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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.
The Google Display Network (GDN) is responsible for 20% of all AdWords traffic, and it is an ever-growing advertising platform. In the US alone, the GDN reaches 92% of all Internet users. This post will guide you step-by-step through the different kinds of display targeting and how to set up your display campaigns. It will also cover some basic optimisation tips so you can make sure you’re getting the most out of Google AdWords Display Advertising.
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!
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’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.
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.
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?
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.
You know you are working in digital marketing when you are actually excited about visiting the Google office. Well, that was me this morning, especially as they have just moved their London office to a brand new building near High Holborn. It’s so new I can even forgive Google for not having it on Google Maps – I’m just bitter because Google maps led me to a small theatre near Covent Garden…
The common held belief that traditional print media is losing ground to the online medium appears to have been confirmed with latest figures from comScore.
In a study into Internet usage across Europe, it was recorded that 167.2 million unique visitors went on online newspaper sites in June 2011, representing an 11% rise year-on-year. This is a growing trend that has often raised the question whether the Internet is putting an end to the traditional newspaper.
Now imagine your surprise as an employee of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, when you visit a political website and see an advert for Democratic President Obama on a brand new platform. Not immediately remarkable, but when you contact Google to enquire a little further, you might be surprised to learn that it is a pre-alpha test and that it appears your rivals are getting preferential treatment.