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These 4 Forgotten AdWords Best Practices Still Matter – Here’s Proof

On August 14, 2017
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Now that standard text ads can no longer be created in either AdWords or Bing, it’s time to look at what work lies ahead of us for migrating to expanded text ads.

First, some good news – 95% of search advertisers have at least begun the migration to ETAs. 71% of advertisers have fully migrated to expanded text ads, with an additional 24% still working through their migration, using a mixture of standard text ads and expanded text ads within their account.

expanded text ad adoption stats

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7 Data-Backed Tips for AdWords Ads that Work Right Now

On June 14, 2017
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PPC advertisers said farewell to standard text ads last year and we began preparing for the new age of Expanded Text Ads (ETAs).

A lot has changed since Google first started selling text ads way back in the 20th century. Technology is better. The way people search has changed. And, perhaps most importantly, we're now in a mobile-first world.

All of this meant it was time for some major changes to AdWords. So text ads that used to look like this:

non expanded text ad

Have evolved into today's expanded text ads:

expanded text ad example

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4 Useful Features Hidden in the New AdWords Interface

On May 25, 2017
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We’ve already talked broadly about some of the new AdWords (and AdWords related) features revealed this week at Google Marketing Next. The event featured a bit of everything, from shiny new toys (circuit boards! New Google properties! Voice stuff!) to puppies.

Unfortunately, despite fanfare and legitimate use cases for everything revealed, most AdWords advertisers aren’t going to notice the new stuff at their disposal.

Come December, though, every single one of us will come face to face with “the new AdWords experience,” the pet name Google’s given to their complete overhaul of the AdWords user interface.  

new adwords ui

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Google Announces Major Changes to Enhanced CPC Bidding

On May 11, 2017
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As advertisers’ accounts grow in size and complexity, it can be difficult to manage an ever-growing list of keywords, audiences, demographics, and bid adjustments in our campaigns. In 2010, Google introduced enhanced CPC (eCPC) bidding to ease some of the burden for busy advertisers, which allowed Google to dynamically adjust your bid within 30% if it believed a search was more likely to result in a conversion.

This Tuesday, Google announced a major change to how it would handle these campaigns’ bids – by allowing Google to automatically adjust your bid by more than 30%!

changes to google adwords ecpc bidding

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Introducing New Smart Display Campaigns in AdWords

On May 1, 2017
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The Google Display Network includes over 3 million websites and apps and offers almost as many ways to target your display ads across the web. While all of this targeting gives sophisticated advertisers plenty of control over their ads’ performance, it can be intimidating to find the best way to start advertising or optimize your display ads.

Google hopes to make this ad targeting conundrum easier with its brand new Smart Display campaigns, which are rolling out of beta to all advertisers now. Google’s new smart display campaigns allow advertisers to target their ads to audiences and placements that are most likely to drive conversions for their business without requiring any set targeting. All advertisers need to do is select a CPA goal and upload some ad assets and then Google handles the rest.

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Available NOW: Similar Audiences for Search Campaigns [Data]

On April 25, 2017
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As more advertisers begin to look to networks like Facebook (and its elaborate audience targeting options), Google has had to get more dynamic with its audience solutions. Over the past few years, Google has introduced Remarketing Lists for Search Ads (RLSA), Customer Match, and recently demographic targeting for search to allow advertisers more flexibility on who sees your ads.

And soon, Google will release another potentially powerful targeting option, currently in closed beta – Similar Audiences for Search Campaigns.

Similar Audiences for Search Campaigns reach data

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Google Reveals Future of Search at #SMX: Voice Search & Virtual Assistants

On March 21, 2017
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SMX is a must-attend conference series for any search professional, and a staple of any SMX show is a highly anticipated keynote by a top Googler. Well, Tuesday morning at SMX West in San Jose was no exception. Google’s own Jason Douglas took center stage to kickoff SMX and reveal how the search giant plans to change the search experience – both on and off the SERP – in 2017.

             

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