Welcome to the week in SEO! Every Saturday, Supersede Media will trawl the internet and bring together a delightful smörgåsbord of the top stories, updates, tips and general happenings in the world of tech. Here’s what you need to know from the past 7 days!
It’s been a tale of new warnings, big deals and core updates this week. Let’s get stuck in!
Google Now Includes a Warning if Search Results Are Likely to be Poor
In a step towards curbing the spread of misinformation, some Google results pages now include a message cautioning users about the questionable reliability of the information that is currently available on the topic being searched:
It looks like these results are changing quickly. If this topic is new, it can sometimes take time for results to be added by reliable sources.
From what we can gather, the message tends to appear in relation to evolving stories where consensus has not yet been reached by reliable sources. You can read more about this development here.
Berners-Lee Sells Original Source Web Code NFT for $5.4 Million
We brought you news of this story a couple of weeks ago and now a deal has been made! Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, sold the original source code in the form of an NFT (non-fungible token) for a stonking $5.4 million to an unnamed buyer through Sotheby’s.
Image source: Markus Spiske (via Unsplash)
Google July 2021 Core Update Now Rolling Out
Google has been rolling out a bunch of updates over the past 3 months, and it looks like that’s going to continue into July. It was announced on Twitter that the July 2021 core update has officially been launched. As per usual, you can expect it to take around 7-14 days for the update to complete. Keep an eye on your metrics to see if this one will impact you! Read more
Other tech news on our radar…
- Amazon Launches ‘Child-Friendly’ Smart Speaker in UK
- Facebook Hits $1 Trillion Value After Judge Rejects Antitrust Case
- Microsoft’s Blue Screen of Death is Changing to Black in Windows 11
Step up your SEO game
We love a bit of self-improvement here at Supersede Media. Check out a few of the resources that our team found particularly handy this week:
- Semrush Guide: What Are Core Web Vitals? (Plus Tips on How to Improve Them!)
- A Guide to Responding to Positive and Negative Yelp Reviews
- How to Test Your Way to Better Instagram Ads (and Conversions)
That concludes this week’s edition! We’re taking a short break, but will be back with plenty of great stories and tips the week after next. Until then, take it easy or have a browse of the rest of the Supersede blog. Ta-ra!