Over the years, the web and the world have changed. Since our launch in 1997, Google Search has continued to evolve to help you find the information you’re looking for. — Read on http://www.google.com/search/howsearchworks/our-history/
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 http://www.searchenginejournal.com/breaking-google-ads-to-phase-out-modified-broad-match/395129/amp/
“…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 … Continue reading What’s wrong with translating keywords?
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
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/
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 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 … Continue reading Google AdWords to soon break up desktop and tablet – enable mobile base bidding
“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.
For businesses without a way to measure conversions and optimize AdWords campaigns, Smart Goals powered by Google Analytics might give marketers a leg up. Google introduced the feature Thursday. Google Smart Goals For Advertisers Lacking Conversion Tracking 12/11/2015