As pay-per-click professionals, we're often asked to play with our numbers, shift our budgets, and essentially predict the future. A daunting task, for sure. Here's a simple walk-through on how to answer those tough budgeting questions from clients.
When the test subjects were asked what was top of mind when asked about a specific category keyword, Google found that 14.2 percent in the test group named the test brand, while 8.2 percent in the control group also named the same brand.
School may have just got out for some, but that doesn’t mean search marketers can take a break. According to data coming from PM Digital's fourth annual "Back To School Trend Report," the back-to-school marketing season is in full swing.
Use the power of data for good, not optimization for optimization's sake. Conversion rate and position do have a correlation; every action has an equal and opposite reaction; and remember to focus on the business problem you're trying to solve.
Retailers are running out of time to switch to Google Shopping Campaigns. Follow this timeline to ensure your campaign is built out and tested before the August deadline, and follow these steps for a smooth transition to Shopping Campaigns.
These three steps, iterated until you get what you're looking for, can get you to the stage where it makes sense to invest in the creation of your Minimum Viable Product, at which point you can start using PPC to see if anyone will buy.
Researchers at Bing Ads recently took a close look at word choices in financial services search ads to see if there were specific terms that got more clicks than others – and to see if this varied according to device. Here are those findings.
Kenshoo has announced "Intent-Driven Audiences," which gives advertisers the ability to create custom audiences made up of people who have clicked search ads, and are then are targeted to receive ads across Facebook's ad inventory, including mobile.
Device targeting on Bing Ads is getting a big overhaul. The goal is to bring Bing Ads in line with what Google AdWords, with the ability to target specific devices – desktop, tablet, and smartphone. The changes will rollout over the next year.
WordStream's free new tool lets marketers grade their landing pages against industry benchmarks and best practices with the "AdWords Landing Page Grader." Advertisers can use this data to improve landing pages and get more from their PPC investment.
There's much to like about Twitter ads – good targeting, message amplification, innovations, and campaign control. However, we also have to deal with the bad – date ranges, display of active promoted tweets, campaign editing, and navigation.
It's all about the client. Whether you've just landed a new client or you've recently started working for a new company or agency, here are seven ways to ensure your client's accounts are optimized and performing at their highest level.
It's far more common for searchers to enter multiple phrases in rapid succession, building on each preceding one, until they find what they seek. Users are indeed more likely to click on advertisers who appear more often in the same session.
About 12,700 advertisers spent more than $750 million on more than 50,000 travel-related keywords in Google AdWords. Those keywords averaged a 4.18 percent click-through rate at an average cost per click of $0.86, according to AdGooroo's report.
Landing page testing should be near the top of your list of optimization techniques. Here's how to use DoubleClick Search to learn how users are reacting to your landing pages and tweak those pages to increase conversion rates in a few simple steps.
What is the "right" position is for a given keyword? A data set of more than 12,000 data points was analyzed to find out what the click-through rate (CTR) would be at various average positions. Here are three insights from the data.
Don't get stuck in the mire of the present and always putting out fires within your account. PPC managers need to reside in the future, past, and present simultaneously in order to get the full scope of their campaigns and optimize them successfully.
Marin Software customers can now import their Google remarketing lists into the platform. Advertisers can then sort the retargeting lists into groups to optimize bidding and customize the creative at the keyword level.
Optimizing your conversion rate is so important because it drives bid. Your bid helps determine your position, or your profitability. Here's how you can improve your landing pages, and then reinvest gains into your PPC strategy.
You've hired experts to handle your search marketing. Good for you! Now how do you make sure they have what they need to succeed, are earning their keep, and not just phoning it in? Let's look at a few ways to get the most from your search agency.