TikTok is a social media platform that allows users to create short videos using music, effects, and other engagement features. It was released in 2016 and is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance Ltd.
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TikTok tests AI chatbot for search and discovery
Company confirms the Taka chatbot, saying it is 'designed to help make it easier to discover entertaining and inspiring content on TikTok.'
TikTok’s new ad product gives publishers 50% stake
The program allows an elite group of creators to collect half the revenue from video ads that appear just after their TikTok posts.
TikTok Shop launches in Beta
TikTok subscribers will be notified of the new beta program via email.
10 minute TikTok videos are gone
TikTok has not made any official announcements regarding the change, and it's unclear whether the modification is permanent.
New report: Get insights into who uses TikTok and what they’re looking for
Learn how U.S. consumers engage with brands on TikTok and how ads impact buying behavior.
TikTok CEO faces congress over security concerns
The US government, worried about China's manipulation, seeks to manipulate TikTok to do what it wants.
TikTok enters the search ad market, challenging Google and Microsoft
Some advertisers are skeptical that TikTok has the appropriate brand safety guardrails in place for its search ads product.
TikTok introduces a “Series” feature enabling creators to sell premium episodes
Each individual Series can include up to 80 videos, each up to 20 minutes long.
Biden approved to decide fate of TikTok as US ban nears
The recent spy balloon incident could be a tipping point in the strained relationship between the US and China, leading to the US government taking action due to security concerns.
Leveraging TikTok’s ad content to get valuable insights on top-performing products
Browse the tool for inspiration or to compare against your own campaigns.
Google Search remains the go-to news discovery platform
But a new survey finds that Google Search is less popular among younger consumers, with TikTok growing as a news source.
Social media engagement hits a new low, except for TikTok
Organic engagement and traffic from social networks has been shrinking every year.
TikTok enhances organic content reach with improved ‘Promote’ features
Promote campaigns were originally launched in 2021 and optimized for video views, site visits, and follows.
Search Engine Land’s updated What is PPC guide is now available
The evolution of PPC in recent years calls for an updated guide. Our improved version will bring you up to speed.
Top video marketing trends for 2023 and beyond
Learn why vertical video is the future of advertising, plus tips for getting ahead with TikTok, Reels and Shorts in your toolkit.
TikTok has a secret “Heating” (cheating?) button
Employees of TikTok and ByteDance are misusing "heating" privileges by boosting the view count of their own and their loved ones' accounts in violation of company policies, as revealed by sources and documents reviewed by Forbes.
Google and Meta are losing their edge as TikTok, Amazon, Instacart ads grow
For the first time in a decade, ad giants Google and Meta are slowing down, making room for smaller, emerging platforms to take over.
TikTok adds 5 new ways to enforce safety for teen users
Some of the policies were launched last year but have been improved with additional features to increase efficacy.
PPC 2022 in review: Performance Max, Apple Search, chaos at Twitter, and more
If you thought it was going to be a dull year, you were wrong. Here’s a look at the most significant changes and most important PPC updates that happened in 2022.
How the TikTok algorithm works: Everything you need to know
We read TikTok’s creator guidelines and newsroom documentation, so you don’t have to. Learn the lowdown on TikTok and how brands can use it.
TikTok has launched an in-app ecommerce feature
The app is trying to compete with Amazon with a new feature now available in the US.
YouTube has introduced a TikTok and Twitch co-streaming feature
You’ll know you have access to the feature when you see the option to “Go Live Together” at the bottom of the YouTube app.
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Report: Insights into the Tik Tok Audience
This report explores how users interact with TikTok and what this means for brands who want to reach them.
A look inside TikTok’s new automated Smart Performance Campaigns
The new campaign type was announced today to help advertisers connect with the right audiences, drive growth, and deliver value.
3 TikTok LIVE features, updates, and policies
The new features will hopefully make the LIVE feature a safer place for creators, brands, and users.
TikTok has a new Focused View campaign objective
Focused View is the new evolution of the current video view objective on TikTok where the platform optimizes for users watching at least 6 seconds or more.
TikTok releases Photo Mode and 7 new editing tools
The new editing and photo tools give creators more freedom over the content they post. But the updates aren't quite original.
TikTok video descriptions now have a 2,200 character limit
TikTok tells users that adding longer descriptions makes them more likely to show in people's "For You" pages.
TikTok will start banning political campaign fundraising
A verified account, indicated by a blue checkmark, means the platform has confirmed the ownership of the account.
Walmart is now selling ads on TikTok, Roku, and Snap
The retail giant's partnership with social and CTV platforms is an eye opener for advertisers and brands.
Ecommerce brands spent 60% more on TikTok ads in Q2
Online retailers may soon see TikTok surpassing Facebook and Google as the most lucrative advertising channel.
TikTok adds additional regional trend insights
The new tool helps advertisers plan and create campaigns around trends, interests, audiences and how they connect with brands.
TikTok announces three new shopping ad features
The platform aims to help shop merchants maximize performance through algorithm-led commerce offerings.
TikTok’s history of low Creator Fund payouts has some leaving the platform for good
Creators are becoming increasingly frustrated at the platform that supposedly pledged $1 billion in payouts, is shelling out mere pennies for video views.
TikTok launches Inventory Filters for safe ad placements
The solution provides advertisers with more control over the content that appears around their In-Feed Ads.
TikTok abandons plans to bring shopping to the U.S.
Short clickable live-streamed QVC-style videos proved to be very lucrative in China, but it looks like that’s just about how far they'll go.
FCC tells Google, Apple to remove TikTok
The social media app is once again in hot water as more than 80 internal meetings show that user data has been breached.
TikTok introduces Attribution Manager with flexible windows
Advertisers will have the ability to choose longer windows that are more in line with their conversion goals.
Google Marketing Live 2022: Reactions from the experts
Four Google Ads experts give their thoughts on the recent Google Marketing Live event and how it may impact your ad accounts.
TikTok commits to updating ad policies to better align with EU rules
The social media platform has made significant improvements to safety over the last year, but they still have a long way to go.