How to use Google’s new demographic targeting for search ads

Through AdWords, Google has given advertisers a lot of control over when their ads are shown, by means of the different match types and using remarketing lists for search ads. Until recently, however, you were unable to target users based on demographic – a function that has been available for a while now on both Facebook and Bing. The new feature allows advertisers using Adwords to target users based on: Age Gender Parental status This feature will be particularly useful where user intent varies considerably based on these variables.

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Interview: Why marketers shouldn’t waste their time with Google Posts

The search engine results page recently saw the return of Google Posts, the part-social, part-publishing feature that was launched by Google a little over a year ago during the US Presidential Election . Billed as “an experimental new podium on Google”, Google Posts has attracted a lot of attention from marketers, search specialists and Google enthusiasts thanks to its prominent place on the SERP – appearing in the form of an eye-catching carousel of cards – and its mysterious deployment. Over the year since it was first released, it has appeared in and disappeared from search results a number of times with no apparent pattern or explanation

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How to capitalize on Facebook mobile traffic – even with a poor mobile experience

We all know that Facebook is a viable source of huge amounts of mobile traffic with relatively cheap CPCs (cost per click). It’s too good an opportunity to ignore in today’s digital landscape – even if your mobile landing-page experience isn’t up to snuff.

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Biometrics and neuroscience: The future of digital analytics?

Advertising has always been about emotions. Emotions lead to actions and, as such, influencing emotions is the most effective route to influencing actions. Actions, in turn, become habits, and these habits are the driving force that creates global brands

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Chrome Extensions: A vehicle for Amazon and Pinterest to compete with Google?

Search advertising has swelled to become an industry worth over $35 billion annually, yet it is still heavily driven by text-based searches and dominated by Google. However as Google’s index goes mobile-first , consumers get to grips with voice search , and technology advances to avail of image identification in our predominantly visual culture, new opportunities are opening up for the competition. One such opportunity lies in the use of Google’s own Chrome web browser, which allows companies (including Google’s rivals) to develop and disseminate extensions to grow their digital footprint

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How marketers can dive into growth marketing

Growth marketing enables marketers to explore how sales and customer success can still be part of their marketing strategy. Here’s how a business can benefit from the latest tactics in growth marketing. Growth marketing refers to an effective combination of marketing, sales and customer success and is an integrated approach to modern content marketing.

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How do the recent updates to Google Data Studio benefit marketers?

In a slew of recent posts on their Analytics blog , Google has announced the removal of the 5 report limit in Data Studio in the US, integration with Search Console, and most recently, enhanced support for AdWords MCC accounts.

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Seven tools to help you run multichannel digital marketing campaigns

With exponential changes in the marketing landscape over the last decade, Marshall McLuhan’s proclamation “The medium is the message” has gained new meaning. Faced with a constant deluge of information and brand messaging, it has become a necessity for companies to be in front of customers’ eyes more than ever before, thanks to perpetual connectivity.

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Six steps to a stronger online brand

When it comes to maintaining a brand, any good marketer will tell you that reputation management is key. But it’s not just about monitoring what others say about your business; it’s also making sure you know how to prevent reputation crisis by building a stronger brand. For better or worst, opinions about your brand are out there.

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What can we learn from the winners and losers of organic search in 2016?

Who were the winners and losers of organic search in 2016? For the third year in a row, Searchmetrics has published its annual Winners and Losers Report , which reveals how certain sites fared in organic search visibility on Google.com over the course of 2016

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