Google will Block Third-Party Cookies by 2022

Google is about to make a new move, similar to Firefox and Safari, and block third-party cookies on Chrome. While the other two web giants have already taken these measures, Google will take a slightly different and gradual approach which will be finalised by 2022. The announcement was made on the 14th of January.  What are third-party cookies? Third party cookies consist of a few lines of code used by digital marketing specialists to track user activity and target certain audiences based on user-tracking analysis.  Why Google wants to block third-party cookies on Chrome One of Google’s main objectives is to provide a secure online environment and protect user privacy. This initiative comes as a response to an increase in third-cookie blocking by users.  Still, why are these cookies considered invasive by users so much that they would block them? For example, if you browse some pieces of furniture in an online store and then you start seeing ads on websites that have nothing to do with your previous browsing, that happens thanks to third-party cookies. And while many of us are not very fond of the high number of ads, these are extremely effective. But because through these third-party cookies user preferences are not taken into consideration 100%, Safari and Firefox are no longer supporting this type of tracking.  How will Google block third-party cookies? As an alternative to this challenge, Google plans to introduce a new initiative called ‘Privacy Sandbox.’ Through this initiative, Google intends to provide an ideal online environment both for users and advertisers.  This means Google wants to sustain a web that supports ads...
6 Great Advantages of Google Shopping Ads with Retargeting

6 Great Advantages of Google Shopping Ads with Retargeting

Just like Google gets algorithm updates continuously, Google Ads are getting better as well. So you might be wondering whether it’s time to complement your text ads with Google Shopping Ads and if there are benefits in doing that. This post will outline 6 advantages of Google Shopping Ads and how they will make your products more visible. So let’s dive in.  1) Increased Visibility (On Mobile Too) Probably the best part about Google Shopping Ads is that you don’t have to be popular. Even if you don’t have a brand that people are familiar with, your products can still gain more visibility than ever.  That is because your products are displayed based on the customers’ keywords and they will be the first thing the customers will see.  Speaking of visibility… since a big chunk of searches are performed through mobile devices, Google Shopping Ads by Retargeting will take up roughly 50% of the display space, which means that your products will have great visibility. 2) Enhanced Click-Through-Rate Another great advantage of Google Shopping Ads is that they are more powerful than AdWords text ads and that’s thanks to the visuals. Therefore, more online entrepreneurs are investing more in Google Shopping Ads because these ads lead to a 26% increase in conversion rates. Image-featured ads are preferred both by customers who already know what they are looking for, but also by those who are not sure yet what they want to buy and they need a product thumbnail to make up their mind.  3) Lower Cost-Per-Click Since Google Shopping CPC (cost per click) and PPC (pay per click) are...
Memes in marketing: Do they work?

Memes in marketing: Do they work?

Brands are always coming up with new and innovative ways to capture their audience. Looking for a fun way to engage people on social media? Have you considered using memes in your marketing? If you frequently browse social media news feeds, you probably come across memes several times a day. You know, those captioned pictures that often ridicule human behavior in a humorous way? Well, many brands across various industries are taking advantage of this online trend to attract more attention on social media.     Why include memes in your social media content In today’s overcrowded marketing landscape, humor and familiar media can engage hard-to-reach consumers. For professional storytellers, meme marketing can be an extremely low-cost way to create engaging content that attracts a following. Across industries, more marketers are using memes to build community, relate to their audience, and stick in their followers’ memory. Here are a couple of reasons why including memes in your marketing strategy is a good idea: Are inexpensive: Memes play off of content that’s created by other people so you don’t need to create an original video or photo yourself. They save small businesses and digital marketers time that would be needed to produce original content. Instead, you can riff off of existing media by adding a new caption or twist. Support community: Memes are funny, and that helps foster community among your followers. They create a sense of belonging because your audience can relate to the situation you refer to and everyone’s in on the same joke. If you can make your audience laugh, you’ll attract followers and help viewers relate...