Paid Search

22 10, 2019

Tutorial: Setting Up Google Lead Form Extensions

2019-11-14T08:29:06-05:00By |Categories: Paid Search, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: , , , |

Today, we're starting to see a new BETA ad extension from Google called Lead Forms. Lead Forms are basically a new type of extension where the end user is able to complete a form from within the Google SERPs for your business. We think that this new ad unit can be great for businesses interested [...]

17 09, 2019

How To Test Your Landing Pages To Improve Conversion Rate

2019-09-18T12:54:10-05:00By |Categories: Organic SEO, Paid Search, Search Engine Marketing|

Landing pages are crucial aspects of strategic inbound marketing. Ideally, businesses that increase their number of landing pages from 10 to 15 experience a 55% growth in terms of total leads. With such results in terms of lead conversion, maybe it is time you reconsider your marketing strategy. One of the greatest challenges face is [...]

10 09, 2019

How to Use In-Market Segments in Google Analytics to Improve Google Ad Performance

2019-09-10T16:52:42-05:00By |Categories: Paid Search, Web Analytics|Tags: , |

Today, we've got a short video on In-Market Segments and specifically, how to use data from Google Analytics to improve your Google Ad campaigns. What are In-Marketing Segments? Google groups web searchers into buckets (or categories) based on their current shopping behavior. For example, if Google detects a user searching for home and garder related [...]

18 07, 2019

The Cases For and Against Competitor Brand Name Bidding

2019-07-18T16:12:44-05:00By |Categories: Paid Search|

To bid, or not to bid (on competitors' brand names). That, is the question, that we cannot get away from, ever, it seems. In pay per click marketing, we're commonly presented with a dilemma when clients ask to run competitor campaigns. That is, SEM campaigns where we bid on their competitors brand name keywords. [...]

26 06, 2019

2 Ways to Connect Google Ads to Google Analytics [VIDEO]

2019-06-26T07:52:07-05:00By |Categories: Paid Search, Web Analytics|Tags: , |

In this short video, we'll run through the 2 different ways to connect Google Ads to Google Analytics. Benefits of Connecting Google Ads to Analytics Conversion Data: The primary reason to connect Google Ads to Google Analytics is so that you can import your Google Analytics into Google Ads. This allows you to not only [...]

15 05, 2019

Your Shopping Ads Will Now Appear on YouTube + Google Discover

2019-05-14T13:28:02-05:00By |Categories: Paid Search, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: , |

Be warned, and maybe excited, as the next iteration of Google Shopping takes place on July 15th, 2019. In a recent announcement by Google, US-based standard shopping campaigns (other countries coming soon) will now be auto-enabled to appear in both YouTube and Google Discover. While Smart Shopping campaigns were there already (at least YoutTube and [...]

14 05, 2019

PODCAST: Google Ads and Responsive Search Ads Beta

2019-05-14T09:49:32-05:00By |Categories: Paid Search, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: , |

What's the Beta on Google's New Responsive Search Ads? Okay, so that's a climbing play on words which few will understand but I couldn't help myself.  In today's post and podcast, let's review what's happening in the Google Ads space where there is yet another change to the format of search ads. Now in BETA, [...]

30 04, 2019

Audit Your Google Ads Account with Google Data Studio

2019-04-30T09:29:10-05:00By |Categories: Paid Search, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: , |

If you are tasked with managing your own or your clients' Google Ads accounts, there are countless tools to do so. Most however, require a firm understanding of the Google Ads platform. Knowing where to look and what to look for takes years of practice. And Google Ad audits can take hours to perform even [...]

25 04, 2019

Picking the Best Google Ads Bidding Style for Search/Shopping Ads

2019-04-25T06:28:04-05:00By |Categories: Paid Search, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: |

Arguably as important as your keywords and creatives, the Google Ads bidding style that you choose for your campaign is critical to attaining a positive return on investment and scale. Over the years, bidding styles have evolved from simple (manual cpc) to almost completely automation (smart shopping/max conversion campaigns). Additionally, the "rules" outlined by Google [...]

19 04, 2019

The NEW Way to Block Mobile Apps from Google Ad Display Campaigns

2019-05-14T10:05:08-05:00By |Categories: Paid Search, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: , , |

You know what grinds my gears? The fact that Google Ads device and platform bidding keeps changing which has caused a number of accounts to "waste" money on display. Particularly, the process for blocking mobile apps from display campaigns changes, and then your account is running on apps again (when you previously blocked them using [...]

17 04, 2019

Time to Stop Paying for Google Ads Location Extensions

2019-04-18T14:59:33-05:00By |Categories: Paid Search, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: , |

Today's post is a bit of rant. When you're done reading, I think you'll agree that Google Ads location extensions should be completely reconsidered for almost all verticals. That's right, we generally think that advertising on Google Ads is, from a data standpoint, one of the best marketing spends out there. However, we're fed up [...]

17 10, 2017

Solved! Upgrade Adwords URLs to HTTPS in Bulk

2019-05-02T08:53:28-05:00By |Categories: Paid Search, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: , |

Google is pushing for HTTPS pretty hard now. After much encouragement (and several warnings), webmasters are taking heed and implementing SSL certificates to avoid SEO penalties and Chrome (and eventually other browser) warnings. So let's say you have a client with 1,000s of ads, all of which point to the old HTTP (non-secure) version of [...]