Google is making it easier for merchants to pull in product listings from their sites through automated “website crawl” feeds in Merchant Center. How it works. Google uses structured data markup on merchant websites to automatically extract up-to-date product information like titles, pricing, availability and images. The big picture. The automated feeds aim to reduce
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Google is notifying some advertisers that they must transition away from paying for Google Ads via credit or debit card by July 31 or face account suspension. The big picture. The move is part of Google’s effort to steer high-spend advertisers toward more automated payment methods better suited for scaling ad investment. Details. Impacted advertisers
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Google is rolling out an update to attribution models in Google Analytics 4 (GA4) to more accurately credit paid search campaigns for driving conversions. Why it matters. The change addresses an issue where conversions that should be attributed to paid search clicks were sometimes incorrectly assigned to organic search, especially for single-page applications. Why we
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LinkedIn has confirmed it will stop allowing advertisers to target users based on data gleaned from their participation in LinkedIn Groups, following pressure from European regulators over potential violations of the Digital Services Act (DSA). Why it matters. The move comes after a coalition of civil society groups filed a complaint with the European Commission
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If you’re chasing trends right now to try and spike your traffic – and by that, I mean choosing the tactic of the week, like using generative AI or large language models (LLMs) without investigating their viability or whether they match your strategy and business – it will probably come back to bite you. The
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Major educational publishers — Cengage, Macmillan Learning, McGraw Hill and Elsevier — have filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing it of promoting pirated copies of their textbooks. Why it matters. This case could reshape how tech giants handle copyright infringement and impact the $8.3 billion U.S. textbook market. Why we care. Advertisers will care about
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LinkedIn is rolling out new features to help B2B marketers build their brands and engage with its community of 1 billion professionals. The Wire Program. The first initiative is the addition of in-stream video ads alongside publisher content. A LinkedIn spokesperson told Search Engine Land: “The Wire Program is available in all languages on mobile
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Instagram is experimenting with a new ad format that prevents users from scrolling until they view a video ad in their main feed. Why it matters. The move could significantly boost ad exposure for brands but risks alienating users who find forced viewing intrusive. How it works. New in-feed ads display with a timer. Users
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Google is rolling out changes to comply with new state privacy laws and user opt-out preferences across its ads and analytics products in 2024. The big picture. Google is adjusting its practices as Florida, Texas, Oregon, Montana and Colorado enact new data privacy regulations this year.  Key updates include: Restricted Data Processing (RDP) (which is
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Brave Search now offers Search Ads on a managed service basis. Brave Search Ads. Here’s what Brave announced: Ads are sold on a cost-per-click basis. Rates are negotiated on a fixed basis before paid campaigns launch. Eligible brands can get up to 14 days of complimentary advertising. What Brave Search Ads look like. Here’s a
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LinkedIn has reduced the size of link preview images for organic posts, while maintaining larger preview images for sponsored content. Why it matters. The change aims to encourage more native posting on LinkedIn and could prompt more users and brands to pay for sponsored posts to retain larger link previews. Why we care. The change
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Google responded to the bad press surrounding its recently rolled out AI Overviews in a new blog post by its new head of Search, Liz Reid. Google explained how AI Overviews work, where the weird AI Overviews came from, the improvements Google made and will continue to make to its AI Overviews. However, Google said
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Google has confirmed a “logging error” that affected the product snippets reporting within the Google Search Console performance report. The issue occurred between May 15, 2024 until May 27, 2024 and resulted in an increase in clicks and impressions for the Product snippet search appearance type within the search performance report and impressions overlay in
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I’ve learned through experience to be cautious when using the words “content” and “scale” close to each other in SEO because it’s usually coded-speak for creating content in large volumes, primarily for search engines. We’ve seen time and time again this approach ending in disaster when the search engines work out what is going on.
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Conversion is usually preceded by several interactions with a website or an app. Attribution determines the role of each touchpoint in driving conversions and assigns credit for sales to interactions in conversion paths. Therefore, it’s crucial to understand attribution in Google Analytics 4 (GA4). (If you are new to attribution, read the Google Analytics help
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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. Shoppers are discovering brands and products via social media ads, recommendations, and updates from brands’ social pages more so than other channels, with over a third (38%) discovering brands via
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About the Author By DMWF | 24th May 2024 Just as a strong building foundation allows architects to create incredible, long-lasting monuments of engineering, a robust brand foundation is vital to developing and maintaining your corporate design. Having a brand-building platform from which you can quickly and efficiently access all elements and assets of your
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TikTok unveiled a suite of new AI and automation tools for advertisers at its TikTok World event, aiming to make it easier for brands to create effective ads at scale on the viral video platform. The big picture. TikTok is leaning into AI and automated ad tech as it looks to cement itself as more
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In today’s digital landscape, inclusivity and accessibility are no longer optional; they are essential for engaging with diverse audiences and fostering meaningful connections. Neglecting digital accessibility can alienate potential customers and limit your brand’s reach. During this webinar, our expert panel will delve into the evolving consumer behaviors and preferences, highlighting the importance of creating
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Unsurprisingly, AI took center stage during the various announcements made today at Google Marketing Live 2024. Updates also focused on creatives, data and giving the consumer what they want straight from the Search results. Now is the time to start paying closer attention to your impression levels.  Here’s a recap of everything you need to
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