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INFLUENCER MARKETING: Regulator Warns of Fines
The American trade regulator has sent a rather threatening letter to more than 700 businesses — including Facebook and Amazon — to warn them they'll get hefty fines if they don't crack down on fake reviews and deceptive endorsements.
As we wind down from the big Facebook outage last week, we’re back with more digital marketing news. We have updates from Google, Facebook, and more!
Google AdSense moves to a first-price auction model
Google will move AdSense from a second-price auction model to a first-price auction by the end of 2021, the company announced last week. In a second-price auction, the final price paid by the winner is determined by the second-highest bid. In a first-price auction, the final price is the same as the winning bid.
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This afternoon (Friday, October 8, Facebook reported it is experiencing another outage, though this one appears to be more limited than Monday’s outage.
Facebook tweeted: We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Facebook did not say exactly what was broken.
On the user side, some people reported that Instagram refreshes are getting errors.
On the ads side, there have been reports that Facebook isn't spending anything on ads — like, there's no distribution at all. Other people are seeing it come in spikes. Some people weren't able to upload videos to the business manager. This seems to have all happened around 12pm PT.
Now that we’ve taken care of Facebook, we have a few more things to share with you this week:
Google announces the new Analytics 360
On Thursday, Google announced a revamped version of Analytics 360, the company’s suite of products designed for enterprise-level companies, which builds on Google Analytics 4 as a foundation. The new features include the ability to create product line sub-properties, custom user roles and larger caps on dimensions, audiences and conversion types.
Why we care: Google Analytics 4 is the company’s vision for the future of analytics, and the new Analytics 360 is that same vision, but for enterprise-level organizations. The features Google announced emphasize flexibility and scalability, which may help the tool meet the needs of more businesses.
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It’s Friday! You know what that means: we’re back with this week’s digital marketing news. These digital marketing updates keep us on our toes, which is one of the reasons we love it!
Google explains why it made the title change to the search results
For the past few weeks, Google told us it was using the designated HTML title tag 80% of the time. But, on Friday, the company said it is using as-is title tags 87% of the time, a seven-point increase: “Title elements are now used around 87% of the time, rather than around 80% before,” Google wrote.
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Facebook is testing a new marketing tool called Ad Strategies
“Ad Strategies uses automation to help you build complete customer pipelines,” according to an email to advertisers. The idea is to provide an easier-to-use advertising setup that doesn’t require as much effort for advertisers.
As always, we’re here to fill you in on the latest digital marketing news that has the biggest effect on the digital marketing industry. This week, we’ve got SEO, B2B, the importance of accuracy in business listings, and more!
Bing Search tests a Skip To Web Results button
Microsoft Bing is testing a feature to let searchers skip down to the web results, past the ads and past the knowledge panels, direct answers, and people also ask boxes and just see those web results.
Apple has launched a new pop-up in iOS 15 to allow users to turn on or off personalized ads within the App Store and other Apple apps
“Personalized ads in Apple apps such as the App Store and Apple News help you discover apps, products, and services that are relevant to you,” says the pop up. “We protect your privacy by using device-generated identifiers and not linking advertising information to your Apple ID.”
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Search marketers should remember their power in the Google-SEO relationship
Google has essentially said that SEOs (or those attempting SEO) have not always used page titles how they should be for a while (since 2012). “Title tags can sometimes be very long or ‘stuffed’ with keywords because creators mistakenly think adding a bunch of words will increase the chances that a page will rank better,” according to the Search Central blog. Or, in the opposite case, the title tag hasn’t been optimized at all: “Home pages might simply be called ‘Home’. In other cases, all pages in a site might be called ‘Untitled’ or simply have the name of the site.” And so the change is “designed to produce more readable and accessible titles for pages.”
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