The Department of Justice’s laid out a damning case against Google in the antitrust lawsuit closing argument. Search Engine Land Managing Editor Danny Goodwin highlighted some of the damaging evidence – including how Google has been increasing costs for advertisers – in How Google harms search advertisers in 20 slides In light of the revelations,
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While the concept of entities for SEO has been around since 2012, it hasn’t been a widely adopted in PPC. Entities are essentially unique people, places, things or concepts that provide context and relationships for keywords.  As AI becomes more prevalent in digital marketing, incorporating an entity-based approach into your PPC campaigns is a way
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Google is rolling out restrictions for suspended Google Ads accounts, limiting the actions advertisers can take while their accounts are suspended. Restrictions will be implemented in June 2024. Why we care. The restrictions could frustrate some advertisers wanting full access during suspension periods. What’s new? The functionality of suspended accounts will be narrowed to a
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Google is encouraging merchants to enable “conversion annotations” – social proof badges that highlight a product’s purchase popularity when displayed in Google Shopping ads. What’s new. Conversion annotations like “best selling” or “1K shopped here recently” provide visual cues about a product’s sales performance directly in the ad unit. Why we care. Conversion annotations incentivize
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Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is making significant strides in discussions to acquire HubSpot, a leading marketing and CRM software provider, according to a new report. The potential deal: “Alphabet has engaged in talks with HubSpot to discuss terms for a potential acquisition, though no agreement has been reached yet”, sources told Bloomberg (subscription
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TikTok is positioning itself as a prime destination for search discovery, touting its community-driven approach as a key differentiator from traditional search engines. New insights. TikTok released new insights emphasizing the platform’s role in driving discovery across the marketing funnel: 61% of TikTok users discover new brands/products on the app, 1.5x more than other platforms.
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“Google is not about blue links. It’s about organizing the world’s information,” according to former executive chairman and CEO of Google Eric Schmidt, speaking earlier today on CNBC. Schmidt was asked about the “blue link economy,” and all the brands and businesses that have benefited from Google Search. But Google is changing. In the new
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Google took center stage at the IAB NewFronts in New York City, pitching advertisers on their evolving streaming ad offerings. The big idea: With streaming continuing to fragment audiences across various platforms and services, ad giants are competing to offer marketers unified solutions for reaching those viewers. Why we care: This new means of doing
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Google and the Department of Justice are presenting their closing arguments today and tomorrow in the government’s landmark antitrust case against the company that owns a global search monopoly. Rewind. The 10-week, high-stakes legal battle probed the business practices of Googe Search last fall.  Why we care: The outcome of this case could forever change
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Duncan is an award-winning researcher, with 20 years experience of analysing the technology industry, specialising in cloud computing, edge computing, blockchain, cybersecurity and marketing technology. AnalyticsIQ, a provider of predictive people-based data, is excited to announce its latest innovation in marketing data and analytics: ChannelIQ. This expansion and new addition to AnalyticsIQ’s comprehensive suite of predictive
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Google Ads today introduced six new AI features for Performance Max campaigns. Why we care. You’ll want to explore these new PMax features to see whether they help you uncover new insights or improve campaign performance and ROI. Customer Value mode. This new PMax feature, in beta, is meant to help PMax advertisers who use
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Joyce is the head of generative AI at Amperity, leading product development and strategy. Previously, Joyce led product development for many of Amperity’s ML and ML Ops investments, including launching Amperity’s predictive models and infrastructure used by many of the world’s top brands. Joyce joined the company in 2019 following Amperity’s acquisition of Custora where
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Google has served “billions of queries” with its generative AI features and plans to “expand the type of queries we can serve our users” even further. That’s according Alphabet/Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking during the Q1 2024 Alphabet earnings call. AI overviews, which Google introduced in the U.S. in late March and the UK earlier
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Alphabet’s overall revenue increased by 15% to $80 billion, much higher than last year’s 3% year-on-year increase. By the numbers. Google Search revenue increased by 14% to $46 billion YoY in Q1 2024 compared to $40 billion in Q1 2023. This led to overall Google advertising revenue increasing by 13% to $61 billion YoY in
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President Joe Biden today signed a bill into law that forces TikTok to either divest from Chinese parent company ByteDance or face a full ban in the U.S. What it means. ByteDance must sell TikTok in nine months. That deadline can be extended by 90 days if needed to complete a sale. If ByteDance doesn’t
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Best of the SearchBot showcases Search Engine Land’s SearchBot’s responses to prompts submitted by readers. The language model is based on content from Search Engine Land layered on top of ChatGPT. The editors of Search Engine Land selected this response for its usefulness and have supplemented it with additional relevant content. I am the first generative AI
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Meta AI answers now may include Google Search results, making this the first AI assistant to include search results from both Google and Microsoft. That said, I’ve yet to find a query that triggered Google Search results. Meta AI launched with Microsoft Bing integrated in September. Why we care. Gartner predicted search traffic will fall
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Duncan is an award-winning researcher, with 20 years experience of analysing the technology industry, specialising in cloud computing, edge computing, blockchain, cybersecurity and marketing technology. New analysis of the ecommerce landscape has revealed the demise of traditional performance only marketing, as sophisticated brand building takes centre stage.  The report from Nest Commerce reveals that digital
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