Welcome to the Connected Church News!
This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 2, Dec 2022) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
Google has made a significant announcement about Google search. They are bringing a new feature called related topics, which are series of buttons that will appear below the search bar when people are searching for something. And these will be buttons which suggest topics that are related to the search.Let me explain, the example that they have given is, if you’re searching for dinner ideas, some of the buttons that will appear are dinner with kids or the type of food or just for two people or something like that. So basically Google is saying, look, we know what people generally search for when you give us an idea of what you’re searching for and we will help you like a guided search to zero in or further filter it down to exactly what you’re looking for. I think it’s a significant thing. So I would say as a nonprofit or ministry,search for your industry, your services, your offering or your name and see what appears below as they roll this out.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 2, December 2022 with source links from Google, Instagram, YouTube, Meta, Uniswap, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: Instagram releases Gen-Z Trend Report 2023 on cultural & social trends
🗞️ News 2: YouTube answers policy questions & releases Shorts Thumbnail selection
🗞️ News 3: Meta’s Facebook Dating feature is getting new age-verification tools
🗞️ News 4: Google adds new ‘Related Topics’ buttons to improve guided search
🗞️ News 5: [Web3] NFTs come to Uniswap + OpenSea pays $1 Billion in royalties
Any questions or thoughts? Please leave them in the comments or DM me on any of the social channels.
Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.