PPC 2016 Q1 Round-Up

6 Apr

The Digivate team love to keep up with the latest industry news. We’ve searched the web and compiled a round-up of the top PPC news from some of the best blogs from the first 3 months in 2016.
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On February the 19th …

Posted in Adwords, Google, PPC by Matthew Stratford

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Global Change: Google Remove Ads on Right Side of Desktop Search Results

23 Feb

It’s probably the biggest change to Google Adwords in years. It has been confirmed that Google will be removing ads from the right side of its desktop search results and replacing them with additional ads on the top and bottom of the page. The change affects all queries in …

Posted in Adwords, PPC by Matthew Stratford

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Top 10 Most Creative PPC Campaigns of All Time!

3 Mar

PPC doesn’t have to be boring!

In the data driven world of paid search it’s easy to forget how to be creative. A fun, innovative and well executed PPC campaign can work wonders for your business. I’ve researched and compiled 10 of the most creative paid search campaigns of all …

Posted in Adwords, Google, Online Marketing by Matthew Stratford | 9 comments

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2014 PPC News Round Up – The year in paid search

7 Jan

As 2015 has just arrived, let’s take a look back on some of the most important news stories over the past year in paid search:

Adwords Editor 11 Arrives!

In early December, Google announced via their livestream that they would be launching Adwords Editor 11. Google states 11.0 is “the biggest …

Posted in Adwords, Google, PPC by Matthew Stratford

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Brand Keywords. To Bid or Not to Bid

11 Sep

‘Why should I pay to promote my own brand? After all I am already showing at the top of the search results. I don’t need to waste money on a brand PPC campaign”.

As a digital marketer this is a comment one often hears from clients. And it’s a fair …

Posted in Adwords, Brand Reputation, PPC by Leonardo Giorgi

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Capitalising on Seasonal Trends: A PPC guide

19 Aug

With the great British summer coming to an end, there isn’t a better time to discuss the importance of seasonal trends and the impact they have on your PPC campaigns. One of the great benefits of paid search marketing is that it’s highly customisable, allowing you to make changes …

Posted in Adwords, PPC by Matthew Stratford

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Paid Search Character Count Tool

12 Feb

Tired of second guessing character length?

We’ve all been in that position before. You write a great sounding ad and include all the information you want to, with a great sales pitch and encouraging call to action, only then to come to the realisation that you’ve overstepped the boundaries with …

Posted in Adwords, PPC by Justin Cole

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Mobile is all about Location Location Location!

4 Feb

As the age old Real Estate aphorism goes it’s all about Location, Location, Location!

With “Advertising spend at £23.12 per mobile internet user in the UK in 2012” (eMarketer, 2013), “smart phone sales at 491.4 million units in 2011” (IDC, 2012), and “45% of internet users using mobile phones to …

Posted in Adwords, Mobile, PPC by Anna Maria Khan-Rubalcaba

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Google Shopping: what’s new for advertisers?

13 Dec

As sponsored results continue taking over more and more space on the search engine results pages (SERPs) another small revolution is going to change the way merchants approach their SEM strategies.
In May 2012 Google announced that Google Product Search will transition to a “commercial model” built on Product Listing …

Posted in Adwords, Ecommerce, PPC by Rocco Alessandro Noviello

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All an Online Marketer needs to know about Search Network Quality Score

12 Jul

Quality Score (QS) is a crucial component to the success of a Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Campaign. It has an impact on the number of impressions, on the Ad position, on the Cost-Per-Click (CPC) and, consequently, on the overall performance of your account. Although it’s not possible to open Google’s “black …

Posted in Adwords, PPC by Rocco Alessandro Noviello

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