Seven Common AdWords Mistakes to Avoid

Webbiquity

That makes AdWords a critical component for any company seeking to dominate the first page of search results. Yet I often hear from prospective or new clients that they have used Google AdWords in the past and stopped because it “didn’t work” for their business.

4 Effective Google AdWords Tactics to Supercharge Your Lead Generation

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Wesley Parker Today AdWords is almost synonymous with digital advertising —most marketers are aware of or already using AdWords to target their audience with ads online. Generating more leads from Google AdWords can be tough once you reach a certain threshold.

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7 AdWords Features You Didn't Know Existed

Hubspot

Over the years Google AdWords has evolved into a marketing tool that helps businesses drive leads and outrank their competitors. But what if I told you that the majority of business owners, marketers, and strategists weren’t taking full advantage of all AdWords has to offer?

Google AdWords Expanded Text Ads: Best Practices For The New Format

Hubspot

Expanded Text Ads (ETAs), announced in July of 2016, are considered by most industry observers to be the biggest change to Google Adwords in 16 years. With standard text ads, Adwords allowed you to create separate mobile ads. PPC AdWords

How to Improve Google Adwords Quality Scores [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

The infographic provides great insight into one of the most important aspects of paid search advertising, the Google Adwords Quality Score. How to Improve Google Adwords Quality Scores Infographic: Source: DigitalNetAgency.com.

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. My CTR goal for all keywords in 1%.

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Should CTR be a Key Performance Indicator for B2B Advertisers?

KoMarketing Associates

Click-through rate (CTR), very simply, is the number of clicks your ads have received divided by the number of total impressions. The Benefits of Having a High CTR: Click-through rate is one of the most important factors in Google’s Ad Rank formula. Truth Behind “Good CTR”?

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6 Ways to Reduce Wasted AdWords Spend

Hubspot

Even though I think Google AdWords is one of the greatest advertising systems there is, I’m the first to admit that Google makes it really easy to waste your money. Luckily, there are lots of ways to do this in AdWords -- you just have to know what they are.

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. Does better CTR but higher CPC mean happier advertisers?

8 Actionable Tips to Optimize Your AdWords Performance Today

Modern B2B Marketing

The fact that Google receives the most global ad revenue every year tells advertisers that AdWords reigns as the ultimate acquisition channel. In this blog, I’ll show you 8 actionable AdWords tips you can use to optimize performance from audience targeting to landing page optimization.

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

Hubspot

Trouble is, mastering Google AdWords is really tricky. To help shed some light on the situation, the folks at WordStream released a detailed new study on AdWords industry metrics. Although both are included in AdWords, they have completely different implications and uses for marketers.

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AdWords Device Bidding Update: 4 Questions to Ask Before Optimizing

KoMarketing Associates

Like previously discussed in my Google’s Summit post , AdWords will be giving advertisers the ability to bid on all three devices individually. Before making changes to AdWords device bidding, it’s important for advertisers to ask themselves a few questions.

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

Hubspot

An ad extension is an option in AdWords that allows you to expand your ad with additional information and links back to your site. They’re not really an option anymore -- if you’re advertising on AdWords, you need to start using extensions ASAP.

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Which Adwords KPI should I analyze to optimize my marketing campaign’s performance?

Exo B2B

We have the magic solution that can give you exactly what you want … It’s a little known tool called “Adwords”, and it can do all of this for you! Seriously though…Google Adwords really is the tool you need to meet those kinds of objectives. How to improve your CTR?

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63 Digital Advertising Terms Every Marketer Should Know

Act-On

Click-through Rate (CTR) : Expressed as a percentage of total impressions, this statistic shows how often people who are served an ad end up clicking on it. An ad’s CTR is calculated by dividing the number of clicks an ad received by the number of times it’s been served, then converting that into a percentage. For example, if an ad received 5 clicks and was shown 1000 times, the CTR is 0.5%. The higher the CTR on an ad, the better it’s performing.

