Today in digital marketing news October 2020 we’ll explore TikTok’s approach to body shaming, Facebook’s plan to fix election tampering, and some of the newest web development trends. Check out the video or read on!
Isn’t TikTok banned
Recently TikTok banned weight loss related adds on their platform in hopes that it would help them tackle body shaming and weight stigma. A lot of TikTok users agree that body shaming is something that really needs to be dealt with on the app.
Now that TikTok has body shaming covered, let’s all go get some pie!
Facebook Will Halt Ads
Ads focused on politics will be halted after the polls close this November. “While ads are an important way to express voice, we plan to temporarily stop running all social issue, electoral, or political ads in the U.S. after the polls close on November 3, to reduce opportunities for confusion or abuse”.
That’s all well and good but isn’t after the polls close too late to halt political ads?
Two Faced Twitter
Twitter has been accused of double standards. A significant number of users have lashed out in their posts over tweet bans and death threats.
“Tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against *anyone* are not allowed and will need to be removed,”
Despite this quote, users are still claiming a lack of support from Twitter.
Too Much Caffeine!
Watch out social media platforms, Caffeine is coming for your organs! Caffeine is a streaming platform similar to Twitch but is seemingly aimed more toward news & broadcasts over gaming.
Crunchbase recently revealed Caffeine had a significant amount of investments. They made waves on Fox and were used to broadcast the 2019 X Games in Aspen.
Digital Marketing Weather Report
There have been some recent talks about a core algorithm update as well as some upcoming updates we’ll get into on future blogs and DMM shows.
It looks like they are planning to roll out new shipping schema, possibly making Google shopping free, and new fact checking guidelines.
Now, here are some issues I’m still seeing that should probably have been fixed a long time ago.
- Searches that end up on sites with almost no actual content to answer your question.
- Sites with ads that litter my entire screen every time making it so I can’t actually read the content itself.
- Sites that once they load and I decide to click on something, everything moves and I accidentally click on an add.
I miss Matt Cutts……..
Developers are starting to turn heads with new cutting edge technologies that could change the way we see websites.
Drag and Drop Page Builders
Drag and drop page builders like Elementor are growing even more in popularity recently. Making technical web development more accessible for not so tech savvy users.
Augmented Reality on Your Website?
Some sites may even start to use augmented reality to their advantage. The ability to virtually see things like paint color changes or furniture in your own living room could be a game changer for a lot of websites. Google has been rolling out more and more AR search results so this is probably something you’ll want to start researching soon.
Big Names Using WordPress
This next thing isn’t really news to us, WordPress is basically the Comcast of website builders. It’s popular and for good reason. It’s basically the best worst option out there. A lot of large companies are starting to make the switch though and we thought we’d name drop some of them. We’re doing this in hopes that you won’t end up on something like Square Space or that other one that starts with a w and ends with Wix. Look, we’re not saying those are bad platforms but using them, at least for now, can in some cases limit you when it comes to online marketing.
So here are some big names making their move to WordPress!
- BBC America
- Chicago Sun-Times
- The Walt Disney Company
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