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Google Marketing Live 2018 Keynote Takeaways: “Advertising For Everyone”

Background The rapid evolution of technology, such as enhanced machine learning, has empowered advertisers and marketers with a plethora of opportunities to fulfill personal, relevant and frictionless experiences for consumers. Google’s annual Marketing Live conference represented another push toward an…

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Google Consolidates and Rebrands DoubleClick and AdWords Products

Background On June 27, Google announced that it would consolidate and rebrand its entire suite of DoubleClick and AdWords products into three brands: Google Ads, Google Marketing Platform, and Google Ad Manager. This move will retire the DoubleClick and AdWords…

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Facebook Announces IGTV

Executive Summary Facebook recently announced IGTV, a space within Instagram and also a standalone mobile app which will allow users to watch long-form vertical videos. This is the most recent move by Facebook to capitalize on additional placements and formats…

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Google Expands Its “Universal Cart” with Shopping Actions

Summary Google announced another key step forward in the evolution of their e-commerce offerings with the rollout of Shopping Actions. The update brings merchants’ Google Express products into voice and search results, and also is the new Google “buy” button,…

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Google Announces Core Algorithm Update

Background Google confirmed the long awaited update to their core search ranking algorithm on March 5. As a result, the appearance and ranking of some, but not all, websites in search results will be impacted. Google has said that the…

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Google Introduces Search Console Update

Background Google recently unveiled updates to its Search Console platform, a free collection of tools and resources to help monitor website performance in the Google search index. The move comes as a benefit to marketers, providing deeper insight into Google’s…

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Exploring Google’s New E-commerce Offerings

Background As the battle for e-commerce and e-retailer dominance intensifies among Amazon, Walmart, and other key retailers, Google’s vision for its future in retail is taking shape. Google is making a broad and multifaceted effort to bring together its e-commerce…

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Facebook Announces Newsfeed Algorithm Change

Summary Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that the platform will be making a major change in how its News Feed algorithm works in order to make it more “meaningful” for users. This change will provide users with more content from…

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Google Announces Longer, More Dynamic Snippets

Background Recently, Google confirmed that they’re not only increasing the character limit for snippets, but also utilizing a more dynamic algorithm for snippets. Google snippets are the written text that accompany organic search results, found underneath each results’ URL on…

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