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Google have hardly been subtle in the changes they’ve made in recent times, nor have they been apologetic. From major algorithm updates to tweaks in the colouration and complexity of sponsored ads (integration within maps, site links and even images for instance); the face of results pages has changed drastically. However, some might argue that this is more of an effort to please stakeholders, rather than users or advertisers.
There are many ways to optimise an AdWords account, from improving the structure to implementing ad extensions, but one of the most important things is to improve your results from analysing the data. This is the first in a series of posts about data segmentation.
Some people don’t like to get in to the nitty gritty numbers and get scared by spreadsheets, but the methods I’m going to cover make understanding the numbers easy and simplify your optimisation, and for once, my post won’t require you to open a spreadsheet! Unless of course you want to…
In recent times AdWords has faced criticism for becoming too expensive for small businesses to use. Whilst there’s no denying that the cost of AdWords has increased, and will continue to increase, I believe that if you run your account well, there is no reason why AdWords can’t be successful for small and local businesses.
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!
Recent EU cookie compliance laws have put some marketers off the proposition of remarketing. However, done properly, this tactic can still be extremely profitable. This post will take you through the benefits of remarketing and how to make the most out of targeted advertising.
If I asked you what your PPC goal is, you’d probably tell me it’s to increase sign-ups, sales, or enquiries. That’s a great starting point, but you also need goals and targets to ensure these sign-ups, sales, or enquiries are cost effective and profitable for you.
In April, a new conversion column started appearing in AdWords reports and eventually the main AdWords homepage; it was called “Conversions (many-per-click)” and the old Conversion column was changed to “Conversions (1-per-click)”. This was done with no real fanfare at the time, especially considering the importance of the column. But what is “many per click” and is it better than plain old conversions?
It seems nearly every day I read something new about the growing importance mobile search is beginning to play within our industry. With significantly higher click-through rates and reduced cost-per-clicks, targeting users on mobile devices via AdWords can be highly profitable if done correctly and is set to become an ever more important aspect of pay-per-click advertising.
If you’re running PPC activity via AdWords directed at desktop, mobiles and tablets all from the same campaigns I would recommend a quick review of how your account is performing by viewing the account over its entirety and segmenting the data by device.
One of the most common mistakes I see in an AdWords campaign setup by your average guy is the misuse of keyword match types. Google seem to make the process of building a campaign very easy for an average small business owner looking to buy some digital advertising space on the Google high street. It is pretty obvious why it is made this easy in my opinion; it makes Google a lot of money.
The new feature allows up to five MCCs to link to an account, what’s more there is now no distinction between UI/API and API-only links.
We recently signed up for a month long trial with Acquisio, a Pay Per Click campaign management tool that is aimed at agencies around the world. Read more