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June 22, 2017 Within AdWords, there is a tool called Bid Simulator where you can review potential keyword bids to project what type of performance changes various bid changes would make. The simulator is meant to help guide your bidding by projecting volume and efficiency as you raise your bid.
May 25, 2017 Humans now have a shorter attention span than goldfish. In 2015, there was a study conducted by Microsoft on the human attention span. The study showed that the average attention span of 12 seconds had slowly been declining down to 8 seconds since 2000. In comparison, scientists have studied goldfish in the past to have 9-second attention spans.
April 25, 2017 Do you ever wonder why your Analytics revenue for the month is higher than your AdWords revenue during the same time period? Wouldn’t AdWords be more likely to give itself credit? What is more than likely occurring in this situation is that Analytics is attributing revenue to the current month from clicks that occurred last month, while AdWords attributes that revenue back to t.
March 21, 2017 In light of the March Madness season it was thought that we could have some fun and review some of the previous PPC Hero articles on the best ways to utilize Excel in order to more efficiently and effectively manage PPC accounts. First, let’s choose the seeds for the respective functions.
January 19, 2017 What’s your 2017 budget? That’s the question everyone was trying to figure out in the marketing world over the past 2-3 months. A lot got the answer and split the budget up evenly across 12 months and went forward with the year. Others segmented the year into quarters and budgeted on a quarterly basis. Some segmented the budget down to the month.
November 29, 2016 Does a conversation like the one below sound familiar? Agency: What goals should we be targeting for this account? Client: Um, we typically shoot for a $100 CPL, but what do you think we should be targeting? So much goes into determining goals – and by no means should the goal stay constant across an entire account (in most cases).
October 19, 2016 Happy Holidays everyone! Well, that may be a bit premature, but not in the advertising world where the preparation for the largest sales days of the year begins early. With the holidays coming up, it is only right that we begin speaking to seasonality and how to bid differently based on seasonality.
September 21, 2016 Back in August, it was announced that Google would allow device bid adjustments on computers and tablets, and not just on mobile devices. With this announcement came the capability to segment campaigns once again by device. But creating new device specific campaigns is a lot of work and can potentially overcrowd your account.
August 11, 2016 Within AdWords there are multiple sections that allow you to see which areas of the account are contributing to sales, and not just directly, but somewhere along the line as users go through the buying process. To me, the best tool we have available in AdWords to view buying cycles is the Top Paths report. This report can be found under “Tools > Attribution > Top Paths.
Lost Impression Share Due to Rank – The estimated percentage of impressions on the Search Network that your ads didn’t receive due to poor ad rank. This seems to be a very important metric. Especially when talking about the top performing keywords in your account. So, why is it so underutilized? A lot of the paid search community has appeared to put all their eggs in the ...
You are at an event with old friends, and you (a PPC Specialist) are asked: “what are you are doing these days?” You reply: “I do online advertising through search engines such as Google.” The response back always seems to be something like, “So, what exactly does that entail”. If you do not want to get into all of the details that go into paid search advertising, the ...
Do you have an idea as to what your keywords should entail for you AdWords account, but want a quick way to come up with your list? A simple Excel formula can help with that. The first step is getting a grasp on what keywords will garner quality traffic. There are multiple keyword tools available to help with this type of research.
In late October I wrote an article about a template I created in Excel for account build outs and creating an organized paid search account. I emphasized that building out accounts in an organized manner helps with reporting and ease of optimizations. How does this organization help with reporting? Let’s dig back into Excel to show how reporting can be done easily with a c ...
Not every account requires the same solution, but how do you know which PPC program is right for you? Last week our team explored the topic of selecting the right agency, and now it’s time to outline more ways you could work with that agency. Ongoing Retainer This theme will be present a few times throughout this list, but it’s important to consider utilizing ongoing or re ...
As we move closer to the Holiday season, Google continues to come out with features to help eCommerce advertisers during their busiest time of the year. Two announcements were made by Google on Wednesday. The new Diagnostics tab in the Merchant Center will be replacing the Data Quality tab currently in the Merchant Center.
Morning Clicks is your mid-week roundup of digital advertising news and notes. We’re your one-stop shop for the most relevant and important news in the PPC world. Grab your cup of joe and come see us every Wednesday morning. Facebook exclaims: You will pay for your advertising. As they cut unpaid posts by marketers on users news feeds.
Morning Clicks is your mid-week roundup of digital advertising news and notes. We’re your one-stop shop for the most relevant and important news in the PPC world. Grab your cup of joe and come see us every Wednesday morning. It was announced this week that Google launched Managed Service for Running Docker-Based Applications on its Cloud Platform.
In late July, Google announced the launch of “Dynamic Sitelinks”. This announcement means that ads are eligible to have automated sitelinks on them where Google sees fit. Previously, only those with access to the “labs tab” were able to find data when automated sitelinks were available. This information was found under “annotations” in the labs tab.
For me, the most important thing when looking into a Google AdWords account is structure. It is incredible what a simple, clean structure can do for an account. A clean structure can help you with: Reporting (You can report on different levels more easily) Optimizing (Optimizations become easier with a clean account structure) Quality Scores (Ad copy to keyword relevance) Bu ...
Morning Clicks is your mid-week roundup of digital advertising news and notes. We’re your one-stop shop for the most relevant and important news in the PPC world. Grab your cup of joe and come see us every Wednesday morning. What’s the latest with Google? The sixth penguin update was released for Google and is expected to effect 1% of queries.