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

Posted in AdWords, Google, online marketing, PPC, search engines, SEM with tags , , , , , , on September 14, 2018 by gadler

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 www.searchenginejournal.com/google-exact-match-changes/269113/

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

Posted in advertising, AdWords, digital media, Google, interactive advertising, online marketing, world wide web with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2018 by gadler

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

How do you optimize content for a voice-first world?

Posted in search engines, SEM, SEO, voice first with tags , , , on February 13, 2018 by gadler

Want to know how to optimize your content for voice search? Contributor Sherry Bonelli shares how to incorporate smart SEO tactics to increase the chance of being heard.
— Read on searchengineland.com/optimize-content-voice-first-world-291782

Google rolls out similar audiences for Search and Shopping.

Posted in advertising, Google, interactive advertising, search engines, SEM, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 1, 2017 by gadler

Now out of beta, similar audiences for Search enables advertisers to target users searching for the same kinds of things as recent site visitors.

http://searchengineland.com/google-rolls-similar-audiences-search-shopping-274210

Digital Advertising Benchmarks Q2 2016

Posted in advertising, Analytics, Attribution, interactive advertising, mobile, online marketing, PPC, search engines, SEM, social media, tablet on June 30, 2016 by gadler

“Vital search, social, and display performance data by device.”

Marin’s methodology was to sample the Marin Global Online Advertising Index (over $7.8B in the Marin Platform). The Index consisted primarily of “enterprise clients” (larger clients or agencies) that spend $1MM+ annually on paid search, display, and/or social.

Read the report here: wp222_Q2-2016-benchmark-report_us_w_050516

Google AdWords to soon break up desktop and tablet – enable mobile base bidding

Posted in advertising, AdWords, Google, interactive advertising, mobile, PPC, search engines, SEM, Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 24, 2016 by gadler

“Google has announced a significant change that will give advertisers more control over device-level bidding in AdWords. The news came during Google Performance Summit in San Francisco, at which Google also said it now handles trillions of searches globally — up from the hundreds of billions most recently stated — with more than half of those searches starting on mobile devices.”

Read Search Engine Land’s Ginny Marvin’s article here: Google AdWords to enable mobile base bidding

Google removes right hand sidebar ads

Posted in AdWords, digital media, Google, interactive advertising, PPC, search engines, SEM on February 19, 2016 by gadler

“Google has officially started rolling out an update to its paid search layout. Starting today, Google will begin phasing out the right hand gutter (sidebar) ads. Instead, Google will only show 1 – 4 ads above the fold and force the rest to the bottom of the results page.”

Learn more here.

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