Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Meta Expands Reels Monetization to More Creators, The Uncertain Future of the Metaverse: Trends and Skepticism, Google Unveils Search Upgrades At I/O: Generative AI & ‘Perspectives’ & More…

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  • May 13, 2023,

1.Meta Expands Reels Monetization to More Creators, Updates Payout Process

Meta’s updating its monetization program for Reels creators, which will now see creators paid based on the performance of their content, as opposed to the ads shown alongside their clips. [Source: Social Media Today]

2. The Uncertain Future of the Metaverse: Trends and Skepticism

The concept of metaverse primarily focuses on creating a virtual world that enables users to engage in more immersive and interactive experiences through virtual reality technology. [Source: Digital Information World]

3. Google Unveils Search Upgrades At I/O: Generative AI & ‘Perspectives’

Google I/O, several advancements to Search were unveiled for the first time.Two of the most significant updates to Search include integrating a “Perspectives” feature and applying generative AI to enhance search results. [Source: Search Engine Land]

4. Pinterest Launches Simplified Pin Creation Flow, Adds Links in All Pins

Pinterest is looking to simplify its creation flow, by combining all of its creation features into a single stream, including functionality that up till now was only available in certain Pin formats. [Source: Social Media Today]

5. Google will replace FID with INP as Core Web Vitals metric

Google Search Console will add Interaction to Next Paint in the Core Web Vitals report later this year so you can start seeing your scores. [Source: Search Engine Land]

6. A Marketer’s Guide to the Key Announcements from Google I/O 2023

Google  outlined a range of new and coming advances to Search, Google ads, visual creation elements and more in its annual event. [Source: Social Media Today]

7. Google’s New Android Auto-Update Makes Drivers’ Time In The Car More Productive

The company’s latest feature for Android users makes drivers’ time spent inside cars all the more productive and it’s all thanks to a new partnership alongside Zoom, Webex, and Microsoft. [Source: Digital Information World]

8. What ads look like in the new Google Search Generative Experience

Google will have search ads on its all-new search engine, the new Google Search Generative Experience on day one.Advertisers won’t be able to opt out of showing ads on the new search experience – at least not immediately. [Source: Search Engine Land]

9. YouTube Launches Cost Management Tools for Creator Music, Live Shopping Tags on Mobile

YouTube’s adding some new options to its Creator Music element, which enables creators to pay for music licensing in-stream, while it’s also adding the capacity to highlight products within live streams on mobile apps. [Source: Social Media Today]

10. Google Bard now can show Search and knowledge panels, maps and more while removing the waitlist

Google has removed the waitlist for Google Bard today at Google I/O, opening Bard to over 180 countries in US English, Japanese and Korean languages. [Source: Search Engine Land]


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