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Top Ways to Combat Rising CPC from Google Enhanced Campaigns

Fathom

Early results are in from the Google AdWords Enhanced Campaign migration; Google’s revenue was up 18% year-on-year and soon we expect a hefty increase in advertisers’ cost-per-click (CPC) due to Google Enhanced Campaigns. … Read the rest The post Top Ways to Combat Rising CPC from Google Enhanced Campaigns appeared first on Fathom.

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B2B PPC Optimization: Thought Leadership with Terry Whalen of CPC Search

Modern B2B Marketing

The next interview in the B2B Marketing thought leader interview series is with Terry Whalen, a partner at CPC Search , a full-service SEM agency that optimizes PPC campaigns on behalf of its clients. Prior to running CPC Search, Terry led marketing initiatives at Citrix’s GoToMyPC, and before that he received his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. It’s relatively easy to measure revenue via Google AdWords using a ‘purchase’ conversion tag that passes through dynamic revenue variables to AdWords reporting. Is it worthwhile to go beyond Google for B2B?

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Seven Common AdWords Mistakes to Avoid

Webbiquity

As Google’s standard search results page has evolved from displaying ten organic links on the left and eight ads on the right to a more varied page (see example below), featuring more or fewer ads and different media types depending on the nature of the search, the old pattern of organic results receiving 70%-85% of all clicks has also gone by the wayside. Not testing. Not dayparting.

How B2B Advertisers Can Deal With Google’s Sidebar Changes

KoMarketing Associates

A little more than one month after Google announced it would no longer be serving paid ads on the right sidebar in desktop results, advertisers and marketers alike are still adapting to the changes. Use the Google AdWords bid simulator  on existing and new campaigns to get a better grasp of what type of budget is required to maintain one of the top ad positions. Focus on Mobile.

Google Removes Sidebar Ads: What It Means for Advertisers

KoMarketing Associates

On Monday, February 22 nd , Google dropped a bombshell on the world of both paid and social advertising. Effective immediately, Google will no longer be showing ads on the right hand sidebar. Instead of the usual 10 to 11 spaces reserved for ads to show up in (top, bottom, and sidebar), Google is now only offering 7 spaces: 4 spots on the top and 3 on the bottom. Conclusion.

How Do Your Google AdWords Metrics Compare to Industry Averages? [New Benchmark Data]

Hubspot

Trouble is, mastering Google AdWords is really tricky. The study reveals a ton of helpful industry-specific benchmarks for both search and display ads, including average clickthrough rate (CTR), average cost-per-click (CPC), average conversion rate (CVR), and average cost-per-action (CPA). Average Cost-per-Click (CPC). Search vs. Display Ads: What's the Difference?

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Online Ad Metrics & the Google Activate Initiative

Puzzle Marketer

In the middle of CPA and CPM is the CPC (cost per click) model. Tracked by the hyperlink redirect and not by the image loading, this model drives the success of Google Adwords and similar Paid Search tactics. Recently Google proposes new metrics for online advertising called the Google Activate Initiative, that I believe falls somewhere in between CPM and CPC.

A Strategic Guide to Automated Rules in Google Adwords Pay-Per-Click

NuSpark

Google Adwords Automated Rules is a compelling campaign and bid management tool that results in better performing paid search campaigns. This post is not a how-to guide, but a look at strategic uses of Google Adwords Automated Rules. Ad Group Level: Default Maximum CPC, Pause. The rule below tells Google to decrease bid 25%, with now a minimum bid of $1.00 Summary.

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A Strategic Guide to Automated Rules in Google Adwords Pay-Per-Click

NuSpark

Google Adwords Automated Rules is a compelling campaign and bid management tool that results in better performing paid search campaigns. This post is not a how-to guide, but a look at strategic uses of Google Adwords Automated Rules. Ad Group Level: Default Maximum CPC, Pause. The rule below tells Google to decrease bid 25%, with now a minimum bid of $1.00 Summary.

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AdWords Nerd Alert: What Google’s Removal of Sidebar Ads Means for Marketers

Modern B2B Marketing

Last week, it was reported by several sources, and confirmed by Google, that the AdWords ads that appear on the right hand-side of Google’s search engine results page will be removed from desktop searches in the near future. This change is arguably one of Google’s most significant changes to the AdWords platform since it first rolled out. As The new look. No doubt.

