每日英語跟讀 Ep.K172: 臉書用戶不再同意被追蹤廣告商緊張了

2021-08-03·3 分鐘

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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K172: Facebook users said no to tracking. Now advertisers are panicking



 

When users get asked on iPhone devices if they’d like to be tracked, the vast majority say no. That’s worrying Facebook Inc.’s advertisers, who are losing access to some of their most valuable targeting data and have already seen a decrease in effectiveness of their ads.



當iPhone問使用者是否願意被追蹤時,絕大多數的人說不。這令臉書的廣告商憂心,因為他們對一些最有價值的目標式廣告數據正失去掌握,並已見到他們的廣告效果降低。



The new prompt from Apple Inc., which arrived in an iOS software update to iPhones in early June, explicitly asks users of each app whether they are willing to be tracked across their Internet activity. According to Branch, which analyzes mobile app growth, people are giving apps permission to track their behavior just 25 percent of the time, severing a data pipeline that has powered the targeted advertising industry for years.



這個新提示是蘋果公司六月初所發布的iPhone作業系統iOS軟體更新中加入的,在每個應用程式都明確詢問用戶是否願意讓該程式追蹤其網路活動。分析手機應用程式成長的Branch公司表示,人們允許應用程式追蹤其行為的時間只有百分之二十五,切斷了多年來提供數據、讓目標廣告產業賴以生存的管道。



Facebook advertisers in particular have noticed an impact in the last month. Media buyers who run Facebook ad campaigns on behalf of clients said Facebook is no longer able to reliably see how many sales its clients are making, so it’s harder to figure out which Facebook ads are working. It also makes it more difficult to “re-target” people with ads that show users items they have looked at online, but may not have purchased.



這對臉書的廣告商而言尤其如此,他們在上個月已注意到此衝擊。代表客戶經營臉書廣告活動的媒體購買者表示,臉書不再能夠確實了解其客戶的銷售額,因此更難估算出哪些臉書廣告是有效的。這也使得「再行銷」──向用戶展示他們在網路上看過,但可能並未購買之商品的廣告──變得更加困難。



Apple has made privacy a foundation of the company’s latest marketing effort around the iPhone. The privacy changes apply to all app developers on the iPhone, not just Facebook.



蘋果公司以隱私為基礎,將之作為行銷iPhone的最新賣點。對於隱私之更動,適用所有的iPhone應用程式開發者,而不只是臉書。



But the social network has been protesting the loudest, arguing for months that Apple’s new privacy features would hurt small businesses that rely on targeted advertising — and make up the bulk of the company’s sales.



但臉書這社群網站的抗議之聲一直最響亮,數月來不斷主張,蘋果新的隱私功能會傷害依賴目標式廣告的小型企業——這也是臉書營收大部分的來源。Source article: https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2021/07/19/2003761069


 


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