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”

Solving Puzzles: The Rubik’s Cube & Advertising Using Google Shopping

Growing up in the 1980’s, I can still remember the fad of the Rubik’s Cube. Kids of all ages would challenge themselves and others to solve the puzzle by aligning all the colors on each the sides. Once you were able to solve the puzzle, the next step would be to see how fast you … Continue reading “Solving Puzzles: The Rubik’s Cube & Advertising Using Google Shopping”

Focusing On Your Current Customers Is Key To Long-Term Business Success

One of the reasons my wife and I purchased our current home eight years ago was the yard and the fruit trees that had been cultivated throughout the years. Within our yard there is a large Avocado tree, five orange trees, four lemon trees, two blood orange trees, a tangerine tree, a persimmon tree, two … Continue reading “Focusing On Your Current Customers Is Key To Long-Term Business Success”

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 eCommerce 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”