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 Asks to Keep 301 Redirect For a Year!

When asked how long 301 redirects should be kept in place following a site relocation, Google says a year is a bare minimum. Because a large change, such as a site transfer, takes time for Google to process. If the redirects are in place for less than a year, Google may not crawl the links enough times to notice the site has been permanently transferred. This topic was highlighted in the latest discussion with John Muller in the Googlebot video series on YouTube.

Google Announces Product Review Update on December 1

Google announced an English language product review update on Wednesday, December 1. The update is known as December 201 product review update and will take at least three weeks to fully be functional! Product review pages that have been improved since the last update will also be visible to all now.

Google Research Develops Better Machine Learning

The Google team has developed an approach to train a model that can be used for machine learning and natural language processing. This technique is more efficient than the previous methods because it trains models in such a way that they can solve multiple tasks at once- rather than just teaching them one type of problem.

What is the Latest Google News Search bug?

Danny Sullivan, a Google Search Liaison, reported on Twitter that Google News was having a fault and that it would not be rectified before December 1. Google discovered a bug that allowed non-news information to show in Google news search results.

PPC Related Updates And News

Google Ads Performance Planner Announces 4 New Updates

The Google Performance Planner tool receives four updates to help users plan multiple campaigns, make informed changes, and more. The interface of this program makes it easy for anyone who wants an overview of their performance or maybe just some information about what they should do next with advertising strategy in mind!

Social Media Updates And News

Linkedin Creators Mode Now Allows You to Post Live Videos and Newsletters

LinkedIn is rolling out access to live video and newsletters for users with creator mode enabled on their personal profiles. The update will be gradually released throughout this month, so don’t worry if you’re not yet receiving it! With Creator Mode enabled, there’s nothing further you need to do other than wait until your preferred features are activated. 

Twitter Prohibits Users From Sharing Private Photos Without the Person’s Consent

Twitter is expanding its private information policy to include “private media,” which refers to photos and videos captured without a person’s consent. Previously, Twitter covered the sharing of personal details such as phone numbers or ID cards in their policies; but now they are taking further measures against unauthorized use by adding images/videos that aren’t available elsewhere on the web.

Researching Keywords is Now Going to be Easier With Search Insights on Youtube!

Youtube has recently announced a new feature specifically designed to make your keyword research process easier. With the help of this new feature, you can now reach the desired content without a hassle. Search Insights for now is an experimental feature and is currently being tested with the Youtube Studio only!


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.