Category: Google

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

Why your marketing performance problem is really a measurement challenge

Figuring out how your company will grow is one of the biggest challenges facing marketers. The playbook is clear: Choose a high-value audience, execute relevant and creative campaigns, and voilà, results and growth for your brand, product or service. But...

/ June 20, 2018

5 things to check if your traffic suddenly drops

No one’s immune to traffic drops, and the causes may be easy to overlook. Still, to avoid barking up the wrong tree, gather the evidence first: look closely at the overall stats for a long enough period in your Google...

/ June 19, 2018

Google updates ‘Ad Settings’ to allow users to turn off targeting signals

Google has updated its Ad Settings feature to give users more options for limiting ad personalization and is expanding the “Why this ad?” notices across all services that display Google Ads. With the changes, users can turn off some of...

/ June 15, 2018

Report: Google and Facebook top advertisers’ list of fears that could impact their businesses in 2018

Advertisers fear the impact of Google and Facebook on their businesses more than any other industry trends in 2018, according to a Marin Software report on digital advertising released Tuesday. The State of Digital Advertising 2018 notes that the so-called...

/ June 13, 2018

If you’re not updating ROAS and CPA targets frequently, you’re missing out

Our founding CEO, Fred Vallaeys, has written extensively about how the role of PPC experts will change as more of the day-to-day ad management will be done by automated systems driven by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). One...

/ June 12, 2018

Google bows to publisher pressure to uncap vendor limit for its CMP, Funding Choices

Responding to publisher outcry, Google is reversing its decision to cap the consent gathered through its consent management platform (CMP) Funding Choices to 12 ad tech vendors. The tool allows publishers to create and display a message that lists the ad...

/ June 11, 2018