Bid/Budget Management

    • Why Manual Bidding Will Slowly Ride Into The Sunset

      August 18, 2017 Throughout the evolution of AdWords, we have seen so many rollouts and changes to how we manage our campaigns and strategy. Removal of close variant controls, the removal and then re-introduction of device bidding, ETA’s, the dread of changing to the new UI. Despite all of this, one thing has always remained a constant: Control of our bids and the choice to u ...

      PPC Heroin Paid Search- 18 readers -
    • Automate Your Manual Bidding Strategy Using Supermetrics

      August 14, 2017 One of the most important parts of our job as PPC’ers is bidding. We place bids to win auctions to gain conversions and leads. A big part, then, of our PPC strategy is optimizing bidding. There are several bidding strategies out there, but they can be simplified down to two categories: automated bidding and manual bidding.

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    • Master List of the Best Ad Tech Platforms for PPC

      July 27, 2017 Have you ever thought to yourself – man, I wish there was a page where I could find out what ad tech platforms are out there (and the best ones!), without having to spend hours upon hours doing research? Well, guess what, you’re in luck! Each company sent in an overview presentation of their services for your convenience.

      Jamie Newton/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 14 readers -
  • A Case For Automated Bidding

    … July 28, 2017 It is universally agreed upon that more power is better. More power means more control. It means more knowledge, more capability. Power means superiority. So, having more power over an AdWords account must mean that the account is in better hands, is in superior hands, is in more knowledgeable hands. A claim can be made…

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  • Deciding Between CPM & CPC Bidding on Facebook

    … July 27, 2017 In a previous blog post, fellow PPC Hero Kelsey gave everyone 3 Facebook Optimizations You Can Make Today. I wanted to expand upon her suggestion of testing out different bidding strategies and how I made a change from CPM to CPC bidding in one of my Facebook accounts. If you’re managing a Facebook account that gets very few…

    PPC Heroin Facebook- 8 readers -
  • Decoding The PPC Bid Management Technology Matrix

    … June 30, 2017 When it comes to evaluating which PPC bid management tool is right for your business, it can be difficult. Most of the tools offer similar features, making it challenging to compare platforms. Even after learning about all the cool features, you still find yourself asking, “Would this task just be easier to manage directly…

    Cassie Oumedian/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 22 readers -
  • Finding Seasonality in Your PPC Accounts

    … June 27, 2017 Seasonality as a topic is often used as a substitute for holiday talk. As in we expect more sales due to seasonality in the winter holiday months. While helpful this concept can lead you to overlook the variances in performance across the year. This will throw off any forecasting or analysis project you work on. But how do we…

    Jacob Fairclough/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 15 readers -
  • AdWords Announces Upcoming Changes To Enhanced CPC Bidding

    … is an automated bidding strategy that increases your manual bid amounts up to 30% if Google’s algorithm thinks a certain click is more likely to convert. The algorithm takes a user’s device, location, browser, and the time of day into consideration when automatically adjusting bids. ECPC works for Search, Shopping, and Display campaigns. Any manual bid…

    PPC Heroin Affiliate Paid Search- 27 readers -
  • Enhanced Day-Of-Week Budgeting With Non-PPC KPIs

    … a revolutionary approach to campaign management. Many account managers already do this, using AdWords Automated Rules (or similar features in other PPC platforms). The trick is knowing how to combine this useful tool with non-PPC performance data. I’ll quickly walk you through one approach to setting up your day-of-week budgets with non-PPC metrics, whether…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search- 14 readers -
  • Building An Automated PPC Spend Tracker In Google Sheets

    … is to pull in spend information for our given timeframe so we can see how it stacks up with budget every time we check the tracker. This step benefits greatly from an add-on such as Supermetrics which allows you to directly pull data from your marketing platforms into Google Sheets, as it will streamline the process and pave the way for easier automation…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search Google- 28 readers -
  • Bidding in a Mobile Centric 2017

    … February 23, 2017 In early February, I hosted a Hanapin Marketing Webinar about the State of Mobile in 2017 and discussed numerous mobile changes and details to help take our mobile strategies to the next level. Since that discussion, I have continued to strategize on how I can improve results with the ever-changing landscape of mobile…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search Mobile Google- 20 readers -
  • Be Smart In 2017: Use Seasonal Budgeting

    … January 19, 2017 What’s your 2017 budget? That’s the question everyone was trying to figure out in the marketing world over the past 2-3 months. A lot got the answer and split the budget up evenly across 12 months and went forward with the year. Others segmented the year into quarters and budgeted on a quarterly basis. Some segmented…

    Jacob Brown/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 22 readers -
  • Seasonal Bidding Methods: Holidays Already?

    October 19, 2016 Happy Holidays everyone! Well, that may be a bit premature, but not in the advertising world where the preparation for the largest sales days of the year begins early. With the holidays coming up, it is only right that we begin speaking to seasonality and how to bid differently based on seasonality.

    Jacob Brown/ PPC Hero- 14 readers -
  • Adwords Event Recap: Device-Specific Bid Adjustments

    …. For customers with smaller budgets, it should be noted that the account should average 50 conversions over the past 30 days in order for Smart Bidding to work properly. Device-specific bid adjustments can be built into scripts, with API support also available. It is now expected that each device will have its own modifier, with the base bid set equal to the average bid for the three device types.…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search- 31 readers -
  • Be In The Know About Upcoming Improvements To AdWords Automated Bidding

    … insight into the process. Bid statuses are either inactive, not limited, limited, or learning. You can even see why the bidding strategy is in the learning status by hovering over the speech bubble similar to checking why an ad was disapproved. Statuses also update whenever changes are made to the campaign’s budget or settings and even when keywords…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search- 25 readers -
  • Understanding Budget’s Role In PPC Account Performance

    … with the big bosses or clients and could be tough to shake. You’ll want to research all aspects of the account launch prior to going live to ensure all of your bases are covered. How you structure the campaigns and where you drive traffic plays a huge role in the performance of the account, but what about a strategy for budgeting? How can budget…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search- 32 readers -
  • Automate And Manually Change Bids With Excel

    … into paid search advertising, the typical response back is: “I do data analysis and make decisions on how much to bid on search queries and ad space online.” Bid is one of the first words you associate with your job. It is one of the most important parts of your job. Is Paid Search simply bidding on keywords and finding the best bid amount for you…

    Jacob Brown/ PPC Hero- 8 readers -
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