That’s why marketers are using tools like Promoted Places on Google Maps and local inventory ads on Google Shopping to showcase special offers and what’s in-stock at nearby stores to help consumers decide where to go.
And finally, Google is expanding its local ad efforts and its store visits technology to video, allowing consumers to discover nearby retail outlets, leading to a direct path from a video ad to shopping offline. Store visit conversion data is based on anonymized statistics, analyzed from aggregated purchase data that can not be tied to individual customers.
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The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation aims to tighten the ways online firms use and collect data and will require online firms to get explicit consent from consumers about data use.
The free service, which is now in beta test mode, will roll out to “more advertisers” in the next few months, Google said. Perhaps the technology will develop to the point of self-destruction, destroying Google’s business model. And not only when you are online.
To help marketers sift through the search giant’s many updates and new offerings, we’ve compiled several key takeaways from the event. It says that Google already has access to 70% of all USA credit and debit card transactions!
The company says Ads Data Hub is also designed with mobile ad campaigns in mind. How can that be allowed? Google has partnered with companies responsible for tracking purchase data, which gives it access to about 70 percent of all USA credit and debit card transactions.
Google has announced that it will be releasing a measurement tool that helps in capturing the number of times a particular individual has viewed a specific ad – Unique Reach. Features critical to advertisers – such as viewabilty monitoring, analytics, click protection and other back-end functions – are also now built into the AMP ads framework. Facebook, the world’s second-biggest advertising company (Google’s largest, and everyone else is a distant third), got there first when it launched Facebook Atlas in 2014.
“We capture the clicks, as long as there was a click, we can, for example, say how numerous conversations were from the social channel”, explained Babak Pahlavan, Google’s senior director of product management for analytics and measurement, in an interview.
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Now it hopes to use this to tell advertisers when their online ads have led to an offline purchase. The mathematical formulas convert people’s names and other personal information into anonymous strings of numbers. For example, Google Attribution will aggregate details from services such as AdWords, Google Analytics, and DoubleClick Search, which unify details about the ads displayed on your phone, the sites (and time) you visited, and what you’ve searched in Google.