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New Google Update Will Prioritize Quality Websites In Results

The update is billed to be useful for users seeking educational materials, arts and entertainment, plus tech-focused content and shopping results.



new google update will prioritize quality websites in results

A new Google update has just been announced and the company is promising a raft of updates to its search algorithm that will prioritize “quality websites” in the search results, with a view to helping its users uncover more reliable or accurate source material.

Google’s long-term focus has always centered on promoting quality content in search results, and this update seeks to address concerns from some users that the company’s results haven’t been optimal of late.

“We definitely want to speed up the experience for people and make them feel like they’re getting what they’re looking for. We’re trying to show people more helpful and authentic content. […] content made by and for humans, which is a lot of what people seem to be seeking,” says Danny Sullivan, Google Search Spokesperson.

The update, known internally as the “helpful content update“, began a global rollout for English-speaking searches this week, focusing on targeting SEO-first content designed for the sole purpose of ranking on page one.

There’s no news yet as to whether we might be looking at a rerun of 2012’s infamous “Penguin” update, which saw thousands of SEO-focused affiliate sites wiped from search results, destroying the income streams of many internet entrepreneurs.

Google says its product testing indicates that the algorithm update will prove especially helpful for results relating to shopping, arts and entertainment, tech-related content, and online learning. The search giant will simultaneously tweak its existing product review results by adding more firsthand and in-depth experiences to reviews.

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Instead of sending users to a page that aggregates and rounds up other review sites, or to suggestions from people who have never used a product, Google’s spokesperson Danny Sullivan says the company is working to unearth more experienced product reviews and opinions.

So the big question is, should website owners be worried? Google maintains that the update will not impact results if a site isn’t primarily spammy or SEO-driven, but instead focused on genuinely helpful content. Let’s wait and see how things progress over the coming months!


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Binance Receives Virtual Assets License To Operate In Dubai

As its user base nears 200 million, CEO Richard Teng believes crypto adoption will soar over the next half of the decade.



binance receives virtual assets license to operate in dubai

Global crypto exchange Binance has been granted a full operational license in Dubai, in a move that’s expected to accelerate digital asset adoption and strengthen the UAE’s regulatory landscape.

The virtual asset service provider license (VASP) was granted by the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) and will allow Binance to extend its current range of services to retail investors, the company announced yesterday.

The move by Dubai authorities will be critical to Binance’s strategy of growing its user base globally. The crypto exchange expects to pass the 200 million user mark “quite shortly”, according to Richard Teng, the company’s CEO.

Once that milestone is achieved, Binance will have around twice as many users as rival platform Coinbase. Meanwhile,, another popular exchange with 80 million users, received a Dubai VASP license last week.

“We’re seeing much greater institutional adoption and institutional money coming into this space [along with] much greater regulatory clarity and a lot more jurisdictions approving [digital asset] products that bring in new investor classes,” Binance’s Richard Tang explained, adding: “As of now, we stand at about 5% crypto adoption globally, but that will become much faster moving forward”.

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Dubai and the UAE are extremely supportive of technologies like digital assets, and have already launched initiatives to boost adoption. The UAE has ambitious plans to become a world leader in the crypto economy of the future, with Dubai in particular being noteworthy for passing a new law to regulate virtual assets to support investors and exchanges.

“Global crypto regulation is currently showing diverging signs. Some developed countries have long suffered from crypto-related frauds and illegal exchanges. On the other hand, emerging nations like the UAE and Singapore have enacted crypto laws at faced pace,” said Vijay Valecha, chief investment officer of Dubai-based Century Financial.

As the UAE gears up to become one of the fastest-growing crypto capitals worldwide, investors and talent are flocking to places like Dubai. During 2023, the Emirates as a whole realized $204 million in capital gains from cryptocurrency investments, according to blockchain data analysts Chainalysis.

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