Google has updated their security checks. Now apart from warning before downloading harmful content, it will also warn before one visits a site that has these downloads.

Within Google search, before one clicks a website that contains harmful downloads available on it, Google will warn to stay away from it. Google has warned users before they visit websites that include malware, are hacked or have other exploitative material. This is the first time that Google is warning about sites with harmful downloads.

It is a celebratory and happy moment for Facebook as they achieved 2 Million advertiser milestone. Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer and Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged On Facebook for Business Post:-

“There are now more than 2 million active advertisers on Facebook, and we have just two words to say to each one of you: Thank you.

Facebook updated their ad targeting domain by adding new categories to it. These new categories will enable the advertisers to focus on the 87th Academy Awards, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and Asian Americans. Fialkov Digital shared the screenshots of the new targeting options.

Ad Targeting Image 1 Facebook Rolls Out Categories For Ad Targeting For Academy Awards, World Cup & Asian Americans!

Ad Targeting Image 2 Facebook Rolls Out Categories For Ad Targeting For Academy Awards, World Cup & Asian Americans!

Ad Targeting Image 3 Facebook Rolls Out Categories For Ad Targeting For Academy Awards, World Cup & Asian Americans!

Here is Facebook’s description of the Asian-American targeting option:

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With the immense increase in popularity of social media network, many businesses plan to run their pages on them. But before investing in these networks, it is vital to keep the profile up to date according to the rules- proper photo resolution is the first step to be kept in mind. Images are a clear shadow of what the page or account is all about- and networking sites are imposing new rules and resolutions for all sorts of images.

Marketers who use LinkedIn Company Pages received the latest update this week. LinkedIn updated their Company Pages by launching a notification center for the same.

From the new pages, social media managers will be able to:-

  1. Get an overview of how many likes, comments, and shares they’ve received on Company Page updates and how often their company has been mentioned by LinkedIn members on the platform.

A new ad unit has been added in AdWords that is geared towards mobile marketers looking at calls for conversions. The newly launched “call-only” ads can be chosen during the ad creation process to help make mobile ad creation easy.

This functionality was previously enabled for detailed call extension set-up, but the new ad type is very simple. First, users click to create ads, then they can drop down to choose the call-only ad type.

Google declared that they will add carousel based search results at the snippet level. This means that when the user searches for something and Google feels content from that source is warranted, then instead of showing more search results listed below, it will show a carousel box below that the user may slide through.

Here is an animated GIF of how it works on mobile device:

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