Month: February 2024

Google has added new search developer documentation for structured data carousels (beta). The new documentation can be found here and is under the “early adopters program.” This structured data is for a new carousel rich result that’s in beta, “which is a list-like rich result that people can scroll horizontally to see more entities from
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YouTube Create, a mobile app designed to make editing videos easier, is expanding to 13 more markets in beta. Content creators can now download the app for free in the PlayStore on Android in the following additional countries: Argentina Australia. Brazil. Canada. Finland. Hong Kong. Ireland. Netherlands. New Zealand. Spain. Taiwan. Thailand. Turkey. What is
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Microsoft reportedly tried to sell Bing to Apple in 2018 – but failed. The sale was unsuccessful because Apple had concerns about Bing’s search quality, advertising unit and monetization capabilities, according to a document in Google’s antitrust case against the U.S. Justice Department. Google argues that the failed sale highlights that Bing lost out because
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Duncan is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years experience in journalism. Having launched his tech journalism career as editor of Arabian Computer News in Dubai, he has since edited an array of tech and digital marketing publications, including Computer Business Review, TechWeekEurope, Figaro Digital, Digit and Marketing Gazette. Digital experience specialist Acquia hsa
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Google is investigating a Local Services Ads bug that’s causing businesses to appear in search results for their competitors’ names. The issue comes just weeks after the platform started piloting branded Local Service Ads (LSA) called Direct Business Search. This new ad type allows brands to show up in search results when someone directly searches
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Google accused the U.S. government of wanting to punish it for being more successful than its competitors. The company made the comments in an unsealed post-trial brief submitted to a DC federal judge as part of its ongoing legal battle with the U.S. Department of Justice, which has accused it of unlawfully monopolizing the search
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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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Google announced the v16 release of the Google Ads API. To leverage some of its features, you’ll need to update your client libraries and code. Look out for the updated client libraries and code examples, which will be released next week. Why we care. The updated version of Google Ads offers a range of new tools and
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Duncan is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years experience in journalism. Having launched his tech journalism career as editor of Arabian Computer News in Dubai, he has since edited an array of tech and digital marketing publications, including Computer Business Review, TechWeekEurope, Figaro Digital, Digit and Marketing Gazette. Influencers and digital creators who
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Pinterest is launching its first-ever streaming show with an actionable and shoppable experience. Inspired by Pinterest trends, Deliciously Entertaining is a six part cooking series that will premiere on the Tastemade streaming channel on February 23. Why video matters. 93% of consumers say video is helpful when making an online purchase, according to video creator
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About the Author By Duncan MacRae | 20th February 2024 Categories: Advertising, Advertising Technology, Automation, Big Data, CMO, Content Marketing, CRM, Data Science, Data-driven marketing, Email marketing, Gamification, Influencer Marketing, Marketing Cloud, Mobile Marketing, Native Advertising, Programmatic, Search Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing, Web Analytics, Duncan is an award-winning editor with more
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Shop with Google AI is now available to select users. The feature enables consumers to generate AI images of products they’re searching – for example “red dress”. Then, they can pick the image they like best, and Google will serve them similar-looking products. Why we care. This new shopping experience is a chance for brands
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Yelp’s ad revenue increased by 13% to a record $1.28 billion in the final quarter of 2023. Ad clicks for the year experienced a year-over-year growth of 5%, while the average cost per click (CPC) increased by 9%. Services sector. Yelp reported a record-breaking $793 million in advertising revenue from Services businesses in 2023, marking
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Goggle Ads is updating the unacceptable business pactices portion of its Misrepresentation policy. From March, this section will include: “Enticing users to part with money or information by impersonating or falsely implying affiliation with or endorsement by a public figure, brand, or organization.” Enforcement. Google will begin enforcing this policy in March for advertisers outside
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Snapchat is teaming up with Foshpa to offer its advertisers enhanced campaign insights. The partnership will enable users to measure the impact and effectiveness of ads on the platform more efficiently with a particular focus on cross-marketing return on ad spend (ROAS). It will also allow advertisers to directly compare their Snapchat results to other
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TikTok Creative Assistant is now directly accessible within Adobe Express. This AI-powered virtual assistant, previously confined to TikTok’s Creative Center, offers users the ability to gain TikTok Insights on trending hashtags, brainstorm creative ideas, and even generate video scripts. Why we care. The Creative Assistant add-on in Adobe Express minimizes the time and effort required
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The Microsoft Advertising Network teamed up with Facemoji Keyboard to start displaying ads on the mobile app. Ads are now available in four markets; the U.S., the UK, Canada, and Australia. What is Facemoji Keyboard? Facemoji Emoji Keyboard is a mobile app that lets users customize their keyboard with a variety of emojis and creative
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Duncan is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years experience in journalism. Having launched his tech journalism career as editor of Arabian Computer News in Dubai, he has since edited an array of tech and digital marketing publications, including Computer Business Review, TechWeekEurope, Figaro Digital, Digit and Marketing Gazette. UK marketing leaders are gearing
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Pinterest announced a new ad partnership with Google designed to boost its ad revenue. This marks Google as the second third-party ad partner for Pinterest, following its multi-year collaboration with Amazon that was unveiled last year. Why we care. This collaboration provides an opportunity for brands running campaigns with Google Ads to not only broaden
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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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Google Ads is updating its gambling and games policy U.S. country-specifics. Starting February 8, Google will start accepting and running sports betting ads from certified, state-licensed entities with certificates of compliance in North Carolina You must apply for certification to be eligible to promote these ads. Why we care. Advertisers who want to run sports betting
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Microsoft’s Deep Search, an optional generative AI feature meant to help searchers with complex questions that don’t have simple answers, seems to have rolled out to more users today. I personally can see the “Deep Search” icon at the top right of the Bing search box after conducting a search in Bing. And I asked
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