What I Was Asked At Last Month’s Yahoo Small Business’ Marketing Conference

Last month, I traveled to Chicago to attend the 2016 Internet Retailer Conference and present on a marketing panel at the Yahoo Small Business Roadshow that preceded the conference.  The IRCE event is filled with over 10,000 visitors and hundreds of exhibitors retailing various solutions for small businesses. The Roadshow is a smaller group of … Continue reading “What I Was Asked At Last Month’s Yahoo Small Business’ Marketing Conference”

What Google’s Removing Right Side Text Ads Means For Advertisers

In February of this year, Google made a dramatic change to how it displays ads for search results.  They removed all right side text ads from desktop searches with the exception of PLA/Google Shopping ads.  This change reduces the number of maximum text ads on any desktop search from 11 to 7. What does this … Continue reading “What Google’s Removing Right Side Text Ads Means For Advertisers”

Important Changes To AdWords When Adding Negative Keywords

Adding negative keywords to AdWords Campaigns along with adding new search terms that utilize various match types are important ways to improve a Google account’s profitability. These two issues are so essential to running a successful AdWords account that I have dedicated entire past blog posts to two different subjects. For a review of each, … Continue reading “Important Changes To AdWords When Adding Negative Keywords”

Restoring Bid Levels In The New Year {updated 1/6/20}

The holidays have come and gone and if you are a 4th quarter seasonal eCommerce advertiser you most likely increased bids (if not, shame on you) to capture as much traffic and sales as possible during the Q4 crush. Now that the holidays are over, your conversion rates will typically return to normal levels, yet … Continue reading “Restoring Bid Levels In The New Year {updated 1/6/20}”

Adjusting Google Shopping Bids For Individual Products {updated 2/6/20}

Even though an individual campaign may be showing overall profitable results, if you dig into a campaign you most likely will find products that are converting well below your average cost per acquisition and some that are converting well above (the 80/20 rule). However, and this is assuming you have already segmented your Google Shopping … Continue reading “Adjusting Google Shopping Bids For Individual Products {updated 2/6/20}”

How Segmenting Google Shopping Campaigns Can Boost Profitability {updated 1/28/20}

Google Shopping has the potential to produce one of the highest returns on investment (ROI) for ecommerce retailers advertising online. For those new to online marketing, that is a good thing, in fact, perhaps the most important thing!!! A high ROI means that the money that is invested in a marketing channel is generating a … Continue reading “How Segmenting Google Shopping Campaigns Can Boost Profitability {updated 1/28/20}”

The Art of Adding Negative Keywords {updated 3/3/20}

One of the quickest and most effective ways for advertisers to optimize their Google Ads account is with the proper use of negative keywords.  A powerful optimizing tool for both Shopping and Search campaigns, negative keywords work to block unwanted search terms from triggering ads to be shown. Let’s quickly review what Google keywords are … Continue reading “The Art of Adding Negative Keywords {updated 3/3/20}”

Enhancing Google Shopping Using Promotions {updated 3/18/20}

Google changed their Google Shopping model to a Pay Per Click model in October 2012.  Since that change, Google has been extremely focused on providing their users an effective shopping portal that allows consumers to compare prices for the same product among multiple retailers.   Google has added numerous tools that allow advertisers to more … Continue reading “Enhancing Google Shopping Using Promotions {updated 3/18/20}”

Top Tips To Optimize Google Shopping

A great tool for ecommerce companies currently using Google is implementing an effective Google shopping campaign.  Assuming you have already opened your Google Merchant Center account, uploaded your data feed and have linked to a Google shopping campaign inside your AdWords account, how do you optimize your rate on investment (ROI) or simply how do … Continue reading “Top Tips To Optimize Google Shopping”