So Many Badges

Would you pay $12 a month to be verified on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp? Looks like Meta is adopting the Twitter model. Did you know Bing just put a cap on how many questions you can ask in a chat session. After 30 years of the existence of HTML Google finally gives actual guidance on link best practices.

Erin Sparks and Mordy Oberstein examine these topics and much more on this episode of EDGEtalk.

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News from the EDGE:

  • [00:04:58] You get a blue check and you get a blue check- Meta to add paid verification option, just like Twitter
  • [00:10:01] Our Title Sponsor: SE Ranking

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  • [00:11:30] Bing users seem to be chatting it up too much…
  • [00:15:39] EDGE of the Web Sponsor: Inlinks
  • [00:16:42] Google Releases New Best Practices for Links

Barry Blast from Search Engine Roundtable:

  • [00:21:10] Microsoft To Release Major Quality Improvement For Bing AI Chat On Thursday
  • [00:22:14] Google Business Profile Profile Strength Widget Now Live & Many Local SEOs Not Happy
  • [00:24:16] Google Ads Tests Disabling Opt Out Of Search Partners & Display Network