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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:00:08 PM
Every year at the Cannes Lions festival, the world gathers to celebrate creativity in marketing, design, tech and entertainment. The festival is a great source of inspiration, with thought-provoking programming that awakens the creative senses of people and brands alike.

YouTube’s creative canvas represents an exciting opportunity for brands and agencies to reimagine their approach to video. To help, we’re creating a new set of tools.

Today, we’re introducing YouTube’s creative suite, a collection of resources to help you tell great stories on YouTube, test creative variations and measure creative impact. Kellogg’s is already tapping into tools like YouTube Director Mix to harness the power of personalization, while 20th Century Fox is pairing experimentation with Video Ad Sequencing to give viewers story-driven introductions to new films.

Let’s meet the suite.


Video Experiments

Testing video creative can be expensive, time-consuming and not always indicative of real-world performance. That’s why we’re launching Video experiments, a head-to-head testing tool in AdWords that works with brand lift measurement and allows you to measure the impact of creative on key metrics like awareness, consideration, purchase intent and more. Cleanly segmented experiments run on YouTube at no extra cost beyond media investment and deliver results in as few as three days. Video experiments, launching in beta later this month, convert non-working media spend typically used for focus groups in simulated ad environments into working media spend in real ad environments. On YouTube, people only watch what they want, making it an ideal testing ground for actionable results you can trust.


Video Creative Analytics

Generating reports on creative performance can be a repetitive and manual process for AdWords users, so we’re launching new features to make the process of uncovering quantitative creative insights easier. Our initial launch brings audience segmentation to retention reports so you can better understand how your creative captures the attention of different groups. Later this year, we’ll introduce the ability to annotate key moments within your video ― like logos or product shots ― and show you what percent of your audience saw these key moments. In doing so, you can keep track of how different creative elements influence campaign performance and use that to develop ideas for your next creative brief or video experiment.


Director Mix and Video Ad Sequencing


Telling relevant stories that command attention is challenging, especially at scale. That’s why we’re committed to building tools that enable great storytelling on YouTube. YouTube Director Mix, currently in alpha, lets you create many versions of a base video and set elements to be swappable ― customizing text, image, sound and video elements to assemble the right video for the right audience and context. Video Ad Sequencing, also in alpha, lets you tell your brand story over a series of ads set in a specific order, or showcase your product message across multiple pieces of content. By showing your story in sequence, you have the potential to drive deeper engagement, awareness or consideration.


We’re excited to see how you use these new tools.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:02:14 PM
Driven by rapid changes in technology and mobile, consumer expectations continue to rise at an unrelenting pace. There are brand new ways for people to find and engage with businesses, and it’s becoming critical for marketers to remove friction at every step of the consumer journey. This morning at Search Marketing Expo Advanced, we made three announcements for marketers and retailers including:

1. New innovations to highlight your physical locations

Almost 80% of shoppers will go in store when they have an item they want immediately.1 To help capture this demand, we’re expanding affiliate location extensions to video campaigns on YouTube – on top of Search and Display campaigns. This helps brand manufacturers drive and measure foot traffic to nearby retail stores and auto dealers that sell their products. We’ve seen that adding affiliate location extensions to TrueView in-stream and bumper ads can increase clickthrough rate by over 15%.2<img border="0" data-original-height="1581" data-original-width="1600" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5dMxo1Ymwbc/Wx9nNfuwY-I/AAAAAAAAATc/MFrASdODVBsNAImIkacSjxRIUShosJvnQCLcBGAs/s1600/2018-06-11.jpg" />

New local catalog ads on Display will also roll out to all advertisers by the end of the month to help shoppers discover what you sell, then visit your store. One-third of shoppers say finding inspiration is something they enjoy most about shopping.3 This interactive experience highlights a hero image and your inventory in an easy-to-scroll, mobile layout that helps shoppers explore your products. It also features in-store availability and detailed pricing information. This new format can complement your traditional print campaigns – including catalogs, flyers, and circulars – with the added audience and measurement benefits of digital ads.



