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November 9, 2017 Building a new campaign from scratch can be challenging. You can easily miss keywords or add keywords without search volume. Plus, even if you have a great list of keywords, it can be challenging to organize them into tightly themed groups. Using AdWords Keyword Planner can be an excellent way to get started in building out your next campaigns.
October 16, 2017 On occasions, clients ask if it is worth bidding on Brand when they show up in the #1 spot in Organic search. It is a great question, after all, it could potentially save money and allow for more budget to go to generic campaigns instead. My response, without hesitation, is yes. In fact, you should be bidding on your brand name in all engines for several reasons.
September 22, 2017 In AdWords, I have found that conservative bid adjustment work best for most settings within the account. For device, location, and ad schedule I will usually use minor positive bid adjustments +5-10% and usually stronger negative adjustments -15-50%. There is one area of the account where I have found that higher bid adjustments are really effective.
August 29, 2017 Over the years, we have come across many clients who are not tracking phone calls. There are advertisers who get significant volume of phone calls. If your PPC accounts are missing this type of conversion, you could be making critical bidding errors. Whenever I am optimizing an account, I would rather have as much data as possible before deciding to shut a hi ...
August 4, 2017 It seemed like our PPC Hero audience really enjoyed Amanda’s competitor creep post so I thought maybe a little more creeping was in order. I’m going to focus, however, on the various tools on the market that you can use to see estimated metric performance, keyword and ad copy information on those competitors.
June 28, 2017 Adding negative keywords is one of the most important things needed in every PPC account. Oftentimes, we focus on increasing or decreasing keyword bids to gain more conversions. When we add negative keywords to the account, this helps the platforms shift our budget into what is working and avoids our ads showing for terms that aren’t relevant.
April 24, 2017 Conversion tracking plays such an important role in measuring the success of paid search performance. However, how many times do you revisit the goals and check the tracking? Most of the time, you should only have to setup conversion tracking once and you can forget about it. Or can you? It may be a good idea to go back on occasion and double check the tracking.
March 29, 2017 If your goal is to maximize revenue, generate higher lead volume, or simply improve your brand exposure, it can be confusing when your data appears to have discrepancies. Google Analytics is a beast on its own without trying to make sense of why there are differences in data points. There have been many occasions where the data does not line up in Analytics.
February 28, 2017 Using Google’s Campaign Experiments and Drafts is a great way to test something new with a smaller portion of traffic. Then you can view the results side-by-side before implementing the changes in the original campaign settings. When you are creating a new draft, Google will copy all the existing settings of a campaign and give you a test environment to make changes.
January 25, 2017 Have you ever taken a deeper look into your customers’ behavior in Analytics? For instance, how long does it take your customers to convert? Understanding your customers’ buying journey is a complex task, but it is worth exploring to understand how they typically shop. Discovering how long your customers take to convert can help you verify that you are measu ...
December 12, 2016 One of the highlights of 2016 was the release of the AdWords app. The app is a great way to monitor and manage your accounts while you are on the go. In the past, there were times when I was traveling and had to make changes using the non-mobile friendly interface. Now, you can easily view performance, pause campaigns or ad groups, or make a payment directly from the app.
November 14, 2016 AdWords has added a new, mobile-only extension called click-to-message that allows customers to communicate to you via text. This message extension allows your customer another way to reach you directly for questions, scheduling appointments, and/or quotes. This option will not make sense for all customers, but if your company has the ability to receive an ...
October 10, 2016 The latest version of AdWords Editor (11.6) has been released and has a big emphasis on mobile. Google reports that over half of traffic is now coming from smartphones and tablets. So, this new ‘mobile-focused’ version of AdWords Editor is just in time for the holiday season. Hopefully, you have already made the shift and ensured your website is mobile frien ...
August 15, 2016 Over the years, mobile traffic has continued to increase, which has made it increasingly difficult to track customers as they cross over from one device to another. The traditional marketing funnel that used to be awareness, consideration, and then purchase has almost become obsolete. No longer is the buying cycle a linear path.
July 7, 2016 The Google Display Network (GDN) is huge and includes more than 2 million websites and reaches more than 90% of searchers. This network is a powerful prospecting tool to help you reach customers who may be interested in your products or services. Selecting the right audience is one of the factors in setting up a successful campaign.