Usage of voice has plateaued — for now

Roy Amara’s oft-cited law states, “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” This appears to especially applicable to voice and voice search. While there’s been steady growth in the use of voice and virtual assistants since Siri was introduced more than a decade ago, the market hasn’t been transformed….

Google Tests New Fonts For Search Results Page

Google seems to be testing new font styles for the search results pages. Here is some screen shots of the current font that I see, followed by screen shots from some folks on Twitter noticing a new font style.

Updated: The brands boycotting Facebook and Zuckerberg’s response

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. More brands are joining the Stop Hate for Profit Facebook ads boycott. The campaign asks brands to pause their ad spend on Facebook and Instagram in July and charges that Facebook has tolerated racism and hate speech and “turned a blind eye toward voter suppression on their platform.”…

Make the most of your search budget with call analytics

Call analytics establish the link between inbound calls and online search, display, social or email campaigns. The specific benefits of using an enterprise call analytics platform include – but are not limited to: Marketing campaign optimization. Inbound calls can be tracked to their marketing source at the keyword, campaign and channel levels, and followed through…

CPG giant Unilever announces no more Facebook, Twitter ads through 2020

Yesterday Verizon announced it was joining the “Stop Hate for Profit” Facebook ads boycott. Today Unilever said it will stop all advertising on Facebook and Twitter through the end of the year. The company issued a statement explaining its decision, first reported by the Wall Street Journal. “Given our Responsibility Framework and the polarized atmosphere…