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Google Chrome To Crack Down On Battery- And Data-Sucking Display Ads

According to a recent announcement, around the end of August, Google's Chrome browser will begin blocking resource-heavy ads. Any ad this hasn't been network-optimized, poorly programmed, or mine cryptocurrency can hog network data and drain batteries. \ “We have recently discovered that a fraction of a percent of ads consume a disproportionate share of device [...]

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Ecosia To Join Chrome v81 Default Search Engine Choices

According to a TechCrunch report, Berlin-based search engine, Ecosia, will be included among Chrom version 81's default search engine choices in the US, UK, Germany, France and 43 other markets. Ecosia is joining Google, Bing, Yahoo! and DuckDuckGo, which added to the list this time last year. Ecosia boycotted Google’s Android choice screen auction in the EU, which [...]

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Chrome’s Coming Changes To Video Ad Blocking Could Impact YouTube

Soon, Google Chrome's ad blocking efforts will extend to "intrusive" video ads in short-form videos. Chrome will be adopting the latest standards for video ads from the Coalition for Better Ads. This news was announced on February 5. Three different ad experiences for short-form video content was identified by the Coalition for Better Ads are included in [...]

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Google Chrome: Third-Party Cookies Will Be Gone By 2022

Because of the increased rejection by major browsers, third-party cookies have been living on borrowed time. On January 14th, Google announced support for third-party cookies in its Chrome browser would be phased out “within two years.” Google wants to replace them with a browser-based mechanism as part of its "Privacy Sandbox" initiative, which was introduced last August. [...]

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What’s Next Now That The Third-Party Browser Tracking Cookie Is Dead?

For the last 25 years, marketers relied on third-party tracking cookies in order to track consumer behavior online. Practically all ad tech and martech platforms utilize cookies for targeting, retargeting, display advertising and behavioral marketing in general. But now, everything is changing. There is technology out there that blocks cookies, such as Apple's Intelligent Tracking [...]

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Google extends Chrome ad blocking to global markets on July 9

During February of 2018, Google implemented ad filtering for “annoying” and intrusive ads in Chrome in North America and Europe. This implementation was pre-announced in 2017 with the intention to compel publishers to adopt advertising standards established by the Coalition for Better Ads.  In response to the rise of consumer ad-blocking, the coalition was formed. This bad-ads [...]

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Google Spotted Testing Version Of GoogleBot That Can Render More Content

DeepCrawl discovered that Google is testing a new GoogleBot that can render the web like a modern Chrome browser. Even though it was known that Google was trying to improve GoogleBot's ability to render web pages using a more improved JavaScript or advanced web apps. Martin Splitt, a Google developer advocate, has confirmed the test. The following [...]

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A closer look at Chrome’s User Experience Report

The second session of SMX Advanced 2018 was the SEO Keynote: A Conversation with Google’s Ilya Grigorik. Ilya is a Web Performance Engineer and also the co-chair of W3C Web Performance Working Group and author of the book “High Performance Browser Networking” (O’Reilly). He jokingly refers to himself as an internet plumber. Here is the session overview: Join [...]

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