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Google Launches Callout Extensions For AdWords Google Launches Callout Extensions For AdWords

Google announced a new ad extension for AdWords called callout extensions, which allow businesses to add text highlighting specific info about their products and services. You can use the extensions to draw attention to important details about products or highlight …

Google Talks Invalid Clicks In New AdWords Video Google Talks Invalid Clicks In New AdWords Video

Google regularly uploads videos to the Google Ads YouTube channel, answering questions related to AdWords asked on Twitter, Facebook, and Twitter. The company has posted a new one talking about invalid clicks. The specific question being addressed is: How can …

Google Gives Marketers New Reason To Be Upset Google Gives Marketers New Reason To Be Upset

Google recently announced a change to its AdWords targeting options, which has not sat very well with many search marketers. What it ultimately boils down to is that Google is giving advertisers less options and less control over their keyword …

Google Talks Conversion Tracking In Hangout Google Talks Conversion Tracking In Hangout

Google just shared a new Hangout on Air about conversion tracking. Here’s what to expect: Join Mairead and the AdWords Team for the first of a two part series on improving your Return on Investment. This week, the team discuss …

Google Improves AdWords For Advertisers Accepting More Than One Currency Google Improves AdWords For Advertisers Accepting More Than One Currency

Google announced that AdWords advertisers can now add currency information to their conversion values to more easily measure revenue when accepting more than one currency on their site or app. If you add currency info to your conversion values, all …

AdWords Team Talks Difference Between Topic And Interest Targeting AdWords Team Talks Difference Between Topic And Interest Targeting

Google regularly takes questions from social media and posts videos about various topics related to AdWords. A new one delves into the difference between topic and interest targeting. Google has a whole playlist of these Ask AdWords videos available here. …

AdWords Gets New Bulk Editing Features, Conversion Setting AdWords Gets New Bulk Editing Features, Conversion Setting

Over on Google+, Google announced some new AdWords features for bulk editing and a new conversion setting. The bulk editing features are aimed at helping advertisers update settings across campaigns more quickly. They enable you to filter for campaigns targeting …

Google Launches App Promotion Ads For Search, YouTube Google Launches App Promotion Ads For Search, YouTube

Google announced the launch of app promotion ads for search and YouTube, following a similar offering launched earlier this summer for the Display Network. The search ads enable users to get advertisers’ apps, and offer advertisers a three-step campaign set-up …

AdWords Adds Close Variant Matching To All Exact And Phrase Keywords AdWords Adds Close Variant Matching To All Exact And Phrase Keywords

Google announced that starting in late September, it will be applying “close variant” keyword matching to all exact and phrase match keywords in AdWords. The feature has been available as an option for a couple years, but will now simply …

Google Launches Shopping Campaign Upgrade Tool Google Launches Shopping Campaign Upgrade Tool

Google just announced a new Shopping Campaigns upgrade tool for advertisers preparing to switch their campaign to the new format. Regular Product Listing Ads will be retired and replaced by Shopping Campaigns at the end of the month anyway. The …

Google Adds Ratings To Product Listing Ads Google Adds Ratings To Product Listing Ads

Google announced that it’s adding product ratings to product listing ads (PLAs). Starting in the U.S., users will see star ratings and review counts on PLAs across Google.com and Google.com/shopping. The five-star rating system is based on aggregated rating and …

Google Launches Dynamic Sitelinks For AdWords (With Free Clicks) Google Launches Dynamic Sitelinks For AdWords (With Free Clicks)

Google announced the launch of new dynamic sitelinks for AdWords ads aimed at presenting users with more relevant links to your website from your search ads. The links are automatically generated, and appear below your ad text. Relevancy of the …

Google Maps Lists New Ads In Results Google Maps Lists New Ads In Results

Google is adding AdWords ads to search results that are listed within Google Maps. They recently added a list view for regular local search results, and are now complementing these results with paid ones. Google explains in a Google+ post: …

Google Launches Management Tools For Shopping Campaigns Google Launches Management Tools For Shopping Campaigns

Google announced a couple new tools to help advertisers scale their Google Shopping campaigns: bulk uploads and a new version of AdWords Editor. With the former, advertisers can download a product group report, edit bids and destination URLs, and important …

Google Launches Upgraded AdWords Location Extensions Google Launches Upgraded AdWords Location Extensions

Google announced the launch of upgraded location extensions, which it says is a better way to display your business location in all ads. They’re linked to your Google My Business and AdWords accounts. The idea is that your ads will …

AdWords Editor 10.5 Now Available AdWords Editor 10.5 Now Available

Google announced the availability of AdWords Editor version 10.5, which lets you download product groups, upload and check changes, make bulk edits, and perform various tasks on Shopping campaigns. You do still have to create your Shopping campaigns and product …

Google Implements No Porn Ad Policy Google Implements No Porn Ad Policy

Google is no longer allowing the advertising of sexually explicit content on its network. A report from Chris Morris at CNBC says the changes went into effect on Monday, and that earlier in June, Google sent those who were about …

Google Changes Call-To-Action Video Ads, Video Ad Reporting Google Changes Call-To-Action Video Ads, Video Ad Reporting

Google revealed a new look for call-to-action overlays on YouTube videos, which apply to both desktop and mobile devices. They’re trading in two lines of text in favor of a single-line call-to-action. This gives more real estate to the video …

AdWords Gets New Call Conversion Features AdWords Gets New Call Conversion Features

Last fall, Google launched calls as conversions for AdWords in the US, UK, and Germany. They recently expanded this functionality to Spain and Australia. The company says it will expand it to additional countries in the coming year. “In a …

India Launches Another Google Antitrust Investigation India Launches Another Google Antitrust Investigation

The Competition Commission of India has reportedly launched a new antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices following a complaint that Google allegedly blocked a business’ ads because it competed with one of Google’s own Helpouts business. Google launched Helpouts last …

Google Has A New ‘Guide To Keywords’ Google Has A New ‘Guide To Keywords’

Google has released a new “guide to keywords” for AdWords advertisers. It includes best practices for keyword targeting in search campaigns. “As people search for things on Google, advertisers target those searches, or queries, using keywords,” says Matt Lawson, Director …