Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

This week on Marketing Updates with Motion Ave… a video platform is banned, while others release new exciting updates! Read on to find out more! 

India Bans TikTok

After a bloody confrontation between the Chinese and Indian armies in Ladakh, the Indian government decided to ban TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps as their activities undermine the sovereignty, integrity and defence of the country. 

Get all the details here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/indian-government-bans-59-chinese-apps-including-tiktok-amid-ongoing-host/580744/

Facebook’s Algorithm Prioritize Original News

Facebook made some new changes to its news feed algorithm and now it will prioritize new news articles that are identified as original content. It will also demote articles that don’t demonstrate transparent authorship.

Learn how the algorithm works here:https://www.searchenginejournal.com/facebook-algorithm-now-prioritizes-original-reporting/373336/

Free Product Listings Will Appear on Google Search

Before, Google Search only showed sponsored listings in the product knowledge panel. Now it will be possible to see free product listings on Search results. Both listings will be shown separately in the results page giving businesses struggling to connect due to the pandemic a chance to improve their results.

Learn more about this Shopping search change here: https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/29/google-brings-free-product-listings-to-its-main-google-search-results/

Google Adds Prediction and Trend Tools to Ad Campaigns

In an effort to help advertisers maximize their campaigns, Google is optimizing and adding new tools. First, you’ll now be able to find industry trends on your campaign’s Recommendations page. This will help you identify current trends relevant to your business. In addition to this update, Google will extend its Performance Planner tool, feature that estimates campaign clicks and conversions, to Display and App campaigns.

Finally, transparency comes to the Smart Bidding process with the possibility to manage your bid strategy portfolio at a manager account level. 

Do you still have questions? Click here to get the answers: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/google-adds-new-prediction-and-trend-tools-to-help-maximize-ad-campaigns/581177/ 

Youtube Will Allow Mid-Roll Ads in Shorter Videos

In order to generate revenue, Youtube creators had to create videos of at least 10 minutes to get mid-rolls ads. However, with the new monetization policy update Yotube will allow the display of this type of ads in videos of at least 8 minutes, which could benefit certain creators who had to extend their content just to monetize. 

All the details about this update here:  https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/youtubes-adding-more-ads-with-mid-roll-breaks-available-in-shorter-videos/581173/

New Custom Creation Option On Facebook Ads

Facebook expands its audience options with a new update that would help improve eCommerce activity. The social media giant added to the platform new Custom Audience creation options based on Shopping activity that includes: people who viewed products, people who added any products to their basket, people who purchased any products.

Learn how to use this new option here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-adds-custom-audience-creation-options-based-on-shopping-activity/580922/

That’s it for this week! We hope to see you soon in another new edition of Marketing Updates with Motion Ave! 

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

We’re back with a new edition of Marketing Updates with Motion Ave. This week we are full of ad news! Read on to find out more! 

Google Offers Free Promotion in Maps

Until September 2020, smart campaign businesses with Google My Business listings will be able to advertise on Google maps with free promoted pins. If you are in this category, you will not be charged for sales, calls or clicks. 

Learn more about this promotion here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-is-offering-businesses-free-promotion-in-google-maps/372678/

Instagram Allows Users to Create Ads Without Linking to Facebook Page

Facebook will allow advertisers to promote their content on Instagram without linking to a Facebook Page. Only first time advertisers will be able to access this new option. Those who have already linked their Instagram accounts with a fan page will not be able to do it. 

Get all the details here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/instagram-will-enable-new-advertisers-to-create-ads-without-linking-to-a-fa/580310/

Youtube Boosts Video Ad Campaigns 

Youtube launches two new ad alternatives to improve conversions and sales. To help businesses establish a stronger eCommerce presence, it will complement actionable video ads with eCommerce products listings. Also, the platform will launch a new Video Action Campaign that will distribute ad videos on home feeds, watch pages, and Google video partners in a single campaign.

Learn all about it here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/youtube-tests-new-shoppable-product-ads-launches-video-action-campaigns/580133/

Spotify Tests Interactive Podcast Ads 

Spotify seeks to create more direct sales funnels for brands and launches what it calls “In-App Offers”. This feature allows advertisers to position embedded links on podcast episodes pages that will take users to the brand’s webpage where they will find a promo code. 

