AdTech: Friday Roundup
August 28, 2015 · Weekly Roundup
Mobile responsiveness is becoming a global norm since the increase in smartphone usage and Google’s announcement that a non-responsive site will result in a lower Quality Score; but, there are more elements to be incorporated to ensure a solid search position. What should you be doing to make sure your mobile site ranks higher than your competition? Google has also begun testing video ads within search results, their aim is to provide a larger range of multimedia options for advertising. Further, last week we touched on Google’s change from their standard 7-pack for local search -to a 3-pack- ClickZ elaborates on this decision and stresses the importance of optimizing your local search strategy. Other search engine news includes Bing’s implementation of their “Notify Me When” function, which allows you to set alerts about the status of just about any metric.
In the world of social: ‘Influencer marketing’, quite possibly one of the biggest buzzwords surrounding the industry, has been put to the test as Emarketer composes a report on the viability of the practice amongst various verticals. Facebook has begun testing the use of GIFs within paid search advertisements, they are being selective in who will be given this feature, but hope that it will drive more engagement in a “fun, compelling way”. In other social news, Twitter is evolving their ad sets to support more creative and enhanced options as they enter the ‘mainstream’ advertising pool. Also, reports on YouTube and their provision of analytics, how marketers ‘feel’ about what they allow us to see, and how they match up to the competitive landscape. Find links to these articles and more below!
Google is currently testing promoted video ads within search results to determine their ability to broaden its ad capabilities to include a wider spectrum of media options.
Google’s recent modifications to the Local Map Pack has made optimizing listings an even greater priority, but why were these changes made? How will this impact your local strategy?
Bing is rolling out a new feature, now- notifications can be set at the campaign, ad group, ad and keyword levels to alert you about the status of just about any metric
There is more to mobile SEO than just having a responsive website, you need to go beyond the industry standards to ensure that the correct mobile site is being shown, and that it is ranked in the place your website should be.
Why are we just “somewhat satisfied” with the reports and analytics provided through this platform? Where are they in relation to their competitive atmosphere? And can YouTube remain the video giant it’s grown to be?
It’s no news that a core driver of brand equity and influence is derived from influencer marketing, but which sectors benefit the most from this practice and what is the ROI associate with it?
Facebook is being selective in who they are giving this capability to, it seems like between FB and IG there is a lot of ‘testing the water’ for viability in ad types, we will see where this one goes.
Facebook has quietly released an update to it’s Business Manager for advertisers, enterprises and digital agencies managing multiple campaigns.
Twitter is now said to have dipped their toes into the mainstream advertising pool with the update and new feature options within their Audience Network.
Industry experts are expecting this coming election to be highly focused on online advertising. From Hillary’s Instagram to Trump’s Snapchat, billions will be spent on digital media.
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