ArchiveApril 2016

How much should you bid for your Call-Only Campaign in AdWords ?


How much should we bid for Call-Only Campaign? The shortest answer to this question is you should bid higher, a lot higher for your call-only campaign. Explanation: We are going calculate how much we need to bid for call-only ads. Let us assume that the text search campaigns are running at 10$ per conversion and the average conversion ratio is 10%. Then your text search campaigns are giving you...

What is a good strategy for call-only campaigns?


Good strategy for call-only campaigns? Strategy for call-only campaigns is very similar to any other search campaign. The first step is to create a very structured AdWords campaign with long tail keywords and negative keywords to avoid competition. At AdNabu, we recommended never to have call-only ads run with regular text ads. Call-only ads are usually much more valuable to businesses than a...

Why you should never run exact-only campaigns


Many AdWords strategists have been suggesting a strategy of running exact-only campaigns. In this strategy, you have search campaigns which have exclusively exact match keywords. I have strong reservations about this strategy. Not only these campaigns are costly, they also miss a tremendous amount of opportunity in AdWords. Let us take apart their arguments one by one. Exact-only Keywords offer...

Should You Ever Pause Keywords That Are Under Performing Or Not?


Often we are in the dilemma to pause keywords that are under performing or not. We face this scenario day in and day out. You have 100s of ad groups, most of them are converting at a good conversion ratio. But there are some ad groups which have a lower conversion ratio. What should you do in this case? We are assuming in this post that you have a good campaign structure with single keyword ad...

Why Is There a Difference Between Average CPC and Max CPC?


Why Is There a Difference Between Average CPC and Max CPC? Bidding in AdWords is extremely complex. Every time a user searches in Google, an auction takes place between many advertisers who are targeting the search term. How much each advertiser needs to pay depends both on the max CPC bid & the quality score. Let us now study Average CPC and Max CPC in detail. Max CPC Max CPC is the variable...

How Often Should You Change Keywords Bids or AdGroups?


A good marketer or marketing software would constantly change keywords bids and of ad groups based on past performance of these campaigns to achieve marketing objectives. There are 2 phases with different strategies for bid changes. Experimenting before you change keywords bids – In this phase, you are trying out a new campaign and you hardly know the conversion ratio. Your objective here...

Is it True That Cost-Per-Conversion Increases Exponentially As Conversions Increase?


Is it True That Cost-Per-Conversion Increases Exponentially As Conversions Increase? As an advertiser lets say you are targeting all relevant keywords from your account and now want to increase your number of conversions per month. The question here is that if it is true that cost-per-conversion increases? And what would the cost come to be? Most, however, fall into a linear growth model for the...

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