Know more here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/22/21295859/spotify-interactive-ads-podcasts-in-app-offer-launch

Blocking Political Ads on Facebook and Instagram Is Now Possible

Following its efforts to provide transparent information, Facebook will now allow users to block political ads on both the platform and Instagram. You can access this option by clicking on the three dots in the ad or by going to your Ad Preferences section.

Get more political here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/users-now-able-to-block-political-ads-on-facebook-and-instagram/372241/

Audio Tweets Now On Twitter

Sometimes 280 characters are not enough, which is why Twitter will allow users to add audio snippets to their tweets. For now this new feature will be available only on iOS and only certain users will have access to these audio tweets. 

Get the full story here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/17/21294481/twitter-audio-tweets-now-available-iphone-ios

Google Bans Categories For Employment, Housing and Credit Ads

As part of its Ads policy update, Google will remove certain demographic targeting criteria, such as religion, ethnicity, ract, sexual orientation, and personal hardships, from the employment, housing and credit sector. The change will be first implemented in the US and Canada and worldwide by the end of the year.

Get all the details here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-banning-certain-categories-for-employment-housing-and-credit-ads/371975/?utm_source=daily-carnage&utm_medium=email

That’s it for this week. We look forward to seeing you in another edition of Marketing Updates with Motion Ave. We’ll be waiting for you with more marketing and ads news! 

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Welcome to another edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave. Facebook is back in the spotlight with new features. LinkedIn and Snapchat have some new ads updates, too!

LinkedIn Launches New Retargeting Tools

LinkedIn has launched new features related to video ads, lead-generation forms, and integrations for the LinkedIn Audience Network. From now on, advertisers can retarget users who have seen a particular percentage of a video ad or who have filled out or opened a lead generation form before. Based on internal testing, LinkedIn claims these features can increase conversions by as much as 20%, and reduce conversion costs by up to 24%.

Get all the details here: https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/02/linkedin-ad-retargeting/

Facebook Joins The Email Marketing Industry

Facebook launches a new option to create email marketing campaigns from Pages and become a CRM solution in their own right. To use this feature, Pages must confirm a Page email address, and manually added email contacts must confirm they want to receive these messages. Facebook emails will not be used as a database.   

Read the story here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-adds-option-to-send-marketing-emails-via-pages-app/579003/

Facebook’s Photo and Video Transfer Tool Is Now Available Globally

Several months ago, Facebook tested this tool, allowing users to transfer their photos and videos to a linked account on Google Photos, in America, Asia and Africa. Now, the feature will finally be available globally. Facebook next plans to allow users to transfer media to other platforms, such as Microsoft or Twitter, who join the Data Transfer Program.

Read more about it here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/4/21280583/facebook-google-photos-transfer-tool-data-sharing-project-images-video

Snapchat’s Dynamic Ads For E-commerce Will Be Available Worldwide

Snapchat’s dynamic ads, launched last fall, will now be available in all countries. This feature allows advertisers to more easily access the platform’s user base and create real-time ads using mobile-ready templates. 

Know more about snapchat’s post-Covid e- commerce efforts here: https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/03/snapchats-dynamic-ads-product-for-e-commerce-retailers-rolls-out-worldwide/

Facebook Tests Messenger On Instagram 

Facebook moves forward with its full cross-messaging functionality plan, allowing users to communicate across all Facebook messaging platforms: Instagram, Messenger and Whatsapp. Until now, this feature has only been tested internally.

Get all the details here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/instagram-tests-messenger-integration-new-plans-sticker-for-scheduling-o/579177/

And with Instagram testing messenger features we close the news round this week! We look forward to seeing you with more marketing news in a new edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave! Stay tuned!

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Welcome to a new edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave. This has been a good week for Facebook and Google, who stole all the marketing headlines! Read on to find out why!

Google Discovery Ads Available Globally

Finally, after an extensive trial period the Google Discovery Ads, covering Youtube, Gmail and Discover, is now available to all advertisers worldwide. By being available on these three large Google products, Discovery campaigns now reach up to 2.9 billion people.

