Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Google’s decision on cookie alternatives, Pinterest’s new ad tools, Bing’s upgrades to search results & more…

By Logicserve News Desk

  • March 5, 2021,

1. Google Says That it Will Not Provide Alternate Data Tracking Options When Third Party Cookies are Phased Out

Google has clarified that it will not be looking to provide cookie alternatives once the tracking option is eventually phased out. [Source: Social Media Today]

2. Pinterest Announces New Marketing Tools, Including ‘Pinterest Premiere’ Video Ads

Pinterest has announced new ad tools to provide more insight into campaign performance, and enhanced opportunity to reach the right audience. [Source: Social Media Today]

3. Microsoft Bing Rolls Out 5 Upgrades to Search Results

Microsoft Bing is rolling out five upgrades to search that combines text-based information with visually rich imagery. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

4. Google Discover starts surfacing YouTube content in ‘Short videos’ carousel

Google is now testing YouTube Shorts and other type of short-form content in its Discover. [Source: 9 to 5 Google]

5. Twitter Will Remove Support for Some Timeline Embeds on Websites in June

Twitter has announced that, due to low usage, it’s retiring the Likes, Collections and Moments embeddable timelines as of June 23rd, 2021. [Source: Social Media Today]

6. Google My Business report shows how people found your business

Google My Business has upgraded the new performance report, which was an upgrade from the Insights report, to add a section for people who viewed your business profile. [Source: Search Engine Land]

7. Instagram Lets Up to 4 People Go Live in One Stream

Instagram’s new ‘Live Rooms’ lets up to four users go live in the same stream, doubling the number of participants that were allowed previously. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

8. Google Ads mobile app adds custom and performance insights notifications

Google announced that custom and performance insights notifications have been added to the Google Ads mobile app. [Source: Search Engine Land]

9. Twitter is working on a new feature to help boost the eCommerce on its platform

Twitter is working on a shopping card option. Through this the users can get direct link to the product transaction page. [Source: Digital Information World]

10. Google Updates PageSpeed Insights Scores

Google has announced that in general, Page Speed scores will all rise as of March 3rd, 2021. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

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