Piling On Using Bid Adjustments With Google Shopping

In my recently released book, Make Each Click Count Using Google Shopping, I dive into detail on the most effective ways to optimize product bids based on historical data. Within the book, I have dedicated different chapters to optimizing bids based on each of the following: optimizing based on mobile device; based on customer location; … Continue reading “Piling On Using Bid Adjustments With Google Shopping”

Google Ad Credits Have Finally Found U.S. Advertisers

Have you ever found money? Last week, I found 20 dollars in the pocket of my favorite pants. Obviously, it was already mine, but then again, I didn’t know I had the money, so it was indeed found. The funny thing with found money is that what you do with it is highly reliant on … Continue reading “Google Ad Credits Have Finally Found U.S. Advertisers”

Wrangling Up Your Customer Lifetime Value

In paid advertising when evaluating the success of your campaigns, you typically look at key metrics such as ROAS (return on ad spend) or ROI (return on investment). These metrics are both important when calculating the success of your paid advertising although they do not provide advertisers with the full picture in terms of profitability. … Continue reading “Wrangling Up Your Customer Lifetime Value”

Resuming Paid Advertising In A Post COVID World

Over the last few weeks as areas across the country have begun to slowly reopen, many of my private clients who paused their online advertising back in March have decided to relaunch their Google Ads Campaigns. I’m excited to announce that I’m seeing preliminary results based on advertising over the last few weeks and those … Continue reading “Resuming Paid Advertising In A Post COVID World”

My New Book – Make Each Click Count Using Google Shopping – Just Released

Last week, my new and second book Make Each Click Count Using Google Shopping – Revealing Profits & Strategies was released on Amazon! One question that I was immediately asked was “do you think it is wise to release your book in the midst of a worldwide pandemic?”. My answer was a resounding YES and … Continue reading “My New Book – Make Each Click Count Using Google Shopping – Just Released”

Amazon – The Call of The Sirens

In Greek mythology, the Sirens were beautiful women who would lure boats to their doom with their seductive voices promising of treasure. For e-commerce merchants, today’s Siren could well be listing products on Amazon. Now before you think I’ve gone crazy, let me explain. Once I explain, I think you will also see the similarities … Continue reading “Amazon – The Call of The Sirens”

It’s Back To The Future With Google’s Free Shopping Ads

Last week, Google announced that after 8 years, they will once again start showing free ‘organic’ ads inside Google Shopping. For retailers, being able to show products for free means that any retailer can have their products showing within the Google Shopping tab as part of the surfaces across Google program. For advertisers already listing … Continue reading “It’s Back To The Future With Google’s Free Shopping Ads”

Top Action Items To Successfully Navigate The COVID-19 Environment With Paid Ads

Since the end of the 2008/2009 recession, life for companies marketing their products has been good. The employment rate has been low, and the economy has been booming. Customers have had plenty of discretionary income and businesses have subsequently thrived. Over the last few weeks this has all changed. The recent Coronavirus pandemic has drastically … Continue reading “Top Action Items To Successfully Navigate The COVID-19 Environment With Paid Ads”

Microsoft/Bing Ads – A Surge In Profitability

Microsoft Ads (formerly Bing Ads) have always been a bit of a little brother to Google Ads. In normal times, Bing searches amount for approximately 10% of Google searches. However, these days anything is but normal. With the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people are spending more time at home also meaning that many more people … Continue reading “Microsoft/Bing Ads – A Surge In Profitability”

Using Google Drafts & Experiments Doesn’t Mean You Are A Mad Scientist

I am a big proponent of manually controlling bids inside Google search campaigns. I believe by manually controlling bids, you can effectively dictate the impression share and optimize for the lowest possible cost per acquisition by adjusting bid by device and location as well as continuing to update your negative keywords. It is my believe … Continue reading “Using Google Drafts & Experiments Doesn’t Mean You Are A Mad Scientist”