reprieve from the unskippable 30-second YouTube ad is on the way

Looks like a reprieve from the unskippable 30-second video YouTube ad is on the way. According to the british site Campaign Live, Google is doing away with the ad format on YouTube. Considering Google emphasis on mobile, and their push for advertisers to adapt a mobile first mindset, the unskippable 30-second video is arcane. Though…

Google Dropped Organic Site Links & Some impressions dropped

Google Organic Search Metrics Google Search Console (GSC)/ webmaster tools provides insights into the way users see your organic Google SERPs. Unfortunately, the dashboard data only goes back 90 days, so when Google makes a change, it is difficult to normalize the data. So, here is what changed: For some websites, Google displayed site links…

Bing makes a profit

Bing is profitable (Fortune Bing story ) and the search engine broke the 20% search share threshold. So, are you still ignoring the search engine? Paid Search Google seems to get all the attention from many advertisers. But those who have taken advantage of Bing paid search have often seen their advertising dollars generate more…

Google and Yahoo; Friends Again?

Yahoo! announced an agreement to tap into Google Search and image ads as part of its ongoing quest to deliver results that ‘don’t suck’. Yahoo! will determine which queries to send to Bing (that agreement still stands) and which to send to Google. Each will then bump the query against their own algorithms to deliver…