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Google Begins Auto-Deleting Location Histories

Google location history

Do you ever feel like everything you do is being tracked and recorded without your knowledge? It's definitely a concern for some users, especially since most people have their phones on them at all times. Those phones can track location data and find out exactly where you've been, and when. Many Google users likely don't even realize that location data is being tracked. While some users do not care how much data is made known, others feel like it is an invasion of privacy to have that data stored. To address this, Google has started deleting some information automatically. Included in this move is the location data noted above.

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Online Shopping Starts Setting Records

online shopping

The amount of time people have spent online in the past few weeks has likely never been higher. It's one of the natural reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. People are working from home and doing their entire jobs online. Others are communicating with loved ones through video calls. Still others are buying almost everything they want and need on the internet to avoid going to stores or even going outside. As more and more states lock down and people stay home, internet use has exploded. This is perhaps the premier time for web traffic and online advertising, as the amount of potential buyers -- and just the sheer amount of eyes on each search or each site -- is unprecedented.

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Clear History: Advertisers Face a New Challenge on Social Media

advertising social media

The beauty of targeted ads is that they can focus directly on people who have already expressed an interest in that type of product or service. This can lead to a rise in conversion rates, even when the total amount of people who see the ad shrinks. You do not waste time and resources putting the ad in front of a lot of people who have no interest and would never make a purchase -- no matter how good that ad is. Instead, you show it to those who really appreciate it and, often, you just have to convert them to your specific product. You know that they're already planning to buy something along those lines.

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Recommended Instagram Posts Depend on AI

Instagram AI

For many businesses, the goal of a platform like Instagram is exposure. You may not make direct sales off of a post about a product or a service, but you can generally reach people who are interested in what you offer. You create more brand awareness, and you can get direct followers whom you can interact with in the future. It’s a dream situation for businesses, as they can then market to people who already like their products and are far more likely to make a purchase. That can increase your conversation rates dramatically.

The other side of this, though, is that you need to expand your reach in some way. You have to get your content in front of new users.

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Facebook’s New AI-Fueled Ads Deliver Targeted Experiences for Individual Users

Facebook AI Ads

Today, advanced machine learning helps businesses of all shapes and sizes improve how they reach and interact with customers. By examining users’ online behavior, preferences and other data, these tools help marketing teams tailor ad campaigns for maximum effect. Facebook recently debuted a new feature which capitalizes on this unique capability.

Backed by AI, their new dynamic update allows businesses to automatically tailor ad experiences to reach individual users best. By delivering customized ads, Facebook aims to not only promote healthy business outcomes, but also to deliver better user experiences.

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