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  • ETAs Ruined My Ad Tests (& How We Can Overcome This)

    … the benefits of meeting our users through colorful, relevant emoticons, they were removed from the running. All lighthearted impact aside, the loss of mobile preferred ads has been the most significant loss in the appearance of expanded text ads. Where we once were able to create a text ad and select the mobile preference to indicate that this ad should…

    Carrie Albright/ PPC Heroin Paid Search SEO How To's- 8 readers -
  • The Art Of Paid Search Promotional Copy

    … planning your promotions* are as follows: 1) Campaign structure: Promo campaign or simply promo ads 2) Ad testing: Yes, even in promos, Always Be Copy testing 3) Getting creative with creative: Do more than shouting out your discounts. Use Google’s fun text ad features to grab consumers’ attention. *Henceforth, let us assume that promotion can refer…

    Carrie Albright/ PPC Hero- 15 readers -
  • Stop Using The Same Headline

    … Writing text ads in AdWords is difficult – except crafting the headline. Every blog and best practice article you read from so-called “experts” tells you to simply include the user’s search query in your headline. In fact, Google seems to even encourage this practice by offering dynamic keyword insertion and bolding the matching words…

    Adam Lundquist/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 16 readers -
  • The Real Performance We’ve Seen With Ad Customizers

    … What are they again? Although the conversations about ad customizers began a few months ago, some folks are still learning just what they are and just how they work. Ad customizers are another opportunity created by Google to better connect your potential clients and customers with the most relevant information about your business. They allow…

    Carrie Albright/ PPC Hero- 6 readers -
  • For The Best PPC Ads Change Your Focus

    … You have been in business for over a decade. Potential customers respect that kind of longevity and will want to use that knowledge to decide whether to click your ad. So you open up your AdWords account and create some ads based around your businesses longevity, how reliable your business is, and how your business can be trusted. You…

    Adam Lundquist/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 5 readers -
  • How Football Shaped My Philosophy Regarding PPC

    … PPC to me is a lot like football. Building successful paid search accounts requires a well-defined philosophy for approaching account work, a strong game plan, and solid execution of the plan you spent all that time creating. Football coaches subscribe to either an offensive or defensive philosophy. Offensive minded coaches believe in high…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search How To's- 8 readers -
  • Determining The Most Impactful Ad Types

    … websites. Important Factors With Display Ads Placements: The most common Display Network option is to let your ads be automatically placed on sites based upon your targeting selections, however, if there are highly relevant or top converting domains, advertisers can add these specific sites as managed placements. Image Ads: Advertisers can get…

    PPC Heroin Social Paid Search Display Twitter- 6 readers -
  • Why You Can’t Just Trust Your Split Test Stats

    … are just that – statistics. The business results that are achieved from the stats are only as good as the person who analyzes them and how they apply their knowledge, experience and (most importantly) common sense. If the statistics seem to you like they are not making any sense, then as Toucan Sam says, “Follow your nose” and investigate them…

    Adam Lundquist/ PPC Hero- 5 readers -
  • Tiny Ad Tests That Make a Huge Difference

    … We should all be testing our PPC ads, but sometimes obstacles stop us. Whether it be getting approval, lack of time or some other excuse, there are several ad tests that are small that have made big differences in my accounts. The setup for each is simple and the results are worth the 15 minutes that it takes to use Excel. Display URLs There…

    Kristina Mclane/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 6 readers -
  • Looking Forward To AdWords Ad Customizers

    … with a single ad. How It Works The ad set up is extremely similar to other forms of dynamic parameter insertion. Rather than use a script or the API, these ads will pull parameters from a spreadsheet uploaded into the new business data section of AdWords. Using special functions to target your data source, you can easily find ways to unroll these ads…

    Jacob Fairclough/ PPC Heroin Paid Search Google- 15 readers -
  • Consider The Creative Process of Your PPC Program

    … paid search program. Consistently testing your creative is key. Before we discuss creative testing, let’s take a look at the types of ads that can be employed to drive engagement and response. Text Ads: Usually a 25 character headline and 70 characters of body text. Image Ads: Found on display networks, the ads are usually visual with minimal…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 4 readers -
  • AdWords Rolls Out Customized Creatives

    … As part of their Tools for the Power User, Google is launching customized creatives. These creatives are great for advertisers who have millions of products! How To Set It Up: In order to set up customized creatives you must navigate to the Business Data section of the AdWords Shared Library. In this new Business Data section your Ad…

    Jacob Brown/ PPC Heroin Paid Search Google- 9 readers -
  • Overcoming AdWords Trademark And Disapproval Issues

    … Would you rather have all your ads be disapproved for using a trademark or have a competitor use your trademarked term? Both are major downers that can seriously affect paid search performance. Recently, I dealt with both of these issues, which enhanced my knowledge of the AdWords trademark policy. The key to all trademark issues is the “3rd…

    Kristina Mclane/ PPC Heroin Paid Search Google- 8 readers -
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