Google search update: Most websites failing to meet upcoming ‘good page’ criteria

Most sites that rank in Google’s top 20 search results don’t currently pass the minimum requirements for a good page experience – as set out in Google’s new ‘Core Web Vitals’ update. 96% of sites tested in US desktop searches failed three Core Web Vitals thresholds for performance and usability. And rankings are bound to be impacted. Time to check your own performance.

IPA Bellwether: Small rise in marketers’ optimism on vaccine hope

Marketers have enjoyed a confidence boost with a net balance of 18.1% more confident about the financial prospects of their company than three months ago, according to the latest IPA Bellwether report.

The year in review: The digital trends that shaped 2020

From the economic effects and catastrophic loss of life brought on by the pandemic to the growing climate emergency, 2020 was year many would want to forget. But beyond the tragedy and uncertainly there were many positive stories of unity against adversity – and the digital marketing sector was no different. We take a month-by-month look back at how advertisers and tech giants alike adapted to a year like no other.