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August 10, 2017 So, you got an account to audit. Where do you begin? There are a lot of details to research and discover in an Adwords account alone that you need to dive into to help the client reach their goals. But how do we get to the point where we have our laundry list of suggestions? Step 1: Ask the current manager of the account the right questions Current Manager ...
July 12, 2017 The reverse or flipped classroom approach is becoming a more commonly used strategy in the education world. The concept of this approach is to take the lecture setting out of the classroom and onto a student’s computer – and projects and “homework” away from home and into the classroom.
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.