Digital Marketing 2020: All-Year Updates

I’m going to be optimistic in this post.

We all know what 2020 was about.

Hence I’m going to ignore the dreaded word and mention only the advancements or updates.

The Digital Marketing 2020 updates.

So, let’s end this year by beginning with the updates!

2020, like 2019, had a LOT of updates.

Google introduces Core Web Vitals

Google lets users temporarily remove pages from search through “Removals”

DuckDuckGo adds Quick Answers to SERP

Apple indicates building Search Engine

New search engine “Neeva” launched

Neeva search engine

Search Console adds Rich Snippet performance report

Warner Bros change “Birds of Prey” movie title to make it SEO-friendly

Google highlights license information on image search result

Search Console to send email alert regarding Search Traffic spikes

Ahrefs Webmaster tool becomes free

Ahref webmaster tool

Search Console lets users download data sets from reports

Google to fully roll out mobile-first indexing in 2021

Google allows Profile Card customization on Search results

Google 3D search goes live for eCommerce

Google Search to show YouTube music links on album queries

Google My Business temporarily removes Reviews feature

Google launches blog posts on SEO value

Bing Webmaster Tool gets new robots.txt tester

Bing webmaster tool

Google Search to support home activities structured data

Search Console creates ‘Copy URL’ Button

Search Console adds Guided Recipe report

Bing Webmaster launches new SEO audit tool

Google tests Thumbnail results in Search results

Bing announces new URL inspection tool

Social Media 2020 Updates

Facebook creates Mood mode for stories

YouTube launches Shorts feature

Instagram creates ‘Thank You hour’  sticker for people to show gratitude

YouTube launches UPI for online payment

Facebook introduces Journalist Registration

Free ebooks

WhatsApp tests QR code to help users connect

YouTube launches Analytics for artists

Facebook removes restrictions on text content in Facebook Ad images

Pinterest crosses 400 million monthly active users

Quora launches lead generation forms for advertisers

Linkedin sells SlideShare to Scribd

YouTube tests picture-in-picture mode

YouTube PIP mode

Facebook tests email marketing tools  for Business Pages

Twitter to check if articles are read before sharing