All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Search Marketing’

Google Changes AdWords Quality Score Reporting

Google announced a change on Friday to how Quality Score is reported in AdWords. The company says the change was made so that it more closely reflects factors that influence visibility and expected performance of ads. “Under the hood, this reporting update will tie your 1-10 numeric Quality Score more closely to its three key sub factors — expected clickthrough …

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Facebook Is Killing Its Sponsored Search Results

Facebook is getting rid of sponsored search results as it cuts down on the available number of ad units. Facebook has been giving news outlets the following statement: In keeping with the goal of streamlining our ad products, starting in July advertisers will no longer be able to buy sponsored results. We’ve seen that most marketers were buying sponsored results …

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AdWords Now Lets You Do More With Auction Insights

Google has added some new functionality to the Auction insights report in AdWords. Now, in addition to running the report for a single keyword, you can run it for groups of keywords, individual or multiple ad groups or individual or multiple campaigns. “The Auction insights report gives you valuable insight into how your ad performance compares with that of other …

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Yahoo Bing Network Makes Changes To How Bids Work

Microsoft announced that it is making some changes to the way incremental bids work in BIng Ads. According to the company, the changes will give advertisers more options to control how bidding on keywords works to maximize return-on-investment, as well as ensure the accuracy of info from imported AdWords campaigns. “An item of note is that today, bid adjustments are …

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Google Launches New Image Extensions For AdWords Ads

Google announced on Wednesday the addition of new image extensions for AdWords ads. These allow advertisers to make their ads more visual with pictures relevant to their offers, and potentially better attract the attention of customers. The extensions are currently in beta, and join Google’s growing list of extension options. “As the web evolves, Google users expect richer and more …

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Googler Offers Search Marketing Tips for Small, Local Businesses

When it comes to online advertising, Google is king. When it comes to search marketing in particular, Google has no peer. While nearly every major company in the U.S. has now invested advertising dollars into internet marketing, smaller businesses can easily run into roadblock if they don’t have the expertise or personel to implement a successful strategy in this brand …

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Bing Ads Launches Keyword Suggestions

Bing announced the launch of a new keyword suggestions feature for Bing Ads (formerly adCenter). Advertisers can now apply suggested keywords customized, based on the ads and keywords they’re already using. “On the Bing Ads Opportunities page, we now provide you with exact match keyword suggestions that we think are relevant to your campaigns and will help your ads serve …

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SEO Budgets Grow, Google Tells You What To Avoid

Google has been making SEO more difficult for years, and perhaps that’s why a new study from SEMPO, the world’s largets search marketing-specific nonprofit trade organization, has found that SEO spending is still healthy, despite all of the freely available online information that has spread across the web over the past decade or so. Are you spending more or less …

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Yahoo And Microsoft Introduce The Yahoo Bing Network, adCenter Becomes Bing Ads

Microsoft and Yahoo have announced the Yahoo Bing Network as the official name for their combined search marketplace, which came about as the result of the companies’ “Search Alliance” partnership. Likewise, Microsoft adCenter has become simply Bing Ads. “Bing Ads is not only a new name, but an improved experience with new features to help you better manage your campaigns …

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Google Launches New Local AdWords Targeting Options In 11 Countries

Google has made some updates to local targeting for AdWords in 11 countries. Here in the United States, Google notes that it has recently changed its metro targeting areas to Nielsen DMA (Designated Market Areas) regions. “Now your online campaigns and reporting will more precisely match TV-based audience data and campaigns. If you’ve been using metros, you’ll notice that the …

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New “Simpler, More Beautiful” AdWords Rolls Out Globally

Google says it wants to deliver a “simpler, more beautiful” experience across Google products, and the new AdWords design is the latest installment of that strategy. Google announced that the new AdWords look is now rolling out globally. “The new look simplifies the interface with newly designed menus, tabs, navigation, and buttons so that the important things — such as …

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SMX Advanced: The Mad Scientists Of Paid Search [Takeaways In Tweets]

Following the “Periodic Table of SEO” session at SMX Advanced today, was the Mad Scientists of Paid Search session. SMX’s description of the session says, “Our mad scientists emerge from their PPC labs, where they’ve been assembling keywords words, bidding strategies and other assorted parts into monster PPC campaigns. Attend this session to see how they’ve successfully enhanced paid search …

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