Marketing budgets are expected to increase by 8.7% in 2020. Surprisingly, this marks the highest increase in two years. So what are the marketing budget trends for next year? The latest CMO survey provides insights on how top marketers are planning for 2020.
Privacy online has been a talking point for a long time now and finally it seems that legislators have picked up on the topic in California by passing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The CCPA will become law January 1st 2020. So, with four months to get ready, what do you need to know?
It’s trivia night and a friend invites you to join them. Surprisingly, when the first round starts the category isn’t about pop culture (e.g. 90s music, movies, or popular Oscar hosts). Instead, let’s pretend the trivia host throws the crowd a curveball with SEO history and the future of content marketing.
As with all digital marketing, if you’re not measuring what you do, you might as well not be doing it. With that in mind, Google has added some new reports to their underrated Search Console tool. The new reports allow you to see how well your website’s schema is working. Specifically focusing on if Google understands your website well enough to display Rich Results when someone searches for your site, and, if any videos you produce are being shown in the search listings.
In 2019 the amount of data available to marketers on their customers is higher than ever. Which, in theory at least, should make targeting easier than ever. Tools like Google Ads and Facebook’s audiences tool are at the cutting edge of this, pushing how we can leverage collected data to speak with our customers. But what about more time tested targeting tactics like demographics?
Google has recently published some alarming information about its local SEO tool Google My Business. If your GMB account is managed by a person that had previously had a Google My Business account banned, your account could be in danger too.
User behavior is different depending on the device we’re using. Our habits and intentions are different when we’re looking at a website on our phone, compared to when we’re looking at the same website on our mobile. If user habits change, then so should our marketing tactics. That’s why you need to get to grips with device targeting if you’re running any PPC campaigns on Google Ads.
Google Ads’ Average Position metric is going away on September 29th. The average position metric will be replaced by two new metrics:
Impressions. (Absolute Top)%
So any rules, scripts, reports, filters, scorecards in dashboards, or custom columns that include the ‘average position’ metric will be affected and should be updated accordingly. Because come the end of September, they’re all going to stop working!
An important aspect of advertising is being in the right place, at the right time. If you’re running PPC Ads you need to make sure they’re showing at the right times. But how do you work out what the right time is? And once you have, how do you set up Ad Scheduling on Google Ads? In this post we’ll explain why you need to set up Ad Scheduling and how to do it.
Google is always tinkering with their PPC platform. The newest tweak to Google Ads is that they will now be allowing their Broad Match option to: “begin matching to words within the search query that share the same meaning as the keyword”. But what does that actually mean?