Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Google’s New Search Listing Options, Facebook’s Expansion of Rights Manager, LinkedIn’s New Look & more…

By Logicserve News Desk

  • September 25, 2020,
1. Google Adds New Search Listing Options to Help Businesses Highlight Updated Service Offerings

Google is adding some more Google My Business profile display options to better align with evolving shopping behaviors amid COVID-19. [Source: Social Media Today]

2. Facebook Expands Rights Manager to Detect Copyrighted Image Use Across Facebook and Instagram

Facebook has announced an expansion of its Rights Manager tool, which will now automatically detect image copyright violations for claimed content across both Facebook and Instagram. [Source: Social Media Today]

3. LinkedIn Launches Updated Look, Makes LinkedIn Stories Available to All Users

LinkedIn has given its platform a new, fresh update, while it’s also announced the global rollout of LinkedIn Stories. [Source: Social Media Today]

4. Google brings bidding to Local Services Ads

Google is opening up Local Services Ads (LSAs) to auction-based pricing. This comes after a successful test in a subset of professional services categories. [Source: Search Engine Land]

5. Instagram Reels are now double the length and easier to edit

Instagram announced it’s making some much-needed updates to Reels. These include the ability to make longer videos, as well as making it easier to trim video clips. [Source: The Next Web]

6. “Reserve With Google Partners” to Get New Video Appointments and Classes Functionality

Google has been working on a lot of new features that are meant to ensure that businesses can continue to thrive in spite of the fact that the coronavirus pandemic. [Source: Digital Information World]

7. Facebook Removes the 20% Text Limit on Ad Images

It’s been confirmed via a few sources the long-standing rule for Facebook Ad images being no more than 20% text has been sunset. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

8. Reddit Announces Inventory Type Options for Advertising

Reddit has announced new options for greater advertiser control over where their ads show, in concert with their objectives and targeting goals. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

9. Pinterest Announces Expanded Launch of Pin Stories, New Pin Analytics Tools

Pinterest has announced a full beta launch of Story Pins, which looks to tap into the social Stories trend with a platform-unique approach. [Source: Social Media Today]

10. Bing Improves Key Search Features

Bing is rolling out several updates to improve key search features including autosuggest, people also ask, and intelligent answers. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

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