2019 Google Ad Industry Benchmarks

“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 … Continue reading 2019 Google Ad Industry Benchmarks

What the numbers tell us about the current voice search opportunity

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 … Continue reading What the numbers tell us about the current voice search opportunity

Instagram just took advantage of Amazon’s biggest weakness

Instagram took a big step on Tuesday in its evolution into an online shopping destination, and for once, Amazon finds itself looking up from a position of weakness. Instagram announced that users of the photo-sharing app will for the first time be able to start making purchases of some products directly within the app, capping … Continue reading Instagram just took advantage of Amazon’s biggest weakness

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

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

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 http://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

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

Find Out If You’re Impacted by Google’s Changes to Exact Match

Do Google Ads’ changes to exact match targeting impact your ad campaigns? Here are three ways to investigate using manual analysis and automation. — Read on http://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-exact-match-changes/269113/

Google adds new ‘veteran-led’ attribute to Google My Business profile

Wonderful addition. Prefer to do business with a veteran-led business? Google is now making it easier for veteran owners/leaders to identify their business as such. ‘Google adds new ‘veteran-led’ attribute to Google My Business profile – Search Engine Land’ — Read on searchengineland.com/google-adds-new-veteran-led-attribute-to-google-my-business-profile-304497

Google is retiring the AdWords & DoubleClick brands in a major rebranding aimed at simplification – Search Engine Land

There will now be three primary brands: Google AdWords is now Google Ads. DoubleClick advertiser products and Google Analytics 360 Suite are now under the brand Google Marketing Platform. DoubleClick for Publishers and DoubleClick Ad Exchange are integrated into a new unified platform called Google Ad Manager. — Read on searchengineland.com/google-is-retiring-the-adwords-doubleclick-brands-in-a-major-rebranding-aimed-at-simplification-301073

Google rolls out updates to give users easier access to privacy controls – Search Engine Land

Google is rolling out a redesign of Google Account to give users clearer access to their privacy controls and settings. Jan Hannemann, product manager of Google Account, announced the updates on Google’s blog Thursday. Only Android users will see them right away; iOS and web users will see the new interface later this year. — Read on searchengineland.com/google-rolls-out-updates-to-give-users-easier-access-to-privacy-controls-300763