Google has announced redesigned local ad formats in Google Maps for Mobile. The announcement in and of itself is not that exciting. However, Google claims that this visual redesign has increased click-through rates by 100 percent in initial tests.
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More advertisers are taking advantage of Google’s Display Network in their online advertising mix. And, as when you begin to use any new system, mistakes are bound to be made. Here’s how to avoid some common pitfalls and improve your performance.
If you're advertising mobile apps, it just got a lot easier to position your apps in front of active searchers. Not only did your marketing reach expand, but you can more easily track downloads. Here's a rundown of Google's new mobile ad options.
PPC managers have longed for Google AdWords to provide conversion data for Ad Extensions such as Sitelink, Location, Call and Product Extensions. Without so much as an announcement, Google has released conversion data associated with Ad Extensions.
Personas are widely underused in the PPC and search marketing community as a whole. PPC advertisers have a lot to gain by completing the persona exercise and leveraging that information when managing and creating new search marketing campaigns.
Imagine for a second a PPC advertiser’s worst nightmare: You log into AdWords and your keywords, ads and campaigns all have zeros in the conversion stat column! Worse yet, it isn’t a performance problem – just a tracking problem. Here’s what to do.
Communication can take many forms. Phone calls. Emails. Reports. For every client, you should be transparent, have a plan in place, and stick to your schedules. Here are a few recommendations on what kind of communication plan you can put in place.
Turn the typical holiday PPC madness on its head. Here’s how to manage PPC accounts that defy the ecommerce hullabaloo during the year-end holidays season: it’s PPC for nonprofits, products targeting teenagers, and service and travel businesses.
Google has expanded the available +1 features. Now you can show +1 buttons on Display Network ads, you can connect Google+ brand pages to AdWords for shared +1 accumulation, and Google is providing +1 annotation reporting. What’s coming next?
The tinfoil-hat theories say that Google is secretly including the number of +1’s in the Quality Score formula. In other words, the more +1 votes a website or page has, the more weight it carries in increasing quality score. But is that the case?
The four biggest areas of concern when porting campaigns from AdWords to adCenter are bids, keyword status, modified broad match, and tracking tags. Use this guide to save time and money to finding and fixing potential PPC headaches.
Max CPC, Enhanced CPC, Automatic Bidding, Conversion Optimizer -- each AdWords bidding option carries a distinct set of pros and cons. Here's what you can expect when updating your AdWords bidding options.
Ideas for how you can press on and find new and exciting ways to maximize your PPC performance when you feel there is nowhere else to go.
As Microsoft adCenter continues to gain in importance thanks to the Search Alliance, it also becomes more important to manage adCenter to its full potential. Here are some ways to improve your ROI.
Display advertising, actionable attribution, and Facebook PPC are just a few of the things we can look forward to in paid search advertising this year.
An overview of some new features now available in Google AdWords Editor and adCenter Desktop, including mobile targeting, display, and remarketing, and increased visibility and functionality.
Some simple tips for optimizing your campaigns to improve quality score.
Exact match, phrase match, and broad match working together: build a winning PPC team.
What works best for your PPC campaign? A look at AdWords' latest feature, Enhanced CPC, plus a recap of manual CPC bidding, automated bidding, and Conversion Optimizer.
A quick guide on how advertisers can leverage Google's Product Extension feature within AdWords and display product images and details in line with your PPC ads.