A Death By A Thousand Cuts Really HURTS…

What do you think is worse? Taking a strong punch to the gut or receiving a thousand of paper cuts? Truth is that both are probably very painful in their own way.  Similarly to a poorly optimized Google Shopping Campaign.  Let me explain… When it comes to a poorly optimized Google Shopping Campaign, typically it … Continue reading “A Death By A Thousand Cuts Really HURTS…”

My STORY & One Epic FAIL

So many times I’m asked of how I ended up founding True Online Presence.  Like any origin story it is a bit personal and there are things to be learned. Let me first say before I start the story that I would not change anything because as with everything in our past it is part … Continue reading “My STORY & One Epic FAIL”

Who Benefits From Google’s Recent Change To AdWords Budgets?

Did you ever have somebody say they did you a favor, but after hearing what that favor was you didn’t know if the favor was really for your good or for theirs? This recently happened with Google and their new change to how daily budgets are going to work.  Previously, advertisers would set a daily … Continue reading “Who Benefits From Google’s Recent Change To AdWords Budgets?”

What Does Google’s Expanded Text Ads Mean For Advertisers?

Earlier this month, Google introduced a significant change to their standard text ads with the release of ‘Expanded Text Ads’.  Providing more character space for advertisers and increasing the headline from a single headline to multiple headlines, expanded text ads provide an immediate opportunity for advertisers to convey more of their marketing message to potential … Continue reading “What Does Google’s Expanded Text Ads Mean For Advertisers?”

Individual Campaign Budgets Vs. Shared Campaign Budgets

Google allows advertisers to create daily budgets for their Campaigns thus limiting the amount of money that can be spent in a day.  This budget can either be determined for an individual Campaign or across multiple Campaigns using shared budgets.  Here we will discuss how advertisers create both individual and shared budgets and when it … Continue reading “Individual Campaign Budgets Vs. Shared Campaign Budgets”

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}”

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}”

When Advertising With Google, Where Are You Really Advertising?

So you are or have decided to start advertising using Google AdWords.  If you are like most advertisers, you think this simply means your ads will show on either the top or to the right of the page when a user does a search for one of your keywords on www.google.com.  But did you know … Continue reading “When Advertising With Google, Where Are You Really Advertising?”

Why Google Advertisers Need To Know Their Quality Score

When using Google AdWords, advertisers create a set of keywords for which they want to have an ad displayed, determine the maximum they are willing to pay if someone is taken to their website for those keywords and then create ads to show for these keywords.  Within the ad copy, advertisers determine which page on … Continue reading “Why Google Advertisers Need To Know Their Quality Score”