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Author: Peter Johnson

Google Ads, formerly known as Google AdWords is Google’s web spanning ad network. Arguably one of the most sophisticated ad network ever to be developed, text, image and video ads can be put in front of a targeted audience based on their search intent and sites they have visited. Google Ads goes one step further and can put a sales and branding message in the palm of a potential customer or client’s hand via their phone. Google’s ad...

Google AdWords has changed. Since last month, Google have been transitioning those with AdWords accounts to a new interface to be known as Google Ads. But it isn’t just the name which has changed, the updated platform has a number of new tools, features and layouts. The update has been rolled out in a bid to provide advertisers with valuable insight, which combined with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning can help them to boost performance. However, any...

The majority of modern digital marketers loves Google AdWords with a passion. With an average of 3.5 billion searches on the platform every day, Google provides an unprecedented level of exposure to users looking to purchase all types of products and services. But running campaigns on the AdWords platform can be a daunting process. With so much to learn, set up and tweak, it can be difficult to even know where to get started. You may ask...

Pick a random marketer and ask them whether they think Google AdWords returns substantial results for their business. Only luck can tell whether the answer would be an excited yes or resounding no. The divide between lovers and haters of the platform is challenged only by people opinions of Marmite. So the question remains – does Google AdWords really work? The answer is, of course, yes. Although like any tool in the marketers toolbox, knowing about and using it is...

Google Analytics has long been a powerful tool in the workbox of website owners and marketers. The platform gives a detailed insight into who is visiting your site, how they are navigating it and which pieces of content they are interacting with the most. This information has allowed marketers to change and tailor their customer experience like never before. These insights have ultimately led to increased sales and other important conversions for business with a strong online presence. However,...

For your Google Adwords campaigns to be optimised to their full potential, it is critical that they are integrated with Google Analytics.  Once this happens true business intelligence can be realised leading to better, more profitable decision making. Once you have integrated your Google Adwords account into your Google Analytics account you will have greater visibility of relevant data.  Analytics segments this data to make it easier for you to find the information you need to make...

Remarketing is hailed by many marketers as the holy grail of targeted advertising. What better way to increase your conversions than to target those that have already engaged with your brand in some way. Having spent some time on your website or landing pages shows at least some legitimate interest in your brand or what you have on offer. By using smart tech from the likes of Google and Facebook you can gather data on these sites through...

Google, Google, Google. Talk to any SEO or PPC expert and the likelihood is that they will be immensely proud of knowing the ins and outs of ‘what Google wants’. This shouldn’t be suprising when you take into account the fact that a massive 66% of online searches are undertaken on the platform. Why wouldn’t SEO and PPC professionals want to focus on what is most likely to bring themselves and their customers the most value? However, smart...

Readers of this blog will be well aware that AdWords is a powerful tool that can bring a lot of quality traffic to your website. However, mindlessly throwing money at the platform is a sure-fire way to waste your marketing budget with little return on investment. Clever marketers are continuously trying to improve their ads, both to up their relevancy and lower the cost per click as well as to attract the right people to click...

Google AdWords ad extensions are a great way to add information to your paid ads without incurring massive extra costs. Using ad extensions allows you to increase the attractiveness of your ads, generally making them stand out more in search results, which ultimately leads to more clicks on your ads. However, knowing that ad extensions are beneficial to your business  and deciding to use them is only the start. By understanding exactly what you can do to...