Attention all digital enthusiasts! Google's "Helpful Content Update" is here, rewarding high-quality content. But that's not all - TikTok is stepping up its game by incorporating Wikipedia snippets into its search results. Meanwhile, Google faces Antitrust proceedings in the U.S. And in email marketing, are we forgetting our mobile-first approach? Let's discuss!
In advance of the upcoming shopping season, this seems to be the week of bizarre stats, from GenZ & TikTok to more than half of people preferring online and bricks shopping. There are also some important updates for PMax campaigns, Chrome and user privacy, some unhelpful commentary from Google on unhelpful content. Dive in to get fully up to speed with these!
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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!
Another week, almost another plethora of AI-generated articles talking about AI. Luckily, I saved you from that with some news about TikTok shopping, the coming GA4 anapocalypse, and some funy-dunky ski goggles from Apple. Oh, and a couple of articles about AI, admittedly. You can't have everything. Read it now and... Like, Share and Follow :-)
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.
As another year draws to a frantic close, it tends to be a time of reflection as well as (in)digestion. So, in that vein, I’m asking: What’s the best social media platform you’ve used so far to promote your products & services? Which platform topped your list for 2022? Will it be the same for 2023? Let me know your thoughts!
Facebook's Content Report made for very interesting reading this week, as did the new Google Guide to Search Ranking Systems. Duplicate content, TikTok (Bing) and Google Discover also feature.