Boulanger is one of the largest electronics and appliances retailers in France. The retail brand had a special promotional event for Spring 2018, so it turned to local catalog ads to boost its sales. Boulanger showcased a cheerful lifestyle image, a message welcoming the season and products carefully curated for local in-store promotion. With help from both click-based and impression-based store visits* (launched in March), the campaign drove over 20K visits to its stores, delivering a return of 42 times its investment on ad spend.
*Store visits are estimates based on aggregated, anonymized data from a sample set of users who have turned on Location History.

Onboarding to both local catalog ads and local inventory ads is now much easier for retailers of all sizes with the new local feed partnership program. The new program allows point-of-sale or inventory data providers, like Cayan, Pointy, Linx and yReceipts, to provide sales and inventory data to Google on behalf of merchants, so they don’t have to create their own local product feeds. As an additional benefit, retailers can showcase their local inventory for free on the “See What’s In Store” feature on the search knowledge panel.

2. Competitive pricing insights to help deliver better sales results

Beyond availability of products in store, we know that price is also a top consideration for consumers. New price benchmarks in AdWords reporting will be available soon to show Shopping advertisers how other retailers are pricing the same products. You can use these pricing insights to inform your bidding strategy when you have price-competitive products to promote, to influence pricing strategy with your merchandising teams, or to troubleshoot performance drops due to competitors’ pricing.

For example, let’s say you find that you’re selling a sweater for $40 while most retailers are selling the same sweater for $60. You may choose to bid up on this sweater because your product is more price-competitive in the current market and will appeal to more potential customers.

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3. Updates for our Shopping Actions program

Consumers continue to be open to new ways of discovering and buying products. Today at SMX Advanced, we shared an update on Shopping Actions, the program we launched in March to give consumers an easy way to complete the purchase from retailers, while on Google platforms like Search, the Assistant or by voice.

Since its launch, thousands of retailers have requested to join through our interest form, and more than 70 retailers are live on the program today. Early testing indicates that participating retailers on average see an increase in total clicks and conversions at a lower overall cost per click and conversion, compared to running Shopping ads alone.4


As always, SMX Advanced is an exciting event that brings leading marketers together. We hope you'll join us in our Learn with Google Classroom to connect and hear more about how these new products can help you grow your business.






1. Google/Ipsos, U.S., “Shopping Tracker,” Online survey, n=3,613 online Americans 13+ who shopped in the past two days, Oct.–Dec. 2017
2. YouTube Internal Data, US, CA, UK, DE, AU, November 2017
3. Google/Ipsos, “Shopping Tracker”, October-December 2017, Online survey, US, n=3,613 online Americans 13+ who shopped in the past two days
4. Google internal data, Feb - June 2018
Friday, June 08, 2018 7:16:11 PM
(Part 1, Part 3)

Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show, we learned about today’s more empowered consumer. They're more curious, demanding and impatient than ever before, and expect assistive experiences everywhere–like checking in and unlocking their hotel room using their smartphone.

Meeting these rising consumer expectations is critical. Over the next two weeks, we’ll explore some of our favorite AdWords products and show how machine learning is enabling brands to meet those expectations, while saving time and improving performance.


Applying machine learning in AdWords

Campaign management involves time-consuming tasks. Rather than manually adding thousands of keywords or individually testing headlines to see which ones work best, you can train Google’s machine learning platform to do it for you.

For example, you might’ve had new products added to your inventory or more content added to your website recently. Dynamic Search Ads would see this and automatically fill gaps in keyword coverage to help you reach people who are searching for those new products and services.

Or to show relevant ads that fit anywhere across the millions of sites in the Google Display Network, you can upload more creative assets to your Smart display campaign and automatically show relevant ads to the right people. Machine learning makes all of this possible.


Changing the app game

For app developers and marketers, we know competition is fierce: the number of developers with more than 1 million monthly installs grew by 35% year over year.1 There are more apps and experiences competing for your users’ attention and dollars than ever before. This is another area where machine learning is changing the game.

Universal App campaigns (UAC) enable brands like Rappi, a delivery service in Latin America, to reach their most valuable users across Google Play, Search, Display Network, and YouTube with a single campaign.

