Hold on to your keyboards, my friends. According to Search Engine Land, Google’s Gary Illyes recently announced at SMX Advanced that Google plans to roll out the next Panda update within the next month.
After the devastating blow many sites received from Google’s “Quality Update” a few weeks back, a new update is probably the last thing anyone wants to hear about, but the good news is that it’s not a total algorithmic change. As Barry Schwartz writes, it’s just a “refresh” with the intent to keep Google’s data fresh. It also appears that this is just one more step toward Google’s goal of having a continuously running Penguin update.
Other news includes “Buyable Pins” on Pinterest, Amazon’s new “Stream” experience, and Instagram ads.
- I personally don’t use Pinterest, but I can see the potential a “Buyable Pin” has. Like the pin you’re looking at? Just click and buy and it’s yours.
- Speaking of Pinterest, Amazon is taking a page out of the social site’s handbook by introducing a new shopping experience called “Stream,” which places a greater visual emphasis on product images.
- Instagram is pushing its own boundaries too by getting ready to not only sell advertising to any business (not just big brands), but also allow marketers to use Facebook targeting.
- We’ve all watched Google seemingly drive the nails into Google+’s coffin over the last few months; however, according to the new executive in charge of Google+, Bradley Horowitz, the struggling social media platform has “more signs of life than it’s had in some time.”
- And, in case you haven’t heard (or seen), Facebook now supports GIF’s! It’s an update I have personally been waiting for, and I must celebrate with the following GIF.
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