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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.
With Google recently updating the number of rules an individual user can create from 10 to a 100 within AdWords, I thought it might be useful to run through a few of the more useful rules that can be set up with an AdWords account to help you keep on top of things.
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…
The latest exposé comes courtesy of the BBC, who found a number of people who had unwittingly coughed up for tickets that didn’t exist from companies that are equally elusive. The reason why they had fallen foul of this old ruse was simply that it appeared at the top of Google.
Is a competitor bidding on your brand name in Google AdWords? Or using your brand name in their ad text? Read more
It’s that time of year again when people start to panic about Christmas shopping. If like me you leave everything to last minute you may need to make a purchase from your Smartphone. Recent research has shown that 44% of searches for last minute holiday gifts will be from a mobile device. So how do you take advantage of the Smartphone Christmas traffic? Read more
If you’re new to Google AdWords or are considering a PPC campaign for your website, there is a lot to get your head around. What is a Quality Score? How much should you bid for keywords? How do you know if you’re targeting the right terms. It’s not easy.
So to explain the process a little better, here’s a useful infographic from WordStream; outlining how it all works and providing a straightforward definition for a few of the acronyms and other jargon used in Paid Search.
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.