Rappi uploaded as many creative assets as it had, allowing Google’s machine learning platform to rotate each asset, understand which ones perform best across each channel, and show the ads that users are most likely to engage with. After only one month, Rappi’s conversion rates grew by 10X, and the brand expanded into Brazil, Mexico and                                                         Argentina.
AutoGravity, an auto financing company, reached tens of thousands of car buyers and increased user engagement by 120% in only 5 weeks. The brand plans on increasing UAC investment by 200% to reach more of its highest-value users, people who are most likely to receive credit ‘approval’.

How does UAC reach these types of high-value users? Google’s machine learning platform uses insights from Google.com and Google Play, web data and other signals, in addition to information about your app. This data is analyzed across each channel where AdWords shows your ads and is updated in real time. That’s how AdWords can quickly pick up on trending keywords, like events and holidays, and ensure your ads show to the right users.

AdWords then looks at people who have completed your selected action, like ‘approvals’, and those who haven’t, as well as user signals that are unique to each auction. Device type, operating system, network, apps they already have, and other signals create patterns that help identify high-value users. These patterns are used to predict future auctions, where and how to bid, and what ads to show and to whom.

Using machine learning, brands are not only delivering better performance at scale, but they’re also unlocking their most precious resource: time.

Paul Teresi, Growth Executive at Skyscanner, a travel app, says he’s been able to save a lot more time thanks to UAC. “Now, I can focus on truly understanding our users, metrics, and discovering growth and expansion opportunities necessary to keep us ahead of the curve.”



To learn more about how Universal App campaigns can help you reach your most valuable users, take our new education course.



Next week, we’ll conclude our journey with a look at how machine learning is being applied to bid optimization, including an interesting case study from Google’s in-house media team.



1. Google Internal Data, May 2017
Friday, June 08, 2018 7:06:38 PM
(Part 1, Part 2)

Consumers are more empowered than ever before and expect brands to provide fast and helpful experiences. That’s why leading marketers are 50% more likely to increase investments in capabilities like machine learning to help them win.1 In fact, brands like Rappi and AutoGravity are already using machine learning in AdWords to reach their most valuable app users and grow their businesses. In our final installment of this series, we explore how machine learning is being applied to bid optimization to help businesses make sense of the data around them and get better results at scale.


It’s more than a bid

The days of predictable web sessions are over, replaced by bursts of digital activity throughout the day on multiple devices. Your bids now have to take into consideration a wide range of contextual signals that impact ad performance, including a user’s device, location and time of day. That’s where machine learning can help.

AdWords Smart Bidding uses Google’s machine learning to help you set the right bid for every auction through three core capabilities:
  • Auction-time bidding: Smart Bidding sets bids for each individual auction, not just a few times per day. AdWords Smart Bidding evaluates the relevant contextual signals present at each of those auctions—such as time of day, specific ad creative being shown, or user’s device, and browser—to identify the conversion opportunity, and set an optimized bid tailored to each auction. This allows Smart Bidding to set millions of bids per second, something even an army of marketers wouldn’t be able to do.
  • Cross-signal analysis: Smart Bidding understands how signal combinations impact conversion rate. For example, a retailer might notice their mobile conversion rates are 20% higher than their desktop conversion rates, and set a mobile bid adjustment of +20%. However, this doesn’t account for the times of day where mobile conversion rates are even stronger, like in the mornings, when people are researching during their commute. Smart Bidding analyzes billions of these types of signals to identify meaningful correlations, and calculates bids based on how likely a conversion will occur.
  • Query-level learning: Smart Bidding maximizes performance for new and low-volume keywords. By looking at performance data across similar auctions in your account, Google’s machine learning platform makes informed bidding decisions and helps reduce performance fluctuations even when data is scarce. For example, let’s say you just added a new keyword “cheap flights to NYC.” If that query was already matching to another part of your account and similar auctions, Smart Bidding simply applies what it’s learned about that query to set the best possible bid.


Focus on the next big opportunity

Brands around the world are using Smart Bidding to unlock growth for their business and reinvesting their time and money into new opportunities.

Harmoney, a peer-to-peer lending service in New Zealand, teamed up with its agency, First Digital, to find more, qualified applicants while still hitting an aggressive ROAS goal. They used Target ROAS across their non-brand Search campaigns to reach customers who were most likely to apply and be approved for a personal loan. As a result, Harmoney saw a 219% growth in high-value accounts at a 37% lower cost-per-acquisition (CPA). Importantly, Smart Bidding freed up 5 hours per week for the team to focus on high-value tasks like testing ad copy and learning more about their best customers.

