• Redesigning AdWords for marketing in a mobile-first world

      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.

      Rob Newton/ Inside AdWordsin Paid Search- 17 readers -
    • Happy 15th Birthday, AdWords!

      AdWords arrived in October 2000 to connect businesses, large and small, with consumers who were rapidly turning their attention online: Google Launches Self-Service Advertising Program. In the last 15 years, we’ve witnessed tremendous shifts in consumer behavior and advances in technology. Along the way, Google has innovated to bring consumers more immediate, releva ...

      Rob Newton/ Inside AdWordsin Paid Search- 14 readers -
  • The Year of the Supershopper

    We all have that friend - the one who somehow knows the latest brands, the season’s must-have products, and where to find the best deals at the snap of a finger. In years past, this friend was an enigma, making us wonder how does he (she?) do it? Today, we can all be that friend. With the ability to instantly discover, research, and purchase, shoppers around the world are more ...

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  • Click-to-message ads bring a new and easy way to talk to customers

    If you’re inviting a friend to dinner or asking them about the best hotels in New York City, you’re probably doing it through mobile messaging. Nearly two thirds of smartphone owners use messaging more than five times a day to communicate with others.1 And people aren’t limiting their use of messaging to social communications - 65% of consumers say they’d consider using messagin ...

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  • Search audience ad innovations see strong momentum

    Consumer expectations for immediacy and relevance are higher than ever, and successful brands are those that connect with consumers in those critical moments — the I-want-to-know, I-want-to-go, I-want-to-buy moments. Based on our deep understanding of intent and context, we’ve built products like remarketing lists for search ads (RLSA) and Customer Match to help you be there an ...

    Inside AdWordsin Affiliate- 13 readers -
  • New digital innovations to close the loop for advertisers

    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.

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  • Google delivers new app and video ad innovations for the mobile-first world

    When I started at Google 13 years ago, I was an ad tech engineer building products based on the idea that an online ad is only effective if it leads to a click and a purchase. It sounded simple at the time, but it’s revolutionized the way brands connect with consumers. Today, our industry is adjusting to another revolution, and it’s all thanks to the tiny device we carry with ...

    Inside AdWordsin Google- 8 readers -
  • Expanded text ads: more time to test and iterate

    Earlier this year, we introduced expanded text ads so advertisers can provide more information about your business right in your search ad. While many have seen great results with the new, longer ad format, some advertisers are still learning how to use it effectively. To make sure you have ample time to test and iterate your expanded text ads for the holidays, we are giving ad ...

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  • Gearing up for the holidays: how big brands plan to reach shoppers this year

    Mobile has forever changed the way people shop. A shopper's smartphone is there for them anytime, anywhere in countless micro-moments. The question for retailers is: are you prepared to meet these shoppers in the moments that matter most? Learn how best in class retailers are looking to be there and be useful to shoppers no matter where they’re discovering, researching or purchasing.

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  • Fine-tuning the layout of search ads on Google Play

    Google Play reaches more than a billion people on Android devices in over 190 countries — providing a platform for consumers to find the coolest new apps and enjoy the latest music, movies, and books. We introduced search ads on Google Play last year to improve app discovery and help developers reach users right when they’re looking for new apps to install.

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  • Track your goals with campaign groups and performance targets

    AdWords provides powerful tools to help advertisers grow their business. For example, if you’re about to launch a new holiday campaign, you can use TrueView ads on YouTube along with banner ads on the Google Display Network to drive brand awareness and more holiday sales. To make it easier for you to track and forecast the performance of these campaigns against your advertising ...

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  • Shop the Look on Google

    Ninety percent of smartphone users say they aren’t absolutely sure of the specific brand they want to buy when they begin shopping1 and nearly half of US readers consult blogs to find new trends and ideas2. To help people discover and explore products and brands in these I-need-some ideas moments, we’ve been focused on building ads experiences, such as Showcase Shopping ads and ...

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  • Introducing the new Google Merchant Center

    Retailers have long been using Merchant Center to connect their product data to Google -- letting millions of shoppers find their products on Google.com, YouTube, and partner websites. Today, we’re excited to introduce an updated version of Merchant Center, which offers the same functionality you’re used to, with more streamlined navigation and easier access to additional Shopping programs.

    Rob Newton/ Inside AdWords- 13 readers -
  • Learn from Experts in the AdWords Community

    The AdWords Community exists to help advertisers like you improve performance and share best practices. If you haven’t visited the AdWords Community in a while, you might be surprised by what you find. Over the last six months, we’ve made a number of exciting changes. From a new design to expanded content areas, the Google Advertiser Community continues to evolve and help you c ...

    Rob Newton/ Inside AdWords- 11 readers -
  • New cross-device attribution reports and benchmarks

    Consider this: 6 in 10 internet users in the US start shopping on one device but continue or finish on a different one.1 To help advertisers measure these customer paths that start on one device but convert on another, we rolled out cross-device conversions over three years ago. Using that same technology, we’re introducing three new reports in the Attribution section ...

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