Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

August begins with some interesting developments! In this week’s edition of Marketing Updates with Motion Ave, Facebook, Google and Pinterest all bring quality of life improvements and some new features. 

Search Ads Return To Facebook

Search ads return to Facebook after years of absence. “Search” now appears as an ad placement option on Facebook Ads Manager, allowing you to target specific search terms on the results page of a search on Facebook, just like Google ads. While this seems like a basic and useful option, search behavior on Facebook just isn’t the same as Google; it will require analysis of typical search terms for marketers to make search-based ads advantageous.

Learn more about the return of search ads here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebooks-expanded-its-search-ads-availability-to-more-businesses/559783/

Pinterest Launches Mobile Ad Tool

Yet another reason Pinterest is made for mobile- now on the creator’s side. Advertisers can edit and create ad campaigns with a mobile-optimized UI and all the essential options: consolidated targeting, budgets and targeting adjustment, ad pause, and so on. For marketers, now it’s more convenient than ever to always be at work!

Want to know more? Click (but really, let’s face it, tap) here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/pinterest-marketers-can-now-create-ad-campaigns-on-a-mobile-device/318487/#close

Instant Games Becomes Less Instant

Instant Games has put up its feet in the Facebook Gaming tab, as part of recent updates to declutter Messenger so it can mainly be for, you know, messaging.

Streamline your existence here: https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/26/instant-games-facebook-gaming-tab/

Google Keyword Planner Gets Searchier

Finding the right keywords for your ad campaign can be difficult. This update gives a little smart search-enhanced help, suggesting the most relevant additional keywords to enhance your seed. In addition, website filtering and brand exclusion features will let you filter these suggestions to keep your keyword seed on topic and leave off proprietary terms.

Want to know more about this new update? Click here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-keyword-planner-updated-to-show-the-most-relevant-keyword-ideas/318703/#close

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Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Interesting news from Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook this week! Don’t miss this issue of Marketing Updates with Motion Ave!

Facebook Mobile News Feed Goes on a Diet

Beginning in August, the aspect ratio of ads and posts displayed on mobile news feeds goes from 2:3 to 4:5 – reducing copy lines from 7 to 3 and shrinking images on posts and ads. Marketers will have to tighten their copy or push audiences to the “see more” prompt to move to bigger real estate.  

Read more about the change here: https://marketingland.com/heads-up-advertisers-facebook-is-shrinking-mobile-news-feed-ad-space-264063

Instagram Institutes Double Secret Probation

Instagram is hardening its conduct policy with a system of escalating interventions. Activities that violate user policy will accumulate warnings- get enough yellow flags in a short enough interval, and you’ll receive a notice that you’re about to be banned. Mess up again during this cooldown period, and you’re outta there. 

An additional update is a formal appeal process; if content was removed in error, Instagram will restore the post and remove the violation from the user’s record.

Maybe just don’t be awful.

Get the story here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/instagram-adds-new-warnings-for-accounts-which-are-close-to-being-banned/559079/

Twitter Reminded That Computers Still Exist, Some People Using Them

Twitter has updated its desktop interface, including importing several of the more useful features from its mobile platform, including relocating the navigation bar to the left side and rolling mobile’s Explore tab into it. Switch profiles without closing your screen, enjoy new color and dark modes, and see all DMs- sent and conversations- in one place. Who needs one of those “smart-phones” now? 

Embrace the goodness: https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/15/20695120/twitter-desktop-redesign-dark-mode-mobile-features

Pinterest Now Diagnoses, Treats Mental Health

Pinterest will now interrupt your regularly-scheduled swiping if it detects that you’re less perky. Searches for terms like “stress quotes,” or “work anxiety” will lead not to charming Pins of ramshackle country homes in Nebraska overlaid with soothing platitudes or to pouting cats in rugby shirts, but to “wellness activities” provided by Brainstorm, the Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation, Vibrant Emotional Health and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, such as deep-breathing and self-compassion exercises. Features like links to affordable mental health care or therapy chatbots are scheduled for a later release (date unspecified)- and of course, search results that lead to “wellness exercises” absolutely won’t be revealed to a current or future employer, spouse, or private investigator.

Learn more about this innovative and inspiring initiative here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/22/pinterest-wellness/

Finally, the social media giants care deeply for our well-being! See you next week for another issue of Marketing Updates with Motion Ave.!

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