FirstPoint is a Swiss-based digital agency that wanted to maximize its client’s Search budget while driving more conversions. After testing Smart Bidding, the agency moved away from manual bidding in favor of Maximize conversions. It increased conversions by 2.4x, increased conversion rates by 12%, and decreased CPA by 59%.


Put machine learning to the test


Moving to Smart Bidding and enabling machine learning to do the heavy lifting for you doesn’t have to happen overnight. Set up a campaign draft and experiment to run a 50/50 split test and see how your old bidding strategy stacks up against one powered by Google’s machine learning. With a little time, you may find yourself delivering better results. For our own media team at Google, Smart Bidding is now a best practice and is enabled across 98% of eligible campaigns.



Check out our updated Smart Bidding guide for best practices on picking the right bid strategy for your business goals.



1. Econsultancy and Google, Marketing and Measurement Survey, 2017
Friday, June 08, 2018 6:39:32 PM
As more consumers come online around the world, there’s more opportunity than ever for marketers to reach potential customers beyond your borders. In fact, research shows that customers aren’t concerned about where a business is based as long as they’re happy with the product or service. For example, 96% of people didn't know that Booking.com is from the Netherlands, and of these, 90% said this wouldn't affect the likelihood of their buying from the company again.1
To get started, check out our Official Guide to Expanding Internationally with AdWords. This four-step guide outlines best practices and free resources that can help advertisers find more customers in new countries.

There are many tools and resources for businesses looking to expand. For example, Market Finder is a powerful tool built with insights from Google Search to prioritize the best markets for your business based on search volumes in your category, ease of doing business, consumer purchasing power, and more. It’s available in the US, UK, and China, with more countries on the way in 2018. Another resource is Consumer Barometer, which helps advertisers learn about consumer preferences and trends. Did you know that clothing, books, cosmetics, and computer hardware/software are the products most often purchased online from abroad?2 Last but not least, tap into the Go Global Community for the latest research on emerging market trends, conversations with international market specialists, and updates on new ads innovations. Companies from around the world have grown their businesses with these tools. For example:


Kabam is a leading provider of mobile games, including Marvel Contest of Champions with over 130M downloads. To expand its game into Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Kabam used insights from consumer gaming trends and video engagement from each market to localize its Search and YouTube campaigns. As a result, the game reached top 10 in download charts for its category on both iOS and Android in target APAC markets.

French DIY website ManoMano offers two million products from 750 sellers, including electrical, hardware, furniture and tools. The DIY market is highly seasonal and constantly changing -- customers love gardening and outdoor activities in warm seasons and indoor projects during the winter. ManoMano predicted these purchase patterns, understood consumer trends in each market, and engaged customers with timely, localized campaigns. As a result, its sales more than doubled in 2016, and ManoMano now has nearly 2 million customers across Europe, with localized websites in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK.

It’s more important than ever for businesses, large and small, to think beyond borders with our Guide to Expanding Internationally. It’s a small world, after all.


1. UK Google Consumer Surveys, 2014
2. The Consumer Barometer Survey 2014/15
Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:48:27 PM
Consumers search for and research products in more ways than ever before across devices, on websites, and product review blogs. It’s essential to consider the entire customer journey and keep people engaged once they reach your business. That’s why we introduced an integration between Optimize and AdWords to make it easy for marketers to test and create personalized landing pages.

Suppose you want to improve your chocolate shop's sales for the keyword “chocolate gifts.” You might use the Optimize visual editor to create two different options for the hero spot on your landing page: a photo of an assorted chocolate gift box versus a banner reading "Save 20% on gifts." And then you can use Optimize to target your experiment to only show to users who visit your site after searching for “chocolate gifts.”


How Spotify boosted conversions with Optimize and AdWords

Spotify, one of the world’s leading audio streaming services, is just one example of a company that has successfully used the Optimize and AdWords integration to drive more conversions from their search campaigns. Spotify discovered that the most streamed content in Germany was actually audiobooks, not music. So they wanted to show German users that they have a wide selection of audiobooks, and also that the experience of listening to them is even better with a premium subscription.