Use Google Automation Tools to Make Your PPC Ads More Efficient

Vertical Response

These are just some of the many things you can do with Google’s automation tools. We’ll be exploring some of the different things you can do with these techniques and how they can help you maximize your time and profit with Google Adwords. Although Google Automation Tools are designed to save you time, if set up incorrectly, they can actually end up hurting your account.

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Google Ups the Ante As the PPC Landscape Continues to Change

Fathom

Well, it looks like Google is at it again! Here is how ads used to appear on Google: 1-3 ads at the top of the page. According to Search Engine Land , Google is now rolling out a change that is going to eliminate the right-hand side ads from the search results. Google, though, has not released an official statement on this update yet. Let’s take a look, shall we?

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Google AdWords' New Ad Rank Formula: What You Need to Know

Hubspot

In late October, Google quietly announced a change to its Ad Rank algorithm that represents a huge shift in the way it evaluates and ranks paid search ads. Why would Google make this change? Ad Rank is the equivalent of the mysterious algorithm that ranks sites in Google’s organic search results. The problem for Google? You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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RIP Google Keyword Tool – What to Use Instead

Vertical Response

No need pop the bubbly for this retirement: Yet another beloved Google Tool has been axed in its prime, (anyone remember Google Reader ?). The Google Keyword Tool has long been the standard for anyone in the SEO, SEM or content spaces, but early this week we received news that Google pulled the plug on the Keyword Tool. If you still want access to Google’s keyword data, you have the option to sign up for an Adwords account to use the new  Google Adwords Keyword Planner. Google If you feel at a loss, don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

Custom Reports: Measuring Lead Generation Conversions with Google Analytics

NuSpark

Google Analytics, Conversions, and Marketing Measurement. Google Analytics is an amazing tool that can track all types of data related to website usage; from visitor metrics to content metrics and conversion metrics.  By analyzing the data properly and gathering insights, you can make strategic decisions on your marketing strategy, content strategy, and conversion strategy.  Visits.

Google Keyword Tool vs.Traffic Estimator: How Do They Differ?

Fathom

When creating a PPC campaign from scratch and estimating performance for projections, Google Keyword Tool and Google Traffic Estimator are two great tools for research. Google Keyword Tool is a great tool to find monthly search volumes, average cost-per-click (CPC), analyze the competitive nature of a specific query, find additional keywords, a quick snapshot of seasonality, and more!…

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Will Your SEO Strategy Be Impacted By Google’s Removal of Right-Hand-Side Ads on SERPs?

Content Standard

As of Friday of last week, Google confirmed that it had permanently removed all right-hand ads on its SERPs (search engine results pages) worldwide, making room for ads at the top and bottom of the page. ” In this case, that limited real estate is like Google’s ads, the difference being that the ads aren’t guaranteed to replenish your comfort and energy. Oh yeah.

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The Most Important Changes to Google AdWords in 2013

Hubspot

Keeping up with the thousands of updates and changes Google makes in AdWords each year could be a full-time job. I''m assuming you don''t want to make it your job. Google matches an ad to the device being used to perform the search, giving much-needed user context to ads. right? What changed? Smarter Ads. New Bidding Options. For more on that, see our Enhanced Campaigns FAQ.

Getting the Most Out of Google Grants

Vertical Response

Google Grants , the nonprofit version of Google Adwords , is one of these free resources, and one of our favorites. In a previous post , we touched on the eligibility requirements to apply for Google Grants for Nonprofits (go check ‘em out now). Only applies to Google Search. Join us for an upcoming webinar on Google Grants, and stay tuned. Text ads only.

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7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Google Adwords

Vertical Response

Google Adwords is a very powerful tool packed with lots of features to help you get the most out of your search engine marketing efforts. Today we break down some lesser known but highly valuable Google Adwords features to help you maximize your campaign performance. 1) Adwords Bid Strategies. Got any Google Adwords features you love? All rights reserved.

What You Need to Know About Using Google AdWords Content Campaigns

Vertical Response

If you’re new to Search Engine Marketing and/or using Pay-Per-Click ads, you may not be familiar with Google’s Content Search Network also known as the Google Display Network. Google’s Content Search Network allows you to expand your reach and get your ad in front of new audiences with targeted placement ads. What is Google’s Content Network? All rights reserved.

