Yes, Google is removing queries from the referrer on ad clicks, but this story has been overblown. You can still see your paid search queries, and major third-party platforms won't be impacted. Here's everything you need to know about this issue.
Everyone has been concerned about the possibility of Google expanding "(not provided)" to also encompass paid search. Google has confirmed that AdWords is removing the query from the referrer on ad clicks originating from SSL searches on Google.com.
There is a lot to like about the switch from the current PLA format to the new Google Shopping Campaigns. Here are the four most compelling new features Google is rolling out, and how they will benefit retailers going forward.
Sometimes free tools aren't enough. In enterprise PPC, or for tougher tasks like landing page optimization, paid tools are necessary to make an impact – here are 18 tools that will pay for themselves many times over in improved results.
With new ad features, enhanced campaigns, and the evolution of search behavior, many advertisers are struggling to see performance results like they have experienced in the past. If you fall into that category, don't fret. It's just time to reset.
Remarketing is red hot. A jam-packed session at ClickZ Live New York 2014 showed attendees how, if done right, remarketing reduces online clutter, ups the relevancy quotient for users, and improves advertiser ROI. Here's a recap.
Google AdWords announced today that by the end of August 2014, regular Product Listing Ads (PLA) campaigns will be going away in favor of "Shopping" campaigns. AdWords is asking all PLA advertisers to upgrade before campaigns are auto-upgraded.
Marin data released today suggests that many residents shopped online during the polar vortex. However, that same data revealed missed advertising opportunities. Marin has announced a new tool to keep advertisers relevant in the face of such events.
Which conversion types best suit your business? Google now offers conversion types for nearly every business model, making it easier to attain your goals that much faster. Learn all about the many types of conversions you should be tracking and why.
Highlighting Google special offers, using Google Consumer Surveys, and making sure you list all of your products on Google Shopping are three easy ways to get a jump on your competition – and they don't require too much work.
Bing's Product Ads include custom images from an advertiser’s own product catalog, promotional text, pricing, and company name. The ad costs are the same as other text ads on a pay-per-click basis with bidding done on product targets.
Drive more search profit by using keyword and competitive research tools, crowdsourcing, reverse engineering competitor campaign structure, monitoring competitor search activity and changes, and hiding your best keywords and ads from competition.
An AdWords PPC conversion used to be just a click and seemed simple. Now we have many a variety of ways to measure conversions actions from our campaigns. Understanding each is important to uncovering the hidden value that may be in the account.
Zero-click search terms often include valuable insights for advertisers, as they show which keywords ads are being displayed for, but getting no clicks. The update now also provides advertisers with 20 to 40 times more data volume.
Diagnosing and fixing PPC problems is easier than you may think. Roll up your sleeves and use this troubleshooting manual to guide you through some of the most common problems you’ll face in PPC, with steps you can take to fix what’s broken.
Your quality score is very important and you'd be crazy to ignore it. Simply put, if you're an AdWords advertiser, improving your quality score should be at the top of your agenda. Here are four reasons why quality scores are so important.
Matching your ad copy and landing pages to the current season, a holiday, or current events will make your ads fresh, relevant, and stand out from competitors. It's also a simple and effective way to boost click-through and conversion rates.
AdWords announced one way Google it is leveraging its Consumer Survey data: through annotations displayed in AdWords ads. Ads can show in up to three categories of consumer ratings. The feature is now rolling in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.
While it's certainly possible to manage PPC using only the AdWords and Bing Ads online interfaces, doing so will be less than optimal. Here are the top recommendations from 20 top PPC experts on the must-have free tools for PPC success.
Providing ads with more detail improves the overall user experience. Sitelinks help users get to exactly where they need to go, and are a great way to boost your average CTR. Here are some keys to success when implementing descriptive site links.