The Dimensions tab in Google AdWords has a lot of data that you can tap into to identify insights that will take your account to the next level. Here are five ways to use the information to optimize your campaigns and get ahead of the competition.
Articles by Jason Tabeling
Google recently added a report that shows the total traffic by keyword from paid and organic search. As data started pouring in to the account it was easy to see why this report will be very valuable to marketers. Here are two of those reasons.
What does Jay Z's new album have to do with paid search? Two things: It brought light to how much songs can influence search behavior, and it provides a reminder that being mindful of search trends can create revenue opportunities for brands.
What is the downstream impact of the keywords you select in paid search? Understanding how often a keyword or keyword sets are directly leading to consumers actually buying a product will give you great insights and help optimize your campaigns.
Both paid and organic search listings are fighting for the same customer and keyword term. This ability to maximize share of voice is critical, especially when you start to understand the multiplication power of having multiple listings.
You need to be more considerate of the way that consumers are using mobile devices to understand the value of the channel. Desktops and tablets are merging. And you must continue to optimize at the device level as much as possible.
Click fraud still occurs in paid search, and at some level always will. However, the engines do a solid job at monitoring the problem. The issue for search marketers is to ensure the metrics don't go out of whack from a normal level of variance.
There may be quality reasons why you don’t need PPC for everything your business does. It isn’t the silver bullet for all business problems, but there is value in many cases. Here are three reasons to consider before killing a paid search campaign.
For many brands, non-branded paid search keywords don’t “work” from an ROI perspective. It’s perfectly understandable why this is such a greatly debated topic. Here's why brands should consider spending on smart non-branded terms – and still be OK.
Q4 2012 reports from Kenshoo, Marin, and Covario show strong volume, traffic, and conversions; mobile and tablet traffic levels hitting all-time highs, and that Thanksgiving day has officially become a retail force to be reckoned with.
This year will be fueled with continued growth around usage and demand. For brands, that means staying sharp on three key trends: the growth of connected devices, valuation of offline conversion metrics and diversifying PPC budgets outside Google.
Google has recently upgraded tools in AdWords to drive efficiency and give access to incremental insights for your data. Here are a few that you might want to be aware of, including campaign diagnostics and impression share for search and display.
To boost promotions with a paid search campaigns, it’s important to have ad copy that supports the promotion and PR; purchase promotion and PR keywords; increase your branded paid search budget; and perform an ROI analysis on your strategy.
The top AdWords positions drive significantly more volume at a higher CTR. For the top three positions on average, clicks were $1 less for the top positions vs. the side positions. So not only is traffic higher, it comes at a reduced cost.
Only companies with at least 30 reviews during the past 12 months and a four-star rating will now be eligible to have seller ratings extensions appear in their PPC ads. Google says the new process will keep ratings “fresh and relevant.”
Google recently launched their improved geotargeting capabilities. Geotargeting is a powerful tool to help target key areas, and avoid others. It is also a great way to take a step deeper into the data available to make smarter optimizations.
The busy retail holiday season is approaching fast for those of us in the paid search world. Each year paid search is one of the most important ingredients for a brand's success. As you plan for this year, here are three ways to get yourself ready.
Aligning your search strategies between paid and organic may not be easy. In the end, your consumer - and therefore your business - will benefit from this powerful combo. Here are three ways to better coordinate your paid and organic programs.
Mobile and tablet strategies are now must-haves. Consumers are engaged across multiple devices, at various times. Here are some of the latest PPC tablet trends, including monthly clicks and spend, and cost-per-click by platform and vertical.
Like Olympic athletes, paid search marketers practice their craft daily, all with the goal of inspiring customers in 3 seconds to choose our ad and win their business. If you want to bring home the PPC gold, you need to master these 10 events.