Best Google AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

Yet many marketers struggle to optimize this channel in the face of increasing competition, changes to Google results pages (e.g. Google Instant) and changes within AdWords itself. Find the answers to those questions and more here in some of the best Google AdW0rds tips, tactics and techniques of the past year. Google AdWords Quality Score Factors by PPC Blog. ** 5 Stars.

Don’t Waste Your Dough! 5 Secrets to Maximizing Google AdWords

Vertical Response

Did you know that when managing your Google Adwords pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns, it’s pretty easy to waste big bucks without even knowing it? If you were to bid on “green sneakers” and “green shoes” separately on an exact match instead, you could actually end up paying a less expensive CPC (cost-per-click) for each of those keywords, as well as limit the amount of irrelevant traffic.

A Simple Guide for Setting Up Your First Google AdWords Campaign

Hubspot

Google is the most used search engine on the web. With over 2 billion searches a day, your customers are probably "Googling" something for which you want to show up. If it's because you're intimidated by Google's AdWords interface, we get it. Read on to learn everything you need to know about setting up a Google AdWords campaign! Creating a Google AdWords Campaign.

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Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

The Point

It seems only yesterday that “PPC advertising” was synonymous with Google AdWords. Google still dominates search advertising – at last count, it handles roughly two-thirds of all Web search queries , a market share that won’t be decreasing any time soon. Billion with Google in 2013. Its top 25 US-based search advertisers alone spent more than $1.3 Twitter. 6. Facebook. General.

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5 Simple PPC Landing Page Changes that May Improve Your Quality Score

The Point

As most PPC advertisers already know, Google’s Quality Score measures what Google perceives to be the quality of your keyword ads. Google also defines the key factors through which an advertiser can improve that landing page experience. However, if there’s one truth about PPC advertising, especially on Google, it’s that the rules change constantly.

Google’s New AdWords Quality Score Reporting: Where Did All My 10s Go?

Hubspot

Recently, Google announced a change in the way Quality Score would be reported within AdWords. What Andy found was surprising -- it appears that Google has shifted reported Quality Scores so they better fit a standard bell curve: As you can see, before the change, the curve looked like a sine wave, with a peak around 4, a dip around 8, and another peak at 10. intermediate PPC

Why 78 % of Marketers Struggle with Content Marketing ROI

Act-On

Google Analytics is another useful tool for learning more about your visitors, tracking click patterns and understanding what is working — and what isn’t. To assign a specific dollar value and calculate ROI, look at which keywords are driving traffic using the Google Search Console, formerly known as Webmaster Tools, and drilling down to Search Traffic and down to Search Analytics.

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The Complete Display Ads Overview For B2B Marketers

bizible

Filtering your ad placements on these layers will help you find the right audience and lower your CPC. Contextual layer : The the contextual layer simply means you give Google a list of keywords and Google will choose the sites your ads will show up on. Interest Layer : Google has identified specific groups of people based on their site viewing behavior. Think In Layers.

17 (of the) Best AdWords and SEM Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Google AdWords) in conjunction to maximize first-page-of-the-search-results exposure. Understand Google AdWords quality scores? Janel Landis Laravie highlights changes Google had made to give paid search results more prominence, among them Local, Product, Video, Phone and Sitelinks, and states that “If you still are not using these, you are missing out.”

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Paid Advertising 101: Understanding Search and Display Advertising

Synecore

Search and display advertising on major platforms like Google AdWords and Bing Ads (Yahoo!/Bing Search Advertising via the Google Search Network. Perhaps the most commonly used online advertising platform is Google AdWords, Google’s ubiquitous online advertising tool that allows you to reach prospects and customers on desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Read on.

Retargeting; An Internet Marketing Tactic to Increase Conversions Rates & Leads

NuSpark

Those firms will display your retargeting ads throughout the thousands of websites they represent (whether it is Google’s display network or the myriad of ad networks and exchanges). This is Google’s method of proving an attribution effect. Like with Google, I am tracking direct conversions along with the view-thru conversions, plus a target CPA. Let’s talk retargeting. 

