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Google Adds Quick Insights on Ad Performance and 'Keyword Themes' for Ad Targeting - Social Media Today

Google Adds Quick Insights on Ad Performance and 'Keyword Themes' for Ad Targeting - Social Media TodayGoogle Adds Quick Insights on Ad Performance and 'Keyword Themes' for Ad Targeting - Social Media TodayPosted: 17 Jun 2020 12:00 AM PDTGoogle's looking to enhance its simplified Smart Campaigns offering by adding a new way to quickly check on your Google Ads performance, and a new listing of keywords to target, based on your products and services.First off is the new ad check - Google's made it easier to check your ad performance in the mobile app, with a simple search on Google itself. As you can see here, search for 'Google ads' or 'My Ads' and Google will provide you with a basic overview of how your campaigns are going, while you'll also be able to see how your ads look to others.As per Google:"If you want an efficient way of checking your ad status, this feature is for you. We've made our reporting features …

Busiest weekend for travel searches since lockdown began - TTG

Busiest weekend for travel searches since lockdown began - TTG

Busiest weekend for travel searches since lockdown began - TTG

Posted: 29 Jun 2020 01:08 AM PDT

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Family searches for answers months after Hattiesburg man killed in Mobile hit-and-run - WKRG News 5

Posted: 29 Jun 2020 08:30 AM PDT

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG/BIKER DAD) -- Poetry and prayers. These may not be the first things you would expect out of a group of bearded bikers in leather and bandanas, hanging out at a local biker bar. One by one, they stood and read the prose. The hot Alabama sun beat down on them, gleaming off their biker vests and their sunglasses as they read the lines, and choked back tears.

No, they haven't given up their motorcycle clubs to become a poetry group. This is an annual event to honor the bikers lost in the past year. The poetry is read, their names read aloud, and then placed on a wall outside of Boondock's, a popular biker hang out. This year, the riders are placing the name of the youngest person they've ever had to read, a 17-year-old Vigor High senior. Instead of graduation, Patrick Crawford's family had a funeral. He was killed just days before he was to walk the stage. "He'd been riding since he was 3," his mother, Shannon Stewart told me, "he was a real good kid, did a lot of volunteer work."

Many Texans try hand at outdoor DIY projects - Times Record News

Posted: 29 Jun 2020 09:23 AM PDT

Claire Kowalick, Wichita Falls Times Record News Published 11:23 a.m. CT June 29, 2020 | Updated 11:25 a.m. CT June 29, 2020


The coronavirus pandemic has Americans spending more time at home and many people are using that time to complete do-it-yourself projects.

In the first quarter of 2020, while foot traffic dropped for businesses like clothing stores and shopping malls, home-improvement stores saw a surge in business. Lowe's reported a 11.2 percent increase from the same time last year and Home Depot saw a 6.4 percent spike.

A data analysis by Big Rentz, an equipment rental website, found outdoor projects were more popular than indoor ones.

Back in 2018, Big Rentz completed an analysis of what Americans were building. That year, people's DIY goals were a little more light-hearted with people building chicken coops, cornhole boards and bars.

In 2020, Americans seem to be concentrating on more basic projects like fixing the fence or building a storage shed.

An SEO analysis with the tool Ahrefs looked at people's Google searches to find out what was most popular in each state from March through June.

A look at the top "how to build" searches found decks were America's top home-improvement project. Second was houses, third was sheds and retaining walls came in fourth.

Outdoor projects outpaced indoor ones with 15 projects topping the list compared to only four indoor projects.

Many people are sprucing up the backyard to enjoy the outdoors at home with fire pits and pergolas high on the list.

Taking care of furry friends is also a priority with Americans looking to build chicken coops, bat houses and dog houses.

Down in Texas, "how to build a barn door" ranked high in searches both in 2018 and in 2020, with an average of 3,600 monthly searches this year.

After weeding out trending searches for decks, houses and walls, Big Rentz looked into the other searches for each state.

Fences and sheds were top projects for most states, with fences ranking high in Texas.

Western and central states seem to be building fences while eastern states preferred sheds.

Interest in building sheds increased by 14.8 percent from March to June.

 A few states are constructing different projects including Kentucky, where the top project was building a table and Mississippi where building a porch is on people's mind.

Along with home-improvement projects, Americans showed interest in building other things including personal computers, boats and go karts.

Some of the more unique searches were Floridians who searched "'how to build a log cabin" and Minnesotans looking to build trebuchets.

In a different kind of building, Americans were looking for ways to make things in their favorite video games. Minecraft project searches had people looking to build houses, nether portals and end portals fort he game. Animal Crossing players were found looking up how to build a bridge.

Whether DIY projects are a way to stay busy, spruce up the backyard or get some fresh air, Americans are working on ways improve their homes while spending more time there.

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More: Banana bread searches increased during lockdown, study of Google searches shows

Claire Kowalick, a senior journalist for the Times Record News, covers local government, military and MSU Texas. If you have a news tip, contact Claire at

Twitter: @KowalickNews

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According to a recent survey, these are the most popular running shoes of 2020 (so far) - Runner's World (UK)

Posted: 29 Jun 2020 08:56 AM PDT

It has been a strange year for running. The UK has been in lockdown, races have been cancelled all over the globe, but more of us are running than ever before. However, thousands of newcomers found their old tennis shoes were not all that comfy, which led to a surge in searches for running shoes.

Research by has found that the Adidas Ultraboost is the most popular model in the UK. In April alone, there were 17,000 online searches for the shoe.

Because of the pandemic, search demand for running shoes is up 88 per cent year-on-year in the UK and 163 per cent worldwide.

According to monthly search data for 65 shoe models, the most popular running shoes in the UK as of April 16, are:

  1. Adidas Ultraboost
  2. Nike React
  3. Nike Pegasus
  4. Asics Gel-Kayano
  5. Nike Vaporfly
  6. Brooks Ghost
  7. Nike Joyride
  8. Nike Zoom Fly
  9. Asics-Gel-Nimbus
  10. Nike Pegasus Turbo

The Adidas Ultraboost not only came out on top in UK searches, but also boasts more than double any other online running-shoe search worldwide, with 327,000 monthly searches. Across 40 countries, the Adidas Ultraboost reigned supreme in 32.

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