Unicorn DNA: What All the Best AdWords Advertisers Have in Common

Hubspot

As an AdWords advertiser, you might be surprised to learn that unicorns walk among us, stealing away impressions and outpacing our performance by two, three, or even six times! AdWords unicorns are fantastical, magical creatures, accounting for the top 1% of all ad clicks in the auction.

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Are You Making These PPC Mistakes? 10+ Bizible PPC Fails… And How We Fixed Them

bizible

We realized that we were using the same targeting for our Bizible brand campaign for both search and display through AdWords. Starting with a more narrow keyword strategy will also improve relevancy, which will improve your CTR and quality score, which will make your clicks cheaper.

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A Simple Guide for Setting Up Your First Google AdWords Campaign

Hubspot

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! Before you even jump into the AdWords interface, you need to be armed with a keyword list to help guide your efforts.

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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. Almost all ad-serving platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google AdWords) run their auctions based on estimated yield to their network, not simply on bid level.

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The Complete Display Ads Overview For B2B Marketers

bizible

Compared to search ads, display ads have lower cost-per-clicks (CPCs), but also lower click-through-rates (CTR) and lower conversion rates. At the most basic level are marketers who use only Google AdWords to measure performance. AdWords Only Tactic. Use AdWords customer match.

Better Manage Your Metrics

Navigate the Channel

It’s as simple as inputting a single number to an ad group or a keyword, and AdWords won’t rise above it. Competition is another huge determining factor on CPC, and because AdWords is an auction based service, competition can vary from keyword to keyword and market to market.

Knock out your Competitors By Managing your AdWords Campaigns like a Pro

EMagine B2B Blog

Once your business has taken the step to invest in an AdWords campaign, it’s important to manage that money wisely. If you have a limited budget, or little experience in AdWords, consider maintaining a position of 4-6 with your ads. For ads, pause those that are competing with one with a higher CTR. Click Thru Rate (CTR). Having a high CTR yeps your quality score. You should also pause all your keywords or ads that have a low CTR (below 1%).

63 Digital Advertising Terms Every Marketer Should Know

Marketing Action

Clickthrough Rate (CTR) : Expressed as a percentage of total impressions, this statistic shows how often people who are served an ad end up clicking on it. For example, if an ad received 5 clicks and was shown 1000 times, the CTR is 0.5%. AdWords

10 Tips To Improve PPC Performance

Fathom

For experienced PPC marketers, creating a new account in AdWords, Bing, or Yahoo is an art form. Following these simple steps can greatly improve CTR and Quality Score. This is especially important for broad match keywords, which often trigger unrelated queries and pull down CTR.

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Health Systems’ New Best Friend: Google AdWords Review Extensions

Fathom

Introducing… Google AdWords Review Extensions ! Google AdWords Review Extensions are pretty phenomenal; it’s basically being able to put an extra value proposition or differentiator within your ad copy, but it does not count against the character restrictions of a standard ad. We have seen an increase of 23%+ when the review extension shows in overall click-through rate (CTR) for a non-branded campaign! The CTR when review extensions did not show was 1.74%.

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Google AdWords Average CTR and Best Practices

WebMarketCentral

It's surprisingly difficult, however, to get meaningful data on the average click-through rate (CTR) for Google AdWords ads. On the B2B side, I'd place the average Google AdWords CTR in the range of 0.9-1.4%.

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Why You Should Always Have an Active Branded Campaign

KoMarketing Associates

In most instances, they almost always have the best KPIs, including lowest Cost-Per-Click (CPCs) and highest Click-Through-Rate (CTR) in addition to a higher quality conversion volume. B2B Online Marketing Blog Brand Management AdWords b2b brand awareness b2b leadsBranded campaigns and keywords should be considered the bread and butter of your PPC accounts.

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11 Simple Steps to Boost Your Organic Click-Through Rates

LEADership

After all, the point of great content marketing is snagging a high CTR so that the effort you put into your content will boost your conversion rate. Identify your lowest CTR content. Plot your Organic Search CTR v. Adding a number to your title can boost your CTR by 36%!

