In the January version of Digital Marketing Roundup, we provide the latest news and updates from the Digital marketing industry for the month. Have a look at what is new in microsoft ads, search console updates, tagging in youtube videos, instagram dashboard and other updates in facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, and more.
- Filter Link Extensions in microsoft ads
Microsoft has added one more extension named Filter Link Extensions in addition to its extensions such as Action Extensions, Multi-Image Extensions and Promotion Extensions. The filter extension allows the advertisers to show more features such as amenities, deals, etc, and allows to add a link, thus to navigate users to click and land on the specific page.
- A redesign for mobile in Google search
Google made some changes in mobile search design recently. They made changes in fonts, shapes, and colors. According to Google, the update is to bring more information into focus. They changed text to more readable one, reduced shadows, used colours to highlight and reduced space to accommodate more information
- Google News performance report Added to Search Console
The Google news report can be seen in the left side bar of the search console report. This report will help you to analyse clicks, impressions and click through rate of your Google news performance. This report covers the information from news.google.com, Google news app of iOS and Android.
- Tag Items Within Video Clips in Youtube
As per YouTube:
"We’re testing a new way for people to easily discover and purchase products featured in YouTube videos. Creators in this pilot can add certain products to their videos. Viewers can then see a list of featured products by clicking the shopping bag icon on the bottom left corner of the video. From there, viewers can explore each product’s page to see more information, related videos, and purchase options for that product."
- Courses for advertisers from Linkedin
Linkedin has introduced LinkedIn Marketing Labs, an on-demand learning center for linkedin ads. As per linkedin” The courses in LinkedIn Marketing Labs are specially curated by in-house experts who have studied LinkedIn advertising best practices across a variety of industries and customer bases”
- Professional Dashboard In Instagram
Instagram is giving a dedicated dashboard for content creators to help to get all information together. They said in their blog, "At Instagram, we’re committed to helping creators turn their passions into a living and supporting small businesses. As part of our ongoing effort to give creators and businesses the tools they need, we are announcing Professional Dashboard, a central destination to track performance, access and discover professional tools, and explore educational information curated by Instagram."
- Story Pins Follower Streams in Pinterest
Pinterest has been making many updates to its stories since they introduced it.
The story Pins following streams make users see more personalized accounts they follow. Creators can add plenty of context to their stories in the caption, as well as interact with their community in the comments section. This feature is available in iOS and Android.
For more information: https://newsroom.pinterest.com/en/Pinterest-introduces-following-streams
- Facebook's Removing the 'Our Story' Section from Pages
Facebook is showing an alert message to users that they are going to remove the our story section by Feb 28.