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The value of having a strong Quality Score has increased in recent times, with an article from Larry Kim suggesting that the Cost per Click savings as a result of having a high Quality Score are even greater than they used to be (200% more valuable to be precise!). The only problem is that it has become increasingly more challenging to achieve a high Quality Score compared to past years.
This post answers all of your AdWords Enhanced Campaigns questions so that you can confidently know what to expect when you upgrade to them. The questions in this post are based on the most common questions I hear from clients and those who will be working on Enhanced Campaigns, so there should be something useful in this post for anyone who will soon be making the switch. All AdWords campaigns will automatically be switched to Enhanced Campaigns from July 22nd 2013 so make sure you learn about the new system before then!
To help guide you through the various options available to you and the relative benefits of each, I’ve put together this quick guide. From paid search a to digital display ad platforms, there’s certainly no lack of choice when it comes to advertising online.
Search engine giants Google have introduced two new tools for people to determine the success of their display adverts in campaigns, while it has also been announced that the UK Internet adspend has increased 14.4% to £4.8 billion.
If you’re new to display advertising, or even if you’re well versed in the field, you may well have been wondering what the relative merits of Facebook and Google’s display network are. Well, wonder no more; below you will find a comprehensive infographic from Wordstream, including head-to-head comparisons in all major categories – such as performance and targeting options.
Google are on course to make another huge acquisition, this time it’s the ad optimisation platform Admeld that have caught the search engine’s eye. But Google will have to part with a reported $400 million and get it through the usual regulatory approval.
The news was first reported by Tech Crunch and has since been covered by multiple sources. The acquisition sees Google attempting to tackle display advertising, something they have struggled with in the past.
Internet advertising in the UK increased by 13.5% in the first half of 2011 according to a survey conducted by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), which puts spend for the first half of the year at £2.26 billion. When this is compared to overall UK advertising spend, the rise is particularly significant; there was a year-on-year growth of 1.4% to £8.27 billion between January and June 2011.
Ofcom have recently announced that UK broadband speeds increased by 22% last year. In addition, they plan to cut the cost of line rentals and broadband connections. Simultaneously, there is also huge growth in online advertising from some of the largest firms in the UK. So can we assume then that as broadband speeds quicken, more money will be spent by firms advertising online?
As a business in transition, it probably won’t come as too much of a surprise that AOL has once again seen revenue and profits slipping. The good news though comes in the form of income from display ads, which saw global growth of 4 percent [see: AOL’s Q1: Display Ad Revenues Finally Going Up, But Profits Are Down 86 Percent | TechCrunch].
However, as reported yesterday, this comes off the back of some pretty shaky figures in the last couple of quarters, which saw back to back reductions of 26% in overall revenue [see: AOL to Develop Larger Display Ads in Profits Push]. It also masks a huge drop of some 86% in profits, although this can largely be explained away by the significant investments made during this period – most notably the Huffington Post for $350 million.
Display advertising campaigns can be excellent for building brand awareness, however, due to banner blindness users are becoming more sophisticated at filtering out the presence of this type of ad. It is because of this that it is now more important than ever to design your display ads with the user in mind to grab their attention and ensure your ads do not go unnoticed.
If you want the biggest premium display advertising campaigns from the largest brands – they are the most profitable afterall – then you have to have a fair amount of leverage to do so. But rather than putting in all the leg work yourself, why not simply acquire the contacts and advertisers straight off the bat? Well, that’s pretty much what Yahoo has done.
In an effort to provide valuable assistance to the already popular Ad Marketplace, Yahoo has bought leading startup – 5to1. As a business that prides itself on transparency and offering advertisers a personalised service, ensuring that their promotions are given due prominence on premium sites.