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Today we bring you news about the update in the ad preview tool for Expanded Text Ads – Along with other marketing news from your favorite sites and blogs.
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1. Update in the Ad preview tool for Expanded Text Ads
What ? : The new Ad preview tool has separate views for desktop and mobile and also has a separate section to view sample ads.
Why ? : To address the concerns of the advertisers – About few of their ads being truncated. Also, this new preview tool will help advertisers adapt to Expanded Text Ads easily.
What is the use ? : The new version tells you when the headline has crossed it’s character limit with a preview. So you will know when your text or headlines will potentially be cut off on the desktop or on mobile.
Takeaway : The sole purpose of this update is to enable advertisers to write effective ads and to make more out of the Expanded Text Ads.
2. Facebook Lookalikes – Now Global
What’s new ? : International Lookalike Audiences.
- This feature will give the ability to target international audiences similar lists of customers or leads.
How to use this ? : Simply upload a list of existing customers or high-potential leads.A full list of targeting options can be found
Anything else ? : Facebook has also launched a “Cross-Border Handbook” that breaks down user behavior across 10 of the most active countries on Facebook.
Takeaway : With Facebook expanding across the globe , it’s very important to include targeting people in other nations because a wider connectivity leads towards facilitating a truly global marketplace.
3. Bing : Improvement in Auto-Complete suggestions
What ? : Autocomplete suggestions for movies will analyze a user’s natural language and intent to deliver the most likely interpretations. And for academic- related searches – this feature allows users to explore the relationships between papers, authors, topics and publications through a large object graph.
How ? : Through the integration of technology built by TNR (Microsoft’s Technology and Research team) and the Bing semantic graph – system can generate extensions to the query even if no user has ever typed them in before
Takeaway : Bing’s new search integrations are great examples of how it is evolving into a better search engine by using their own developed technologies.
4. Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant now speaks Twitter
What ? : Twitter has rolled out an app called Twitter Reader so that people can have their Amazon Echo smart speakers or other Alexa-enabled devices recite their Twitter feeds.
What can Twitter Reader do? : This app can read aloud what topics are trending on Twitter near where the person’s location or somewhere else. People can then ask for a sample of tweets corresponding to one of these trends.
Takeaway : Twitter users will now have an easier time staying on top of the latest goings-on and scoops on the platform without the need to lift a finger. Just #AskAlexa