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Google Play Best of Awards 2018: PUBG Mobile, YouTube TV, A…

Google Play Best of Awards 2018: PUBG Mobile, YouTube TV, A…

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IBTimes India/YouTube It's already four days past since December kicked in and it is time, we look back and cherish at the most memorable events that happened in the year. Search engine giant too Google has joined in by sharing the year's top content across apps, games, movies, TV and books on its Play store. For the first time, Google announced a new category 'Fan Favourite' giving users the chance to vote for their favourite game, app and movie of the year in the US. And the results are out. New debutant battle royale game 'PUBG MOBILE', Google-owned video streaming service 'YouTube TV' and the Marvel fantasy hero ensemble movie—"Avengers: Infinity War" have been crowned as the first-ever Fan Favourites awards in their respective categories. Go
YouTube to Test Showing Two Ads Before Videos

YouTube to Test Showing Two Ads Before Videos

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YouTube will soon begin testing two ads shown back-to-back before a video starts.The ads will be skippable, however, so users have no obligation to sit through them.When one of these “ad pods” is shown it will reduce the likelihood of another ad appearing later in the video.YouTube says this change is based on user experience research which has shown how users respond to multiple ads in long videos.“Our recent user experience research suggests that in addition to factors such as the length of ads, viewers are quite sensitive to the frequency of ad breaks, especially during longer viewing sessions.”Fewer interruptions lead to better user metrics, such as less abandonment and higher rates of ad viewing.Ad pods will first launch on desktop, followed by mobile and TV screens.The company sug
Google testing YouTube movie trailer videos in ads on Googl…

Google testing YouTube movie trailer videos in ads on Googl…

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The folks at SEMrush spotted a carousel of ads for new movie trailers showing in Google search on Thursday. What is it? The ad unit — labeled with an “Ads” icon — features movie trailers hosted on YouTube in a carousel. The ads each include a thumbnail image from the trailer with the video length overlayed, the name of the movie and the date it’s coming out in theaters. How do I get in? For now, this is just a test (that I haven’t been able to replicated).  A Google spokesperson confirmed the test, but declined to share details, “We’re always testing new ways to improve our experience for our advertisers and users, but don’t have anything specific to announce right now.” That likely means it is working with a select number of studios — DreamWorks, Universal
Google 2018 Midterms coverage: ‘Go Vote’ Doodle, YouTube re…

Google 2018 Midterms coverage: ‘Go Vote’ Doodle, YouTube re…

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Voting in the 2018 Midterm elections for the House and Senate are well underway, while on the state and local level there are a slew of gubernatorial races and various ballots. Google encourages voting around the world and its products from Search to YouTube are in full force today to help with that civic duty and provide results later tonight. On the off-chance you didn’t realize that today is the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, the Google app yesterday sent a reminder about Election Day and “where to vote.” That query presents a Knowledge Panel in Search where users can enter their street address to find voting locations and hours, including early voting sites before today. The “Vote on Election Day” tab notes locations near you and what time they open with a
Google Helps YouTube Creators Find Re-Uploaded Content on O…

Google Helps YouTube Creators Find Re-Uploaded Content on O…

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Google is taking a new step toward helping YouTube creators protect their copyrighted work.The company is releasing a new Copyright Match tool that is designed to find content that has been re-uploaded on other channels.Creators can upload videos using the tool, which YouTube will then scan and attempt to find other videos that are the same or similar.When a match is found it will appear in the “matches” tab within the Copyright Match tool.From there, the creator can decide what to do next. This could involve getting in touch with the other channel(s), initiating a takedown request, or simply doing nothing at all.The copyright owner will be determined based on who uploaded the video first.“It’s important that you’re the first person to upload your video to YouTube. The time of upload is
Why Your Business Needs a Dynamite YouTube Marketing Strate…

Why Your Business Needs a Dynamite YouTube Marketing Strate…

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OpenClipart-Vectors / PixabayWe’re not sure we need to convince you that people love watching videos.But in case you didn’t realize how much, users watch ONE BILLION hours of YouTube per day— royally spanking the watch times of any other video hosting platform.As the second largest search engine in the world, maintaining an active YouTube channel is kind of a marketing must-have.So why is it that corporations resist jumping on the YouTube marketing bandwagon?Maybe they assume the competition is too high. Or maybe they’re too busy schmoozing it up trying to rank on Google, they neglect to explore the full power of YouTube as a traffic source and sales tool.If ranking higher, getting more website views or landing more leads and sales matters to your business, discover how a refined YouTub
KaiOS to get Google Maps, YouTube, Search and Assistant as …

KaiOS to get Google Maps, YouTube, Search and Assistant as …

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We bet that just a few months ago you had never even heard of KaiOS, but the platform apparently powers over 40 million featurephones. And it just got a massive boost as Google invested $22 million as part of a Series A investment. KaiOS is at the heart of the reborn Nokia 8110 4G, fitting as the operating system itself is a Firefox OS that rose from the ashes. It’s more than HMD’s “featurephone” efforts, though, TCL and Micromax are partners too along with carriers such as Jio, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. KaiOS phones can feature 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi and GPS and are part of the initiative to bring the next billion people online and with Google’s involvement, they’ll get the proper smartphone treatment. As part of the investment, the search giant will help launch its apps on KaiOS –