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Support Paid Search With YouTube Advertising

While it's tempting to focus your energy on generating high-converting leads from paid advertising targeted directly at people who are actively searching for your product, brand or service, it's important to remember that there isn't an unlimited supply of those type of leads. The more niche your offering is, the more limiting this fact is, [...]

By | July 31st, 2020|Categories: Google Ads|Tags: , , |

Google Ad Revenue Drops For First Time

For the first time since eMarketer began estimating ad revenue for Google, the net US digital ad revenue of the search and advertising giant will decline. Combined with continued (although depressed) growth for Facebook and Amazon, this means that their market share has also declined. According to current estimates, which factor in the global pandemic, [...]

By | June 25th, 2020|Categories: Google Ads, News|Tags: , |

Google To Drop 3rd-Party Cookies

In a move that is causing consternation across the world, Google has announced plans to drop support for 3rd-party cookies from Chrome in 2022. Cookies have long been the backbone of internet marketing efforts, and they're what lets advertisers follow you around with banners for sites you visited in the past. (They're also what lets [...]

By | January 31st, 2020|Categories: Google Ads|Tags: , , |

Google Ad Practices Under Investigation

Heading toward the end of a year which has no doubt proven trying for practically all of the online "giants," Google, perhaps the biggest of all, is facing yet another anti-trust investigation, this time brought against it by a nationwide group of states, including DC and Puerto Rico. The investigation appears to be following a [...]

By | September 30th, 2019|Categories: Google, Google Ads, News, Online Marketing|Tags: , |

Discover Group Advertising Efforts Revealed

An interesting detail has come out of the ongoing court case between the Discover Group (including Discovery Life) and competitor Liberty. The calculations on which they're basing their interdict application have shown how much the group spends on marketing. According to the application, Discovery Life has bought 8.161 million Google Ad impressions, and 34 million [...]

By | August 30th, 2019|Categories: Google Ads|Tags: |

Expanded Placement Options For Google App Ads

At the same time as Google is planning on restricting or removing targeted ads from kids videos, they're also introducing more placement options for their app ads. At the moment, ads display on the Play Store and YouTube, in search engine results, and on over 3 million other sites and apps. But according to a [...]

By | August 30th, 2019|Categories: Google Ads|Tags: , , |

YouTube To Stop Servings Ads To Kids

It's not just Facebook who has been facing the regulators for their business practices. Google property YouTube has been under investigation by the same Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, by collecting data on children under the age of 13. The issue has apparently been resolved by a negotiated [...]

By | August 30th, 2019|Categories: Google Ads, News|Tags: , |

Google & Fake News

In the latest salvo in the fake news stakes, Google itself has been identified as a major enabler of the proliferation of websites which spread fake news, or "disinformation." It has been revealed in a recent investigation that many of these sites support themselves through the user of Google's publisher advertising platform, Google Adsense. Adsense [...]

By | October 29th, 2018|Categories: Google Ads, News|Tags: , |

Google Rebrands Advertising Products

Yesterday, almost 18 years after launching their Google Ads platform to allow businesses to advertise in their search engine results, Google announced that they will be re-branding their advertising products / solutions. According to the post on the Analytics blog, these new, "simpler" brands and solutions will help advertisers and publishers choose the right solutions [...]

By | June 28th, 2018|Categories: Google, Google Ads, News|Tags: , |

Google Sets HTTPS Deadline

Google has announced that the new, updated deadline for sites to convert to HTTPS is July of this year. After that, their browser, Chrome, will begine prominently warning users if a site that they visit is insecure. Although this won't matter if the site is not collecting or requesting log-in data or credit card details, [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|Categories: Google, Google Ads|Tags: , |