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Ad Tech Execs Weigh in on Coronavirus Ads, Google and Twitter, and Misinformation

Posted in advertising, Google, interactive advertising, online marketing with tags , , , , on April 17, 2020 by gadler

Earlier this month, digital ad juggernauts Google and Twitter reversed earlier decisions not to publish ads related to Covid-19. Both companies initially banned ads related to the virus out of fear that malicious and negligent actors would flood their ecosystems with misinformation or seek to make a quick buck on the virus by selling fake tests or boosting prices on essential items.

Yet Google and Twitter caved to pressure from businesses, which need to reach customers as much as ever amid an unprecedented economic downturn, and Democrats, who said the policy would give President Trump too much power to control the narrative on the political response to the virus via earned media.
— Read on streetfightmag.com/2020/04/17/ad-tech-execs-weigh-in-on-coronavirus-ads-google-and-twitter-and-misinformation/

10 Bad Links That Can Get You Penalized by Google

Posted in advertising, Google, interactive advertising, search engines, SEM, SEO with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2019 by gadler

Every SEO professional worth their salt knows that links (along with content) are the backbone of SEO.

Links continue to remain a significant ranking factor.

What happens when you get bad links on enough of a scale to harm your site?

Your site can get algorithmically downgraded by Google – or worse, you get a manual action.

While Google maintains they are good at ignoring bad links, enough bad links can harm your site’s ranking.

This guide will explain 10 different types of bad links that can get you penalized, and what you can do about them.

— Read on www.searchenginejournal.com/link-building-guide/bad-links-risky-tactics/

Why are we still making it so hard to understand Addressable TV?

Posted in advertising, Analytics, Attribution, digital media, Research, television, video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2019 by gadler

The marketplace for addressable TV cannot truly scale until the industry speaks the same language, understands the opportunies and creates standards. 
— Read on adage.com/article/cadent/why-are-we-still-making-it-so-hard-understand-addressable-tv/2202041

Find your audience on YouTube

Posted in advertising, Attribution, Campaigns, Consumers, Demographics, digital media, Google, interactive advertising, online marketing, Uncategorized, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2019 by gadler

Another cool tool from Google.

Use the Find My Audience tool to discover audiences on YouTube and learn how to reach the ones most relevant to you.
Read on www.thinkwithgoogle.com/feature/findmyaudience/

Millions of fake Google Maps listings hurt real business and consumers

Posted in Ad Fraud, advertising, digital media, Google, online marketing, search engines with tags , , , , on June 22, 2019 by gadler

Google Maps carries approximately 11 million illegitimate local listings, with hundreds of thousands more getting created each month, the Wall Street Journal reported this week. These fake listings push real businesses further down the local search results, impacting their ability to reach customers and make unsuspecting users easy targets for scammers.

Google says it is aware of the problem and that it has plans to do more to combat spammers and scammers taking advantage of local listings. It’s not in the company’s interest to jeopardize user trust, yet as many marketers point out, it stands to profit as local businesses turn to paid ads to regain search visibility.

— Read on searchengineland.com/millions-of-fake-google-maps-listings-hurt-real-business-and-consumers-318629

2019 Google Ad Industry Benchmarks

Posted in advertising, digital media, Google, interactive advertising, online marketing, PPC, Research, SEM with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2019 by gadler

Each year, we dive into our data and look for an answer to one persistent, ubiquitous question for PPC advertisers: what exactly does “average” performance look like? Understanding these benchmarks is key for advertisers to recognize their strengths and weaknesses—and more importantly, how they compare in their industry. 

This year’s Google Ads report will reveal the average performance across the most crucial KPI’s for advertisers, including:

  • Click-through rate
  • Cost per click
  • Conversion rate
  • Cost per acquisition

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What the numbers tell us about the current voice search opportunity

Posted in advertising, Analytics, Attribution, Google, online marketing, PPC, Research, search engines, SEM, voice first with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2019 by gadler

Despite the rapid growth of voice and virtual assistant adoption, platforms like Google and Amazon have yet to provide businesses with the ability to segment voice interactions from typed interactions in performance reports. This makes it difficult to fully assess the role of voice search and virtual assistants at present, but there are some signals we can use to examine any changes in user behavior and the directional growth of voice interactions.
— Read on searchengineland.com/what-the-numbers-tell-us-about-the-current-voice-search-opportunity-314810

Google’s next chapter for metrics to focus on clarity once ‘average position’ is removed

Posted in advertising, AdWords, Google, interactive advertising, online marketing, PPC, search engines, SEM with tags , , , , , on March 6, 2019 by gadler

Fred Vallaeys explains why advertisers need to rethink bidding strategies and position metrics now that Google has announced it will sunset one of its oldest metrics later this year.
— Read on searchengineland.com/googles-next-chapter-for-metrics-to-focus-on-clarity-once-average-position-is-removed-312947

Digital advertising in the US is now bigger than print and television – Recode

Posted in advertising, interactive advertising, media, newspaper, online marketing, radio, television with tags , , , , , , on February 20, 2019 by gadler

It was inevitable, but it’s finally here: Digital advertising businesses like Facebook and Google will be bigger in the US this year than traditional advertising businesses like TV, radio, and newspapers.

— Read on www.recode.net/2019/2/20/18232433/digital-advertising-facebook-google-growth-tv-print-emarketer-2019

Google featured snippets can now jump to section of content it is sourcing – Search Engine Land

Posted in advertising, Analytics, Campaigns, Google, interactive advertising, mobile, online marketing, search engines, SEM with tags , , , on December 31, 2018 by gadler

Google can now link to some content it is showing in their search results in a new way. Instead of just linking to the page, Google can anchor you to the exact spot of the answer you are looking for and highlight the block of text that is most relevant to your query.
— Read on searchengineland.com/google-featured-snippets-can-now-jump-to-section-of-content-it-is-sourcing-309873

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