Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Instagram Adds New Option to Stop Profile Visitors From Expanding Your Profile Image, Google Local Search Ranking Algorithm Strengthens ‘Openness’ Signal, Instagram Introduces ‘Add Yours’ Template For Stories To Boost Reach; Details& More…..

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  • December 22, 2023,

1.Instagram Adds New Option To Stop Profile Visitors From Expanding Your Profile Image

Instagram added a new option which enables you to stop profile visitors from expanding your profile image, which could be a way to limit creepers from peeking on your picture. [Source: Social Media today]

2. Google Local Search Ranking Algorithm Strengthens ‘Openness’ Signal

If your business isn’t open 24/7, Google does not recommend you change your business listing to be open 24 hours per day. Google is now showing more businesses that are open at the current time of the search. Is that a good thing for searchers or bad is up for debate and probably query dependent. [Source: Search Engine Land]

3. Instagram Introduces ‘Add Yours’ Template For Stories To Boost Reach; Details

Instagram unveiled a feature that will help users to get that extra boost. The new feature allows users to create personalized ‘Add Yours’ templates for their stories. [Source: The Quint]

4. Google Bard: Export Code To Replit In 18 Programming Languages

Google Bard’s Export to Replit now supports 18 programming languages. Find out how to use the latest updates to Google Bard for SEO. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

5. X Announces New Integration With Streamyard For Live-Stream Broadcasts

News for X live-streamers, with the platform announcing a new integration with StreamYard which will enable you to display X comments in streams via StreamYard’s platform. [Source: Social Media Today]

6. YouTube Launches Free Subscription Offer To Boost Channel Growth

YouTube creators can now give away 10 free subscriptions each month as part of a new program aimed at facilitating audience growth. [Source: Search Engine Land]

7. Is Threads Making A Comeback? Here’s What The Latest Social Media News Tells Us

This month, we’re seeing a stack of new features and announcements from Threads that indicate things might be changing. Not only are we expecting Threads to (finally) launch in the EU, but the platform is heavily investing in new functionality to boost engagement and usage globally. [Source: Plann That]

8. Google Ads Simplifies Reservation Video Campaigns On YouTube

Google Ads introduces a simpler way to buy reservation campaigns, including YouTube Select Lineups and Masthead. Reservation campaigns offer fixed-rate impressions, ideal for brand awareness and product promotions, with options like non-skippable in-stream ads and bumper ads. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

9. Instagram’s New Tools Aim To Curb Spam And Bot-Accounts

Instagram is bringing new tools and safeguards for its users to protect them from unwanted interaction. These tools aim to provide users with more control over spam and bot-generated content they see on their feeds. [Source: Gadgets Now]

10. Google Confirms ‘Openness’ As Local Search Ranking Factor

Google Search Liaison confirms ‘openness’ has recently become a ‘stronger’ ranking signal for local search. Along with listing false 24/7 hours may backfire as Google adjusts ranking signals. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

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