Google is Now Playing Hide and Seek with Your Search Terms

Those that successfully advertise using Google paid search know that the most effective way of doing so is by limiting your spend on unrelated search terms. Effective marketers also know that the number one method to block unrelated and unwanted search terms is with the use of negative keywords. Especially important for Google Shopping ads … Continue reading “Google is Now Playing Hide and Seek with Your Search Terms”

Frequency – Controlling How Often Your Google Retargeting Ads Are Shown

The term frequency refers to how often your retargeting ads appear or more accurately the maximum number of times ads are eligible to appear to users. By now anyone who has spent considerable time on their screens are keenly aware of retargeting ads. Very few people anymore think that it is coincidence that the new … Continue reading “Frequency – Controlling How Often Your Google Retargeting Ads Are Shown”

Google Is Getting Sneaky With Advertisers Retargeting Ad Spend

It probably is no secret to you that most visitors to your website are not going to buy. In fact, on average 97% of visitors are not going to purchase on their first visit. It has also been shown that the more times a user visits your website the more likely they are to purchase. … Continue reading “Google Is Getting Sneaky With Advertisers Retargeting Ad Spend”

Beware of The Phone Call From Google

If you are advertising using Google, you will likely at some point receive a call from a Google representative. One way that Google continues to grow is by assigning representatives to advertiser’s accounts in the role of account strategist. Depending on how much money you spend each month, will determine how often a Google Account … Continue reading “Beware of The Phone Call From Google”

What Google Removing Keyword Transparency Could Mean For Advertisers

One of the common misconceptions for those new to advertising with Google Shopping is that you want to generate as much traffic as possible. As with any marketing channel where you pay for traffic, this is blatantly false! With Google Shopping unlike Google Search there are no keywords. Instead, Google uses their algorithm to match … Continue reading “What Google Removing Keyword Transparency Could Mean For Advertisers”

Google Can Keep Their Stinkin’ Ping Pong Table Because I’m Not Doin’ It

In this article, I discuss the perks of being an official Google partner agency. What that means for us and for our clients. In being an official Google partner agency, Google offers my agency a variety of perks. One of those perks are rewards points based on how much our clients spend along with how … Continue reading “Google Can Keep Their Stinkin’ Ping Pong Table Because I’m Not Doin’ It”

The Thing For Customers More Important Than Even Price

For over twenty years now, I’ve been working with companies to sell their stuff online. This journey has been interesting with the what and the how that I’ve attempted to sell for my private clients. From floor and wall safes to boat anchors and other boating supplies, from pond fountains to baseball gear, from high … Continue reading “The Thing For Customers More Important Than Even Price”

Microsoft Follows Suit Offering Free Product Shopping Listings

Last week, Microsoft announced that it would offer free product placements to merchants within their Bing Shopping tab. These free listings are now available within the United States. In addition, the free shopping placements will expand to the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany and Australia. To be eligible for product listings to appear, merchants need … Continue reading “Microsoft Follows Suit Offering Free Product Shopping Listings”

Great Is Not A Goal – Especially When It Comes to Conversion Rates

One thing you may not know about me is that I like to read. Most of the books I read are about marketing with a bit of self-improvement and motivation books thrown into the mix. Recently, I just finished the book Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen by Steve Sims. The book is about … Continue reading “Great Is Not A Goal – Especially When It Comes to Conversion Rates”

Money For Nothin, Chicks For Free Just Like Google Shopping Actions

“Money For Nothing” was a smash hit from the mid-1980’s by the group Dire Straits. As the story goes, the lyrics were inspired when a member of the music group overheard the comments from a delivery driver in the back of an appliance store as he watched a MTV music video. The delivery driver’s comments … Continue reading “Money For Nothin, Chicks For Free Just Like Google Shopping Actions”