Daily Search Forum Recap: January 5, 2024

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.

YouTube may have seen a drop in visibility in Google News. OpenAI is going to open the GPT store next week. ChatGPT’s browse with Bing searches Bing differently. Google Search has site-specific product category menus. Microsoft will bring plugin support to the Copilot app. And I posted the weekly SEO video recap.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • YouTube’s Significant Drop In Google News Visibility

    It seems that YouTube is not showing up in Google News as often as it use to. Will Flannigan, the SEO Editor at the Wall Street Journal posted a chart from The Trisolute News Dashboard showing the drop in visibility experienced by YouTube in Google News.

  • OpenAI GPT Store Launch Opens Next Week

    OpenAI is opening its GPT Store next week where you can publish apps and software that you built on top of OpenAI’s GPT to the public.

  • ChatGPT Browse With Bing Has A Different Implementation Of Bing Search Access

    As many of you know, OpenAI’s ChatGPT service has a plugin for Browse With Bing, which basically opens up Bing Search to the popular AI chat feature. But Browse with Bing in ChatGPT “has a different implementation of Search access,” Mikhail Parakhin from Microsoft said.

  • Google Search Site Specific Product Categories

    Google Search can show a browse by category for a specific site when you search for that brand. For example, when you search for [eBay], Google may show you some of the categories the sites has that you can shop for. I am not sure if this is new, but I’ve never seen this before.

  • Copilot App To Get Plugin Support

    As you know, Microsoft released the Copilot App for iOS and Android but it does not support plugins like the Bing App. But don’t worry, Copilot will soon support plugins.

  • Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google New Years Update, Search Console Feature Requests, Google Groups Spam, Decay Of Search & More

    Right before the New Year, the Google search results volatility spiked big time. I posted the Google webmaster report for January 2024 this week. I published a big list of feature requests for Google Search Console…

  • Google Ping Pong Tables In Mountain View Office

    Here are some ping pong tables in the Google Mountain View office, in California. It is also known as the GooglePlex. We have seen ping pong tables at Google before but these look like new ones.

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