Digital-first commerce boosts Shopify’s earnings

The Ottawa-based global ecommerce platform yesterday announced striking financial results, with Q4 revenue up 94% YoY. Merchant Solutions revenues grew 117% (these are solutions Shopify offers in addition to its subscription platform, like payments and shipping). Sales on the Shopify platform surpassed $5 billion during the holiday period. Full year revenue for 2020 showed an…

Responsive search ads now the default in Google Ads

Google announced today that RSAs will officially become the default ad type for Search campaigns in Google Ads, though expanded text ads can still be created. RSAs allow advertisers to input multiple headlines and ad copy variations, and Google Ads uses machine learning to determine which variations to use based on what queries people are…