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Google Stops Automatically Storing Audio

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Did you know that Google was storing your audio recordings? If not, the news that they've stopped may come as a surprise to you on many levels. The company doesn't want to stop collecting this important information, but they have stopped doing it automatically. Instead, to get people to opt into the program, they're giving every user the option and explaining what the storing process means and why it happens. They've recently sent users an email detailing the change. This shows that they're not only thinking about privacy, but also about transparency.

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Do People Trust Search Results?

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Ask most people who are interested in SEO what their goals are, and they’ll tell you that they want to rank higher on the search results. They may care about sites like Bing or Yahoo, but they’re generally focused on Google, the industry leader. They may state something about how most people never click beyond the first page of search results and so they want to get to that first page.

This all makes sense and it is the focus of a lot of SEO. You want that high ranking. You want the exposure that it provides. But you do need to stop and ask yourself how impactful that exposure really is.

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AI Update Enhances Google Collections

AI Google Collections

If you have ever used a site like Pinterest, you're familiar with the concept of the rather similar Google Collections. Users can create their own collections of content, which they can then browse whenever they would like to do so. Pinterest does this with images, but Google Collections takes things a step farther and allows people to collect links, images, map locations, articles and much more. It's designed to be a place where people can store up things that interest them, especially when they find something but do not have the time to dig into it a bit deeper at the moment.

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Why Are Visitors Leaving Your Website?

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Getting traffic to your site is only half of the battle. You also need to keep people on the site, make conversions and make sales. This is why quality content, rather than keyword spamming, is so important. You need the type of site that not just ranks highly, but that offers information and that keeps people on the page.

Maybe you’ve been noticing that people are leaving your site more often than you’d like, and after far less time than you’d prefer. Many of them just land on the page for a second or two before closing it, indicating to you that it did not give them what they were looking for.

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Google Trends Shows You the Interest in Any Topic

Google Trends

Google Trends is a simple way of tracking interest in a topic over time. You can use the pre-selected times that Google suggests or you can put in a custom time range. What you learn can help you understand what topics and terms your audience is most interested in.

This has been highlighted lately with the move from 2019 to 2020. Google released some decade-based search information to show how things have changed over time. For instance, the most searched meme in the past decade was the happy birthday meme. The most searched dance was the Harlem Shake.

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