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February 27, 2024 45 mins

Google Local Services Ads in the Hot Seat

Welcome back to the EDGE! No Mordy this week, but no need to worry because the great Cindy Krum of MobileMoxie steps in. A glitch has infiltrated Google’s Local Services Ads and small business owners are NOT happy. Google feels that the U.S government ‘hate us cause they ain't us’, as penalties pile up in post-trial brief. In AI news, Google strikes an AI content licensing deal with Reddit - who’s rankings have been off the charts… coincidence? Don’t miss the action this week, catch up on all the latest SEO news to help you excel each and every week right here on the EDGE!

We’re bringing back the EDGE Newsletter!  Join us to catch these headlines and many of the others that didn’t make it to the show but were really interesting!  Your News(letter) from the EDGE awaits here!

News from the EDGE:

[00:04:36] Google's latest quest: Investigating a glitch in Local Services Ads

[00:09:08] Google also unveils its new AI Assistant called ‘Help Me Write’ for the Chrome Browser

[00:17:07] EDGE of the Web Sponsor: Site Strategics 

[00:17:50] And here’s a hot take, “DON’T BLAME US IF WE HAVE SUCCESSFUL SEARCH RESULTS!”

AI Blitz:

[00:22:04] Google explains Gemini’s ‘embarrassing’ AI pictures of diverse Nazis

[00:28:02] Tyler Perry halts studio expansion over AI fears

[00:32:20] Reddit signs AI content licensing deal with Google

[00:40:07] EDGE of the Web Sponsor: InLinks

Barry Blast from Search Engine Roundtable:

[00:41:11] Google Most-Read Articles Search Carousel

AI Tools:

[00:43:22] Alpaca: A Photoshop Plugin

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Google investigating Local Services Ads bug

Google Launches “Help Me Write” AI Assistant For Chrome Browser

Google: Don’t punish us for our success in Search

Google explains Gemini’s ‘embarrassing’ AI pictures of diverse Nazis

Massive Volatility Reported - Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update?

Google Most-Read Articles Search Carousel

Greeting Cards GPT

Talently Mock Interview

Alpaca: A Photoshop Plugin

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