Search Ads: Contextual

    • Ad extensions for the entire decision journey

      Not only do ad extensions work to encourage immediate sales, but they can also be used to move consumers along the decision journey/buy cycle. In our work, we’ve effectively used ad extensions in many stages of the buy cycle, for instance: When searchers research products online (research stage) When searchers home in on a specific product When searchers want to see products ...

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  • The eerie future of AdWords targeting

    … to target people’s interests in specific media much more effectively than Google. That is, until Google starts tapping into Chromecast data gathered. You can identify which shows some users like and put them into interest targeting groups for search and display ads. I’d also be interested in serving ads on mobile to people using their Chromecast…

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  • The right way to get dynamic with Google AdWords

    … the same email addressed to them by name. Similar to DKIs, dynamic location insertion and the other customizer options let you customize, update and tailor your search and display ad text to each target audience group. Unlike DKIs, however, customizer ads are more flexible and much easier to control. After learning from Google support how to structure…

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  • The Election: More searchers, more opportunities

    … In December 2015, Bing rolled out an Election 2016 experience, with data powered by Bing Predicts. You’ll know Bing Predicts as the crew that’s responsible for tearing it up at the Oscars, the NBA playoffs and the Scottish independence referendum (among others) with strikingly accurate predictions. While the Predicts experiences have never…

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  • Connecting Demographics To Search Queries

    … Advertising in search is often difficult to conceptualize for many brands because of how different the live auction and targeting methodology is compared with traditional media planning and buying. Media strategies are built on market research, which always includes target demographics or personas. Specialty channels like search — where…

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  • Are You Digging Deeply Enough Into Geographic Optimizations?

    … that you cannot provide service to. If so, add those as exclusions. (Think of this as an optimization that is similar to regularly monitoring your search query report and adding negatives.) Picking Up Hyper-Local Terms Try adding some geo-modified keywords to see how they perform in comparison to your general keywords. They almost certainly won’t have…

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  • Using Paid Search To Bring Customers In-Store

    …. Remarketing Lists for Search Ads (RLSA) are great for bidding up consumers who are near the store and likely to purchase. Consider how likely a recent site visitor, previous purchaser, or loyalist might be to visit the store in comparison to someone who hasn’t engaged with the brand. If you were using display remarketing, you wouldn’t want…

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  • Five Ways To Revolutionize Your Ad Text With Google’s New Location Ad Customizers

    … have joined the ranks of the must-test, along with countdown ads. Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land. Staff authors are listed here. About The Author Matt Lawson is the Director of Performance Ads Marketing for Google, responsible for a broad portfolio of ads products including search, shopping, display, and analytics. (Some images used under license from Shutterstock.com.)…

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  • Five Ways To Revolutionize Your Ad Text With Google’s New Location Ad Customizers

    … the ranks of the must-test, along with countdown ads. Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land. Staff authors are listed here. About The Author Matt Lawson is the Director of Performance Ads Marketing for Google, responsible for a broad portfolio of ads products including search, shopping, display, and analytics. (Some images used under license from Shutterstock.com.)…

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  • Does Google Really Know Where You Are?

    … on the Spanish island of Ibiza being confidently located by Google in Rome and another in Pakistan being located a few thousand miles away in the United Arab Emirates. The Implications For Search Marketers So what are the implications of this for advertisers? For one, we have to reconsider the geo-targeting options that Google is giving us…

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  • The Key To Optimizing Non-Branded Paid Search Campaigns

    … employer) has put in place to improve the performance of non-branded search campaigns for our clients. Applying RLSA To Non-Branded Campaigns Okay, so technically you could argue that Remarketing Lists for Search Ads (RLSA) aren’t “non-branded,” as the ads are targeting previous site visitors. RLSA is, however, a very strategic way to segment…

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  • New Device Launch Campaigns: Key Insights For Online Advertising Success

    …. Register today and save $300, or come as a team and save 10%-20%. About The Author John Cosley is responsible for Microsoft Search Advertising’s global brand marketing and communications activities, which includes Bing Ads. He has over 15 years of digital marketing experience across a diverse set of industries, including Entertainment, Technology/Software, Advertising, and Creative Services. John has been overseeing search advertising campaigns for over 10 years. (Some images used under license from Shutterstock.com.)…

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