Capitalising on Seasonal Trends: A PPC guide

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 …

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Paid Search Character Count Tool


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 …

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Brand Keywords. To Bid or Not to Bid

‘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 …

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Mobile is all about Location Location Location!

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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 …

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Google Shopping: what’s new for advertisers?

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 …

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

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 …

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Google’s ACE

Google last week launched a new feature to the ever complex Google Adwords platform that will transform the way search marketers manage their Adwords PPC accounts. Google ACE (Adwords Campaign Experiments) allows you to set up controlled experiments for using two different bids over the exact same period; simple …

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Adwords Search Funnels

Google has provided agencies and advertisers with tools and functionality that have now become synonymous with online marketing. This has come in the form of basic conversion tracking to more advanced eCommerce value tracking (*cough* Microsoft Adcenter) to the only search engine to provide agencies the ability to manage …

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Google Image Search Ads

As you may have heard Google this week announced the release of their new image search ads to the AdWords platform. These are billed just the same as normal ads and built with the help of the display ad builder inside AdWords. This effectively shows a thumbnail image inside …

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Google Analytics – Advanced Segments

Ok, so I wrote about Google Analytics a few weeks ago 3 months ago, and some companies inability to utilise its functionality, either because they are unaware of the possibilities of the platform or simply are not being able to derive meaningful information from what they are seeing. I …

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