Categoryadwords maintenance

How to stop Internal Competition within an AdWords Account?

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Internal competition within an AdWords account is a very generic situation most PPC advertisers land in. Due to various reasons, ranging from lack of vital knowledge to negligence, advertisers fall prey to this vicious takeover. I’m not exaggerating when I say that internal competition is the worst competition. This is because you are competing against your own keywords. Either you fix it, or you...

Most Common Conversion Tracking Issues in AdWords

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It is very easy for conversion tracking for your AdWords campaigns to go wrong. Even though it is not a complicated process, it sure has intricate details you have to keep an eye out for. And not just us, most of the advertisers have raised concern when setting up conversion tracking. They have reported conversion tracking issues that are difficult to diagnose. Be it your own website, or other...

A Guide to Exact Match in Google AdWords

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This blog is dedicated to Exact Match in Google AdWords. But, to brush up on the basics of match types, we will start off with a brief revision. From our blog on match types in Google AdWords, we understand that AdWords triggers an ad only when a user search query matches a keyword defined by an advertiser. We also discussed how a search query and a keyword need not always be twins This means...

A Guide to Phrase Match in Google AdWords

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This blog is dedicated to Phrase Match in Google AdWords. But, we will start off with a brief revision of match types and their contribution to campaigns. From our blog on match types in Google AdWords, we understand that AdWords triggers an ad only when a user search query matches a keyword defined by an advertiser. We also discussed how a search query and a keyword need not always be twins This...

What is Impression Share in Google AdWords?

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Google defines Impression share (IS) as the percentage of impressions an ad receives to the total number of impressions that an ad could get. The definition is self-explanatory. But how can you calculate your Impression share? What are the types of Impression share? And what are its implications? We will discuss all that in this blog. Impression share (IS) calculation – (IS) = Impressions...

How is the new Enhanced CPC going to change the bidding game?

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A little about the basics of CPC and auctions – To understand enhanced CPC (cost-per-click), let’s recap the concept of cost-per-click and how auctions work. Cost-per-click is the bidding strategy in Google AdWords. Google, therefore, charges an advertiser only when a user clicks on their ad copy. The link in the ad copy redirects the user to the landing page. Google rules out the cost for...

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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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...

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