Learn how to get started with Google Discovery Ads here: https://searchengineland.com/google-is-coming-for-facebook-budgets-with-discovery-ads-now-available-globally-335160

Facebook Acquire Gif Platform GIPHY

Facebook announced this month that it acquired the most popular gif database on the web, GIPHY. Currently this platform has integrations with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, Telegram, Tik Tok, and more. So far there have been no reports that this purchase will affect integrations with other platforms outside the Facebook family of apps. 

Get to know more about the purchase here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-acquires-gif-platform-giphy-which-powers-gif-search-on-various-pl/578072/

Instagram Will Share Revenue With Creators Trough IGTV Ads

For the first time in its history Instagram will share revenues with creators and influencers through IGTV Ads. The platform will share an “industry standard” 55% cut with creators which is the same figure Facebook grants to its influencers. To be able to monetize on the platform creators have to adhere to the Instagram monetization policy, which will ensure that ads appear in front of appropriate content and encourage influencers to use appropriate language and material.

Learn more about Instagram monetization here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/27/21271009/instagram-ads-igtv-live-badges-test-update-creators

Facebook Launches Facebook Shops For E-commerce

To help small businesses Facebook launches Facebook Shops, a feature that will allow them to turn their profiles into digital storefronts. E-commerce is on the rise, so this is an excellent opportunity for these companies to set up their online stores on the platform and communicate directly with their customers through Whatsapp, Messenger and Instagram Direct. 

Facebook also ensures that they will not store information about individuals and stores they visit unless they give permission. 

Want more details? Click here: https://www.mobilemarketer.com/news/facebook-debuts-shops-e-commerce-initiative-to-support-small-businesses/578276/

Facebook Launches Audio Calling App CatchUp

Although there are many calling apps these days, what sets this new Facebook platform apart is that it is audio-only. CatchUp will allow users to make calls with up to 8 people and let them know when a friend or family member is “Ready to Talk” with on-screen notifications. This new app will not require a Facebook account, as it will use your phone contact list. 

Learn more about the idea behind this new Facebook service here: https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/26/facebook-launches-catchup-an-audio-only-group-calling-app-that-shows-whos-ready-to-chat-now/

Google Ads Creates Retail Category Feature

Google Ads has added a new reporting feature for e-commerce users that includes the Retail Category performance depending on where the ad was displayed: in Shopping or Search. While this information was available on the platform, it will now be easier for retailers to obtain these metrics without having to plan specific campaign names to identify them. 

Read more about this feature here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-announces-new-collaboration-tools-for-workplace-including-first-s/578453/

Instagram Allows Users To Create Messenger Rooms 

Facebook extends the use of its video call platform, Messenger Rooms, to Instagram. From now on you’ll be able to create rooms from the Instagram Direct section and invite anyone to join. Since messenger is a separate app, once you start a room with other users on Instagram you will have to switch to the Facebook messaging platform. 

Get more details here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/users-can-now-create-messenger-rooms-on-instagram/578544/

And that’s it for this week! See you in the next edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave where we’ll bring you the latest marketing news! 

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Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Welcome to another edition of Marketing Updates with Motion Ave. The protagonists of this issue are social media and advertising heavyweights: Facebook, Instagram and Google. Discover what’s new about these platforms with these marketing news! 

Google Will Require Identification Confirmation From Advertisers

As part of its ad transparency program, Google will now require all advertisers to confirm their identity with documentation showing who they are and where they are based. This requirement was already made to political advertisers, but now Google seeks to provide greater transparency and expand the measure to all advertisers on the platform. 

Learn more about the verification here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/google-will-now-require-all-advertisers-to-confirm-their-identity-under-exp/576674/

Snapchat Launches “First Commercial” Ad Functionality 

Snapchat gives you the opportunity to be the “first commercial” people see with their new feature. As the name implies, this new feature allows advertisers to be the first ad that platform users see that day in their first Snap show session.This ad will be available for 24 hours and will have a maximum duration of 6 seconds. 

Want more details? Click here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/snap-launches-first-commercial-option-on-snapchat-shows/364890/

Google Explains Conditions To Be Eligible For Ad Credits

Google had already indicated that to be eligible for small and medium-sized business ad credits, you had to be an active advertiser on the platform since the beginning of 2019 and adhere to Google Ads policies. Now Google elaborate on the requirements and indicates that consistent and committed advertisers having active campaigns before the coronavirus situation will be able to access these credits. 

