Kissing Goodbye To The Broad Match Modifier

Let us start with the basics of how Google Search ads work and then we will discuss the recent change and its importance. When advertising using paid Google Search Ads, advertisers must enter a list of keywords that they wish to trigger their Search ads. These Search ads, when clicked, will redirect users to the … Continue reading “Kissing Goodbye To The Broad Match Modifier”

Numbers Don’t Lie When It Comes To Marketing

As an eCommerce marketer you occasionally may find it a challenge keeping your focus where there is the highest opportunity for potential growth. With all the various ways that customers can find your products – email, pay-per-click, organic and direct it can be difficult to know which marketing channel to focus your efforts. More and … Continue reading “Numbers Don’t Lie When It Comes To Marketing”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”