How To Set A PPC Budget

by Robert Brady September 9th, 2014

This is a pretty typical part of my initial call with a prospective client. Me: What is the budget for your PPC? Prospective Customer: If I can put in $1 and get out $2, then as much as we need. (laughing) Me: Of course, but how much will the initial budget be while we test [...]

When it comes to the Google Display Network (for the sake of brevity, GDN moving forward), the best analogy I've heard is that it can be like drinking water from a fire hose. If Peter Griffin's experience is any indication of how this would go outside of the world of animation, the results aren't pretty [...]

3 Steps To Bootstrap Your Facebook Ads

by Pierre Lechelle September 2nd, 2014

Facebook gives you excellent possibilities to acquire customers at a very low cost. With more than 829 million of daily active users, most of your customers are probably looking at ads there everyday. Facebook Ads' options for both Targeting & Creative can empower you to deliver your message and to create a compelling ad that [...]

What The Google Adwords Preview Tool Can Do For You

by Jennifer Blackie September 1st, 2014

Using Google AdWords Preview Tool can help determine if your ads are displayed for a particular search term and geographical location. It can show you how the ad looks on devices such as tablets and mobile. searching for your own ads without clicking them can increase cost per clickAnd — it does so without accruing [...]

How To Write Better Click Winning Ads

by Christine Bellefontaine August 15th, 2014

Mark Twain wrote "If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter". Being brief is hard. With search ads you don't even have a paragraph. You only have 25 characters for a headline, and 2 x35 for a description. Once you show up for a query, you need your ad copy to [...]

Your biggest asset for your AdWords account is time — but many of us have very busy schedules. From fighting rush hour traffic to attending meetings, from squeezing in an hour at the gym to spending time with family; how do you have time to check on the performance of your AdWords account? There isn't [...]

It feels like an eternity ago that Google introduced enhanced campaigns, yet advertisers still face the challenge of exclusively targeting mobile devices using AdWords. With enhanced campaigns, Google bundled desktops, mobile, and tablets into a single group, and by doing so, removed the ability to exclusively target individuals searching on mobile devices. Kind of strange [...]

Throughout 2013, Google and Ipsos MediaCT conducted 61 simulated search experiments to measure the impact of search ads on brand awareness. The results show that Paid Search increased top-of-mind awareness by 80% even when the consumer doesn't click on the ad, with some of the strongest lifts in the Auto and B2B categories. The 6 [...]

Google is constantly making changes to the way they display search results and especially to how and where ads are displayed on the page. Consider this screen capture for a search on "las vegas hotels" (a very competitive term with several large advertisers who are quite progressive with their PPC efforts) and what you see: [...]

A few months ago Bryant Garvin wrote an interesting post arguing how phrase match keywords have negligible use in Google AdWords campaigns, and how exact and modified broad match keywords should instead provide sufficient opportunity for most Google AdWords advertisers to maximise value from their campaigns. The following reasons were cited for the apparent lack [...]