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Google Launches New Dynamic Search Ads

Google Launches New Dynamic Search Ads

Google’s Dynamic Search Ads product (DSA) has been around for three years, but on Monday, Google announced a major revamp. The new version is immediately available to all advertisers. The ads crawl and index your site, but also organize its content into recommended categories for targeting your ads. These categories are customized to your products and services. They include samples …

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Google Is Stripping Google+ from Its Services – First Up, YouTube

Google Is Stripping Google+ from Its Services – First Up, YouTube

A few years ago, Google went all in with Google+. Google+ is Google, remember? In an effort to unify all Google products under a common banner, Google tied everything to Google+ – including YouTube. This made a lot of people very angry and was widely regarded as a bad move. Google+, as we all know, didn’t really turn out how …

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AdSense Gets New User Consent Policy

AdSense Gets New User Consent Policy

Google announced the implementation of a new user consent policy for AdSense as the result of demands from the European Union. The policy makes publishers who have site visitors from the EU ask permission for using their data. Here’s the actual full text of the policy: When using Google products that incorporate this policy, certain disclosures must be given to …

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Google Panda Refresh Started Over A Week Ago, But Will Take Months To Complete

Google Panda Refresh Started Over A Week Ago, But Will Take Months To Complete

On Friday, Google confirmed that it had finally begun rolling out a Panda refresh the prior weekend. The refresh will take “a few months” to complete, according to the company. The update, Google’s Gary Illyes said, affects 2 – 3% of queries. The refresh is particularly noteworthy because it took Google so long to actually launch it despite telling webmasters …

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YouTube, Facebook, Twitter Battle For Video Creators

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter Battle For Video Creators

It’s hardly news that the video and advertising battle between Facebook and YouTube is heating up, and this has never been more evident than it was on VidCon last week, when both companies as well as other competitors showed off their offerings and tried to woo some of the Internet’s big video stars. For the past decade, YouTube has been …

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Google Reminds You It’s Tracking Your Every Move with Creepy, Somewhat Useful New Maps Feature

Google Reminds You It’s Tracking Your Every Move with Creepy, Somewhat Useful New Maps Feature

Here’s the thing: We all know that Google knows everything about us – and of course that includes where you are and where you’ve been. But seeing all of that tracking in a neat little timeline is a tad disconcerting. A little bit neat and possibly useful, but pretty damn weird as well. Google has just launched a new feature …

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YouTube Launches 360 Degree Video Ads

YouTube Launches 360 Degree Video Ads

Google just announced the launch of 360 degree video ads on YouTube. Google introduced 360-degree videos on YouTube back in March. From the viewer’s perspective, they were particularly cool when viewed on Android, as you could move your phone around to alter the perspective. You could use your mouse to drag it around on the desktop, but it just wasn’t …

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The New Google Glass Is Built for Enterprise

The New Google Glass Is Built for Enterprise

In January, Google had a back to the drawing board moment with Google Glass. It shut down its Glass Explorer program, took the product off the market, and began to restructure the whole thing. Google gave the reins to Next CEO Tony Fadell, and moved the project of the Google X lab and gave it its own division. At the …

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Google Gives Manufacturers More Control Over Their Product Listings

Google Gives Manufacturers More Control Over Their Product Listings

Google announced the launch of Google Manufacturer Center, which it describes as a tool for brand manufacturers to help them accurately represent their products to shoppers across Google.com, Google Shopping, and other Google services. Manufacturers can upload product data to the tool to make their product listings better. Data right from the manufacturer will be seen as authoritative. “With more …

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Microsoft Office Gets A Google Drive Plug-In

Microsoft Office Gets A Google Drive Plug-In

Google announced the launch of the new Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office, which lets Office users open their Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents stored in Google Drive and save any changes. “With Google Drive, you can keep all your important files in one place, then open them with your choice of apps and devices,” says Google’s Darrell Kuhn. “Building …

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Google Gives An Update On How It Handles New gTLDs

Google Gives An Update On How It Handles New gTLDs

Google is letting webmasters know about how it handles new top level domains. The company says that as many new generic TLDs become available, it wants to provide some insight into how they’re handled in Google search as it has seen and heard a lot of misconceptions about the topic. The most important thing to note is that Google will …

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Google Sets a Kill Date for Google+ Photos

Google Sets a Kill Date for Google+ Photos

This isn’t a shocker – we knew this was coming eventually. But Google has just set a kill date for Google+ Photos. Google will begin to shut down the photo feature inside its struggling social network on August 1st. The death will happen first on Android and then soon after on the web and iOS. Google unveiled its new Google …

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