Introduction: Everything is changing so fast. Technology has created a world where something that seemed impossible 5 years ago is happening right in front of our eyes. The world around us is changing at an unprecedented pace. But if there was a contest for the fastest changing sector it would be awarded to the field of digital marketing. Digital marketing has been around for quite some time but people have started to realize its power in the last decade only. Organic, paid, social, referral, and direct these are different sectors that define the field of digital marketing. So it's imperative to stay updated in the world of digital marketing as it is the only thing that will keep you ahead of the other 99% of digital marketers. So this blog is an effort to provide information on the major updates or changes to the different platforms of digital marketing according to us. Update 1: Google now rolling out podcast results in search Google Podcasts in SERPS. At Google I\/O, we briefly heard about Google promising to bring podcasts directly to the search results screen. We also heard this was coming a few months ago. Well, it is now rolling out, and I can personally see it myself in the mobile and desktop search results. Zack Reneau-Wedeen, founder and head of product for Google Podcasts, posted this news \u201cRolling out this week you\u2019ll be able to search for and play podcasts directly in Google Search across Android, iOS, and desktop browsers, a step toward making audio a first-class citizen across Google.\u201d This is How it looks on Mobile: Image:\u00a0Podcast result on mobile When you click on the \u201cmore episodes\u201d you are taken into the Google Podcast interface Here is how it Looks on Desktop Image:\u00a0Podcast result on desktop What we think about it: Well, It\u2019s really good that Google is providing Podcasts in search result it\u2019s an awesome opportunity for people who uses Podcasts in their strategy. Future implications: As Zack Reneau-Wedeen from Google clearly said, this is \u201ca step toward making audio a first-class citizen across Google.\u201d Those who produce podcasts can finally get more visibility in search to their content. Make sure to use Podcast markup to ensure you get the most visibility from your audio files. Curated by: Neeraj K Update 2: Speed Report coming to Google Search Console At Google I\/O they demonstrated a new report within Google Search Console named the Speed Report. It is currently in beta or experimental mode but they showed some screen shots of it in action. Here are some of those screenshots from a few folks on Twitter: Image:\u00a0Speed report in Google Search Console You can sign up to beta test this new Speed Report over here. This report is powered off of CrUX data, it gives you an aggregated view over your site's field metrics where you can drive down into specific issues and see specific examples. As you can see, this report shows you slow, average and fast pages that you can click into and see more details. Here is how it looks on mobile: Image:\u00a0Speed report on mobile What we think about it: Well, It\u2019s really good that Google is providing Speed reports as it is almost impossible to check the speed of a big website of all the pages individually. Future implications: Speed is not just important for ranking in Google but also important for your website visitors and for your conversion metrics. Having this data within Google Search Console gives SEOs and webmasters a single place to go and see this information without having to go into the PageSpeed tools. In addition, this report gives you historical data on improvements or possible problems as they get worse over time. Curated by: Neeraj K Update 3 : New Performance Planner in Google Ads A new Performance Planner is available in Google Ads. Using this tool, advertisers can understand how to allocate a set monthly budget across all of their campaigns. Google\u2019s machine learning projects maximum conversion based on the historical data that helps in allocating budgets. It can also be used to understand how changes could affect conversions, clicks and other performance metrics. Requirements for campaigns to be eligible Campaigns must meet the following criteria to be eligible for forecasting. You will get a notification when particular campaign is not eligible. \tHave been running for at least 72 hours \tReceived at least 3 clicks in the last 7 days \tHave received at least one conversion in the last 7 days (if the campaigns focus on conversions) \tAre Search campaigns that use a manual cost-per-click (CPC), enhanced CPC, target cost-per-action (CPA), maximize clicks, or maximize conversions bidding strategy. How to use the performance planner The Performance Planner identifies the best spend amounts for your campaigns to drive maximum conversions. For example, let\u2019s say you have a $50,000 monthly budget across 50 Search campaigns. The planner will recommend how to distribute that $50,000 across those Search campaigns to maximize conversions and project results from these changes in your forecast. Image:\u00a0Google Performance Planner By clicking on the different spend points to see resulting changes in conversions, you can also use the planner to try other adjustments like different spend levels, CPAs. For example, you can see the difference in conversion number at $12 & $20 CPA. What we think about it! This tool won\u2019t tell you the budget you should allocate in the start, but it can provide some directional insights into how changes in spend could impact performance of campaigns given that it already has enough historical data. Curated By: KAshif Daastan From \u00a0updates like the performance planner for google ads which will be a great tool for advertisers to understand deeper insights. For SEO the speed report will be a great help in order to understand website speed vs page load timings for all the pages of the website. These updates are not stopping anytime soon so it is better to be updated then to be hit by the implications of these updates at a later date.