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Thinking about content - DemandSphere FOUND Tokyo Meetup

Thinking about content - DemandSphere FOUND Tokyo Meetup

We discuss converging SEO trends in 2024, including the impact of global liquidity anxiety on advertising markets and how companies are responding.

Google is experiencing hurdles in continuing to grow their advertising revenues and they are signaling strongly that they want to spend less on crawling and indexing.

We discuss the impact of the HCU updates and also the hidden factors of user behavior on the SERPs.

We round out the discussion around the evolution of the SERPs, rumors around a potential SGE launch at Google I/O in May, and recommendations for content strategy in an AI world.

Ray Grieselhuber

April 10, 2024

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  4. Rumors of SGE Launch in May at Google I/O Speakerdeck.com/raygrieselhuber

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