Facebook has this week completely scrapped the 20% text limit on ad images. Although Facebook hasn’t made a formal statement users are reporting changes to the long-standing rule, and the About text in ad images page has been updated.
Everyone can see the impact the COVID-19 Crisis has had on the economy and the wider landscape. A lot of businesses are going to close and a lot of people are going to be unemployed because of this. But, doesn’t everyone know now is the time to step up their marketing activities and start new ventures?
We thought we’d take a look at what the search trends for various digital marketing topics and search queries look like, which I think should provide an indication about what marketing professionals and business owners are turning to – or will turn to – after this crisis and the lockdown is over.
The figures and charts below are from Google Trends and represent search trends in the UK only. It’s worth noting I’m interested in search trends for search terms and not for search topics.
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