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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

Google Ads Releases Details Around the $340m Credit for SMBs

Posted in Google with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2020 by gadler

Today Google updated the information on the COVID-19 small and medium-sized business ad credit that was originally announced at the end of March.

Who is an Eligible SMB?

Google states that a small or medium-sized business is pre-identified business type by them, and already have a global team that helps these customers daily.

The main eligibility requirement within that subset of advertisers is they must have spent on Google Ads:

10 out of the last 12 months in 2019 AND
In January and/or February of this year
So, if you hadn’t spent anything in 2020, you will be ineligible. Brand-new accounts as of 2020 will not be eligible.
— Read on www.searchenginejournal.com/google-ads-releases-details-around-the-340m-credit-for-smbs/363062/

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

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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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

How Search Intent Is Redefining the Marketing Funnel – Think with Google

Posted in advertising, Analytics, Consumers, Google, interactive advertising, Research, search engines with tags , , , , , , , on October 12, 2018 by gadler

Today’s customer journey does not follow a linear path to purchase. Their consideration set is varying and reshaping the marketing funnel along the way.
— Read on www.thinkwithgoogle.com/feature/search-intent-marketing-funnel/

How to drive business outcomes by anticipating consumer intent

Posted in advertising, Campaigns, Google, interactive advertising with tags , , , , , , , on September 2, 2018 by gadler

Segmentation will never be perfect. But when a competitor understands segments by value, they’ll spend to reach — and win — the best customers.

That’s why it’s important to understand a customer’s overall value. Doing so can help inform bidding and build audiences. CLV measures the value a person brings to a business across all of their interactions over time — not just a single transaction. We’ve found that when marketers focus on CLV, they begin to attract more of the customers they care about, stoke ongoing engagement, and ultimately, increase retention.
— Read on www.thinkwithgoogle.com/marketing-resources/experience-design/consumer-intent/

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