Best AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2009, Part 2

Webbiquity

Optimization—the greatest results for the lowest cost—is the goal of every AdWords campaign manager. What are two of the simplest ways to optimize AdWords campaigns? Google is constantly changing and upgrading its AdWords tools; which recent enhancements are most important to understand and take advantage of? Get the answers to these questions and many others here in more of the best articles and blog posts from last year on Google AdWords search engine marketing.

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Bizible’s Ultimate List of Paid Media Resources

bizible

Whether it’s Google Adwords, sponsored updates on social platforms, or hiring an agency to manage campaigns for your company, paid media is a great way for B2B marketers to find and close customers. Google Adwords. Announcing the 2016 Adwords Industry Benchmarks Report.

How To Illustrate Popular B2B PPC Performance Metrics

KoMarketing Associates

Thanks to the conversions report in AdWords we can track the different actions, the different landing pages, and anywhere the tracking code associated with lead generation initiatives is present. Reporting CTR doesn’t tell a lot by itself.

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

Modern B2B Marketing

It’s relatively easy to measure revenue via Google AdWords using a ‘purchase’ conversion tag that passes through dynamic revenue variables to AdWords reporting. But for B2B, we are typically only measuring a lead submission via AdWords, and all leads are not created equal. To get at the true value of leads we need to access data beyond AdWords or analytics — we need to go into the marketing automation or CRM system.

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Understanding AdWords Sitelink Extensions

Fathom

Not only do these extensions help take up more real estate on the page to improve your CTR by 10-20%, they also have an impact on your ad rank. AdWords allows you to have up to twenty total per adgroup or campaign. Even though Adwords allows you up to 25 characters for the link, I recommend trying to keep desktop sitelinks to 18-20 characters and mobile to 12-15 characters for the best CTR. The post Understanding AdWords Sitelink Extensions appeared first on Fathom.

26 Awesome Search Engine Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

So how can search engine marketers maximize their click-through rate (CTR) and conversions from paid search? 7 deadly sins of Google AdWords by iMedia Connection. New Google AdWords Callout Extensions How-To: Highlight Offers in Your Ads by WordStream.

4 Ways Schools Can Leverage Paid Search Ad Extensions

Fathom

With these extensions, we’ve seen on average a 10% uplift in CTR. Education Industry Online Advertising/SEM/Display ad extensions AdWords Google It’s inevitable that paid search marketers are fighting for the same thing: the most real estate on the SERPs.

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PPC Budget Forecasting on the Fly

Fathom

In fact, all you really need is AdWords. Once in AdWords, you’ll want to make sure to add both ‘impression share’ and ‘lost impression share (budget)’ columns. From here, use the following formulas for the rest of the potentials: Potential clicks: potential impressions*CTR. Online Advertising / SEM / Display AdWords Online Marketing optimization Paid Search ppc

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The Paid Marketing Metrics You Must Measure

Modern B2B Marketing

CTR: Click-through rate of impressions to clicks as a percentage. Quality Score (AdWords): This is used by Google to measure the relevance of your ads to the keywords you’re targeting. Factors include CTR, landing page quality and relevance of the keyword to the ad and search query.

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Four Unique Features Found In Baidu Paid Search Management

KoMarketing Associates

In my previous post , we discussed eight ways that Baidu advertising differs from Google AdWords from an account and setting perspective. In AdWords, there are four keywords match types – broad, broad modifier, phrase, and exact match. Similar to the broad match type in AdWords, the ads are triggered by search terms that are relevant to the target keywords, even if the characters are not specifically in the keywords.

SEM Mystery: The Case of the Missing Leads

Webbiquity

Government stuff, on AdWords. Two months down the road, the AdWords campaign was in trouble. I tried running the numbers by campaign, by CTR, by landing page—everything seemed random. I know how to play good cop / bad cop with an AdWords report.

How To Measure Paid Media ROI (ROAS)

bizible

Let’s take a look at an example: If you spent the same amount on each campaign, say $2,000, and you gauged campaign success based on CTR (what ad networks want you to use), you would think that Campaign B clearly outperformed Campaign A.

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