Bid Management

  • Connexity Acquires PriceGrabber, CSEs Consolidate to Compete with Google PLAs

    … We recently wrote about the evolution of the CSE rate card and bid management, highlighting that the engines adopting more flexible bidding platforms have emerged as the strongest players in the space. To take that a step further, let’s look forward to where CSEs are heading long-term. On a fairly frequent basis, clients and prospects declare…

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  • CSE Bid Management & The Decline of the Rate Card

    … CSE Bid Management & The Decline of the Rate Card posted by Melissa Rowland | April 29, 2015 | 1 comment Traditional rate cards, which establish bid floors for products based on their price and/or category, have been accepted as a necessary burden in the comparison shopping engine (CSE) space for a long time. They pose a challenge…

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  • It Still Pays to Have Multiple Match Types for the Same AdWords Keyword

    Since the launch of mandatory close variant matching in AdWords, we’ve been hearing more from the PPC punditry that the age of having multiple match types for a keyword is over. The argument goes that: the difference in value of the different match types has become insignificant as a result of close variant matching (CVM), thus making any possible gains that might be had from l ...

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  • Determining PPC Budget Growth In 2015 – The State Of Paid Search

    …% of respondents who said they planned to increase their budget in 2014. However, 10% does still mean growth. So, why is it that budgets will or will not increase? The following could be factors in determining whether or not budgets are increased: Distribution across various platforms Traffic Competition CPC (cost-per-click) Automation Distribution…

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  • How Can Marketers Work to Measure Total Paid Search Value?

    … tracking across multiple devices. Advertisers can use Estimated Total Conversions to better measure conversion events driven by cross-device interactions, phone calls, and eventually store visits. In this Google Hangout, practitioners discuss the use of Estimated Total Conversions in better optimizing their programs and gaining customer insights. We…

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  • Video: 3 Holiday Tips for Display Campaigns

    … As marketers prepare their digital campaigns for the holidays, it’s important to look at specific tactics to optimize each channel. In this video, learn tips on how to get your display campaigns in great shape for the holiday season. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Michelle Alfano: Hi, I’m Michelle Alfano, RKG’s Director of Display Management. I’m back…

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  • How Keyword Length Performance Can Impact Smartphone Paid Search Strategy

    As more and more advertisers expand their paid search programs onto mobile phones, it’s natural to wonder what keywords will be most successful. The differences in smartphone versus desktop/tablet SERPs, the clumsiness of users’ thumbs, and the large difference in CPCs between devices dictate that advertisers have to approach these spaces differently.

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  • The Impact of Campaign Structure on Bid Management – Part II

    … The second most common structural issue impacting bidding performance is a lack of statistically significant volume necessary to make accurate predictions. Yes, I’m talking about long-tail keywords. These tend to be the biggest challenge with bid management, and can inhibit bid optimization in a number of ways. Let me start with the most severe…

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  • The Impact of Campaign Structure on Bid Management – Part I

    … don’t match, and thus we run into problems. Consider an education advertiser bidding on the broad match keyword ‘dental hygienist school’. This keyword may be getting matched to searches for both ‘industrial hygiene school’ and ‘dental hygiene school’. These search terms will certainly have vastly different conversion rates. If one keyword…

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  • 5 Strategies For Dealing With Restricted PPC Budgets

    … to ensure you're spending your full budget during those prime hours. Segment Match Type At The Campaign Level There's been a lot of chatter lately about match type segmentation on Eric's recent blog post, and I wrote a post on the subject a few months back. No matter your feelings on ad group level match type segmentation or even just match type…

    Amanda West Bookwalter/ PPC Hero- 9 readers -
  • A Review of Hero Pro’s Bid Adjusters

    … is not, based on time, location, and analytics? USING BID ADJUSTER SERVICES: THREE TYPES There IS such a tool. Hero Pro's Bid Adjusters allow you to determine which devices are most effective, as well as the time and geo-location of your traffic, and adjust it accordingly. Hero Pro's Bid Adjuster Tools offer three types of bid adjustments: DEVICE BID ADJUSTER…

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