Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Google’s Search Console Insights, Instagram’s Ads in Reels, Snapchat’s New Tools for Spotlight & more…

By Logicserve News Desk

  • June 18, 2021,

1.Google Launches Search Console Insights

Google is introducing a new experience called Search Console Insights which is designed to help site owners better understand their audience. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

2. Instagram Reels Now Has Ads

Instagram is introducing adverts to its Reels, after testing them out on users in a handful of countries like India, Germany and Australia. [Source: Engadget]

3. Snapchat Adds New Developer Tools for Spotlight, Providing New Creative and Promotional Options

Snapchat has announced new developer tools for Spotlight, which will expand the available tools in the option. [Source: Social Media Today]

4. Podcasts Start Coming to Facebook Next Week

Facebook is planning to start rolling out its podcast product next week, on June 22nd, and, eventually, add a feature that’ll allow listeners to create clips from their favorite shows. [Source: The Verge]

5. Google Adds New Listing Options for Business Profiles, Including Services, Bookings and Streamlined Catalog Upload

Google’s got some new options within its apps to help maximize discovery within Google’s Shopping tools. [Source: Social Media Today]

6. Facebook Will Begin Beaming Advertisements into Virtual Reality

Facebook announced that they’re going to begin testing advertising inside virtual reality titles on its Oculus platform soon. [Source: Tech Crunch]

7. Google Bans Specific Verticals from YouTube Masthead

Google will be prohibiting advertising on YouTube’s Masthead from specific verticals like Alcohol sales, Gambling, Prescription drugs and more. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

8. YouTube Adds New Control Options for Shorts Remixes, Tests Shorts Analytics in the Main App

YouTube has added some new tools related to Shorts, including Channel controls to limit Shorts remixes of your videos. [Source: Social Media Today]

9. Google Page Experience Update Begins Rolling Out

Google’s page experience algorithm update is starting to roll out now and will be completed by the end of August 2021. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

10. Facebook’s New ‘Smart Crop’ Feature for Automated Video Editing Is Now Available in Creator Studio

Facebook has made its new Smart Cropping tool for video more widely available in Creator Studio. [Source: Social Media Today]

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