Infographic: When and Where Do Black Friday's Biggest Crowds Actually Hit?

Google's look at foot traffic finds a few surprises

More than ever before, Google wants to help shoppers navigate the wretched non-holiday known as Black Friday. Today, the online Santa of search is showing when and where people head…

Google Unveils New Programmatic Native and Full-Screen Mobile Video Ads

Continues to expand its offerings

Google is now offering programmatic ads for native content and mobile video publishers, working with its DoubleClick clients like eBay. Such publishers can make native ad units available for programmatic demand…

Google Is Now Publishing Holiday Store Hours for Maps and Search

The feature is available for shoppers worldwide

We've all been there: Drive all the way to a store to buy a last-minute gift...only to find your lifeline has already locked its doors. Google is trying to cut down…

Google and Facebook Made These Posters to Illustrate the Unstoppableness of the Internet

More Webbys call for entries

The 20th Annual Webby Awards has a pretty cool call for entries campaign—featuring 20 prior Webby winners creating posters inspired by the theme "The Internet Can't Be Stopped." We highlighted…

6 Ways Google's Artificial Intelligence Could Impact Search Engine Marketing

Digital players weigh in on RankBrain

Google is now using artificial intelligence (AI) to better understand search queries, so what implications will machine learning have for marketing? Last week, Google told Bloomberg News that a "very large fraction"…

Google Parent Alphabet Now Has 6 Different Products With 1 Billion Users Each

Q3 earnings beat forecasts

Alphabet, Google's new parent company, reported strong third-quarter earnings Thursday, beating estimates with a total revenue of $18.7 billion. The company's six products—Google, YouTube, Android, Google Maps, Google Play and…

Google Invites You to Rediscover Paris Nightlife With Its Exploratory 'Magic Hours' Campaign

Take a light-up bike ride, swim with the symphony, and more

Yesterday, Google France launched the second edition of "Les Heures Magiques" ("The Magic Hours"), created with 72andSunny Amsterdam. For 31 nights, the interactive, mobile-first campaign will invite Parisians—and tourists—to rediscover…

Google Used Clickable Paper in Posters Asking People Which Nonprofits It Should Fund

Choosing from among 10 Bay Area projects

The nonprofits competing in the second Google Impact Challenge have some pretty innovative ideas for how to make the Bay Area a better place to live. And Google's method of…

How Dunkin' Donuts and Airbnb Are Turning Google Searches Into Experiences in NYC

Utility in micro-moments

Getting coffee and seeing a few sights are on the list of most Advertising Week attendees from out of town. And Dunkin' Donuts and Airbnb are ready to provide both…

YouTube's New Gaming Platform Already Looks Like a Big Hit With Advertisers

Kotex, Wendy's and Taco Bell buy spots

Google today launched YouTube Gaming, an app and website that aggregates more than 25,000 gaming channels to help gamers find videos from some of the platform's most popular creators like…