook. This new feature of prerecorded live videos is still in testing, but if launched, it will allow prerecorded videos to be played interactively with the audience being able to comment and engage the same way we currently can with live.
I’m curious to see how content developers will use this. It may be a way to create better quality videos and be able to engage with your following at the same time. But it also feels a little like cheating….