Right Hand Side Ads

  • Paid search click-through rates have risen 38%

    … According to data collected in Q3 2016, paid search CTRs have risen 38%, mainly in thanks to Google killing off its right-hand-side ads back in February. More advertisers have also started to use Google’s new extended text ads, accounting for 29% of search spend in September. These stats are taken from Kenshoo’s latest analysis of more than 750…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watchin Paid Search- 12 readers -
  • How paid and organic SEO results overlap in 2016

    … required multiple scrolls before you got to true organic listings (past four paid results and a map with three local listings). This makes those top spots in organic even more precious since everyone is now lower on the scroll. The other feature that has increased over the last few years is the appearance of shopping results. Google shopping continues…

    Jason Tabeling/ Search Engine Watch- 24 readers -
  • Four ways to adjust your SEO strategy for four-pack paid search ads

    … (business name, address, phone number) is in readable text on your website on multiple pages or in your header. Add local business schema markups to your code. Start a Google My Business page for your business (if you don’t already have one). Start racking up reviews. Reviews can help your presence in the local pack. Think of non-obtrusive ways…

    Search Engine Watch- 8 readers -
  • How to compete on the new Google SERP

    … Recent changes made to the Google SERP have taken many by surprise. Google has eliminated the sidebar ads that once appeared to the right of the results. They have also increased the number of ads allowed above the results, now showing up to four ads. This has marketers talking because, with four sponsored results, there are fewer slots…

    Jim Yu/ Search Engine Watchin Paid Search Google How To's- 21 readers -
  • Google is removing all Right Hand Side Ads on SERPs worldwide

    As reported and confirmed by numerous sources, Google will no longer be showing AdWords ads on the right hand side of its search results pages. Beginning Friday 19 February, ads will now only show ads at the top and bottom of the SERP. Although it may increase the number of ads from three to four if the search query is “highly commercial.” Here today, but not tomorrow.

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watch- 39 readers -
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