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Weekend Digital Media Round-up: Google’s updated Custom Search mobile layout, Facebook’s rising ad revenues, Instagram’s Quiz Stickers and More…

Logicserve Digital brings to you a curated round-up of important digital marketing updates this week. For further queries, you can write to us at newsbulletin@logicserve.com

1. Google updates Custom Search mobile layout

Google’s Custom Search is presenting users with a new mobile layout. The features getting a refreshed look include the search box and refinements, thumbnails and pagination. [Source: Search Engine Land]

2. Facebook ad revenue keeps rising, 3 million advertisers using Stories Ads

Facebook’s bet on Stories Ads looks like it is paying off. The company announced it now has three million advertisers running Stories Ads across Instagram, Facebook and Messenger, and more than 500 million daily active users engaging with Stories experiences across the three platforms. [Source: Marketing Land]

3. Instagram Officially Launches Quiz Stickers for Instagram Stories

Instagram is officially launching its new Quiz Sticker for Instagram Stories. The new Quiz Stickers provide another way to generate engagement with your Stories, and prompt feedback from your audience in a simple, interactive way. [Source: Social Media Today]

4. Google search spend growth slows as click volume rises, reports show

Google search ad click volume continues to rise as CPC growth trends down and spend growth slows, according to reports out this week from performance agency Merkle and campaign management platform Marin Software. [Source: Search Engine Land]

5. Your Facebook News Feed might get a makeover with new font styles

Facebook is testing new font styles for posts on the newsfeed. Facebook users would now be able to use a range of text effects while updating posts on their newsfeed. [Source: Logicserve Digital]

6. New Google smart bidding signals coming: price competitiveness, seasonality for Shopping campaigns

Google’s automated smart bidding algorithms can take many signals into account at the time of each auction — device information, search query, location, etc. Soon, it will add more signals to that list for App and Shopping campaigns. [Source: Search Engine Land]

7. LinkedIn’s Testing a New ‘Services’ Listing on Profiles to Help Freelancers

LinkedIn is testing a new option which would enable users to fill in a ‘Services’ section, which could be particularly helpful for freelancers who are looking to showcase what they do and connect with companies looking for the same. [Source: Social Media Today]

8. App-marketer spending on Apple Search Ads Grew by 90% in less than a year

Kenshoo has released its Q1 2019 Quarterly Trends Report. The search and social marketing platform says client spending on Apple Search Ads has been very strong. [Source: Search Engine Land]

9. Privacy-centric browser Brave launches its twist on display ads

Brave, the browser created by Mozilla founder Brendan Eich, comes with built-in ad blockers that block most standard display ads. Now, Brave wants to reframe the relationship between digital publishers, advertisers and users with an ad platform of its own. [Source: MARTECH TODAY]

10. Google starts showing more images in web search results

Multiple tools that track the Google search results have been showing an increase in the percentage of time that Google shows image results in the core web search results. The image search result box that is sometimes shown in the main search results is now showing up for 1/3rd of all queries according to some reports. [Source: Search Engine Land]

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