Is your Adwords campaign sending you a lot of traffic but you aren’t getting the results you expect? Are you worried that the agency you’re using doesn’t have your best interest at heart and just want to see if things are moving in the right direction? Here is a super quick and simple way to make sure your Adwords campaign is sending you the right type of visitor. [Read more…] about Quickly check if your Adwords is sending the right type of traffic
You’ve just created a strong Ad Group structure for your Adwords campaign so the next step is to create some ads that work. Here are some tips for creating and working towards ads that attract clicks from the right type of traffic. [Read more…] about Creating Ads That Work for Your Google Adwords Search Network Campaign
You may have heard the uproar and what I think is an overreaction to some ads being published on some dodgy offensive websites via Google Adsense/Adwords. As is the way with the world these days, some companies saw this as an opportunity to cash in and loudly scream their disgust by boycotting Google until assurances were made it won’t happen again. Never miss an opportunity to show outrage – I’m doing that now myself!
This boycott apparently “signals a growing backlash against so-called programmatic trading, which automates the buying and selling of advertising online”. The online news sites wouldn’t be pushing an agenda here because they’d rather advertisers take overpriced media buys while spruiking traffic numbers and exposure rather than an automated system they can’t deliver that puts ads in front of your ideal customers? [Read more…] about Some people, experts even, still don’t understand online advertising
Google has announced that they’re going to connect more people with what they’re looking for by no longer making exact match “exact match”. Close variants are now being expanded to include additional rewording and reordering for exact match keywords. Once again Google is saying that they know best and removing your control over your campaigns.
Along with the rewording and reordering of searches, Google is also going to ignore your use of function words such as “in, to, for, but, a, the”. They claim it will only remove the safely ignored words but they’ve claimed similar things in the past leaving you scratching your head wondering why some terms sneak through that you purposefully block. [Read more…] about Google Takes Away More Control from Adwords – Exact Match is Now Longer…Exact Match
Sick of getting a heap of clicks from your Adwords campaign but not getting conversions? Chances are – from what I’ve seen when look at other people’s accounts – ad groups are not setup properly and you’re paying for traffic that will never leads to sales and leads.
Let’s get your ad groups sorted so you can start taking control over your traffic.
Having control over the keywords you’re bidding on is key to creating an Adwords Search Network campaign that will produce a strong return-on-investment. This starts well structured Ad Groups and is actually quite simple to do. This is the process I follow to create well structured ad groups that prevent bad traffic.
If you’ve ever had the help of an official Google Adwords Account Specialist then you’d know they are primarily focused on improving your Quality Score. A lot of the support documentation from Google also drills in the importance of having a high quality score. This focus is misguided and can lead to unprofitable campaigns.
Don’t fall into the Quality Score trap. [Read more…] about Don’t Fall Into the Adwords Quality Score Trap