Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Google’s Updates to Search Console, Bing’s New Webmaster Tools, YouTube’s New Monetization Metrics & more…

By Logicserve News Desk

  • July 31, 2020,
1.Google Updates Search Console with More Structured Data Support

Google is updating Search Console with support for image license structured data, which can now be tested with the Rich Results tool. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

2. Microsoft launched revamped Bing Webmaster Tools

Bing announced it has completed the migration from the old Bing Webmaster Tools to the new Bing Webmaster Tools. [Source: Search Engine Land]

3. New YouTube Metric Shows Creators How Much Money They’re Earning

YouTube is rolling out a new metric in the channel analytics section that shows creators how much revenue they’re earning relative to video views. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

4. Google rolling out LSAs and ‘Google Screened’ to select professional services nationally

Google has decided to formally roll out LSAs for professional services. It will be available initially to lawyers, financial planners, real estate agents and tax preparers. [Source: Search Engine Land]

5. Google Maps Goes Social Giving Each User Their Own Profile

Google is turning Maps into a social network of sorts by giving each user their own profile filled with photos and reviews they’ve submitted. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

6. Twitter May Soon Display Retweets and Quote Tweets in Separate Counts

Twitter is testing a new variation, which would list ‘Retweets’ and ‘Quotes’ – or ‘Retweets with Comment’ – in their own separate sections. [Source: Social Media Today]

7. Google blows up ad headline font in new test

Google is testing a larger font size in ad headlines. The first headline in search results is going to be considerably larger in size compared to the second headline. [Source: Search Engine Land]

8. Google Updates AMP Validation Tool to Support Web Story

Google updated their AMP testing tool. The newly updated tool will now be able to test if a site contains a valid Web Story format. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

9. Facebook’s default Limited Data Use period ends Aug. 1: How to stay CCPA compliant

Advertisers can now opt to extend the LDU transition period to October. The feature is already having a dramatic impact on advertisers. [Source: Search Engine Land]

10. Google adds CCPA opt-out handling for publishers in Ad Manager, AdMob

Google announced, Funding Choices, Google’s consent management tool for publishers using Google ad servers, can now handle CCPA requests. [Source: MarTech Today]

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