Using the AdWords integration with Optimize 360 (the enterprise version of Optimize), Spotify ran an experiment that focused on users in Germany who had searched for “audiobooks” on Google and clicked through on their search ad. Half of these users were shown a custom landing page dedicated to audiobooks, while the other half were shown the standard page. The custom landing page increased Spotify’s premium subscriptions by 24%.

”Before, it was a fairly slow process to get all these tests done. Now, with Optimize 360, we can have 20 or more tests running at the same time. It’s important that we test a lot, so it doesn’t matter if we fail as long as we keep on testing,” said Joost de Schepper, Spotify’s Head of Conversion Optimization. Watch Spotify’s video case study to learn more.
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Driving your own results

Today, we’re announcing three new updates to make it easier for all marketers to realize the benefits that Spotify saw from easily testing and creating more relevant landing pages:

1. Connect Optimize with the new AdWords experience

You can connect Optimize to AdWords in just a few steps. Follow these instructions to get started.

Not using the new AdWords experience yet? Make the switch to gain access to more actionable insights and faster access to new features.

2. Link multiple AdWords accounts at once

For advertisers that have many AdWords accounts under a manager account, individually linking each of those sub-accounts to Optimize can be time consuming.

Now, you can link your manager account directly to Optimize. This will pull in all your AdWords accounts at once, allowing you to immediately connect data from separate campaigns, ad groups, and more. To get started, switch to the new AdWords experience, and then you’ll see an option to link your manager account in your Linked accounts, learn more.

3. Gain more flexibility with your keywords

You can now run a single experiment for multiple keywords, even if they’re across different campaigns and ad groups. For example, test the same landing page for users that search for “chocolate chip cookies” in your “desserts” ad group and for users that search for “iced coffee” in your “beverages” ad group.

With the Optimize and AdWords integration, driving results through A/B testing is fast and simple. Sign-up for an Optimize account at no charge and get started today.

Happy Optimizing!








Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:01:32 PM
Consumers have high expectations for faster, safer and better digital experiences. This means it's more important than ever for brands to deliver on these expectations.

At Google, we're building new innovations to help AdWords advertisers design the best web experiences for your customers.


Speed: Improvements to click measurement
Speed matters. In fact, a one-second delay in mobile page load can decrease conversions up to 20%.1 That’s why we announced support for Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) as landing pages in AdWords and developed new tools like the Mobile Speed Scorecard and the Impact Calculator. With just a few inputs, this tool estimates the revenue impact that can result from improving the speed of your mobile website.

Another way we’re improving mobile site speed is parallel tracking (blog | help center) -- which was introduced earlier this year for advertisers using click measurement systems. How does this improve speed? After an ad click, web browsers will process click measurement requests in the background, helping people reach your site up to several seconds faster.2 This creates better user experiences, leading to more conversions and less budget spent on bounced clicks.
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Starting October 30, 2018, parallel tracking will be required for all AdWords accounts. To get a jump start, you can now opt in your Search Network and Shopping campaigns. And even if you don't intend to turn it on today, you should start talking with your click measurement providers to ensure that they are ready for this change. Doing so, ensures there’s no disruption to your click measurement system.

If you've confirmed that your click measurement system is already compatible, you can opt in from your account-level "Settings" page in the "Tracking" section. Learn more



Security: Focus on HTTPS
You want your customers to have a safe and secure experience, every time they engage with your website. But too many brands still use unencrypted HTTP to send users to their landing pages. That's why Google strongly advocates that sites adopt HTTPS encryption, the industry standard for ensuring the security and integrity of data traveling between the browser and the website.

Over the last year, Chrome has marked an increasingly large set of HTTP pages as "not secure." Beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP pages as “not secure.”
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To make sure your users continue to have the best possible landing page experience, we've taken a few extra steps:
  • Enabled HTTP Search ad clicks to automatically be redirected to HTTPS when we know that your site prefers HTTPS, which we will begin rolling out the week of June 11.
  • Launched Ad version history to allow advertisers to update your landing page URLs from HTTP to HTTPS without resetting all of your performance statistics. 
  • Will start to warn advertisers in AdWords when you’re using less secure HTTP addresses for landing pages, in the next few weeks.
We hope that these innovations will help people browse more quickly, confidently and securely.

