Google’s Core Update & This Week’s Digital Marketing News [PODCAST]

Google’s Core Update & This Week’s Digital Marketing News [PODCAST]

This week on Marketing O’Clock, the team discusses Google’s May 2020 core update, new customer acquisition goals for Smart Shopping campaigns, and more.

On this week’s episode of Marketing O’Clock, Jess Budde, Greg Finn, and Christine “Shep” Zirnheld report on the digital marketing news of the week and try to give Google’s latest core algorithm update a more exciting name.

Google announced the update on May 4 and it appears to be a big one. The team discusses the verticals that have seen ranking volatility.

Shopify launched a re-imagined version of its POS system for retailers.

Along with a bunch of other improvements, the new POS has a curbside pickup option so that local customers can place their orders online and pick them up at the brick and mortar location.

Retailers can now optimize their Smart Shopping campaigns for new customer acquisition, or NCA.

Conversion value for a new customer is calculated by adding the value of a new customer to the value of a purchase.

From the Google Search Liason Twitter account, Google’s Danny Sullivan explained how Google identifies and serves local news content for COVID-19 related searches.

Google is serving both AMP and non-AMP stories in Top Stories for related searches.

Google is providing guidance on “essential metrics for a healthy site”. Critical aspects include load times, interactivity, and visual stability.

Then, during our take of the week segment, Alyssa Altman is feeling neglected by Google Ads and isn’t afraid to call them out.

Google: we are here for you during this time!
Also @GoogleAds: we can’t review any ads or questions for disapproval’s because we don’t care

— Alyssa Altman (@alyssa_altman) May 1, 2020

Then we’ll answer your burning digital marketing questions during our lightning round segment:

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