As of May, Google would assign one credit per customer. 

Know more about conditions, timing and credit size here: https://searchengineland.com/google-adds-clarity-around-eligibility-timing-for-smb-ad-credits-333192

Facebook Add New Location Markers On Posts

Facebook continues its commitment to transparency and adds new location markers on individual business profile posts on high-reach Facebook Pages and Instagram accounts. The idea is to give users the opportunity to understand who is behind the posts that are published on the platforms. This would be very helpful in relation to the upcoming elections as  it would provide more transparency.

Know more about this transparency measure here: https://about.fb.com/news/2020/04/page-and-account-transparency/

Creators Could Charge For Access To Live-stream Events On Facebook 

To support small businesses, artists and creators, Facebook will launch the option to charge for access to event live-streams. This new option comes hand in hand with Messenger Rooms, Facebook’s answer to video chat apps like Zoom and Houseparty. 

Get to know more here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/28/21239863/facebook-live-paid-video-charge-stream-accessñ-events

Instagram Allows Access To DM And Lives From Desktop Version

Finally, Instagram gives its users what they’ve been asking for. From now on you can manage your direct messages and watch lives from your favorite accounts on the desktop version of Instagram. This will allow users and social media managers to manage and visualize all their actions from the web, from publishing and scheduling posts with creator studio, to answering direct messages from followers. 

Know more details about these new features here: 

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/04/12/instagram-live-broadcasts-can-now-be-watched-on-the-web/
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/instagram-adds-dm-access-to-desktop-version/575768/

Some big changes and new features this week. We hope to see you in our next issue of Marketing Updates with Motion Ave where we’ll be back with more marketing news!

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Welcome to another issue of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave. This week several of our favorite platforms made great changes or are preparing interesting releases, so don’t miss out on any of these marketing news! 

Facebook Creates a Bot-Only Platform To Analyze Behavior

Facebook is building a bot-only platform to analyze real behavior of various types of users in a controlled environment. This Facebook shadow platform will not be available to users, only bots will interact within the app where they will act as non-existent users who like, share, comment, harass, abuse, and scam. 

The goal of this simulation software is to find ways to decrease violations within the system.

Get to know more about this experiment here:https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/15/21221992/facebook-wes-simulation-research-paper-bots-scammers-new-feature

Google Lifts Its Coronavirus Ad Band  

Due to criticism from Democratic lawmakers, Google will begin to lift its ban on coronavirus-related advertising. Until now no government entity, hospital, NGO could launch ads related to the current pandemic on the platform. However, lawmakers were concerned that this ban could “bolster misinformation from the White House.”

For now, Google is still working on ways to allow these specific institutions to run ads related to coronavirus. 

Know more about the ban here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/2/21204413/google-coronavirus-ad-ban-democrats-political-advertising-white-house-donald-trump

Facebook Launches New Gift Card Feature

Facebook continues its efforts to support businesses dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 and launches a new feature on the platform: gift card listings. Users can now find gift cards that allow them to order their favorite products from local restaurants and businesses. 

Instagram would also be creating a similar version of this feature for its platform. 

Now all about it here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-adds-gift-card-discovery-tool-service-impact-listings-to-help-bus/575426/

Youtube Seeks to Launch ‘Shorts’ Video-Sharing Feature to Compete With TikTok

Given the growing popularity of TikTok, popular platforms like Youtube are looking for “new ideas” to keep up with this Asian giant. That’s why the video platform plans to launch “Shorts”, a video-sharing feature that will come with an editor where users will be able to add songs to their posts. 

This new feature will be launched at the end of the year in the platform’s mobile app. Want to know more about it? Get all the details here: https://www.mobilemarketer.com/news/report-youtube-plans-shorts-video-sharing-feature-to-challenge-tiktok/575412/

Google Launches a Free Tool To Create Promo Videos

To help businesses create promo videos more easily, Google is launching a new video editing tool to create short 6 or 14 second videos for Youtube. This new feature will allow users to animate static images and add their own images, logos and text. 

The goal of this beta tool is to help businesses that cannot currently invest resources in creating in-person videos.

