TechCrunch: TikTok to roll out content filters and maturity ratings in pledge to make app safer

TechCrunch: TikTok to roll out content filters and maturity ratings in pledge to make app safer. “Earlier this year, TikTok said it was developing a new system that would restrict certain types of mature content from being viewed by teen users. Today, the company is introducing the first version of this system, called ‘Content Levels,’ due to launch in a matter of weeks. It’s also preparing the rollout of a new tool that will allow users to filter videos with certain words or hashtags from showing up in their feeds.”

MakeUseOf: How to Mute Specific Words and Hashtags on Twitter

MakeUseOf: How to Mute Specific Words and Hashtags on Twitter. “Sometimes, Twitter can be an information overload—from bad news, to spammy trends, to content that you have no interest in engaging with. Luckily, it’s possible to tune your timeline and notifications to filter out harmful content or topics you’d rather not see on your timeline. Read on to learn how to mute tweets that contain particular words, phrases, usernames, emojis, or hashtags.”

Hongkiat: Pull Subreddit Keywords with This Free Keyword Tool

Hongkiat: Pull Subreddit Keywords with This Free Keyword Tool . “Reddit is a goldmine of entertainment, news, advice, and market research. You can find a subreddit on pretty much everything and this creates niche communities on every topic under the sun. Keyworddit is a free keyword research web app developed with one purpose: to scrape subreddits and pull related keywords, along with their search volume.”

Search Engine Journal: 6 Unique & Free Keyword Research Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed

Search Engine Journal: 6 Unique & Free Keyword Research Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed. “Luckily, there are several other great keyword research tools available on the market: some free, some paid. This list represents some of the most unique keyword research tool alternatives you’ll find – ideal for when you’re in a rut or have a special circumstance that requires more than the most well-known options.” Or you want to expand your search vocabulary. (Don’t tell the SEO people.)

Search Engine Land: Study shows search terms with the very worst (and best) click-through rates

Search Engine Land: Study shows search terms with the very worst (and best) click-through rates. “Not all searches are created equal — when it comes to click-through rate (CTR), that is. A new study from Seige Media uncovers the top 42 keyword terms, along with their average CTRs. This exercise examined the top 50 keyword ‘stems’ to find what terms helped spur clicks and, more importantly, what terms didn’t.” From a searcher’s perspective, this is “what terms might engender the practice of keyword stuffing, and what terms might not.”

TheNextWeb: 12 keyword research tools and creative ways to use them

TheNextWeb: 12 keyword research tools and creative ways to use them. “For over seven years, I’ve used keyword research to consistently bring myself and clients valuable, targeted long lasting traffic. It can be one of the biggest land grab opportunities in SEO – if you know the tools to use and how to use the tools.” I am not particularly interested in SEO, but I find keyword tools useful for expanding my search vocabulary.

Wayback Machine Brings Keyword Searching Back After LONG Hiatus

Woo hoo! The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine has keyword search! Again! Y’see, you could keyword search the Wayback Machine about 13 years ago, but I guess it got too big. This is an exciting feature to have back! “With this new beta search service, users will now be able to find the home pages of over 361 Million websites preserved in the Wayback Machine just by typing in keywords that describe these sites (e.g. ‘new york times’).