See what we are reading this week when it comes to what to expect at the Detroit Auto Show, what people are searching for through voice assistants, and what Google Activity Cards are.
Google Activity Cards: Inviting users to be better connected with their past search activity. The launch of Google’s new activity cards on January 9th appears to be building on the principle of giving the user more control. To learn more from Search Engine Watch, click on the image above.
Ford and Volkswagen Join Forces. According to Volkswagen, the plan is for the two companies to join forces in designing and manufacturing trucks and cars, with hopes to release the new vehicles as early as 2022. Click above for more from CBT Automotive Network.
Google is Partnering With WordPress to Develop a News Publishing Platform. Newspack is being developed in an effort to help journalists do more of what they do best – covering news. For more from Search Engine Journal, click on the image above.
New Study Reveals What People Are Buying Through Voice Assistants. In addition, the study identifies consumers’ biggest likes and concerns about voice shopping. Click on the above photo to read the full study on Search Engine Journal.
Updated study: Links are still incredibly important for ranking in Google. Stone Temple published the 2019 version of the study that shows a very significant correlation between links and ranking position in Google search. Read more from Search Engine Land by following the link in the image above.
2019 Detroit Auto Show: 12 Biggest Debuts. If you’re in the Detroit area, the public days of the show run from January 19 through 27 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Click above to learn more from U.S. News.