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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.
The Google Keyword Tool is no more, replaced with a combination tool called Keyword Planner. But what is the Keyword Planner, and if you don’t like it, what alternatives are there? In this post we look at the new way to get your AdWords research out of Google, and other free and paid tools to help you do your keyword research.
Running an ecommerce PPC campaign can be an extremely profitable way to sell a huge range of products. However, many online retailers fail to structure their account to make the most of this advertising platform. The following guide will help you manage large scale ecommerce campaigns, boost your Click through Rate and improve the profitability of your AdWords account.
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.
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 had a target to achieve as a company – by the end of March 2011 everyone working on PPC accounts was to have taken both the AdWords Fundamentals Exam and the AdWords Advanced Exam. In addition to this, I was also aiming to take the Google Analytics Individual Qualification. I’m very pleased to report that we all took the exams and passed, but this post is here to go in a bit more detail than that.
We now have 9 AdWords Qualified staff who work on clients PPC accounts and we also have me – a Google Analytics Qualified Individual to help the team out with all things analytical; although I have to admit they’re all pretty good without me, I’m just the one who gets excited about it and in to the really techy bits. I wanted to write this blog post to explain my experiences with the two exams – one was easier and the other harder than anticipated.
There is a lot of confusion over the ad extensions feature on AdWords. Most accounts I come across do not make the most of them, and it’s still used infrequently compared to the rest of AdWords features. Over the next three weeks I will review and explain the three different ad extension features – location, product and site link, they are great if you can utilise just one and even better if you can use all three.
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.
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!
With December fast approaching, the Christmas period can be a great time to push your product or service online. If you want quick results then Google AdWords is the obvious choice. However, to make it profitable you need to make sure your CTR and quality score are top notch. As it’s Cyber Monday I have put together a list of tips to make sure your campaign is delivering Christmas conversions.