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Product Reviews Algorithm Update
This update will reward product reviews that share more thorough, in-depth research of products. The update is already live and currently only affects English language reviews.
Google’s Danny Sullivan confirmed that the update will impact Google Discover results as well as Search.
— Barry Schwartz (@rustybrick) April 12, 2021
Google Ads Launches Insights Tab & Expands Automated Recommendations
The insights tab is now out of beta and available in all Google Ads accounts.
From the new tab, advertisers can see Search trends that may be associated with their business.
Graphs will show how the trend is growing and by clicking “Top Searches,” advertisers can see queries related to the trend.
This information could be used to set up new search campaigns that take advantage of emerging trends.
Also announced, Google Ads will be offering more types of automated recommendations for advertisers who choose to opt-in.
If you opt in, recommendations will be instantly applied to your account when Google’s algorithms predict that they will improve performance.
Project Bernanke Raises Anti-Trust Concerns
As revealed by documents filed for an unrelated lawsuit, Google has been using publisher data and historical auction data from other ad platforms using Google Ad Manager and Ad Mob to give its clients an unfair advantage in ad auctions. The program, called Project Bernanke, generated an estimated $230 million in 2013 alone.
Take of the Week
Bastien has a hot take regarding Google’s “simplified” location reporting.
How to waste your daily time: turn a perfect, instant access location report available in one click in every campaign (user position report) into a bloated location report in the #googleads Report tab. #ppcchat
— bastien (@bastien31) April 14, 2021
Gil David has an easy way for brands to dip their toes into influencer marketing.
Want a surprise?
Use existing post > Select post > instead of choosing Facebook or Instagram try 'Branded Content'
Nothing there? Client needs to up their influencer game BUT you can still head to the tagged posts section of their IG and get permission to use those 👌🏽
— Gil David (@Gil_RunDMG) April 13, 2021
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