Sayonara Bard

Hot off the dumping of Bard, Erin, Mordy, and Jacob jump into all the changes happening within Google this week. That’s right… Bard is no more, as Google announces relaunch of chat based AI tool adopting the moniker Gemeni.

The UK is increasing criticism of third party cookies, putting Google on the spot. Plus, Google is testing out a new form of Generative AI, developed to answer local questions on Maps.

Come join us on the EDGE for this week’s latest SEO news, and please remember to keep Bard in your thoughts as we honor the Chat bot’s mediocre legacy.

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Barry Blast from Search Engine Roundtable:

  • [00:23:34] Google Search officially retires cache link
  • [00:24:52] Google Maps Tests AI Generated Answers For Local Questions With Local Guides
  • [00:29:32] Google Local Service Ads “Highly Rated” Label