The Definition of Quality Score [In Under 100 Words]

Hubspot

Quality Score is a metric Google uses to determine your page ranking and how much you pay per click in a particular Google AdWords campaign. Google ranks Quality Score on a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being the best). Higher Quality Scores tend to lead to lower costs-per-click (CPC), which translate into lower costs per conversion. Paid Search

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Want More Traffic to Your Website? Try These 5 Tools & Tips

Hubspot

Sign up here.). 1) How to Quickly Diagnose and Solve a Google Penalty. When trying to diagnose a potential Google penalty, it's important to look at the dates you noticed a decline in traffic. We can then look at Moz's awesome list of Google algorithm changes to see if this decline matches the dates of a specific update. You should also pay attention to the CPC of each keyword.

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How to Play PPC Like Fantasy Football

KoMarketing Associates

With this scenario there are a few paths you could take: 1) Optimize by means of negative keyword expansions. 2) Raise max cpc bids. 3) Look for better landing page options. 4) Change campaign settings. 5) Pause (bench) the low performing keyword(s) entirely and look for better options (waivers). Google Trends can help you instantly compare keyword search volume over a given time span.

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How B2B Ecommerce Vendors Can Get Listed in AdWords Seller Ratings

KoMarketing Associates

Getting listed on Google AdWords Seller Ratings can have a host of benefits for the B2B ecommerce vendor; however this isn’t the easiest or most transparent of processes. Only these specific sites are recognized by Google merchant program and allow for their ratings to be shown in search results. You must be actively serving ads on Google to take advantage of Seller Ratings. You

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10 SEO measurements every marketer should know

Biznology

Visitors from Search : Every website should install an analytics tool, such as  Google Analytics. These keywords can also be found in the Traffic Sources of Google Analytics. good tools for measuring search volume is the Keyword Tool in Google Adwords. This gives you the value of your keywords measured on a CPC (Cost Per Click) basis. Photo credit: Danard Vincente.

Retargeting; A Internet Marketing Tactic to Increase Conversions Rates & Leads

NuSpark

Those firms will display your retargeting ads throughout the thousands of websites they represent (whether it is Google’s display network or the myriad of ad networks and exchanges). This is Google’s method of proving an attribution effect. Like with Google, I am tracking direct conversions along with the view-thru conversions, plus a target CPA. Let’s talk retargeting. 

42 B2B Marketing Acronyms and Abbreviations

Digital B2B Marketing

May refer to paid search or other CPC priced media programs. CPC : Cost per Click. GA : Google Analytics. Some days B2B marketing discussions seem more like a reading of alphabet soup. With lines like “we need SME commitment before developing DDMs for the ABM program”, it is no wonder marketers often struggle to communicate internally. SME : Subject Matter Expert.

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Paid Advertising 101: Understanding the Basics of Advertising on Social Media

Synecore

As for bidding types, you can choose either CPC (cost per click) or CPM (cost per 1,000 impressions), although there is a $2 minimum cost for CPC, which means you pay at least $2 (or more, depending on whether or not you set your CPC bid price higher) every time someone clicks your ad. As one might expect from the world’s 2 nd largest search engine that also happens to be owned by Google (or Alphabet, or whatever), YouTube offers a wide variety of audience targeting options and robust analytics to measure ad performance. increase from 2014. Before You Get Started. 1.

Will Ad-Blocking Software Destroy Mobile Advertising?

Synecore

The main reason many of us have been unaware of this relates to the inherently logical if not awkward action taken by Google of booting the app out of its Google Play store over two years ago, in Mid-March of 2013, to be precise. Here’s how the folks at Adblock Plus characterized the action at the time: “In a rather surprising move, Google removed Adblock Plus and other ad blocking apps from the Google Play store due to ‘interference with another service or product in an unauthorized manner.’”. The Impact on Google and Others. Is there an app for that?

A Tour of Online Display Advertising; DSP, DMP, RTB, Ad Exchanges

NuSpark

GOOGLE DISPLAY INTEREST TARGETING. By the way, Google’s Display Network uses third party data DMPs as well when it comes to display interest targeting.  That’s what Google means when they refer to third-party data below in their help section.  So now you know!  .  . Lower CPM/CPC. Ever wonder how a banner ad finds you? Let’s talk about DSPs.  . DEMAND SIDE PLATFORM.

Baidu Limits PPC Ad Space: What This Means for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Earlier this year, Google eliminated the right hand sidebar ads and while it initially impacted the cost-per-click, the market stabilized as more was understood (and data became available) on the effect of the changes. For advertisers who were in the top spots, they need to be prepared to see an increase in the cost-per-click (CPC). The move was not unexpected. Final Thoughts.

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