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Bing launches Ethical Shopping hub in UK
The hub is expected to roll out in the U.S. next year and Microsoft is looking to extend it beyond the fashion vertical.
Google adds PrestaShop to list of e-commerce integrations
Google now has shopping integrations for retailers on Shopify, WooCommerce, GoDaddy, Square, BigCommerce and PrestaShop.
Google Merchant Center shows relative visibility, page overlap rate, higher position rate metrics
The new Competitive visibility report can help merchants get a more defined view of their reach across Shopping ads and free listings, who their competitors are and how visible their offers are compared to their competitors.
Cyber Week may be giving way to Cyber Month, according to Adobe
Online consumer spend over Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend have failed to outperform last year’s figures, but the full season is still expected grow 10% YoY.
Google Merchant Center now automatically displays badge eligibility for products
Merchants no longer have to manually figure out which badge is being applied to each of their items.
Amazon will stop accepting Visa payments in the UK starting in January
The e-commerce platform cites the change “as a result of Visa’s continued high cost of payments.”
The top 100 consumer products this holiday season, according to Google
Along with supply chain delays, the pandemic has also brought more shoppers online. Retailers should evaluate their inventory to account for potentially heightened demand and ensure their product feeds are up to date.
Google goes 1-1 in Europe: EU upholds $2.8B fine; UK dismisses lawsuit over alleged iPhone tracking
The rulings carry implications for other platforms currently under investigation, as well as class action-style lawsuits against big tech, respectively.
Pricing, deals, and checkout features now live in Microsoft Bing Shopping
These new features enhance the experience for shoppers who want to be able to compare prices, get the best deals, and know what's trending -- all in a single interface. For retailers, it's easy to participate in with feed-based Merchant Center integrations.
Microsoft Bing expands Shopping options for users, gives retailers more options to reach shoppers
Many retailers would prefer their shoppers land on-site to discover the value of their products and drive value-based conversions. However, the buy now and checkout options could mean lower friction in the final buy. Either way, it’s worth participating in as the Shopping product continues to grow.
Holiday shopping SEO: Last-minute tips and techniques for e-commerce sites
How to optimize the work you’ve been doing year-round and what to avoid ahead of the most profitable time of the year.
Google introduces new ‘Deals’ features for the Shopping tab and Merchant Center
The company is expanding areas in its search results where deals can appear and making it easier for smaller retailers to showcase their promotions.
In 2022, retailers will lose half of sales on backordered items unless they compensate with experience, according to Forrester
The research company’s 2022 consumer and customer experience predictions highlight pandemic-related issues and evolving consumer sentiment.
Google extends its shopping integrations to include BigCommerce
Google now has integrations to show free product listings for GoDaddy, Shopify, Square, WooCommerce and BigCommerce merchants.
E-commerce SEO guide: New documentation from Google
The new guide from Google gives e-commerce SEOs documentation they can take to clients and stakeholders to get their recommendations implemented.
Mozilla tests Bing as the default search engine for 1% of users; Tuesday’s daily brief
Plus, ads proliferate in Amazon search results as ad prices surge.
Your communications shouldn’t feel like marketing; Tuesday’s daily brief
And, California’s challenge to Amazon’s labor algorithms carries potential ramifications for merchants.
Instagram is adding more e-commerce support with ads in the Shop tab
The test is currently limited to a handful of retailers in the U.S., but the ads, which are already showing domestically, will be rolling out globally to users in the coming months.
Google announces new deals sections, promotional tools and expanded reporting ahead of the holiday shopping season
Promotions uploaded via Google Merchant Center are automatically surfaced to shoppers, regardless of whether the merchant advertises on Google.
New GoDaddy integration lets merchants easily show inventory across Google
This Google integration means small retailers on GoDaddy will be able to reach an even wider audience to sell their products and services.
WooCommerce’s integration with Google Shopping is now live
The integration with shopping partners like Woocommerce makes it even easier for retail and commerce partners to reach increased audience across Google's properties.
Google expands its shopping integrations to include retailers on WooCommerce, GoDaddy and Square
Retailers on those platforms can more easily show their products for free across Google.
As UGC gets a pandemic bump, brands need to leverage customer content now
Luggage maker Calego says the playbook it developed before COVID-19 has really paid off as the importance of UGC grows
Bing’s new shopping features emphasize comparison shopping
The updated interface helps it reach parity with Google Shopping, but both search engines are looking to provide users with features and data that Amazon doesn't.
Google updates Merchant Center product data specifications
This year’s updates focus on improving the quality of product information across both paid and organic Shopping listings.
In the story of David and Goliath, be David: How to Amazon-proof your business
Strong brand identity, online presence, and key differentiators are the slingshots that take down Goliaths.
How to identify your products for Google
Manufacturers, retailers and publishers should use structured data and provide an accurate GTIN whenever possible.
Google will suspend merchant sites that show higher prices at checkout
Starting on April 6, Google will begin enforcing price accuracy between Merchant Center feeds and checkout.
Microsoft Advertising now offers Filter Link Extensions
Filter Link Extensions give advertisers more visibility and the opportunity to tell customers more about their business offerings.
Technology saving retail businesses from going under
Retailers need to up their game to thrive in today's environment. Here's how to apply technology to better serve customers' needs.
Google uses augmented reality to let users try on cosmetics
Google will also be showing product recommendations from influencers in the mobile Google Shopping section and Discover feed.
Mobile shopping is gaining share this holiday season
More digital retail conversions are happening on mobile in 2020.
Google’s new holiday gift guide is built to send users to Google Shopping results
The new microsite may help marketers get more exposure for their organic Google Shopping listings.
Online shopping hits new records over the holiday weekend
Friday was the biggest online shopping day ever. Cyber Monday is poised to beat it.
Be a digital marketing winner with these 3 powerful video storytelling strategies
Video storytelling should be an integral part of any online marketing strategy. By following these three fundamentals, brands can build the foundation for a strong video campaign.
Take a peek into PPC routines during Cyber Five week
After all the preparation, here's what paid search and social marketers will be doing this week to manage their holiday campaigns and promotions.
The 2020 holiday season is here: Get your digital house in order
Retailers that win the delivery wars will win the holidays.
Presidential pollsters got it wrong, what are the implications for consumer research?
If political polls were so off, might consumer research be equally flawed?
Microsoft Advertising promotion extensions available in time for the holidays
Promote deals and offers for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas and other occasions in your text ads.
Online holiday sales could reach $200 billion according to Adobe
Smartphones will drive the majority of online retail traffic and 42% of sales.