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Google’s Search Ad Revenue Growth Is Getting Uglier

Google’s Search Ad Revenue Growth Is Getting Uglier

By Chris Crum April 24, 2015

It doesn’t look like things are improving for Google’s core search advertising business. There have been major concerns about it for a while now, and while Google’s latest earnings report doesn’t look too shabby on the surface, its growth rate …

Facebook CTRs Up A Whopping 260% Year-Over-Year [Report] Facebook CTRs Up A Whopping 260% Year-Over-Year [Report]

Click-through rates for Facebook ads have gotten tremendously better over the past year if findings in a new report are any indication. This comes as advertisers adopt different types of ads and become less reliant on organic post reach, which …

Instagram Ads Getting More E-Commerce-Friendly? Instagram Ads Getting More E-Commerce-Friendly?

Instagram is reportedly working on features that would make the service a better marketing platform for e-commerce businesses hoping to attract buyers. According to AdWeek, Instagram is running marketing campaigns with brands including Banana Republic that take users right to …

Spotify Launches ‘Tweet the Beat’ Ads, Even for Premium Users Spotify Launches ‘Tweet the Beat’ Ads, Even for Premium Users

If you pay $10 a month for Spotify premium, one of the major reasons you do that is to avoid ads. But Spotify’s new in-app ads, which act more like suggestions for you to tweet out an ad on Spotify’s …

AdWords Accounts With Multiple Campaign Types Get Improved Reporting AdWords Accounts With Multiple Campaign Types Get Improved Reporting

Google said it’s about to roll out three new features in AdWords that will help multi-channel advertisers manage their reporting and find insights that matter most more easily. These include the ability to find your account by campaign type, the …

YouTube’s Ad-Free Subscription Offering Is on the Horizon YouTube’s Ad-Free Subscription Offering Is on the Horizon

Apart from Justin Bieber videos and comment trolls, ads are the most annoying thing about YouTube. But most of us have come to accept that we’re going to have to watch five, 15, or god forbid 30 seconds of an …

You Thought Brands Were Into Facebook Video Now… You Thought Brands Were Into Facebook Video Now…

As you know, Facebook video is booming, as is marketers’ interest in it. The company revealed earlier this year that the number of video posts per person increased 75% globally and 94% in the US over the course of one …

Here Are the Brands Using Instagram’s New Carousel Ads Here Are the Brands Using Instagram’s New Carousel Ads

Last month, Instagram announced a new ad unit called Carousel. It lets brands add multiple photos to a single post, which users can cycle through by swiping left. The Carousel ads also feature a link to a site of the …

Report: Social Networks Surpassed 2 Billion Users For First Time Last Year Report: Social Networks Surpassed 2 Billion Users For First Time Last Year

There’s a new report out from Strategy Analytics, which looks at the growth in usage and advertising spend across major social networks. One of the more interesting findings is that social network usage surpassed 2 billion users for the first …

Twitter Ads, Coming Soon to Your Profile Twitter Ads, Coming Soon to Your Profile

One of Twitter’s main goals – just like Facebook or any other social network – is the find that perfect balance between advertising and a pleasant user experience. That’s why the company is reportedly torn on whether or not to …

Study Looks At Marketer Perceptions of Mobile Ads Study Looks At Marketer Perceptions of Mobile Ads

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) released a new study conducted by Ovum looking at over 200 brand marketers and their perceptions of mobile advertising. It found that most (76%) perceive programmatic buying to be an important development in mobile advertising, …

Pinterest Sees 20% Increase In Repinning From Home Feed, Where Ads Now Appear Pinterest Sees 20% Increase In Repinning From Home Feed, Where Ads Now Appear

Pinterest has been developing new machine learning models to improve its home feed, under the banner of “Pinnability”. “The more people Pin, the better Pinterest can get for each person, which puts us in a unique position to serve up …

Film Takes On Yelp Extortion Claims Film Takes On Yelp Extortion Claims

Well, it was probably only a matter of time. Someone is making a documentary about Yelp and its alleged “extortion” practices. It’s called Billion Dollar Bully, and it’s raising funds on Kickstarter as we speak. Would you be interested in …

Facebook Tells Marketers About What Users Are Saying Facebook Tells Marketers About What Users Are Saying

Facebook announced that it is going to begin offering topic data to marketers in an effort to let businesses get a better idea of what people are saying about their products on Facebook, so they can better optimize their strategies. …

Twitter Lets Advertisers Reach ‘Partner Audiences’ Twitter Lets Advertisers Reach ‘Partner Audiences’

Twitter announced a new offering for its advertisers, enabling them to reach people from audiences created by its Marketing Platform partners. Advertisers will be able to target Twitter Ads at users who have shown “powerful signals of intent” off of …

Google Finally Launches AdWords App Google Finally Launches AdWords App

Google launched a new AdWords app for Android on Wednesday, offering advertisers a way to manage campaigns on the go. It’s hard to believe Google is just now offering such an app, but better late than never, right? Advertisers can …

Instagram Just Gave Brands a New Photo Feature That Regular Users Would Love Instagram Just Gave Brands a New Photo Feature That Regular Users Would Love

Instagram is testing a new way for brands to deliver ads on the network, and it’s something that the average user would probably kill to have access to. The company has just announced a new format called Carousel ads. It …