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Google isn’t wasting any time this new year in rolling out new features. I found the first update to the AdWords user interface in 2016 today while adding converting search queries to my keyword lists for a client. Under the search terms tab, you can now add specific bids to keywords when you want to add the search term as a keyword. The column is brand new.
After surveying a number of Paid Search Analysts here at WordStream, I was able to conclude the following: PPC can be really boring! I asked my peers to describe paid search in a few words. Their answers included: mundane, bland, dry, a numbers game, tedious, and mind-numbing. It doesn’t have to be, though! Lots of experts love this field because actions drive results. It’s quantitative.
When Google originally tested Gmail Sponsored Promotions (GSP), they lived in their own UI (not in AdWords). Google saw success with the beta and released it to AdWords, where it became available to all advertisers. There were some issues with the AdWords integration, so GSP was put back into its original beta state.
It’s no big secret that Google has been cracking down on ad disapprovals lately. The search powerhouse is becoming stricter in order to better regulate the quality of ads being shown to users. On the managed services team here at WordStream, we work with many accounts from various industries, and it seems that all industries are being affected.
To be successful in any type of advertising, whether it be digital, radio, or out-of-home, you must keep tabs on your competitors and their tactics. If they are advertising on the subway, chances are you should be too. Likewise, if they are targeting a specific keyword in PPC, so should you. Via Paul There are a lot of free benchmarks for data available to all AdWords users.
How I Stumbled Into PPC It was the first day of my Spring semester internship at one of the big advertising agencies here in Boston. In the application process I was asked to specify my top three choices of departments in which I’d like to work. My choices? Account Management, New Business, and Content Marketing.