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A Google Ads setting allowed advertisers to exclude people of “unknown gender”

A Google Ads setting allowed businesses to potentially exclude nonbinary gender audiences, according to The Markup. The publication found examples across YouTube and search where advertisers could exclude audiences based on “unknown gender.” This form of discrimination is against Google’s own personalized advertising policy. “We will be implementing an update to our policy and enforcement […]

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Microsoft Ads to replace Manual CPC with Enhanced CPC by end of April

Microsoft will transition all search, shopping, and Dynamic Search Ads campaigns that do not have automated bidding strategies to Enhanced CPC (eCPC) beginning in March. “Starting in March 2021 and continuing through April 2021, all existing search, shopping, and Dynamic Search Ads campaigns without any automated bidding strategies in place will be automatically migrated to […]

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PPC award winners talk strategies for competitive times, industries, and marketplaces

In an interview with contributor Matt Van Wagner, the SEM initiative Search Engine Land Award winners talked about their strategies for a donation campaign combatting news searches during the bushfires in Australia, improving CRO in the very competitive financial services space, and improving margins for seasonal retail campaigns on Amazon. Watch the video below to […]

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Microsoft Advertising now offers Filter Link Extensions

Microsoft Advertising announced an addition to their ad extension offerings today: Filter Link Extensions. According to the announcement, filter link extensions mean “Advertisers can present many different features under categorized headers so that users can quickly navigate to their key products and offerings.” With Filter Link Extensions, your ads will include one header with between […]