In an official report Bing reported that they rejected 130 million ads and banned 175000 advertisers in 2016.

In 2016 Bing blocked more than 5000 advertisers and 7000 sites for Phishing, which remains a major concern, and more than a million ads selling counterfeit goods were blocked. 7 million ads that were serving misleading content were blocked and more than 300 advertisers who were highjacking the browser with their ads or scaring the users that their PC is infected were also blocked.

Users can now filter or expand the search results using the new Carousel slider at the top of both desktop and mobile search results. Here’s the screen for desktop and mobile searches when we search for kids clothing and baby clothes.

25 Black Hat SEO Techniques That Are Killing Your Website2 Weekly Infographic: 25 Black Hat SEO Techniques That Are Killing Your Website!

It’s very important to know which of your SEO techniques could be killing site’s ranking on Google, instead of boosting. In this infographic, Red Website Design has shared 25 Black Hat SEO techniques which should be avoided.

Here we come again with our list of this week's best articles on digital marketing that we found across the Internet. These have been categorized into content marketing, social media, search engine optimization, email marketing and link building. Take a look at them and we are sure you will love going through them.

top ten digital marketing articles Top 10 Digital Marketing Articles of this Week: 3rd February, 2016!

Pinterest Introduces Search Ads!

Feb 3, 2017 | 1,174 views | by Ritu Sharma

Pinterest is launching Search Ads. In an official announcement, Pinterest said, “Today, we're excited to introduce Search Ads on Pinterest: a new way to connect with people searching for your products and services. We’re rolling out a full suite of features, including Keyword and Shopping Campaigns that are shown in search results, along with powerful new targeting and reporting options.”

Google AdWords has rolled out IF functions and default values for better customization of ads. In an announcement on Google+, they said, “IF functions help you customize your ad text based on who’s searching and what device they’re searching on, all without using a feed. For example, if they’re a new customer, you might call out holiday promotions. Or if they’re a returning customer, you might highlight the benefits of your loyalty program. You can also use an IF function to show mobile users customized ad text, such as highlighting your convenient mobile checkout.”

Facebook has announced two updates to better rank posts in the news feed:

  • Incorporating new signals to better identify and rank authentic content
  • A new way to predict and rank in real-time when posts might be more relevant to you

Facebook says that authenticity most important and people resonate more with with the stories that are not spammy, misleading or sensational. Ranking the news feed is based on factors like overall engagement, likes, comments, shares and how close the person is to you.

Google has announced the release of mobile-friendly test API. You can test URLs using automated tools. "The API method runs all tests, and returns the same information – including a list of the blocked URLs – as the manual test," said Google.

Image 1 Google Introduces Mobile Friendly Test API

John Mueller stated, “We hope this API makes it easier to check your pages for mobile-friendliness and to get any such issues resolved faster.”

RankRanger has reported that the number of AMP articles appearing within Google’s Top Stories has gone really high across the globe. Initially, when they started tracking AMP results in Google mobile News Box, the number of AMP article appearing was not all that impressive. At that time data was collected and compared from three countries, the UK, UK, and Spain). UK had the highest share at 17:75%.

You’re not new to SEO, so you probably already know that meta descriptions are crucial for your ranking. With a well-written meta description, you can get more people to click on your link, which translates into a higher click-through rate.

But how exactly do you write a meta description that’s optimized for improving your ranking? Here are six best practices to help you out:

SEO meta description 6 Best Practices on Writing a Search Engine Optimized Meta Description that Works!