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  1. Google: Top Search Ads Increase Brand Awareness by 6.6% [Study]

    However, Google and Ipsos MediaCT partnered to study the impact of search ads on brand awareness. Google and Ipsos MediaCT ran over 60 search experiments in 2013 in hopes of understanding how search ads affect brand awareness.

  2. 5 Changes You Need to Make for Google Shopping in the Next 2 Months

    In October 2013, Google unleashed Local Product Listing Ads. Before you start switching your Google ad campaigns for the Shopping update, be sure you understand the differences between PLAs and Shopping Campaigns, and why Google is updating ads.

  3. Want to Increase Your CTR by Nearly 50%? Consider Search Refinements

    Although my friend didn't find what he was looking for (more on that later), he did end up clicking on the ad of a local dealer whose ads appeared on the SERP for four of his five searches. While many advertisers focus heavily on initial keyword...

  4. ProFlowers, 1800Flowers Killing It in Paid Search Ahead of Mother's Day

    ProFlowers.com and 1800Flowers.com also maintain the top two positions for product listing ads (PLAs) impressions, with 12.4 million PLA impressions and 9.4 million impressions, respectively. Advertisers in the flowers and gifts sector spent more...

  5. Conquering Content Marketing, Step 2: The Content (and Plot) Develops

    British Outfitters burned through almost $10,000 on display ads that brought just a few thousand visitors, and hardly any conversions. Lisa's team wrote on the company's blog almost every day, but it was a ghost town, and the only social activity...

  6. States Legalize Marijuana, But Google, Facebook, Twitter Just Say No to Pot Ads

    Google, Facebook, and Twitter have all gone on record saying that they will not allow sponsored ads, posts or tweets that promote the purchase or use of marijuana. However, Facebook, Twitter and Google have all rejected geo-targeted pot ads...

  7. Google's Product Listing Ads: Adoption, Clicks, Mobile Continue Surge [Study]

    Google’s Product Listing Ads (PLA) took over the Google Shopping experience in October of 2012. Marin's methodology for the study drew a sample from the Marin Global Online Advertising Index, and analyzed enterprise retailers spending more than...

  8. 4 Ways to Expand PLA Success in 2014

    Google's Product Listing Ads (PLAs) have become one of the premier ways for online retailers to promote products and increase visibility on search engine results pages (SERPs). As for marketers, the time to capitalize on Google Product Listing Ads...