Tag Archives: paid search

Context is King as Google AdWords Announces Major Changes

Google’s announcement of a bevy of changes to the AdWords and Analytics platforms at their Performance Summit last month felt like a list of long-awaited answers to questions that search marketers have been asking for years. When are they finally going to monetize the maps channel? When are we going to be able to modify […]

What Google’s Dumping of the AdWords Right Rail Means for Marketers

In what certainly seemed to many like an abrupt move, Google rolled out a global change to its search engine results page (SERP) layout for desktops and tablets late last week, effectively ending its long-standing tradition of serving ads to the right of its search results. For those of us who have spent much of […]

Increase Your Landing Page Conversion Rate with Embedded Video

You’ve heard it a gazillion times: you have mere seconds to convert users who arrive from paid search. You know the drill… build landing pages with no extraneous copy or navigation, and make sure you drive to a bold form and call to action. Just get them to convert as fast as you can. So […]

Geo-granularity in Paid Search

We all know by now that search is an effective channel for local marketing. Marketing through search at the local level is best practice for businesses with physical locations (and even for some without), but doing that at scale can be tricky. If you have a business with multiple locations, you’ll want to ensure that […]

Enhanced Campaigns and The Need For A Proper Landing Page Structure

By now you’ve most likely heard about Google’s recent “enhancements” and, chances are, you have already formed an opinion. At the very least, I’m certain you have heard several other people’s opinions! I’m not here to weigh in on the pros and cons of the changes but, rather, to help you  set expectations and prepare […]

AdWords Gives Further Nod to Landing Page Relevance

For those marketers still holding out on a relevant landing page strategy, here is further proof that landing pages are important components of a best practice paid search campaign. Today Google announced that they are globally rolling out quality score changes that they have been testing in South America and parts of Europe. The changes […]