Category: Google: AdWords

Ask the #SMXperts series — B2B SEM: Meeting challenges with smart tactics

The Ask the 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 B2B SEM: Meeting Specific Challenges With Really Smart Tactics session with Sana Ansari,...

/ May 18, 2018

Pause underperforming ads with this updated AdWords script

It’s no secret that split (A/B) testing is an essential part of a successful AdWords campaign. I’m a big advocate of scientific testing, and it is a core part of how my company, Brainlabs, approaches paid search campaigns. Some time...

/ May 18, 2018

Hidden PPC traffic killers

If a pay-per-click (PPC) account and the advertiser’s business model are functioning reasonably well, we often find that a business owner becomes heavily dependent on the PPC channel. “Max the volume!” and “We’re down from last year, I’m very worried”...

/ May 18, 2018

Beating remarketing addiction and testing for incremental value using Google Analytics

Pay-per-click (PPC) managers love remarketing. At first glance, this makes perfect sense, as it enables marketers to easily improve their return on advertising spend (ROAS) numbers. But is it really money well spent? Recently, we performed an audit for a...

/ May 17, 2018

Improving e-commerce text ads with ad customizer data feeds

While shopping ads are arguably the most important form of Google advertising for e-commerce accounts, you’re missing an opportunity if you ignore regular search ads. Text ads for specific product searches still take up a lot of real estate and...

/ May 14, 2018

Improve paid search lead-gen with cohort analysis

When reporting paid search results, business to business (B2B) marketers often field a few recurring questions from stakeholders, clients, or internal teams: “Why am I seeing an influx of search clicks and leads, but no opportunities or closes?” “We spent...

/ May 14, 2018

Driving calls with PPC: 5 mistakes most search marketers make

Most search marketers want the same thing out of their pay-per-click campaigns: driving conversions up and cost per conversion down. Things get a little more complicated when the goal of your PPC spending is to drive calls to your business....

/ May 14, 2018

Stay sharp and relevant with ongoing PPC training

The paid search world continues to grow and evolve at an extraordinary rate. Machine learning and automation are changing how the paid search professional operates. Account managers must be more customer service- and business-oriented than ever before. Being strategically proficient...

/ May 11, 2018

IAB says digital ad revenues up 21% to $88B in 2017. Left unsaid: The duopoly dominated that growth

The IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) is out with its Q4 and 2017 year-end state of the digital advertising industry report. In a repeat of the past several years, digital advertising revenue is up. There was growth across formats and devices....

/ May 10, 2018

Google announces ads updates for app developers at Google I/O

With the kickoff of the annual Google I/O developer conference today, Google announced updates for app developers buying and selling ads via AdWords and AdMob, respectively. Google added that Android users downloaded 94 billion apps from Google Play last year....

/ May 8, 2018