Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Google’s Link Spam Update, Instagram’s Ads in Shop, Snapchat’s New Scan Options & more…

By Logicserve News Desk

  • August 27, 2021,

1.Google Link Spam Update Done Rolling Out

Google has completed the rollout of the link spam update, which started just over four weeks ago. [Source: Search Engine Land]

2. Instagram’s Rolling Out its New Sponsored Product Listings to All Merchants

Instagram is rolling out its new promoted products option within the Shop tab to all merchants in the app. [Source: Social Media Today]

3. Snapchat Announces New Updates for its Scan Tool, Including New Scan Shopping Options

Snapchat has announced a new update for its Scan tools, which will provide more ways to use the Snap Camera to discover additional insights. [Source: Social Media Today]

4. Apple Announces App Store Changes: New communication rules, Small Developer Assistance Fund, more

Apple has announced a handful of changes coming to the App Store in response to a class-action lawsuit from US developers. [Source: 9 to 5 Mac]

5. Google Confirms Update to Generating Web Page Titles

Google has officially confirmed it is updating the way it generates web page titles in search results. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

6. Instagram Working on Search to Show Photo, Video Results Like TikTok; Support for More Languages Also Coming

Instagram is working on expanding its Search capabilities with the addition of showing videos and photos as results. [Source: Gadgets 360]

7. Google Updates its ‘How Search Works’ Website, Providing More Insight into SEO Best Practices

Google published an updated version of its ‘How Search Works’ website. This mini-site now provides an overview of how Google seeks to optimize its search algorithms. [Source: Social Media Today]

8. Apple will halve its cut of In-App Purchases for publishers that also participate in Apple News

Apple today announced a new initiative that will see makers of newspaper and magazine apps keep more of their subscription revenue when participating in the program. [Source: 9 to 5 Mac]

9. Twitter Opens Up Ticketed Spaces to Selected Users, Another Step in its Creator Monetization Push

Twitter has announced that it’s opening up Ticketed Spaces to more users, providing another way for creators to make money from their on-platform efforts. [Source: Social Media Today]

10. Google Reports Data Loss in Search Console

Google reports there was a data loss in Search Console in the month of August. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

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