Best of the Week (2/19 – 2/23)

Best of the Week

Best of the Week (2/19 – 2/23)

Netsville presents our top 5 Best of the Week picks for Internet Marketing stories and developments from across the web.

If you see a story or feature that you’d like to suggest for Best of the Week, please include it in the comment section below!

Chrome Ad Filtering In Action: The first examples of ads being blocked on sites with intrusive ads (desktop and mobile)

On February 15, 2018, Chrome’s native ad filtering launched. Google announced the move last year and it definitely caught the attention of many site owners (especially the ones heavily running advertising). But let’s face it, the ad situation has gotten way out of control.

Read more at GSQI.


SpaceX is about to quietly launch the first 2 of nearly 12,000 satellites to blanket Earth in high-speed internet

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by the tech mogul Elon Musk, plans to launch a Spanish radar satellite atop one of its go-to rockets on Thursday morning. If all goes well, the satellite, called Paz, will keep an eye on the oceans of the world for ship traffic. But there’s most likely a payload hitching a ride on the rocket that SpaceX isn’t publicizing in its press kit: two smaller satellites that are part of Musk’s plan to bathe Earth in high-speed internet coverage.

Read more at Business Insider.


Law firm that used contest to solicit Google reviews sees all but one disappear

Reviews are an essential part of doing business online. They heavily influence consumer buying and local rankings. But as Joy Hawkins points out, using rewards or other incentives to help generate them is a bad idea.

Read more at Search Engine Land.

How To Approach New AI-Based Marketing Technologies: 6 Questions To Ask


Speach recognition and AI are becoming popular ways for consumers to interact with companies, like with the Amazon Alexa. With more and more people telling their Alexa what they want to buy, AI is on track to transform everything in business, including marketing! So, How do marketers approach the new AI-based marketing technologies and avoid succumbing to the so-called SNTS (shiny new toy syndrome)?

Read more at Forbes.

Businesses can now send Android users multimedia texts via RCS

Text messaging has proven itself as an effective way to reach consumers with your marketing messages. For years, businesses electing to send their customers text messages were restrained to the simple plain text format that we are all used to seeing in text messages. This is no longer the case as Google announced the launch of android messaging’s new capability for receiving multimedia messages with RCS business messaging.

Read more at The Verge.

Check back next week for more Netsville Internet Marketing picks from across the web!
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