For the first time in twenty years, Google has announced they are doing away with their 3rd party tracking. You may look at this statement and think, “Ah, finally!” Or, you may be reading this and thinking, “Someone explained this exact thing to me once and told me I should care but I forgot why.” Fear not. In this article we’re going to demystify third-party tracking and explain why it’s being replaced, and what this means for advertisers and end-users alike. Let’s go!
Topics: Google updates, digital marketing, Changes to Google, Advertising on Google
With so many recent changes in political digital advertising, most political campaigns have had to adjust their marketing strategies. Some social media sites, such as Twitter, have even banned political and issue advertising altogether. Keeping up with all of the changes can be exhausting, so for your convenience, ImageWorks has compiled a list of things you need to be aware of, hopefully giving you a solid understanding of political digital advertising in 2020.
Topics: Digital Marketing Trends, Digital Marketing Campaign, Political Campaign Advertising, Digital Marketing for Politics, Digital Ads, Facebook Advertising, Website Changes, Changes to Google, Advertising on Google
One of the biggest changes to Google's search system in years has arrived, BERT. BERT stands for Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers. In plain English, this means that BERT is a neural network-based technique for natural language processing pre-training. Still confused? Put as simply as possible, BERT will help Google's search engine understand language a bit more like we humans do. With this new algorithm update, Google will be able to better comprehend the nuances and context of words used in searches and therefore produce more relevant results.
Topics: SEO, SEO Tips, long tail seo, SEO strategy, seo performance, Google Algorithm, Future of SEO, Google updates, Google, SEO Company, SEO Marketing, Changes to Google, SEO Trends
Starting October 1st 2019, Google will no longer be offering average position as a metric in Google Ads.
Topics: Paid Search, Changes to Google, Google Ads
Google algorithms are constantly changing, meaning SEO strategies are constantly changing as well. Among the more recent changes that Google has made is the decreasing importance of keyword ranking. The days of keyword stuffing to improve your rank are over. In fact, the idea of keywords is becoming largely irrelevant. For this reason, Hubspot and many other digital marketing tools are removing their keyword ranking tools. As Google shifts its emphasis away from keyword rank, smart SEO strategists will do the same. Here’s everything you need to know.
Topics: Search Engine Optimization, Google Ranking, Changes to Google, SEO Trends