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Instagram has added a ‘contact’ button to help differentiate business accounts

Instagram has added a ‘contact’ button to help differentiate business accounts

It’s been nearly a year since Instagram added advertising as an offering to brands on its platform, and following on from the success of this, a new layer has now been added to the photo sharing social platform: a contact button.

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Google reiterates suggested 33-character limit in ETA headlines to avoid truncation

Google reiterates suggested 33-character limit in ETA headlines to avoid truncation

Expanded Text Ads (ETAs) are finally here, allowing marketers from countries with long-worded languages to breathe a sigh of relief (as a German, I’m delighted to finally be able to write full sentences). As of the end of October, however, we won’t be able to create and change Standard Ads anymore, therefore Standard Ads will run alongside ETAs. The date when Standard Ads will stop running is yet to be confirmed. Google is encouraging marketers to test ETA variations (especially different headlines) as much as possible during this time to ensure they’re getting the most out of the new ad format.

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Greenlight nominated for seven awards at The Drum Search Awards 2016

Greenlight nominated for seven awards at The Drum Search Awards 2016

The Drum Search Awards were announced on the 27th April, highlighting agencies that have impacted digital marketing over the course of the past year thanks to their contribution to search. Published through Twitter, it was a very exciting day in the office as we celebrated seven award nominations, marking the huge effort we’ve put towards our recent campaigns and cementing the high quality results we’ve proudly achieved as some of the best in the industry.

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Initial impact of Google removing right hand side ads

Initial impact of Google removing right hand side ads

Just over a month ago, Google revealed that it was removing the right hand side ads we’ve grown used to over the past few years. Now that we have a solid four weeks of data, we’re looking to answers some of the many questions which are puzzling advertisers, such as "what’s the effect of the removal of right hand side ads?", “will I have to pay extortionate CPCs?” and “how does this affect my CTR?”.

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As ad formats become less spammy, so targeting options have improved

As ad formats become less spammy, so targeting options have improved

When advertising was first launched across both Twitter and Facebook, there were limited targeting options. However, these have evolved drastically over time across both platforms to be much more focused on the genuine likes and interests of users and their life events, thus improving the overall experience by making it more relevant. Now, we can target users based on their specified demographic data and location, which further enables them to see relevant ads on their feeds.

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Going international with PPC & why you should do it

Going international with PPC & why you should do it

We live in a world where it’s becoming increasingly easier to be an international vendor and/or consumer. Overseas consumers are coming online at an incredible rate and according to Internet World Stats, the Middle East and Africa have the fastest growing online populations, whilst Asia accounts for a staggering 44.8% of internet users. There are plenty of eCommerce sites in the world, but only a small fraction of them truly serve an international audience.

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YouTube: The latest giant storefront in online advertising

YouTube: The latest giant storefront in online advertising

Google has long been the go-to search engine of choice, with one of the strongest brand names in the world. Being at the fore of technology and an innovator of data analytics has allowed Google to grow at a fast rate to become the huge brand it is today, and its latest move into eCommerce marks a new opportunity for the brand to delve into new territory and grow even more.

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