Bid/Budget Management

  • 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- 24 readers -
  • Enhanced Day-Of-Week Budgeting With Non-PPC KPIs

    … April 12, 2017 Last month, I came to you with 3 ways to use ROAS for lead gen optimization. Today, I want to talk about another way Hanapin Marketing has begun embracing “back-end,” atypical KPIs in our PPC strategies and tactics. This example comes from a dynamic, sometimes complicated vertical that blends both lead gen and e-commerce…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search- 13 readers -
  • Building An Automated PPC Spend Tracker In Google Sheets

    … challenges and build new tools customized to make your life easier. The Problem While managing PPC accounts for yourself, an internal team, or a client, one aspect you’re sure to face is working within a budget and managing spend across channels, initiatives, and many other possible dimensions. For some, this can be a stressful part of the job…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search Google- 25 readers -
  • Bidding in a Mobile Centric 2017

    … and desktop advertising over the past few years. Both Google and Bing implemented segmented bidding options in 2016, allowing for the original enhanced campaign bid adjustment options back into campaign strategies. This includes separate desktop, mobile, and tablet bidding at both the campaign and ad group level. In today’s post, I wanted to give…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search Mobile Google- 18 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- 19 readers -
  • Seasonal Bidding Methods: Holidays Already?

    … – let’s steer away from the holiday season for a little bit and just think through seasonal bidding in general. How do most users go about implementing bid changes? They take the historical data (last 7 days, last 14 days, last month) and make adjustments based on that historical performance. Makes sense, right? Let’s dive into a model that works…

    Jacob Brown/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 11 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- 26 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- 23 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- 31 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 -
  • Create Over 100 Alerts You’ve Always Wanted, But Never Had.

    … If you are trying to stretch a strict budget evenly across the month, want to know when a campaign in picking up in clicks, or know when to increase / decrease bids you need an early warning system to help you keep track of what’s going on in your account. Don’t have time to manage your account daily? Oversee loads of accounts? If so…

    Jeremy Page/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 11 readers -
  • How Football Shaped My Philosophy Regarding PPC

    … engines beyond conventional text ads. Put Players in a Position to Win: Bidding for optimal ad position places ads in the best location to drive volume. Analyze keyword performance by individual ad position and use the data to determine what maximum bids should be set at in order to achieve an average position that best leads to reaching…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search How To's- 12 readers -
  • An Explanation Of The Adwords Conversion Optimizer Tool

    … the ‘settings’ tab on campaign(s) you want to opt into conversion optimizer. Scroll down to ‘bidding and budget’ and click ‘edit’ next to ‘bid strategy’. Click the ‘focus on conversion’ radio button. This will opt you into Conversion Optimizer. Under ‘advanced options’ enter either a max or target CPA. AdWords will show a recommended bid or you can…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search Google- 6 readers -
  • 2015 Prediction: The Year of Bid and Budget Automation

    …. After all, if budgets are not properly managed, business metrics can be severely impacted. Improperly managing bids can lead to missing out on opportunities (not getting enough traffic) or overpaying for keywords, creating negative return on investment. Today we’re going to discuss why automating bid and budget management is critical…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search Mobile- 13 readers -
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