Google’s Display Network

When Google originally developed their advertising platform on, it was cut and dry.  Advertisers created one type of ad (a text ad) that would appear when a Google user did a search that contained an advertiser’s keyword.  That type of advertising still exists and remains the most common type of Google advertising (aka Google … Continue reading “Google’s Display Network”

Reviewing Your Campaign’s Scorecard

Most seasoned AdWords marketers have a list of elements they implement when launching a new Campaign.  These elements commonly include ad extensions, negative keywords, mobile bid adjustments, etc.   However, how can a marketer ensure that they have added each element within every Campaign? The answer is by accessing the Dimensions tab and reviewing the data … Continue reading “Reviewing Your Campaign’s Scorecard”

Touring Google’s AdWords Interface

When an advertiser initially creates a Google AdWords account the interface may look intimidating.  Google has multiple menus and sub-menus on the top, in the middle and to the left of an account interface.  It is important for an advertiser to learn what each menu controls in order to fully optimize their account and implement … Continue reading “Touring Google’s AdWords Interface”

Merging Retargeting With Search Campaigns

Google Retargeting or Google Remarketing (the terms are interchangeable) is the process of using Google’s technology to advertise to customers who have already visited a website or a specific section of a website.  Generally, when an advertiser thinks of retargeting they envision those image ads for websites they have previously visited that ‘magically’ appear for a … Continue reading “Merging Retargeting With Search Campaigns”

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}”

Optimizing Google Campaigns For Mobile

It is no secret that mobile has exploded. I remember when I attended the Internet Retailer conference in 2011 that the prevalent theme was not to concentrate your efforts on mobile, but instead concentrate your marketing efforts on social media especially Facebook and Twitter.  Wow were they wrong!  Although social marketing is catching up in … Continue reading “Optimizing Google Campaigns For Mobile”

Creating Effective Ad Copy In Google AdWords

Throughout previous blog posts I have touched on the subject of writing effective ad copy, however not in-depth. A well written, well placed ad is extremely vital to success when advertising in Google.  Therefore, I have dedicated this entire blog post on the subject along with some examples of great ads as well as ads … Continue reading “Creating Effective Ad Copy In Google AdWords”

Properly Using Keyword Match Types In Google Advertising

While creating a Google AdWords campaign an advertiser must enter a list of keywords for which they wish to have their ads display. As simple as that sounds, there are variances to adding keywords that will determine the number of impressions and clicks an advertiser’s campaign receives.  The type of keywords entered is a vital … Continue reading “Properly Using Keyword Match Types In Google Advertising”

A Google AdWords Campaign Should Be Like A Good Mystery Novel

When a company decides to advertise using Google, far too often novices will think that all they need to do is simply choose a few keywords and write an ad.  It is true that this approach will have an advertiser’s ads running, but it is also probably true that this approach will cost advertisers a … Continue reading “A Google AdWords Campaign Should Be Like A Good Mystery Novel”