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Why At-Scale SEM Programs Need Bid Optimization Technology

QuanticMind

Businesses today use a variety of approaches to SEM that each come with their own benefits and pains, but they all have one priority in common: to create the most effective SEM strategy while minimizing the effort and resources needed to achieve it. Keyword Analysis and Valuation.

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Simplify Your PPC Campaigns: How to Focus on Efficiency in SEM Account Maintenance

QuanticMind

If you’ve advertised on platforms like Google Ads or Bing Ads, you know by now that they try their hardest to make the SEM account maintenance process as easy as possible. The more time, money and resources your marketing teams invest into SEM account maintenance, the more difficult it is to create enough efficiency and momentum to steadily increase ROI. SEM Account Maintenance = Managing Your Bid Strategy. Clicks and conversions are the relevant bidding options for SEM.

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The Ultimate Guide to Accurate PPC Forecasting

QuanticMind

Most business leaders today know the importance of investing in search engine marketing (SEM) to reach target audiences and desired goals. Whether you’re an independent marketing agency pitching to clients or an in-house SEM manager, you need accurate PPC forecasting to succeed in your role.

The Top 3 SEM Takeaways from SMX Advanced 2017 – Social/Mobile, Audience Targeting and Shopping

QuanticMind

Tests suggest that mobile paid search campaigns will drive as much as 11% lower return on ad spend (ROAS) than a comparable desktop campaign. Mobile Facebook campaigns have also been observed to bring in a ROAS that is as much as 2.3x SEM professionals have a variety of tactics and tools to target and shape their audiences, including Remarketing Lists for Search Ads (RLSA) , Customer Match and retargeting via Google Display Network.

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How to Use Audience Bid Modifiers to Drive PPC Performance at Scale

QuanticMind

PPC advertising has always been keyword-focused, but audience targeting features are now more advanced when it comes to improving campaign performance. Google themselves are even taking the focus away from keyword targeting, rebranding from Google Adwords to Google Ads in 2018.

10 Tips for Success with Bing Shopping Optimization

QuanticMind

E-commerce advertisers spend a lot of time optimizing their target keywords in Google Ads, failing to realize that Bing Shopping is a completely separate landscape. Creating your keyword lists and ad groups are not simply tasks for initial campaign setup.

8 Ways to Improve PPC Campaign Management

QuanticMind

Researching search queries and adding relevant new keywords to accounts. Eliminating poor performing keywords from campaigns. Your ideal and maximum cost per conversion (CPC). Your ideal and maximum cost per click (CPC). Define your goals before you start, because it will ultimately impact what bidding strategy you choose, what keywords you target and what kind of ads you serve. Duplicating keywords across campaigns and ad groups.

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Portfolio Bidding: A Breakdown of the PPC Bid Optimization Technique

QuanticMind

But just in case, we’ll go on… Portfolios are groups of assets, and in search engine marketing, these assets are the keywords and “publisher objects” that you can apply bids and bid strategies to. Presently, it helps to describe this SEM bidding optimization technique.

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Why is My PPC Performance Bad? Part I: How to Identify Root Cause

QuanticMind

So it also might come as no surprise if you find your boss breathing down your neck, asking “Why has our ROAS dropped from 150% to 130% over the past month?!” Your program might contain hundreds of campaigns, with thousands of ad groups, and tens of thousands of keywords or product groups.

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The Ultimate Guide to PPC

Hubspot

So, why would you pay for ads when you can reach your audience organically through great content and strategically-placed keywords (otherwise known as SEO )? The answer is: keywords have become increasingly competitive. Search Engine Marketing (SEM). Keywords.

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SMX East 2017 Day 1 – Online-to-Offline, Shopping, Display

QuanticMind

O2O: “Offline Attribution in SEM: Getting From Good To Great” by Aaron Levy. A recent case study showed one merchant recorded +71% clickthrough rate (CTR), +76% conversion rate (CVR) and +22% return on ad spend (ROAS). Last year, the Carousel extension went through a limited holiday beta, and participating merchants saw a 10-13% CTR lift with no observed cost-per-click (CPC) increase. Enhanced CPC for Bing Shopping – Available now in the US, coming soon to the UK.

The Role of Bid Optimization Technology in Preventing PPC Performance Issues

QuanticMind

You can optimize keyword bids using automation technology, but that’s just one of its many features: automated bid optimization can help marketers improve campaigns, reach business goals, and avoid performance issues altogether.

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Why PPC Automation Technology is the Future of Paid Search

QuanticMind

That makes it hard to keep up with new ways of approaching SEM every year. Most advertisers today know that it’s possible to automate certain SEM tasks using Google Ads or third party tools. Google Ads can help you automatically create performance forecasts using Keyword Planner.

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5 Simple Steps to Develop an Effective PPC Strategy

QuanticMind

The key to success with AdWords audience targeting is not targeting the most relevant keywords related to your business, but targeting based on intent. For example: An ecommerce business should invest largely in transactional keywords to encourage conversions.

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SMX West 2017 Day 2 – AdWords Attribution, Drafts & Experiments, and More Attribution

QuanticMind

DDA is a machine learning-based attribution method that attempts to properly credit upper-funnel keywords for their contributions to conversions. Search keyword “best phone” -> search keyword “Google Pixel” gets 2% conversion rate.

SMX Advanced Day 1 – Google + Bing Keynotes, Conversion Optimization, Audience Targeting and Social + PPC

QuanticMind

Here’s our list of the quick hits: Day 1 Keynote – Welcome & SEM Keynote Conversation: Google & SEM. Day 1 Keynote – Welcome & SEM Keynote Conversation: Bing & SEM . higher ROAS than desktop. . .

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The Rise of Automated Bidding

QuanticMind

As advertisers moved into the digital world and onto the Internet in droves, many ad platforms (like Google Ads) needed advertisers to actually set a maximum cost-per-click (CPC) that they were comfortable with. For starters, maximum CPC isn’t necessarily the top priority of a digital marketer — they’re (correctly) focused on things like visibility, conversions, sales, leads, etc. CPC was important, yes — but it was only one small part of a much larger story.