Google Ads Stories March 12

Google Discover gets auto-advancing slideshow ad format

Alongside web articles, YouTube videos, and Web Stories, advertising frequently appears in the Google feed available to the left of most Android homescreens. Google Discover is now getting a new ads slideshow format that automatically moves you to the next image.

Google Ads Stories January 27

With iOS 14, Apple is requiring app developers to tell users about and have them opt-in to tracking. Google announced today that its first-party iOS apps will stop using certain tracking methods to avoid having to show the upcoming permission prompt. Meanwhile, the company also provided guidance to developers and advertisers ahead of Apple’s App Tracking Transparency initiative.

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Google Ads Stories January 25

Back in 2019, Google announced an initiative to build a more private web through open standards. The most ambitious aspect of the Privacy Sandbox is phasing out support for third-party cookies, with the Google Chrome team providing a road map for 2021 today.

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Google Ads Stories December 17, 2020

In October, the Justice Department alleged that Google paying device makers and browser vendors to make Search the default was monopolistic. States are now filing and preparing their own antitrust lawsuits focused on Google’s ad business and Search ranking.

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Google Ads Stories December 10, 2020

Google’s advertising controls today range from seeing why something was served to turning off personalization entirely. Moving forward, the company will let you limit ads that are sensitive in nature, with YouTube being the first to get this option.

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Google Ads Stories November 13, 2020

Google Ads, DV360 picking up tweaked ‘About this ad’ info panel

Back in July, Google announced some updates and upcoming features for the “Why this ad” panel. Its tweaked replacement, “About this ad,” is now launching and rolling out on Google Ads and Display & Video 360.

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