Learn more about this new tool here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/youtube-video-builder/361510/?utm_source=daily-carnage&utm_medium=email

And that’s it for this issue! Find new updates, new features and new controversies in our next Marketing Updates With Motion Ave.

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Welcome back to a new edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave! Today we’ll show you what’s new in LinkedIn, Snapchat, Google and… the Coronavirus. Read on to find out more! 

No Ads To Bad Medicine On Facebook

Facebook has begun offering unlimited free ad space to the World Health Organization to cultivate the spread of accurate, useful public health information about the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. Simultaneously, a blanket ban has been instituted on any ads including unsubstantiated information or commercial claims such as cures or treatments for the virus. 

Stay healthy on Facebook here: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/04/coronavirus-facebook-offers-free-ads-to-who-will-remove-flase-claims.html

It’s like Stories, But For Work

LinkedIn is rolling out its Stories lookalike feature, offering companies a new conversation format to showcase company events and share engagement content. Does LinkedIn’s community want the platform to look more like Instagram, encouraging more visual, less information-rich content? Does it matter? We’ll find out!

Get your pieces of flair here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/27/21156247/linkedin-testing-instagram-stories-feature-social-network-resumes-why

Swipe Up To Call Ads Arrive In Snapchat US

Snapchat expands its “Swipe Up” options with “Swipe Up to Call,” a feature already available in Middle East markets. Although voice calls are increasingly less popular, this feature will allow specific businesses to expand their prospect lists and conversions. 

Want to talk? Click here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/snapchat-launches-swipe-up-to-call-ads-in-the-us/572567/

Google Updates Its Ads Mobile App

Google updates the Ads mobile app with new features. From now on, it will display account and campaign-level optimization scores and recommendations to improve it. You’ll also be able to create notifications that will let you know when your optimization score changes, which will allow you to always be up to date with recommendations and improvements.

Discover more new features here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-ads-mobile-app-updated-with-new-features-and-dark-mode/353032/#close

That’s some of the biggest news in digital marketing this week! To keep up, don’t forget to follow us on our social networks and read our blog: Marketing Updates With Motion Ave!

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Welcome to a new issue of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave. The social media giants put fake news in their crosshairs ahead of the 2020 U.S. Census and elections, and new features abound! 

IGTV Hopes You’ll Do More If You’re Paid

Instagram is finally proposing monetization of IGTV! To encourage creators to generate higher quality content, the Instagram Partner Program would allow them to earn ad money, with a model similar to Facebook Watch.

Get ready to monetize: https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/06/igtv-ads/

Facebook Has That Thing You Wanted

Want to know about price drops, back in stocks, and other ecommerce alerts? Facebook has launched One Time Notification API Messenger, allowing businesses to send a follow-up message to users who have requested to be notified. Merchants can set a variety of notifications- visitors opt in themselves. 

Learn more about this new API here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-adds-one-time-notification-api-to-messenger-for-business/571725/

New Video Trimming Tool For Instagram

Instagram continues to up its game against video content rivals with a potential video trimming tool for Stories. The new feature would allow users to cut and edit videos directly on the platform, speeding up the process of editing and uploading videos to stories.  

Want all the details? Click here: https://marketingland.com/social-shorts-instagram-tests-new-stories-trimming-tool-whatsapp-hits-2b-users-pinterest-to-verify-merchants-276108

Twitter Fights Census Misinformation

In order to make it easier for users to find information from reliable and verified sources, Twitter is working on further measures to detect and eliminate misinformation related to the 2020 US Census. Twitter has promised collaboration with the U.S. Census Bureau to determine effective measures to reduce misleading information about the survey. Twitter also plans to activate its election integrity policy for this event.

Learn more about Twitter’s measures against misinformation here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitter-outlines-measures-to-detect-and-remove-misinformation-relating-to-t/572125/

Facebook Partners With Reuters For Fact Checking

As the US presidential elections approach, Reuters has formed an alliance with Facebook to verify the authenticity of photos, videos, news, headlines that are published on the platform. This does not mean that all published content will be directly checked; Reuters’ team will focus specifically on Facebook’s US audience.

The objective of this partnership is to offer Facebook Reuter’s understanding of key fact-checking principles. 

Get the truth here: 

https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-expands-fact-checking-efforts-in-new-partnership-with-reuters/572235/

And it’s the end of a week full of great (verified) news and new features. We hope to see you in another edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave.

