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So far in 2017, we’ve seen location extensions for display, automated call extensions, a global rollout of price extensions, and most recently, call extension bid adjustments. Google AdWords extensions are more powerful than ever, and they just got another major mobile upgrade. Mobile sitelinks are becoming interactive, while callouts and structured snippets are gaining more real estate.
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Have you ever been served a specific set of YouTube videos in Google’s Search Engine Results Pages, only to find that the exact same search yields different results when performed on YouTube? Well, according to a new report from Stone Temple Consulting, when Google returns multiple YouTube videos in the results pages, the ranking order between Google and YouTube varies 56.
One of the most important dances that digital advertisers perform is the maximization of revenue on a minimal budget. It is quite remedial, really; the goal is to optimize the value of campaigns. Well, now Facebook can help you with that. Two new features have been launched by Facebook: Value Optimization targeting and value-based Lookalike Audiences.
The engine behind Facebook’s tracking and targeting just got an upgrade. The Facebook pixel helps track conversions, optimize ad spends and retarget users. An upgrade to the pixel was just rolled out that will now capture more information, including actions and page structure and data. The biggest area that marketers should pay attention to is the ability to track actions based on site use.
A slew of helpful new changes have made their way into Bing Ads Editor’s new release, version v11.10. The changes enhance functionality, add features and alleviate issues within the Bing platform. Support of Review Extensions Thankfully, the new version of Bing Ads Editor supports Review Extensions and will be a godsend for paid search managers everywhere.
As more and more of us consume video on mobile devices, advertisers are looking to capitalize. On Tuesday, Twitter rolled out in-stream video ads to help advertisers reach their audience in a very engaged setting. These in-stream ads can be run across video clips and live streams from Twitter’s Amplify publishing partners.
One of the issues plaguing Facebook Ads’ system over the years has been the struggle associated with mining data and insight from the platform. Facebook has continued to enhance their system, launching an all-new Estimated Daily Results, along with upgrades to Delivery Insights. The changes not only aid in planning, but also shed light on Auction Metrics including overlapping ...
Twitter has just unleashed a new tool that is sure to be a boon for brands with multiple locations. Within a Direct Message, a business can now request access to a user’s location in order to better serve them. Users must accept the request by hitting a “Share Location” button before the information is turned over to the brand.
Many times when joining a Twitter discussion, getting your point across can be tricky. By including the Twitter handles of others, you can significantly stunt the effectiveness of your messaging. When those handles are added to the response, you lose precious characters that you could respond with.
Pinterest has seen a massive influx of tens of thousands of advertisers leveraging the ad platform for exposure. A new program launched today will make it even easier to advertise, thanks to one-on-one support from Pinterest ad experts. The program, Pinterest Propel, helps to teach, train and build campaigns alongside advertisers.
Not all searches are created equal … when it comes to clickthrough 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.
Over the past two years we’ve seen Amazon excel at creating demand for Prime Day, a Amazon-generated sales holiday. This week Amazon is launching a new sales day on digital media dubbed “Digital Day.” The first Digital Day will be a 24 hour event held tomorrow, Friday December 30th and is marketed like a Black Friday for anything digital.
For social media networks 2016 has been the year that live video took off. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have made serious announcements and upgrades to their live offerings and Periscope/Twitter is ’rounding’ the year off with a bang. Certain Periscope users will now have the ability to broadcast live 360 videos out to the community. 360 Sunset in Florida.
In 2012, Google’s Product Search was transformed from an organic product search tool into a pay-to-play shopping destination. Since the removal of Product Search Amazon has not participated with Google’s Product Listing Ads. Until now. Merkle discovered Amazon testing PLAs in the wild – something completely new for world’s largest online retailer.
This year’s Best Overall Enterprise SEM Initiative Landy field was a competitive one. The winner needed to utilize best in class tactics & initiatives, various platforms & tools, and of course improve visability and/or convert new customer on major search platforms and earn a positive return on investment.
A new report from social ad automation company Nanigans shows substantial growth in both YoY Facebook ad spend and on the overall Return on Ad Spend (ROAS). In Q3 2016 the average increase in ad spend was +249% YoY while the average ROAS was also up 26% from 2015. One of the main drivers of this increase audience was Facebook’s expanded Audience Network.
Over 1,000 organizations are currently using Workplace by Facebook, and now you’ll be able to as well. Workplace (formerly Facebook at Work) is currently used around the world as an internal communication and collaboration tool to bring teams together. To date more than 100,000 groups have been created within Workplace and companies such as Starbucks, Danone & Campbell’s ...
New data from the National Retail Federation (NRF) shows forecasts modest growth this holiday season with expected sales of $655.8 billion, up 3.6% from 2015. This is a record number and the year-over-year growth outpaces 2015 by 0.4%. The great news for online retailers is that all non-store sales are estimated to jump 7% this year.
If you have been relying heavily on Facebook’s average duration of video viewed metric, you’ve likely been using some inaccurate stats. Facebook has officially announced that the metric has bee over-reported due to a miscalculation. Along with the announcement came an apology for the misinformation from David Fisher, VP of Advertising & Global operations at Facebook.