February’s at our doorstep and so is Sunday Rundown #80. Buckle up for some exciting news!

Google’s event about search and AI

Next week, Google will be holding an event about how it’s “using the power of AI to reimagine how people search for, explore and interact with information, making it more natural and intuitive than ever before to find what you need,” according to an invite sent to The Verge. The 40-minute event will be streaming on YouTube on February 8th at 8:30AM ET.

Facebook’s removing profile videos

In news that likely won’t have a major impact, though may require manual intervention from some users, Facebook has announced that it’s removing video profile images as of February 7th, with people who currently have a video profile image being reverted back to a still picture instead.

It’s not a major shift, and again, I doubt it will impact many users, nor that many people will care. But if you do have a video profile image, prepare to say goodbye to your clever, 7-second clip that encapsulated your ‘crazy’ personality.

Moz upgrades controversial ‘domain authority’ metric

Moz, the popular SEO toolset, announced they have upgraded and improved how they measure their internal metric they call “domain authority”, a score given by Moz that estimates how valuable a certain domain is in terms of how well it might rank in Google or other search engines. According to the company, the upgrade, which rolls out on March 5, will create a more trustworthy measurement by better weeding out paid and spammy links designed to game the metric.

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