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Google Ads NEW Monthly Spend Limits: What You Need to Know | WordStream

Posted in advertising, Google, PPC, search engines, SEM with tags , , , , , on May 27, 2021 by gadler

Finally—you can now set monthly spend limits at the account level! Learn how the Google Ads spend limit works, how to set one up, and what you need to know to get the most out of this feature.
— Read on www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2021/05/26/google-ads-monthly-spend-limit

Breaking: Google Ads to Phase Out Modified Broad Match

Posted in advertising, AdWords, Google, interactive advertising, PPC, search engines, SEM with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2021 by gadler

Google announced today what is potentially a large change for certain paid search managers: the broad match modified version of keywords will be going away.

This change will start rolling out in two weeks.
— Read on www.searchenginejournal.com/breaking-google-ads-to-phase-out-modified-broad-match/395129/amp/

8 major Google algorithm updates, explained

Posted in advertising, Google, interactive advertising, online marketing, PPC, search engines, SEM, SEO with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2020 by gadler

In this post, we will be counting down eight of the most critical search algorithm changes. We will look into why these updates were introduced, how they work and what adjustments we had to make to our SEO strategies in response.
— Read on searchengineland.com/8-major-google-algorithm-updates-explained-282627

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

wordstream-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/documents/google_industry_benchmarks_2019.pdf

What’s wrong with translating keywords?

Posted in AdWords, Google, PPC, search engines, SEM, SEO, voice first with tags , , , , , , on May 21, 2019 by gadler

“…As Google, Yandex and Baidu have developed their search engines and added more automation, machine learning, AI and sophisticated systems, today’s guidance should be:

“Whatever you do, whatever robot you use, do not in any circumstances use any kind of system to translate your keywords – or you will be sent straight to jail without passing go.”
— Read on searchengineland.com/whats-wrong-with-translating-keywords-317281

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

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/

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

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

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