30-second summary: Automation is a hot topic within digital marketing, and Google has more options than ever before for search practitioners to utilize However, there’s still a level of discomfort with handing the keys to the kingdom over As a long-time skeptic myself, I make the argument for automating core components of search campaigns and share the areas where marketers should instead focus their energy and attention for success in 2022 “Automation” it’s a word of constant focus for search marketers these days – and rightfully so. There are more components to search than ever before, and automation is a critical tool that enables us to optimize campaigns at scale and frees us to focus on what can’t be automated. Google has released automated solutions to nearly every aspect of account management, but how do we know when it makes sense to hand over control and where we should maintain a strong level of influence
30-second summary: Google networks can be tricky when deciding which ones are best for your goals and budget Three tips that will help you to utilize the networks strategically You first need to understand the difference before selecting a network Clean data is key when analyzing performance, so it is best to keep network targeting separately Where a user is at in the conversion funnel will tell you if the network brings conversions By having two different campaigns that are network specific, you will be able to properly target your audience with clear messaging while being able to access key data points quickly and accurately There are two networks within Google AdWords – display and search. When you set up a campaign for the first time, you may notice an option to add either one of these within the settings
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How to best utilize the networks within Google AdWords
30-second summary: Digital transformation affords businesses opportunities to make genuine connections with customers through personalized marketing experiences. Digital buyer behavior is changing, with increased consumer expectations for digital-only interactions and reduced tolerance for traditional sales tactics like cold-calling
30-second summary: Google surprised marketers with a few changes in 2020 – an updated search query report, new ad extensions, and new audience targeting, to name a few — which forced advertisers to adjust their SEM strategies and tactics in order to maintain or increase their ROI. B2B advertisers are testing and investing in different campaign types besides the traditional search and display campaigns, and are seeing good performance with Discovery Campaigns. In the wake of the changes Google made to the search query report in September, Dynamic Search Ads can complement existing search campaigns and improve CTR, CPC, and ROAS
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B2B paid search forecast: What to expect in 2021
Over the past couple of weeks, paid search specialists Adthena have been sharing some fascinating insight into how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the paid search sector in markets around the globe. I spoke to Adthena’s VP of marketing Ashley Fletcher about the questions C-level executives are asking, their plans in the short and longer-term, and what he is observing in the data. We’re past the shock stage C-level executives now want to see the lay of the land amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
The events of the last few weeks have had a dramatic effect on millions of people’s lives. Uncertainty over health, childcare, work, food and the wellbeing of loved ones has dominated all of our thinking over the past few days. Not only has it changed the way we’re shopping and interacting with others, an expert at online search specialist Epiphany, Paul Norris, has looked at how it has impacted what users are turning to the internet for and advises how businesses can adapt their search strategy during this tricky time.
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Search specialist shares five ways to adapt your search strategy in uncertain times
The search landscape has always been one that is evolving. Right now the big discussion is around Google’s control on how much search traffic goes to publishers vs.
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Search engine results: The ten year evolution
When you’ve worked in paid search for as long as I have, you’ve undoubtedly received emails from your clients that all go a little something like the one given below. Hi [insert your name here], Revenue is looking a little lighter than usual this month versus last year. What can we do to close the gap
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Making the case for more non-brand funding in paid search
Having worked across paid search strategies in all kinds of industries, you get to learn they all have their individual quirks: high CPCs, certain keywords that just don’t work, and other things that just drive you mad. When it comes to B2B and lead generation strategies that are no different, in fact, it’s probably a bit more challenging when you can’t see the direct conversions or e-commerce revenue.
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Six tips for B2B paid search success
If you’re like many small to medium sized businesses, budget is everything and every dollar counts.
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Top trends to increase value for paid search spend