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On Google’s 21st birthday, a look back in time

Posted in Google, internet, search engines, SEM, world wide web, www, Yahoo! with tags , , , on September 28, 2019 by gadler

Google’s exact “birthday” remains a mystery, but the official line is that September 27, 1998 was the day the startup launched. Today marks the 21st anniversary of the company that has grown into one of the world’s largest companies, now considered by most to be a tech titan.
— Read on searchengineland.com/on-googles-21st-birthday-a-look-back-in-time-322721

Instagram just took advantage of Amazon’s biggest weakness

Posted in Apps, Consumers, interactive advertising, internet, online marketing, Retail, social media, Uncategorized, world wide web with tags , , , , on March 20, 2019 by gadler

Instagram took a big step on Tuesday in its evolution into an online shopping destination, and for once, Amazon finds itself looking up from a position of weakness.

Instagram announced that users of the photo-sharing app will for the first time be able to start making purchases of some products directly within the app, capping off the social network’s multi-year flirtation with becoming a real player in online shopping. Big-name retailers like Nike and Zara, as well as younger brands like Outdoor Voices and Warby Parker, are among the 20-plus companies participating in the initial rollout.

Instagram has already proven to be a platform — thanks in large part to its visual nature — where the best consumer brands can do what they do best: get new people to discover their products and inspire shoppers to covet their wares.

— Read on www.recode.net/2019/3/20/18271386/instagram-shopping-discovery-amazon-weakness-checkout

Google Introduces New Search Engine for Finding Datasets

Posted in digital media, Google, internet, publishing, Research, search engines, world wide web with tags , , , on September 5, 2018 by gadler

Google has launched a new type of search engine designed specifically around helping people find data.

Simply called “Dataset Search,” the tool provides easier access to millions of datasets across thousands of data repositories on the web.
— Read on www.searchenginejournal.com/google-introduces-new-search-engine-for-finding-datasets/268337/

Google adds new ‘veteran-led’ attribute to Google My Business profile

Posted in Google, online marketing, search engines, world wide web with tags , , , , , , , on August 27, 2018 by gadler

Wonderful addition. Prefer to do business with a veteran-led business? Google is now making it easier for veteran owners/leaders to identify their business as such.

‘Google adds new ‘veteran-led’ attribute to Google My Business profile – Search Engine Land’
— Read on searchengineland.com/google-adds-new-veteran-led-attribute-to-google-my-business-profile-304497

Google is retiring the AdWords & DoubleClick brands in a major rebranding aimed at simplification – Search Engine Land

Posted in advertising, AdWords, digital media, Google, interactive advertising, online marketing, world wide web with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2018 by gadler

There will now be three primary brands:

Google AdWords is now Google Ads.
DoubleClick advertiser products and Google Analytics 360 Suite are now under the brand Google Marketing Platform.
DoubleClick for Publishers and DoubleClick Ad Exchange are integrated into a new unified platform called Google Ad Manager.
— Read on searchengineland.com/google-is-retiring-the-adwords-doubleclick-brands-in-a-major-rebranding-aimed-at-simplification-301073

‘Jurassic World’ crushes summer blockbuster competition in digital ad impressions | Marketing Dive

Posted in digital media, mobile, Travel/Entertainment, video, world wide web with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2018 by gadler

‘The high levels of impressions earned by “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” suggest that a strong focus on mobile marketing and innovative brand tie-ups have helped the sequel stand out during the crowded summer movie season.’

— Read on www.marketingdive.com/news/jurassic-world-crushes-summer-blockbuster-competition-in-digital-ad-impre/526406/

Google rolls out updates to give users easier access to privacy controls – Search Engine Land

Posted in Google, internet, online marketing, Research, search engines, world wide web with tags , , , , , on June 21, 2018 by gadler

Google is rolling out a redesign of Google Account to give users clearer access to their privacy controls and settings.

Jan Hannemann, product manager of Google Account, announced the updates on Google’s blog Thursday. Only Android users will see them right away; iOS and web users will see the new interface later this year.
— Read on searchengineland.com/google-rolls-out-updates-to-give-users-easier-access-to-privacy-controls-300763

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