ICYMI, here’s what happened at Google This Week.
- September 2022 Core & Product Review Updates Finish Rolling Out
- YouTube Shorts Adds Narration Voice Overs Feature
- 9 New Shopping Features
- 7 New Local Search Updates
- New Form Interactions in Google Analytics
September 2022 Core & Product Review Updates Finish Rolling Out
Google confirmed that the September 2022 core algorithm update and product review updates have completed rolling out as of September 26, 2022.
Both updates finish rolling out on the same day. Google quietly announced the rollout completion via its search ranking updates page.
YouTube Shorts Adds Narration Voice Overs Feature
YouTube has rolled out a narration voice over feature on iOS, a tool that is already often used on TikTok.
Creators can use narration to add commentary on top of already recorded videos.
9 New Shopping Features
Google has announced nine new shopping-related features and tools geared towards improving user experience. These features aimed to help the company better attract online consumers to shop on Google.
The announcement was made during the annual Search On event.
7 New Local Search Updates
Google has announced seven new local search features and updates at its annual Search On virtual conference that will enhance how people explore neighbourhoods, businesses, and restaurants in Google Search.
The local search changes are:
- Search for restaurants by dish
- Discover restaurant specialties
- More support for digital menus
- Enhancements to Google Maps’ Live View
- Aerial views of famous landmarks
- Immersive view
- Neighbourhood vibe checks
New Form Interactions in Google Analytics
Google Analytics had added two new form interactions that collect form_start and form_submit events. The new options are enabled automatically for all newly created web data streams.
If you already have a web data stream, you can turn this on by navigating to Enhanced Measurement.
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