Facebook Blocks Australian News – Restricting sharing news on the Feed

Facebook Blocks Australian News – Restricting sharing news on the Feed

Australian news organizations had their posts removed from Facebook in a retaliatory action that has also affected other pages

Facebook’s restricting Australians from sharing news & this has created a big argument on the impact of tech on journalism & users.

Reddit – Superbowl Advt & r/wallstreetbets

Reddit, which has been in the news recently, for its r/wallstreetbets subreddit community, ran a simple super bowl 5 second ad last week which has garnered lot of attention.

The spot comes after a Reddit army — from the WallStreetBets page — took on Wall Street pros by inflating the share price of GameStop in which several made lot of money & hedge funds lost a lot of money.

Reddit has spent thier entire marketing budget on this 5 second ad.

Digital 2021 Report

Digital 2021 Report – Published in partnership between Hootsuite and We Are Social

Trends & data across Digital, social media, ecommerce, streaming content, video games & others in 2020.

In a nutshell,

The world’s population stood at 7.83 billion at the start of 2021

5.22 billion people use a mobile phone today, equating to 66.6% of the world’s total population.

4.66 billion people around the world use the internet in January 2021,

there are now 4.20 billion social media users around the world. This figure has grown by 490 million over the past 12 months,

more than 1.3 million new users joined social media every day during 2020

Download the report @ https://datareportal.com/

Google Search’s new mobile design and interface

Google Search’s new mobile design and interface

Google has updated the fonts, shapes, and colors of the mobile search experience.

knowledge panels and for the main search result snippets have also been updated.

Easier to read with a cleaner & simple desgin.

Bing Webmaster Tools adds crawl requests, crawl errors & indexed pages to performance report

Bing Webmaster Tools adds crawl requests, crawl errors & indexed pages to performance report

Microsoft Bing has added some new metrics to the bing webmaster tools

crawl requests
crawl errors
indexed pages

Now all the related data is in one place in Bing – crawling and indexing your site and if there are errors.

Abusers always work from home wins campaign of the year

Abusers always work from home’ wins campaign of the year

Via – https://www.marketingweek.com/abusers-always-work-from-home-wins-campaign-of-2020/

Microsoft launches Microsoft Advertising health blog dashboard

Microsoft launches Microsoft Advertising health blog dashboard

A monitoring dashboard for the uptime and system status of the Microsoft Advertising applications, platform and APIs.

No need to contact Support teams to ask if there is a problem. Shows the status of the ad console web interface, the ads editor, the mobile apps, the ad delivery, editorial, reporting systems, and the ad insight API, bulk API, campaign management API, billing API, customer management API and reporting API.

status.ads.microsoft.com.

Microsoft integrates Clarity, its free to use web analytics tool with Bing Webmaster Tools

Microsoft integrates Clarity, its free to use web analytics tool with Bing Webmaster Tools

Sign up for Clarity directly in Bing Webmaster Tools or through https://clarity.microsoft.com

Clarity JavaScript tag can be installed on platforms such as WordPress, Shopify, Google Tag Manager, and others.

Good move by microsoft by integrating this through bing webmaster tool. Would give a lot of information through Analytics & SEO to marketers & developers.

Google launches new crawl stats report in Search Console

Google launches new crawl stats report in Search Console

It includes

Total no of requests grouped by response code, crawled file type, etc
Detailed information on host status
URL examples to show where in your site requests occurred
Summary for properties with multiple hosts and support for domain properties

crawl requests broken down by these groups:
(1) response, (2) file type of the fetched URL, (3) purpose of the crawl request, (4) and Googlebot agent.

Google Webmasters Central Rebrands As ‘Google Search Central’

Google Webmasters Central Rebrands As ‘Google Search Central’

“Google Webmasters Central” to “Google Search Central”, both on our websites and on social media.

“Webmasters Help Community” to become “Google Search Central Community”.

information related to how Google Search works, crawling and indexing, Search guidelines, and other Search-related topics are moving to – https://developers.google.com/search/blog/

Googlebot mascot will now appear with a web crawling sidekick