Is TikTok Replacing Google?

Digital marketing entrepreneur Eric Siu, asks an interesting question, “Is TikTok the NEW Google?” The idea is that younger people are starting to search immersive social apps like TikTok and Instagram directly instead of searching Google.

Search Marketers Should Reframe Around Precision Marketing

If you are just starting your career as a search marketer, Amanda Richman, CEO of Wavemaker which is the second largest media agency network in the world, says that you should “reframe it around precision marketing instead of search.”

Google Says “Don’t Worry About Links”

Links are a topic on the mind of every webmaster, search marketer and entrepreneur, especially as it relates to ranking in Google search results. The funny thing is, Google really, really doesn’t want you to worry about links, because of…

What They’re Saying About The Loss of Google Right-Side Ads

You’re probably aware that Google recently stopped showing the normal text AdWords ads on the right-side of search results pages on the desktop, which brings the design more in line with its mobile results. Google does continue to show Product…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

AdWords Campaign Bid Simulator Launched

Google announced the launch of the campaign bid simulator in AdWords. This is something of an extension of the bid simulator launched a few years ago. Previously, the bid simulator worked at the keyword and ad group level, but with…

Local Paid Inclusion And What Bruce Clay Said About It Ahead Of The New Year

This week, Bruce Clay, a respected search engine marketing agency (whose founder WebProNews has interviewed many times) launched something called Local Paid Inclusion. The official description said: Local Paid Inclusion is a Google, Yahoo and Bing contracted service and is…

Google Rolls Out AdWords Impression Share Updates

Earlier this month, Google announced several updates for AdWords, including group level impression share metrics for the search and display networks. As Google explained, advertisers will start seeing three new columns that can be added to the ad groups tab.…

Irrelevant Keywords Can Be Costly

Some Google AdWords advertisers are not pleased with what they are finding in Google’s Search Query Performance reports for their campaigns. These reports show advertisers what keyword queries are surfacing their ads, and some are finding some of these keywords questionable.