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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.
Every organisation has limitations when it comes to developing marketing campaigns whether it’s because of a lack of resources, time, expertise or finance. Pay per Click (PPC) advertising is ideal for overcoming these limitations due to the amount of flexibility of the system which allows for immediate changes at any point. Whatever your limitations, find out the solutions!
Are you running AdWords advertising on Google search results pages? Are your ads in the best position they could be? Read more
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.
We recently had reason to suspect that one of our client’s Pay per Click campaigns was being targeted by one of their competitors. We suspected that they were clicking the ads to try and use up the daily budget early in the day. The trouble was how to identify who was clicking the Ads. Read more
These checks are the day-to-day basics that will ensure your account runs smoothly and performs well. These checks won’t move mountains or see you make huge improvements, but they will help you keep things ticking over for those who are time-poor and don’t have the resources for more detailed optimisation to take place.
One of most effective ways to increase the performance of an AdWords account is to improve the quality score of the keywords on which you are bidding. As quality score has an effect on impressions, average ad position and cost-per-click, investing time looking at your quality scores and improving them can have long term consequences on your AdWords account.
So, who has been optimising ad copy recently? Anyone noticed anything different when creating a new text ad through the AdWords interface?
Well there have been further tweaks to the AdWords interface, this time to what you see when you are creating new ad copy. With the introduction of the alterations to headline and description line 1, Google have now amended the ad preview you see when entering new text in to each field. I would like to at this point congratulate Google on getting their interface up to speed so quickly!