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Most marketers and business owners have a more is better approach to the keywords used in their Google Ad Words campaigns. Although you should experiment with multiple keywords, you should never jam them all into a single ad group. Not only will your Cost Per Acquisition (CPA) and Cost Per Click (CPC) rates hit the roof but you'll also drastically decrease your Quality Score (QS). Is there a magic formula when it comes to how many keywords you should include in your Google AdWords campaigns?...

In any business reaching out to potential customers is very crucial. A good campaigning strategy will help the firm take over in the market while a mediocre campaign will only result in financial losses. Therefore, most companies have come up with a better advertising strategy such as the use of digital platforms to reach out to customers worldwide and increase their product awareness. Digital marketing platforms such as Google ads, Yahoo, Bing, Amazon, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter have...

If you’ve been involved in Google Advertising for any length of time, you may well be thinking that it’s starting to become somewhat more competitive. And you’d be right. According to Merkle’s Digital Marketing Report, the cost of a Google Ad is around 12 - 14 per cent higher today than it was a couple of years ago. This is largely being driven by more marketers spending more money on ads, with spending up 24 per cent...

Keyword research is a bit like cardio. We all know we should be doing it, and occasionally we have a flurry of activity and do a bit. But, for most of us at least, we simply don’t do enough. For online advertising, keyword research is the cornerstone to your success. Whether it’s display advertising, search marketing or PPC campaigns, without robust keyword research, your already doomed to fail. Getting started with keyword research is easy, and usually takes...

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...

Your landing page can be the hero of your marketing campaign. Regardless of the channel or content you are working with, a solid, high performing landing page will get your campaign goals nailed down perfectly. As they play such an important role in the marketing mix, having effective landing pages becomes vitally important to your campaigns. Minor landing page improvements which increase conversions by just a fraction of a percent can positively affect your bottom line, so...

So, you are already sold on the fact that online ads with platforms such as Facebook or Google and you know they are going to bring a great benefit your business. You set up the campaigns, select audiences, keywords and write some compelling copy that is going to pull people through to your site. You hit the go button and start to see some fantastic results…great, now you can relax. Wrong… After some time, you notice that the results...

What visuals accompanied your latest big campaign? Were there beautiful people doing beautiful things with your beautiful products? Probably. Were those people around the 18 – 30 age group? Almost certainly. And did anyone have a visible disability? Probably not. Marketers are coming under fire as the spotlight has turned on the lack of diversity and inclusion in the industry. With these issues a ‘trend’ for 2018, it’s only natural that the wider community demands we become...

Paid search is one of the most powerful marketing tools available to businesses today, if not the most powerful. In terms of digital ad spend, it accounts for almost half of every penny spent by marketers around the world. Google reports that a good campaign can generate a ROI of £2 for every £1 spent, which makes it a pretty attractive way to advertise. But let’s not be naive about this now. Google doesn’t exist to help...