Ads Stories March 14

In an effort to protect consumers, Google has announced a new policy for AdWords relating to cryptocurrency. Basically, cryptocurrency ads are over. expand full story

Ads Stories October 30, 2017

Ahead of tomorrow’s Congressional hearings, Google has published its findings on Russian interference related to the 2016 U.S. election. In several reports, Google provided an overview of how a Russian-linked organization used Ads, YouTube, and other services to spread information, as well as upcoming steps to counteract it.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Ads Stories March 28, 2017

Google Marketing Next 2017 keynote livestream scheduled for May 23

Announced on the Google Developers blog, the Google Marketing Next 2017 keynote livestream now has an official date and time: Tuesday, May 23rd at 9:00 a.m. PT. You can register to watch the livestream (although that’s not exactly necessary to do so) over at Google’s website.

Ads Stories December 17, 2016

Google powers a massive number of ads around the internet, but just like any other ads on the web, they can get just a bit annoying. Back in 2015, Google introduced Contributor, a pay-per-month program which replaced AdSense ads on any website while still pushing revenue to the site owner. Today, however, Google is closing that program, at least temporarily.

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Ads Stories May 11, 2016

Google Adwords will be banning ads for so-called ‘payday loans’ and other lending at very high interest rates. As of July 13th, Google will no longer accept ads for loans that have to be repaid within 60 days, or any loan with an APR exceeding 36%.

The change was announced on Google’s Public Policy Blog.

When reviewing our policies, research has shown that these loans can result in unaffordable payment and high default rates […] This change is designed to protect our users from deceptive or harmful financial products.

Google also shared a stat on action taken against harmful ads in general …

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Ads Stories May 6, 2016

Google extends accidental click protections to native ads on mobile

As Sundar Pichai said in the 2016 Founders’ Letter, advertising allows Google’s services to be free. At the same time, it cares about delivering high quality ads and nothing ruins the experience more than accidental clicks. In a blog post, the company delved into various measures that prevent accidental clicks and announced it was extending click protections to native ads on mobile.

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