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Advertisers should be very happy about the open competition between Google and Facebook since it encourages both companies to up their game. Even though Google probably has the edge right now (since it's no secret that Facebook itself is struggling and heavily dependent on Instagram), Facebook is still putting up enough of a fight to encourage Google to stay on point as has been demonstrated by the latest changes to Google Ads. Here is a quick...

Many online business owners may be persuaded to spend money on advertising and marketing activities; however, without monitoring the impact of marketing, the investment is akin to a stab in the dark. The current financial analysis methodologies have been developed for conventional brick and mortar business models, however, the underlying concepts can be adapted to suit online businesses. What Metrics Should Be Monitored? Metrics are the standards or factors of measurement, which the performance of the business is...

Making a career change can be a daunting task. It often requires a lot of planning and decision making. Among some of the questions, you will have to ask yourself include: Am I making the right decision? Is the career right for me? Indeed, the process involves making a leap of faith. However, to help you make the right decision, you need to learn about the benefits involved. Below are some of these benefits: Flexible hours This is...

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...