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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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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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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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In an increasingly crowded digital world, it’s never been more crucial to distinguish yourself from the competition. Earning an industry award is one of the best ways to quickly and affordably rise to the top of your field while impressing clients and boosting company morale. Enter the 2023 Search Engine Land Awards by next Friday, September 1 (the final
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Advertisers might be able to purchase ads on Meta’s Threads platform as early as the second half of this year. That’s according to a Digiday (subscription required) report citing multiple sources. Why we care: Brands and marketers will soon have another way to reach their target audiences. Although Threads isn’t at the level of Facebook
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Paid search advertising revenues reached a new high in 2023 – though annual growth continues to slow, according to a new report. In total, search accounted for $88.8 billion of a record $225 billion in U.S. digital advertising revenues, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report: Full Year 2023, conducted by PwC. That figure
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Vertical video has become the mainstream format for advertisers, proving its value across various industries and categories. Historically, video ads were tailored for the traditional 16:9 landscape format, primarily on television. However, the emergence of mobile-first social media and evolving user behaviors and engagement patterns have ushered in a new era of vertical video advertising.
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JPMorgan Chase launched Chase Media Solutions, a new digital media business. It’s the first bank-led media platform, allowing advertisers to send relevant promotions to some 80 million financial customers. Chase acquired transaction-based digital advertising platform Figg in 2022 — a key component in Chase’s two-sided commerce platform. Chase Media Solutions was announced April 3. Why
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