Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Google’s Spam Update, Facebook’s ‘Bulletin’, Twitter’s Tip Jar & more…

By Logicserve News Desk

  • July 2, 2021,

1.Google Announces Spam Update Part 2

Google SearchLiaison announced on Twitter that the second part of Google’s spam update is under way. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

2. Facebook’s newsletter platform Bulletin is now live

Facebook has announced Bulletin, the FAQ states that this will “enable creators to grow their audience in ways that are not exclusively dependent on the Facebook platform.” [Source: Tech Crunch]

3. Twitter rolls out Tip Jar in India

Twitter has rolled out the Tip Jar feature in India through payment gateway Razor Pay. The feature will allow users to send and receive money. [Source: Gadgets Now]

4. Instagram is developing its own version of Twitter’s Super Follow with ‘Exclusive Stories’

Instagram is a feature that would allow online creators to publish “exclusive” content to their Instagram Stories that will be only available to their fans with a subscription payment. [Source: Tech Crunch]

5. Advertisers will lose the ability to create new BMM keywords in late July

As of late July, advertisers will no longer be able to create new broad match modifier (BMM) keywords with the +keyword notation. [Source: Search Engine Land]

6. Google requiring Chrome Web Store devs to enable 2FA, combine repetitive extensions, more

Google announced the latest set of policy changes to limit extensions abuse and improve security of the Chrome Web Store. [Source: 9 to 5 Google]

7. Google July 2021 Core Update Begins Rolling Out

Google is releasing a broad core algorithm update today on July 1, 2021. This is update was announced last month and is now rolling out. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

8. Instagram for iOS begins testing allowing anyone to share links in stories

Instagram for iOS is testing the ability for anyone to share links in stories through new linking stickers. [Source: 9 to 5 Mac]

9. Google Chrome to offer ‘HTTPS-Only Mode’

Google latest optional push, “HTTPS-Only Mode,” would make older HTTP websites inaccessible in Chrome. [Source: 9 to 5 Google]

10. Pinterest is Now TAG Brand Safety Certified

Pinterest earned Brand Safety Certified status from Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an organization that works to increase trust and transparency in digital advertising. [Source: Social Media Today]

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