Category: Channel: SEM

Google updates ‘Ad Settings’ to allow users to turn off targeting signals

Google has updated its Ad Settings feature to give users more options for limiting ad personalization and is expanding the “Why this ad?” notices across all services that display Google Ads. With the changes, users can turn off some of...

/ June 15, 2018

How will GDPR affect PPC marketers in the US?

With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), search marketers targeting the European Union (EU) have had performance ad capabilities ripped right out from under their feet. Given technical and privacy limitations existing before GDPR, performance marketers may...

/ June 12, 2018

If you’re not updating ROAS and CPA targets frequently, you’re missing out

Our founding CEO, Fred Vallaeys, has written extensively about how the role of PPC experts will change as more of the day-to-day ad management will be done by automated systems driven by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). One...

/ June 12, 2018

Ask the #SMXperts series — Advanced audience targeting

The “Ask an #SMXpert” series continues the question-and-answer (Q&A) segment held during sessions at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West 2018. Today’s Q&A is from the Advanced Audience Targeting & Management Tactics session with Jillian Nagle and Ben Wood and introduction from moderator...

/ June 8, 2018

Advanced AdWords Strategies to Personalize Experiences and Drive Revenue

Paid search is brutally competitive. Everyone is using the same tactics to drive conversions. How do you separate your AdWords campaigns from your competitors’ to acquire more customers at a lower CPL? The answer is with personalization. There are new...

/ June 8, 2018

5 Google Optimize tests to take AdWords to the next level

Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising often focuses too much on the click. It sounds crazy. The industry is named after clicks, after all, but what happens after a user comes to your landing page is even more important. That’s why the direct...

/ June 5, 2018

Bing Ads rolls out In-Market Audiences to all US advertisers

Bing Ads announced the availability of in-market audiences in the US on Tuesday, after piloting the audience targeting feature since last summer. In-market audiences are groups of users determined to be actively in the market for a particular product or...

/ May 31, 2018

The status of Google’s presence in Google Shopping Auctions

As my company (Merkle) reported just a couple of weeks ago, Amazon has exited US Google Shopping auctions for all advertisers that had consistently seen it as a competitor for the last few quarters. While the rationale behind this decision...

/ May 29, 2018

5 PPC mistakes you’re probably making in your campaigns

Most common PPC campaign mistakes can be easily rectified. With extra awareness, time and effort, you can adjust your optimization strategy to focus on ROI instead of CPA and get better results. With some changes to the way you approach...

/ May 29, 2018

Introducing Search Engine Land’s ‘Guide to PPC’

Millions of advertisers spend millions of dollars every day to get their ads to appear in the search results. With so many features and capabilities available in Google AdWords, Bing Ads and Yahoo Gemini, getting (and staying) up to speed...

/ May 25, 2018