Category: Google

Third-party app store owner files EU complaint about being blocked by Google

As the European Commission (EC) reportedly prepares to slap Google with another multibillion-dollar antitrust fine over its requirements for Android handset makers, a small third-party app store competitor called Aptoide has filed a complaint with the EC, asserting that Google...

/ July 12, 2018

YouTube’s Copyright Match Tool finds videos uploaded without the creator’s permission

Alexey Boldin / Shutterstock.com Copyright infringement has been a frustration for YouTube creators for years. In a big step toward addressing the problem, YouTube announced is releasing a Copyright Match Tool next week that will allow creators to find out...

/ July 12, 2018

Google Marketing Live: Here come fully automated ads & campaigns for Local, Shopping & more

During the livestreamed keynote at Google Marketing Live in San Jose, California, on Tuesday, Google executives announced several initiatives, all of which are powered by machine learning and take automation to another level. It’s easy to start being glib about...

/ July 11, 2018

Report: Second big EU antitrust fine against Google coming next week

Reports out today from the The Washington Post and Reuters say that the European Commission (EC) is readying a second multibillion-euro fine against Google parent Alphabet. Beyond the fine, the EC will likely demand changes in the company’s rules for...

/ July 9, 2018

Analyst firm: Smart speaker market will reach 100M units by year-end

Analyst firm Canalys is projecting that the global smart speaker market will reach 100 million units by the end of 2018. It further estimates that there will be 225 million smart speaker users by 2020. It’s not entirely clear what...

/ July 9, 2018

Is YouTube serving up more pre-roll & mid-roll video ads?

SEO consultant and podcast host Dan Shure has noticed a sizeable uptick in the number of pre-roll and mid-roll ads being served up on YouTube videos he has viewed during the last week. While logged into his Google account, Shure...

/ June 29, 2018

Google announces Google Marketing Platform Partners program

Image: Google Following on Tuesday’s announcement that Google is grouping its advertising into three new brands — Google Ads, Google Marketing Platform and Google Ad Manager — the company is consolidating and updating its marketing partner program as well. Google...

/ June 29, 2018

Google is retiring the AdWords & DoubleClick brands in a major rebranding aimed at simplification

After 18 and 22 years, respectively, the AdWords and DoubleClick brands will soon cease to be. As part of a comprehensive effort to streamline its offerings, Google’s flagship advertising products are getting new names and reorganized to better reflect their...

/ June 28, 2018

YouTube opens Channel Memberships to more creators & rolls out new revenue opportunities

YouTube is dusting off its revenue drivers for creators and rolling out more options for channels with sizable subscriber numbers to monetize their content. During the company’s appearance at VidCon this week, YouTube announced three new ways for creators to...

/ June 22, 2018

Advertisers will soon have AdWords tools to test & measure creative elements of YouTube video ads

Google is introducing new tools in AdWords for YouTube advertisers to measure and test creative aspects of their video ads. Announced at this week’s Cannes Lions Festival, the newly launched YouTube creative suite involves four new tool sets: Video Experiments,...

/ June 20, 2018