Google’s New Continuous Audience Sharing Feature

What: Google has introduced a new feature called continuous audience sharing which will allow PPC practitioners to set up audience lists in sub accounts far quicker than ever before.

When: February 18th, 2020

Where: Google Ads Search and Display

Why: Previously a more manual process to set up audience lists, now all that is required is for a setting to be changed in the Google Account MCC.

How: Continuous Audience Sharing can now be activated in the MCC account within the setting tab. This will allow all re-marketing lists within a manager account to be shared throughout its sub accounts.

The trusty old audience list offers the inquisitive Google Ads practitioner scope to humanise what would be, under other circumstances, anonymous clicks and site visits. With audience lists, we can begin to attribute the interests and user journeys to that which eventually led consumers to land on clients’ sites and warmly beckon shoppers back to the site by using re-marketing lists, when their casual browsing took them elsewhere. Such a powerful tool, whilst fairly straight foreword to set up, did involve a decidedly manual process, but this is no longer the case.

Alongside a new feature called Continuous Audience Sharing launched by Google last month, we can now set up audience lists within manager and sub accounts far quicker than ever before. Account managers can simply flick a switch (pictured below) and all audience lists previously set up in the manager account will then be shared across all sub accounts.

Where more pressing account priorities meant that not all audience lists could be set up in every campaign of every account, Google have saved us not only time, but also a series of missed opportunities in the form of an unprecedented level of demographic data and user targeting. And what’s more, the advertiser maintains full control of which audience lists are active.

Just on a final note: The speed with which audience lists can now be set up across accounts does present great opportunities to save on time through automation, but don’t forget that you may be sharing confidential or proprietary information in the process.

It’s therefore paramount to make sure that all privacy policies for an account are taken into consideration before sharing is activated.

SEO Market Updates: February 2020

Join Fusion’s SEO team as they round up last month’s major industry updates.

Google’s Search Algorithm Updates

Outside of broad core algorithm updates, which Google announce on a semi-regular basis, Google also provide several small and focused algorithm updates every day. These smaller updates can have a varied impact on a site’s rankings, but all work towards a central goal of improving the accuracy and functionality of Google’s Search.

From tracking the impact of the daily search algorithm updates that Google release, using tools such as SEMRush Sensor and MozCast, we can that organic rankings saw a large amount of movement from the 9th – 12th February.

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Rather than having an effect of specific categories of site, such as news and retail, these updates had a large impact on rankings across all sites.

If your site has been been negatively affected by these updates, we would recommend reading our summary of Google’s BERT algorithm update, and looking to optimise the site with this in mind.

Google Improves Data Exports in Search Console

Google have updated the way in which we can export data from Google Search Console. Previously, specific data was exported by navigating to the specific data view; such as queries, pages and devices in the performance report, then exporting view’s information individually.

With Google’s latest update, users will now only have the option the export all views within a report. This means if a user wants to export information from the performance report, this will contain information from all views displayed in separate tabs (View Sample Dataset). This can be exported into Google Sheets, an Excel spreadsheet with multiple tabs, or as CSV files within a ZIP folder.

Despite this update, Google Search Console will continue to limit users to 1,000 rows of data. In order to export a larger amount of data, this will need to be done with 3rd party resources; such as the Search Analytics for Sheets plug in for Google Sheets, or with Google Data Studio (limited to 5,000 rows).

Google Search Console Adds the Review Snippets Report

Google has introduced the review snippets report within Google Search Console, this report will be available under the enhancement segment within Search Console dashboard.

Review schema allows allows webmasters to highlight reviews on a site, this schema can then be viewed by search engines, such as Google, in order to populate rich results; including knowledge panels and search results.

This review snippet report will be available under the enhancement segment within Search Console dashboard, and will provide details on any issues surrounding the review schema that has been implemented on a site, along with the pages that have been affected by these issues.

Review snippets will also be available within the performance report, under the search appearance view. This will allow users to access the impact of having review snippets appear on an organic listing and how this affects performance.

Google Looks to Implement Mobile First Indexing Across All Sites

Google has been sending notifications, via Google Search Console, to users with sites that are currently preventing Google from implementing mobile-first indexing, due to errors present on the site.

With Google setting a deadline of the next 6-12 months that they expect mobile-indexing to be applied to all sites, if any users receive this warning from Google, we would recommend resolving any issues that have been flagged in order to correctly prepare the site for this change.

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