We hope you are in good health. Here are some of the major SEO news updates of the week you need to know:

Search Related Updates and News from Major Search Engines

Google’s John Mueller Talks About IP Geo Redirects

Google’s John Mueller offers some insight into the complex world of geo IP redirects. He answered “Can we do state-based geo redirection based on the user’s IP address?” in the latest episode of the Ask Googlebot video series on YouTube.

Google Updates Its Frightgeist Website for Halloween 2022

Google has updated the latest trends for Halloween 2022 on its Frightgeist website. This website powered by Google Trends highlights the popular Halloween costume ideas. Google’s data can be helpful to marketers who work in related verticals and are looking for high-value products that would not otherwise turn up on their radar.

Google Upgrades Desktop Shopping Results with More Images

Google is making the user’s shopping experience on desktop more visual with an improved selection of product images. It seems that the images are being taken from the pages being linked to in search results. As you scroll down, you can see features and prices with ratings for individual products.

PPC Updates and News

Google Ads are Even More Distinguishable from Organic Results

Google is redesigning the search ads with more visuals to emphasize business names and logos. Besides this, “ad” label will be removed. Instead of the landing page URLs, business names will be the prominent visual element.

3 New Reporting Columns Rolled Out by Google Ads

Google Ads is adding three new columns to reports. The three new columns are:

  • Results
  • Results Value
  • Conversion Goals

These news columns will help advertisers understand the impact of conversions on campaign performance.

Google Allows Disabling Targeted Ads & Keeping Personalized Ads

With Google’s new My Ad Center, users can now disable targeted advertising, and keep personalized search results as well. Users can customize the ads they see in search results, Google Discover and YouTube.

Social Media Updates and News

LinkedIn Adds Auto Generated Captions to Videos

LinkedIn has upgraded video content with auto generated video captions and other features. With automatic captions, LinkedIn wants to make the videos more accessible for deaf and people who want to keep the sound off.


Navneet Kaushal is the Editor-in-Chief of PageTraffic Buzz. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet is also the CEO of SEO Services company PageTraffic which is one of the leading search marketing company in Asia.