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Bid Caching: Breaking Down the Facts

Is bid caching beneficial or deceiving as a programmatic auction technique? Over the last few weeks, the digital advertising industry – from ad trades to exchanges and supply-side platforms (SSPs) – has been deliberating this previously unknown practice. The catalyst? An article published by AdExchanger calling out the SSP Index Exchange (IX) for bid caching. […]

Google Makes Its Play at Product Search and Amazon with Shopping Actions

For years, Google has recognized three mounting trends in search: (1) local-focused mobile searches; (2) voice-driven searches; and (3) retail purchases starting and/or ending on Amazon. Addressing these trends, Google recently stated in a blog post: “it’s clear people want helpful, personal, and frictionless interactions that allow them to shop wherever and however they want […]

Google Expands Reach of Exact Match: What Marketers Need to Know

Last Friday, Google announced a major change to exact match that will be rolled out in the coming months. Exact match is a Google AdWords match type that allows an ad to show only when a searcher uses that exact wording. Close variants, another match type that first launched in 2012 and were later made […]

Google’s New Showcase Ads: Everything Marketers Need to Know

In a recent announcement, Google unveiled showcase ads, a new product listing ad (PLA) format which will go live on select mobile inventory traffic in Q3. Building off of Google’s other extension opportunities like seller ratings and merchant promotion, showcase ads will offer a more immersive ad experience that will both enrich the search engine […]

Apple Introduces New Paid Search Product to Drive Discovery in App Store

Apple announced a new paid-search product for its App Store today, giving advertisers and developers a new way to drive discovery of their apps. This is a significant development for any brand that has an app, because as app creation and usage proliferates, discovery becomes increasingly challenging in a crowded marketplace. Apple reports that over […]