It’s all money, money, money this week with X and Meta going pay-to-play in different ways; Google upsetting some people with auto GA4 setup before bringing it home with a handy ecommerce report; and finally some useful insights on Landing Page Optimisation from the Think with Google team, just in time for the Spending Season. Good stuff to read / watch / listen to. Check it out now.
Not a great deal happened this week aside from some interesting / silly / astute opinions being posted, while Google & Meta both took action against spammers and scammers in their own different ways. This way for more information on CRM, Time on Site, Google Ads, Meta and how to actually do useful Keyword Research…
This week: Google doesn’t shut something down for once; X, TikTok and Meta do surprising things; Google Business gets shown a bit of love; Generative Search gives some crumbs of exposure for its content-pilfering; and YouTube releases some interesting research which says (shock) people love video. Charming, exciting and annoying all in one handy readable post. Read on and enjoy.
This week all manner of excitement unleashed itself on Twitter / X / X-TAFKAT as it rebranded itself in a very janky manner - this will be a case study in future years; Google, FB and others had recession-defying ad revenue increases; TikTok is muscling in on text, Google Ads is pushing us inexorably towards Performance Max campaigns, and I go on a bit of a rant about the idiocy of email open rates. Fun!
Unless you’ve been hiding out under a rock, or sitting on a desert island carelessly whittling away, you will have noticed that all is not well in the rarified lands of social media and billionaire willy-wavers. Let’s have a look at three things that have been going on and what the future may hold for those of you who need to know for social media management purposes.
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Some JB updates to kick February off in style: Google is ditching Optimize, it may be rolling functionality into GA4, Zuck is becoming Mr Efficiency, Ads add Negatives at Account Level, Local Reviews are important (and not), Short Form Video is where it's at for 2023. You'd better believe it baby.
I’ve got some final relevant updates before we finish 2022: Google Maps displays an "Offer Available" message under some business profile pins; Google Grinch releases a link spam update in December 2022; the ROI of personalised experiences is measured by audience performance; LinkedIn is used for content marketing. Read on to see how relevant they will be for 2023.
This week's digital update is a cornucopia of tech releases from the majors, a big Google update, and more entertaining Twitter shenanigans. All in delightfully tasteful seasonal wrapping and commentated by JB.