1. "State of Online Retail Performance," Akamai, April 2017
2. Google Internal Data, Japan/India/US. Aggregated anonymized data from a sample of users that have clicked on an AdWords ad with URL tracking, August 2017
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:19:46 PM
With cord-cutting on the rise, brands have been looking for new ways to connect with an important part of their audience that are harder than ever to reach. According to fresh Nielsen data, more than half of 18 to 49 year-olds in the US are either light viewers of TV or do not subscribe to TV; but over 90 percent of these people watch YouTube.1 Today we’re introducing a new set of opportunities on YouTube to help brands reach these viewers across content and devices.


YouTube audiences on TV screens
We’re amidst the second major shift in how people watch video on YouTube. In the past few years, we witnessed mobile viewership exceed desktop, marking the first major shift in how people interacted with YouTube. Now, in 2018, viewers are returning to that original, purpose-built device for video viewing – the television set.

At YouTube we’ve brought people back to the big screen by building a rich YouTube experience for set-top boxes, gaming consoles, streaming devices and smart TVs of all stripes. And now TV screens are our fastest growing screen, counting over 150 million hours of watch time per day.2

We heard from advertisers that they want in, so we have been working to make it easy for you to find your most engaged, valuable audience while they are watching YouTube on a TV set, with the new TV screens device type. In the coming months, we’ll add TV screens – joining computers, mobile phones and tablets – to AdWords and DoubleClick Bid Manager, so advertisers globally can tailor their campaigns for this environment – for example, by using a different creative.

We’ve already seen that people react positively to ads on the TV screen – based on Ipsos Lab Experiments, YouTube ads shown on TV drove a significant lift in ad recall and purchase intent, with an average lift of 47 percent and 35 percent respectively.3


YouTube audiences on every screen

And for brands who want help reaching cord cutters, we now offer a new segment in AdWords and DoubleClick Bid Manager called “light TV viewers.” Advertisers will be able to reach people who consume most of their television and video content online and might be harder to reach via traditional media. This audience is reachable on YouTube across computers, mobile, tablets, and TV screens.


Welcoming YouTube TV to Google Preferred

Last year we launched YouTube TV, a new way to enjoy cable-free live TV. Now a year in, YouTube TV continues to gain momentum – we’ve recently added new networks to our service, expanded availability to over 85 percent of US households in nearly 100 TV markets, and announced partnerships with major sports leagues. For the first time, this upcoming broadcast season advertisers will be able to access full length TV inventory in Google Preferred.

Content from some cable networks in the US will be part of Google Preferred lineups so that brands can continue to engage their audience across all platforms. This means advertisers will be able to get both the most popular YouTube content and traditional TV content in a single campaign – plus, we’ll dynamically insert these ads, giving advertisers the ability to show relevant ads to the right audiences, rather than just showing everyone the same ad as they might on traditional TV.

As marketers continue to break the silos and think of holistic media plans, we’re excited to enable the opportunity. Because while TV screen viewing is big and growing fast, video is everywhere and the key is connecting with viewers wherever they watch.







Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:17:11 PM
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Thursday, May 10, 2018 5:15:01 PM
In May, Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. Google is committed to complying with the GDPR, and in preparation, we’ve been working with our customers and partners to inform them about changes we’re making to our policies across our various products.

Today we’re informing advertisers and publisher partners about changes to our ad policies. Google already requires publishers and advertisers using our advertising services to get consent from end users to use our services, as required under existing EU law. However, the GDPR will further refine these requirements.

To comply, we will be updating our EU consent policy when the GDPR takes effect and the revised policy will require that publishers take extra steps in obtaining consent from their users. Before May, we will launch a solution to support publishers that want to show non-personalized ads, and we are working with industry groups, including IAB Europe, to explore proposed consent solutions for publishers.

We’re aware that our customers and partners - European and international - have significant obligations under these new laws, as does Google. Publisher and advertiser partners can expect further updates as we approach the date when GDPR takes effect.

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