Podcast knowledge panels go live in Google Search
Google seems to be rolling out podcast-based knowledge panels in Google Search. When you search for your favorite podcast, you might see a new knowledge panel show up in the search results.
Example. Here is an example for the Azeem Digital Asks podcast showing up with a new knowledge panel on the right hand side of the desktop Google search results page:
This shows for many podcasts, although not all, so it seems like Google is still trying to roll this out more fully. Google has yet to officially announce this new search feature.
Here are some more examples the SEO community is talking about on Twitter:
Source: Podcast knowledge panels go live in Google Search
WP Fastest Cache Patches Authenticated SQL Injection and Stored XSS Via CSRF Vulnerabilities
“If exploited, the SQL Injection bug could grant attackers access to privileged information from the affected site’s database (e.g., usernames and hashed passwords),” Automattic security research engineer Marc Montpas said. This particular vulnerability can only be exploited on sites where the Classic Editor plugin is both installed and activated.
Source: WP Fastest Cache Patches Authenticated SQL Injection and Stored XSS Via CSRF Vulnerabilities
Google Mobile Search Updated With Continuous Scrolling
Google Search on mobile is getting updated with continuous scrolling, which will automatically populate more results when users scroll to the bottom of the page.
For searchers this is a welcome quality of life upgrade, as it’s now possible to scroll through an almost endless list of results to find right content.
Now, the ‘see more’ button isn’t gone for good, but Google says searchers will be able to scroll through “many more” results before triggering it.
This change can be hugely beneficial to publishers, because we all know page two of Google doesn’t see nearly as much traffic as page one.
With continuous scrolling on mobile, it’s almost like all results are page one results now.
This change can create the illusion that the user hasn’t left the first page of SERPs, leading to them discovering and potentially clicking on URLs they otherwise wouldn’t have.
It’s a user interface design that works extremely well on mobile for apps like TikTok and Instagram’s Explore page.
On TikTok, users can continuously scroll down their feed and the app will keep populating more videos to look at.
This endless stream of content keeps people on the app for hours.
With the same design being applied to Google Search, this can increase content discovery significantly.
Websites ranking on the second page of Google (and lower) may start to see their traffic go up as a result of this update.
We’ll see as the months go on if this change helps increase traffic for low ranking pages.
Source: Google Mobile Search Updated With Continuous Scrolling
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Instagram’s new practice mode will help you avoid live video goof ups
To avoid live video startup mistakes, Instagram is adding a new feature called ‘practice mode.’ It’ll let you and your guests join the live video before it’s broadcasted to your followers.
This will help you set up the video and check the sound, light, and stability of connections so it looks like a professional production when it goes live. The firm said the practice mode feature will be rolling out soon.
Apart from this, Instagram is also launching a scheduling feature for live video creators so that they can notify their audience in advance. The company will let you schedule a session 90 days before the event, and notify your viewers when you create it.
Starting today, the scheduling feature will be rolled out to all creators.
Instagram is a bit late to the party when it comes to scheduling live videos. Facebook and YouTube have offered this feature for many years now. TikTok rolled it out last year with its new set of creator tools.
Source: Instagram’s new practice mode will help you avoid live video goof ups