There are just a few new things in the world of Google that we are watching this week.
Rich Snippet Changes
Google has a new validation tool for Rich Snippets you may be using on your website. You’ll want to click in and check your code in the new validation tool as Google is stating that they will drop your snippets indexing in search if you do not make updates to have the code be valid. Read the full detailed article here.
Local Service Ads and the Impact on Standard Google Ads Campaigns
In 2020 Google started testing Local Service Ads for lawyers. A number of firms have done research on how using both Google Ads and Local Service Ads impacts Google Ads performance negatively.
After review of the data, it appears that Local Service Ads will be shown preferentially by Google and are typically clicked on more by users due to the richness of the interface and ad appearance. CTR and CPA are negatively impacted in Google Ads when the client is using both programs.
If you are using Local Service Ads AND Google Ads (standard professional version), you will want to dive in and read the full article.