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If you plan to succeed online and grow your business through online channels, you’re going to need development help. Whether you need a complex custom ecommerce website built from scratch, a simple themed WordPress site setup, or individual fixes, plug-ins, site maintenance, or coding assistance, Thrive’s experienced technical staff has you covered! We will work directly with your in-house technical team, collaborate with your current development contractors, or take on all development needs ourselves. Every situation is different. Thrive will work to make yours a success! Web Development.

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YouTube Rolls Out More Ad Extensions, Incremental Lift Measurement

Advertisers on YouTube will soon be getting new extensions options for their ads and enhanced brand lift measurement opportunities. Google keeps extending ad extensions to TrueView in-stream ads. It already offers location and form extensions for YouTube. Advertisers will have the ability to include actions like finding a movie time, downloading an app or booking a trip [...]

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YouTube Gives More Creators Option To Monetize Channels

The number of subscribers YouTube is requiring for access to Channel Memberships to 50,000, which is a reversal from the 100,000 threshold, which was set in June. Originally called Sponsorships, the YouTube Channel Memberships program will let creators offer $4.99-per-month subscriptions to their channels.  This lets paid subscribers have access to account badges, emojis, members-only posts [...]

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YouTube To End Director Onsite Services On October 31

On October 31, YouTube is retiring its Director onsite services and has even stopped accepting any new video ad production projects. The video creating service, which was launched in June 2015, was expanded to over 170 US cities in March of this year.  Through the Director onsite program, companies who spent at least $350 on YouTube via Google AdWords would have [...]

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Google’s Political Ad Transparency Report & Library Offers More Accountability Around Election Ads

More transparency is being built into the political ads and advertisers running campaigns on Google's ad networks.  After updates were made to its political ad policies in May, which enforces new ID requirements for anyone purchasing political ads, the company is now sharing its first transparency report focusing solely on political ads, as well as a [...]

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YouTube Aims To Display More Authoritative Search Results Around News Topics

  According to an announcement by Google, the company is getting serious about combating fake news and promoting news sources on YouTube, and specifically, YouTube search.  The company said it is “committing $25M to a YouTube-specific investment” to target and work on these challenges. Not only that, Google is investing in both YouTube search results and its algorithm. [...]

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Is YouTube Serving Up More Pre-Roll & Mid-Roll Video Ads?

Dan Shure, SEO consultant and podcast host, has noticed that there is a fairly large uptick in how many pre-roll and mid-roll ads are being served on YouTube videos that he watched over the last week. Shure had logged into his Google account, and noticed that YouTube delivered six different ads during a 17 minute video from [...]

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Soon Advertisers Will Have AdWords Tools To Test & Measure Creative Elements Of YouTube Video Ads

There are new tools being introduced by Google in AdWords for YouTube that gives advertisers the ability to measure an test creative aspects of their video ads.  The newly launched YouTube creative suite was announced this week at the Cannes Lions Festival, and involves four new tool sets: Experiments Video Creative Analytics YouTube Director Mix [...]

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YouTube’s New Streaming Music Service Rolls Out This Week

Beginning today, May 22, YouTube is rolling out its YouTube Music platform, the site's new streaming music service.  The announcement, this is a Premium ad-free version that'll cost $9.99 per month and include background listening and downloads. If you're going with the free version of YouTube Music, you'll have TrueView skippable ads as well as non-skippable [...]

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WFA To Brands: Go Beyond GDPR For Online Data Transparency

Chain Lock Protect Locksmiths Forbidden You Safety The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) has issued a manifesto, which is calling for brands to put their customers first when processing data. The WFA issued issued its plea on April 23, a little over a month before the compliance deadline for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a [...]

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