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April WiFi Money News Roundup
The month in online business news
The WiFi money world changes fast and it’s hard to keep up.
That’s why I’m going to start releasing monthly news roundups to keep you up to date with everything that’s going on.
Here’s what happened in April.
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Google released a new Reviews Update
Google released a new Reviews Update on April 12th.
Unlike previous updates, this one is no longer focused only on product reviews. The new update “now covers reviews about products, services, and things.”
The update finished rolling out on April 25th.
Is your website part of Google’s AI training dataset?
The Washington Post published a tool that allows you to type in any domain name and find out if it’s being used in Googles C4 LLM dataset.
If you scroll down to the “Is your website training AI?” subheading you can find out if your website is being used and what percentage of tokens it represents in the dataset.
Ezoic employee gets arrested after stealing $9 million
A 29-year-old employee who worked in sales at Ezoic is facing 20 years in prison after stealing $9 million dollars from the adtech company.
Tyler Mancuso rerouted a Google AdSense payment to his own personal Chase account and was busted after trying to buy $9 million dollars worth of gold.
Oxford Gold contacted police once they found out that it was a fraudulent transaction. The FBI arrested Mancuso when he showed up to make the purchase.
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New study shows that original content outranks AI-generated content
Originality.AI conducted a study where they found that human-created content consistently outranks content created by AI tools.
The study found that every 1% increase in their human content score corresponds with an improvement of 2.65 positions in the Google search results.
Obviously the study could be biased given the source, but it’s an interesting counter to the pro-AI circlejerk in the SEO community.
That’s all I have for this month. I’ll be back in a few days with a new guide for paid subscribers on how to move a post up from page 2 in the SERPs.