Post of the Week
Meta Robots Tag Guide for SEOs
Meta robots tags are an essential tool for SEOs to improve search engine’s crawling and indexing behavior, and to take control of your snippets in the SERP.
But they are tricky — support differs per search engine, and it gets really interesting when you accidentally send conflicting signals.
MUM: A new AI milestone for understanding information
Multitask Unified Model, or MUM, was announced at Google I/O and has the potential to take Google’s information understanding to a new level. 🔥
SEO Takeaways & SEO Tips From Google I/O 2021
Haven't had a chance to catch up on Google I/O, here's a great roundup of some of the most important SEO takeaways from Google I/O 2021 by Olga Zarzeczna
Processes & Frameworks
The "Marketing is Evil" Problem.
"Great marketing rarely feels like marketing at all."
Rand looks at the common perception that marketing sucks. And answers, can we solve it - or should we?
Is “SEO” still an accurate description of what we do?
SEO is multi-faceted, so should we still use the term 'SEO' to describe what we do? Read this excellent article and see what Kevin Indig thinks! 💡
Python for SEO using Google Search Console
This is cool! Cluster keywords from Search Console using Python and machine learning (code provided!). From Shrikar Archak.
Keyword Clustering and Intent at Scale
Keyword insights is now live! An awesome tool from Suganthan and Andy 🙌
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Hi there 👋
A big ol' week in our Googleverse. There were some huge announcements at Google I/O that'll affect SEOs. Most notably Google LaMDA & MUM.
LaMDA is Google's latest breakthrough conversation technology. As described by Google, "LaMDA can engage in a free-flowing way about a seemingly endless number of topics, an ability we think could unlock more natural ways of interacting with technology and entirely new categories of helpful applications."
MUM is an AI milestone for Google. It's a model that gets them closer to answering complex questions the way an expert would. It's absolutely fascinating.
In addition to all those excited updates, there appears to have been an algorithm update over the weekend! Barry Schwartz described the update as "off the charts". 😅
And finally, our Post of the Week is an amazing report from Aira. This is their second annual report and shares the collective wisdom of over 250 professionals from the digital marketing industry. 👏
Until next week!
P.s I've just announced my latest weekly script: Get Google autosuggested questions in Sheets for any keyword, across any language 🚀Andrew Charlton