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Today in Marketing Updates with Motion Ave, the call and form tracking platform CallRail brings us exciting integrations that will up your game. Meanwhile, Facebook and Snapchat make changes to their platforms. Discover it all here! 

Facebook Shuts Down Mobile Web Placements And In-stream Placements 

As of April 11, Facebook Audience Network will no longer receive ad requests for mobile web and in-stream placements, and no bid requests after this date will be accepted. Their decision is based on current partner demands that include the development of other formats across mobile apps.

Will this change affect you? Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/help/publisher/645132129564436

https://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-audience-network-will-no-longer-offer-mobile-web-and-in-stream-placements/

CallRail Launches Analytics Integrations With Google

CallRail, a call tracking intelligence company, launched a new integration with Google My Business that will allow users to better analyze call insights on the platform. With this integration you’ll be able to know if a call was answered, and if it was generated from the desktop or mobile version. Now, call insights will no longer be a limitation at GMB!

Find out what other metrics you can analyze here: 

https://searchengineland.com/callrail-adds-call-analytics-integration-with-google-my-business-327889

CallRail is also introducing Google Ads Lead Forms Extension integration. Now marketers and users will be able to get real time data from the lead form extension, plus a better understanding of this information. Data from Google Ads will be available next to the call data and these can be stored indefinitely without difficulty. 

Want more details? Click here: https://martechseries.com/sales-marketing/programmatic-buying/callrails-first-market-google-ads-integration-allows-marketers-capture-analyze-leads-directly-serp/

Bitmoji Series on Snapchat

Snapchat has just launched a new interactive activity on its platform: Bitmoji TV. Due to the growing demand for short, TV-like content within the platform, the company decided to create this new feature that will allow users to watch their custom Bitmoji avatars in their own full-motion cartoon series. 

Discover the new adventures your Bitmoji will embark on here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/snapchats-bitmoji-tv-will-be-launched-this-weekend/571442/

That’s it for today! Eager to know more? Join us again for another edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave.

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Welcome to a new edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave! Google dominates the headlines this week, from new tech to phaseouts! Curious? Read on!  

Parallel Tracking Now Mandatory For Google Ads

As of March 31, all Google Ads using video must incorporate parallel tracking. This function prevents slowdowns for users by causing their browsers to handle data requests from click measurement providers in the background, while they can get straight to (and through) the ads. Parallel tracking is already mandatory for Search, Shopping, and Display campaigns.

Get the details here: https://ppc.land/parallel-tracking-for-video-campaigns-to-become-mandatory-in-google-ads/

Bid And Budget Simulators Come To Google Smart Bidding

Bid simulator support will now be available for one specific smart bidding strategy: Target ROAS (return on ad spend) bid strategy. This feature creates simulations using activity across the web from the past 7 days to test such adjustments as higher targets and budgets. While it’s not psychic, this kind of pattern analysis is an unprecedented insight to help marketers budget and price.

Change the future here: 

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-ads-introduces-bid-simulator-support-for-smart-bidding/343323/

R.I.P. Chrome Apps: 2013-2022

Chrome apps are on death row- support ends for all desktop OSes by the end of this year, and Chrome OS gives the boot in 2022. While some of the community is undoubtedly displeased, this move doesn’t signal a wholesale elimination of independent and open-source development: Chrome Extensions aren’t going anywhere.

Get to know all about the phase out process here: https://blog.chromium.org/2020/01/moving-forward-from-chrome-apps.html

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3514529/google-will-wind-down-chrome-apps-starting-in-june.html

No, Seriously, No Cookies: We Mean It This Time

Chrome is going on a deeper diet than just cutting Apps- Google has announced plans to end support for third-party cookies within two years. Assuming they follow through, this represents major action on Google’s public sentiments of committing to greater privacy. If implemented as thoroughly as Google promises, this will be a cataclysmic change for digital marketers- one of the core sources of user data and activity metrics will go entirely dark.

Prepare for the analytics apocalypse here:   https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/14/google-wants-to-phase-out-support-for-third-party-cookies-in-chrome-within-two-years/

That’s it for Google week! Join us next time to find out what Google and the other big names will bring to the digital marketing world!

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