Industry Reactions to the Big News from #GoogleSummit

On June 1, 2016
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Every spring, the PPC community eagerly awaits the Google Performance Summit, where Google reveals new AdWords technologies that they’ll be releasing in the coming months. Last Tuesday was the big day and it definitely did not disappoint.

As I watched the livestream of the event, I was also tuned into Twitter’s #ppcchat to gauge industry leaders’ reactions to the new Google products. The peanut gallery definitely kept things interesting—they had plenty to say about the extravaganza, from poking fun at the Product Managers’ corny skits to rejoicing over exciting new products to sharing their two cents on early-access beta performance.

 kirk williams reaction

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Is Google Planning to Monetize Your Eyeballs – Literally?

On May 11, 2016
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In the world of digital advertising, we hear a lot of talk about eyeballs. Consumers have them, advertisers want them, and you should be going after them.

 Google contact lens

The weirdness of the notion of eyeballs as a form of virtual currency aside, it seems that Google could be planning to monetize users’ eyeballs – literally – with its new contact lens technology.

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Google Reveals the Future of Search at #SMX West

On March 2, 2016
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The sun was shining and the hotel pool was glistening, but at the San Jose Convention Center on Tuesday, search marketers at SMX West were not lounging in the 70-degree weather under the clear blue sky; rather they were jam-packed into an over-air-conditioned room to hear Google’s Behshad Behzadi reveal the future of search.

Behshad Behdazi

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Happy Birthday AdWords! Celebrating 15 Years of PPC Success with Google

On October 28, 2015
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Today, Google AdWords turns 15 years old! It’s amazing to me to see how far AdWords has come during the past 15 years.

AdWords 15th Birthday infographic

I was among the first 350 advertisers that started using the AdWords platform back in 2000 (seems so long ago now). One of my personal favorite claims to fame is that I was the very first AdWords advertiser to buy more than $1 million worth of ads!

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Everything You Need to Know About the Google/Alphabet Move

On September 4, 2015
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Last month felt a little like April 1 when Google announced it was becoming part of Alphabet, Inc., a new umbrella company that will encompass Google’s existing operations as part of a new organizational structure. You've probably already noticed the transition to the new-look Google logo, which aligns more closely with the aesthetic of its new parent company.

Google Alphabet new logo 

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