- Our Blog
Since introducing AdWords 15 years ago, we’ve seen a fundamental change in the way people find what they want, when they want it. We now use multiple devices throughout the day, and watch more videos and visit more websites and apps than ever before. Today, more Google searches take place on smartphones than on computers, globally.
The shift to mobile is no longer happening, or will happen — the shift to mobile has happened. At the Google Performance Summit in May, we announced a completely new ad platform built from the ground up to help consumers and marketers succeed in this mobile-first world: expanded text ads and responsive ads bring to life the canvas you use to connect with consumers, while device ...
Mobile phones have created new ways for consumers to engage with brands, often blurring the physical and digital worlds. People research products online and go into a store to buy. They see a brand on TV and then go online to learn more. Or they watch mobile videos on their commutes that inspire them to book a trip when they’re back home on their laptops.
In 2016 we introduced a new AdWords experience and even shared an early look at it in action. From the beginning, we asked ourselves, “How can we make AdWords as relevant for the next 15 years as the first 15?” And during this multi-year journey, we met with many of you -- across industries and around the world, from power users to beginners -- to learn what's working, and what could be improved.
Consider this: Gmail reaches over 1 billion users globally1. By using Gmail ads, you can reach the right audiences and grow your business. We’ve published a new guide that will help you get the most out of Gmail ads campaigns. It covers topics such as: Showing your Gmail ads to the right people Enticing people to click on your collapse ...
A free and open web is a vital resource for people and businesses around the world. And ads play a key role in ensuring you have access to accurate, quality information online. But bad ads can ruin the online experience for everyone. They promote illegal products and unrealistic offers. They can trick people into sharing personal information and infect devices with harmful software.
Throughout the day, people turn to their nearest device for help making choices about what to do, what to watch, or even what to buy. More than anywhere else, these moments happen on Google and YouTube, and more often than not, they happen on mobile. With over 50% of YouTube views now on mobile, we’re focused on building scalable solutions that will work across screens.
Retailers like you are always looking for the best ways to promote your products and reach shoppers online, right when they’re looking to buy -- and throughout the past year, our mission with Google Shopping was to help you do just that. In 2016, we introduced a handful of new setup, feed, and campaign management features to help you make the most of your Shopping ad investments.
This is a friendly reminder that starting on January 31, you’ll only be able to create and edit text ads using the expanded text ads format. You’ll no longer be able to create standard text ads. While this will be the last date to create them, existing standard text ads will continue to serve. Expanded text ads can deliver great results, particularly with a commitment to testing new creatives.
By using Customer Match and remarketing lists for search ads (RLSA) in AdWords, you can connect with valuable, returning customers. It’s a powerful way to link intent with context as people search on Google. We’ve published a new guide that covers everything you should consider as you connect a user’s search with what you already know about them.
Digital marketing is always evolving. It’s crucial to evolve your approach as well. This ongoing process of optimization should be built upon a solid framework of testing and experimentation. By using all of the tools available to you, including campaign drafts and experiments in AdWords, you can test and understand whether any proposed changes to your account will help you re ...
During the busy holiday season, on-the-go shoppers are using their smartphones to find the perfect stocking stuffers, festive decor and gifts for loved ones. In fact, 70% of smartphone users who bought something in a store first turned to their devices for information relevant to that purchase. One in four of them also used a map through a web browser or an app before making the purchase.
If you were wishing for an easier way to manage your video ad campaigns in AdWords this holiday season, the AdWords product team has the perfect gift picked out. Today we’re announcing AdWords scripts support for TrueView and six-second bumper ads. This means for the first time ever, you’ll be able to programmatically create and manage video ad groups, targeting and other campa ...
Passwords have historically been the gateway to accounts; however we’ve shown that some of the most common passwords and security questions are easy to guess, which leaves accounts potentially vulnerable to hijackers. Keeping our users and partners secure is a top priority for us and we continue to work hard to help you keep the bad guys out.
Reaching your most valuable and engaged customers at the moment they’re ready to act is critical in moving them along the path to a purchase. Remarketing lists for search ads (RLSA) and Customer Match can help you do that by customizing your campaigns for people who’ve previously interacted with your business.
Last week we covered how mobile has changed shopping behavior during Black Friday weekend. But its effects don’t stop there. Mobile is making it easier to find sales and great deals, encouraging shoppers to browse during traditionally lower traffic seasons; in fact, 22% more mobile shoppers visited retailers via Google in the January after the holiday season, than in the October before.
Consumer expectations are higher than ever before. And thanks to mobile, your customers are connected, informed and savvy– they’re becoming supershoppers overnight. As they go shopping this holiday season, it’s more important than ever to connect with your most valuable customers at the exact moment they’re looking for a gift.
As another Black Friday weekend wraps, we saw supershoppers continue to turn to their devices for ideas and information as well as use them as a “door-to-the-store.” In fact, Black Friday had the highest mobile shopping searches of any day during Thanksgiving week this year. Thanksgiving Day was a close second, with searches peaking at 8:00 p.m.1 Further, shoppers across the U.S.
Google's official blog for news, information and tips on AdWords.