Ppc Account Management

  • 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 -
  • 3 Ways To Use ROAS In PPC Lead Gen Optimization

    … or ROI, while lead generation accounts might choose to set CPA or lead volume goals based on observed closing rates. In their own way, each of these goals, or KPI strategies, is rooted in profitability and return. Today, as a lead-gen-focused PPC-er, I would like to share three ways I’ve been able to use ROAS metrics to identify wins…

    PPC Heroin Affiliate Paid Search- 24 readers -
  • Is Everything OK? 3 Tips For Keeping Your PPC Accounts Healthy

    … December 23, 2016 As search professionals, we’re always assessing the overall state of our PPC programs. If performance isn’t constantly monitored, we’re sure to find out one day that the campaigns we thought were doing well are not hitting goals or worst case scenario, losing money. For this very reason, most account managers create intricate…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Affiliate Paid Search- 21 readers -
  • Your End Of Year PPC Checklist: What To Audit Before 2017

    … of the most essential parts of an account. Let’s review 5 top priority areas that you can take a deep dive to end the year and start planning and strategizing on how to improve your accounts moving into 2017. 1) Bid Rules The typical set it and forget it. We put a lot of time into our bid rules, whether in a bid management system or the PPC platform…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search- 15 readers -
  • Thank You Notes: Acknowledging The Most Significant PPC Updates Of 2016

    … indeed. Should we hug? Thank you, Google, for allowing us to show the value of PPC in ways we never imagined. Our clients’ accounts are like little snowflakes—no two are alike. Last click, first click, linear, time-decay, position based, data-driven; we are now able to fight to save keywords and ad groups based on their contributions…

    PPC Heroin Social Paid Search- 20 readers -
  • Weird Science: A Lesson in Failed Experiments

    …. If by implementing this new strategy performance plummeted, then by reverting the strategy, performance will bounce back. I reverted the changes I made in the account and waited for traffic to improve. When it did not improve, I was puzzled. I started to peel back the layers, get really granular and do all of those other PPC buzz-word things…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search- 13 readers -
  • How To Make A Good Account Manager Assignment

    … September 7, 2016 One of my key responsibilities is assigning new accounts to team members. Account manager assignments are the first critical decision made on behalf of an account. Making a good account assignment instills confidence and positively demonstrates to clients an ability to make solid decisions. On the flip side, a poorly…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Hero- 18 readers -
  • The Ins And Outs Of PPC Account Expansion

    … the crumpled dollar bills out of my porcelain piggy bank, head to the store, and buy more. Maybe my childhood obsession with Legos helped fuel my passion for good, solid, PPC campaign structures. Every time I work in an account, my mind is constantly thinking, “how can I make this bigger/better? Where can I expand?” There are many different methods…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search- 17 readers -
  • Two Reasons Why I Don’t Buy Into The Quality Score Hype

    … on the performance of an account from a business perspective. Years ago, the concept of quality score was introduced as a means of quantifying the relevance of keywords and ads. From the moment QS was introduced, PPC professionals were conditioned to believe that quality score is by and far the most important metric we needed to optimize. I’ve been involved…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 36 readers -
  • 2015 Prediction: The Year of Bid and Budget Automation

    … 2014 is winding down and I’ve begun contemplating the future of PPC. I believe 2015 will be the ‘year of bid and budget automation’. As the business of PPC grows in complexity and the amount of levers that need to be monitored and pulled within accounts increases, it’s not only a need, but also a necessity to automate these two critical areas…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search Mobile- 13 readers -
  • The Art Of The PPC Account Transition

    … Whether you work for a PPC agency or in-house, one thing is for certain – you will at some point be engaging in an internal account transition. At first, it may sound appealing to inherit an account where all the groundwork has already been laid by your colleague, but there are times when the account transition is quite complicated. No two…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search- 4 readers -
  • Managing an Education PPC Account. What You Need to Know

    … I’ve been managing paid search accounts in the for profit education vertical for nearly six and a half years. During this time the industry has changed significantly. New regulations restrict the way users are messaged, bid prices have soared making paid search an expensive proposition, and the demand for high quality leads has forced changes…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search How To's- 6 readers -
  • Is It Time for a PPC Management Quality Score?

    … thought I was doing a good job managing the account. The client response was as positive this time as it had been negative before. Google had just told them that their PPC manager did a great job! Think about it, as a client (unless you have had multiple agencies work on your accounts), you always wonder what you are getting in terms of service…

    Kirk Williams/ PPC Heroin Paid Search Google- 21 readers -
  • Tips for Getting Results with an Inherited PPC Account

    … not meeting goals and have a previous history of under performance. This situation begs the question of how to identify and gain key wins in these inherited PPC accounts. Ultimately, our goals are to achieve positive performance and prove worth to our clients. Below are some of the things I look to do that have helped me convert under performing…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search Google- 7 readers -
  • Keep Your PPC Clients Happy – Tips for Managing Client Relationships

    … A lot of conversation has taken place recently around Hanapin regarding the question “What makes clients unhappy”? I have boiled down these conversations into three overarching buckets: Not being proactive Not moving fast enough in accounts Client communication While positive results usually equates to happy clients, there is often a flaw…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 8 readers -
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