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The New Twitter Blue Is Now Available To You A Re-packaged Subscription Including Verification

author image Written by: Julia Cashion           Categories - Digital Marketing, In The News, Social Media

Attention all Twitter users! Elon Musk has prepared something special for you. Presenting, the new and improved version of Twitter Blue! Since Musk’s takeover in October, he has taken numerous steps towards reforming the way the platform works. Twitter Blue’s new-look is just the beginning some say.

What’s New

So far, the new Twitter Blue is only available to IOS users. If you’ve got an iPhone or iPad you’re in luck and will be able to begin using the new subscription service. The price to pay for Twitter Blue is now $7.99 but included in this price is that little blue check mark that so many have been after. You read that right! If you subscribe to the new Twitter Blue you’ll be able to get a verification check mark.

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Musk promised other features in the new and improved version of Twitter Blue such as “priority in replies, mentions, and search, and “half as many ads,” The Verge reports.

Since its still rolling out there are still some features being firmed up. One help center blog post outlines what the new blue check mark means, eligibility, and what the official label means.

Moving Blue Forward

With the new verification check mark meaning and the revamped subscription some users are getting confused about what everything means. Mike Sington weighing in on what the blue check mark can mean. Here’s what he had to say,

There are so many changes going on at Twitter that its hard to know which end is up. if you were considering getting Twitter Blue you should be able to do so easily. However, if you’re new to Twitter (within the last day), then you might hit a wall.

“Any new Twitter accounts created on or after November 9, 2022 will not be able to sign up for Twitter Blue at this time,” says Twitter.

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So that being said it might be a good idea to keep an eye on Twitter’s next steps.

Julia Cashion

Google Crawling Happening Outside the U.S

11/25/2022

Do you live outside of the U.S. and wish that Google would crawl your site’s pages? Well, your wish has just come true, kind of. This is all news to us too but this surprise started with an announcement by a Google representative.

Where Is Google Crawling Then?

Search Engine Roundtable reports that a Google representative named Gary Illyes announced that Googlebot could now crawl outside of the United States. Googlebot is the title used to refer to Google’s web crawler which is used on desktop sites and mobile sites.

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Illyes states that the “system to handle this is currently live but may not be used in all cases or it may not be used at all for your site,” Search Engine Roundtable reports. However, after he read reports stating that he had made claims crawling was currently happening outside of the United States, he clarifies his claim.

Especially, since in the past Google has said that crawling outside the United States wouldn’t prove to be as useful as one would think. That can be seen in the video hangout just below.

Gary Illyes says that he was discussing Google’s crawling abilities outside of the Unites States. Specifically, in reference to the IP block that have been assigned to countries which could be used in the future for crawling externally.

Read More: Is Google Re-Writing Your Titles?

Twitter Chatter

Others have spoken on the matter of Googlebot crawling outside of the United States. Webmaster and Google Products Expert Kenichi Suzuki took to Twitter to explain the claim. Here’s what he had to say about the matter.

For now it seems like Googlebot is going to stay crawling in the Unites States and external crawling might be tabled for now. Keep an eye on Twitter feeds and Webmaster world for more word in the future!

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Google’s Newest Resources For Ranking Algorithms

11/24/2022

You heard right! Google has released a centralized resources listing live and “notable” ranking updates. Found under the Ranking and search appearance menu on Google Search Central, a complete guide listing all you need to know about Google’s search ranking.

Read More: You Guessed It! Another Google Algorithm Update  

What’s New In

The search engine’s Guide To Google Search Ranking System is perfect for any user who wants a run down of all Google’s historical and current systems. Historical systems as in one that are no longer running or involved with other algorithms. Current systems as in system still active and in use.

According to a blog post, the guide is intended to be a one-stop shop for creators to learn about how Google’s ranking systems work and how they can change. The post also explained that Google is transitioning to using systems ‘instead’ of ‘update’ as language to notify users of changes to Google’s Ranking.

So keep an eye out for ranking updates, or should we say ranking systems in the future.

Active and Inactive Ranking Systems

One of the great things about Google’s new ranking system guide is that it lists all the systems that are both active and inactive. Search Engine Roundtable reports some of the active systems include MUM, local news systems, products reviews system, helpful content system, and many more.

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On the flip side, systems like Hummingbird, Mobile-friendly ranking, Page speed, and panda are no longer actively used in search ranking.

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