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One Small Test for Google, One Giant Peek at What’s to Come

Recently, Google launched a display test on their coveted Search Results Page. It was done quietly, with only a few test partners, and with little fanfare. Despite the limited nature of the test, the story quickly spread in the media, with many writers expressing surprise at the development. But there is nothing surprising about this […]

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Google Continues AdWords Evolution with Changes to Ad Rank

Google has announced that they are making a change to Ad Rank, the formula that determines the order in which ads appear on a search engine results page. Previously, Ad Rank was determined by two factors: Quality Score and Max CPC. Per this announcement, Google is throwing a third factor into the mix: expected impact […]

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What to Expect from Google’s Rumored Third-Party Cookie-Killer

For years, the major players in online media have been seeking to improve the accuracy of their online tracking while at the same time aiming to solve user privacy-related issues. In the past month, Google in particular has seemingly taken some major steps toward meeting these objectives. Here’s a brief overview of the developments: On […]

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Google Brings Cross-Device Conversion Tracking to Advertisers

Today, Google has made an announcement that could bring us a step closer to understanding the full value of paid search across devices. Google is unveiling a new metric, called Estimated Total Conversions, designed to give marketers more insight into how AdWords is driving conversions beyond the last click. Consumers are increasingly looking to technology […]

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Google Unveils New ‘Hummingbird’ Algorithm

This week, Google unleashed one of its biggest algorithm updates in the company’s 15-year history. Called “Hummingbird,” the revamp will affect 90 percent of search results within Google. How big is it? “Really big,” says Google search exec Amit Singhal (via USA Today). The update allows the engine to more closely align itself with shifting […]