You are here

Huge Google Keyword Planner Updates: Now with Mobile/Contextual/Trend Data

Keyword research is a critical component in every successful paid search strategy. In fact, our internal data shows that search marketers spend nearly 25% of their time on keyword research. Google has quietly rolled out a number of significant changes and updates to Keyword Planner that should not only reduce the amount of time spent in the tool, but make it exponentially more useful, as well....
April 24, 2014
8

Going from Good to Great: 5 Ways to Optimize Your PPC Performance

For those of you not keeping up with the WordStream blog (shame on you!), you might have missed the awesome Grade and Get Paid contest we ran in late 2013. I won’t bore you with all the details, but as a quick summary, marketers were invited to use the AdWords Performance Grader twice to see how their PPC performance improved over a 30-day time period. I’m proud to brag that my fabulous client...
April 24, 2014
5

Gmail Shortcuts, Tips, and Tricks: Latest Secrets for Hacking Your Email

If you’re like me, you’re checking Gmail constantly. Despite how much time you spend on Gmail, I bet that good old Google Mail is still holding out a few secrets on you! Well we’re blowing its cover and showing you some of the most valuable Gmail tips and tricks to make your email checking a bit easier. Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts Did you know you can use a number of Gmail keyboard shortcuts from...
April 23, 2014
11

Today’s Big Google AdWords Announcement: What It Means for You

Today's the day: Google finally spilled the beans about the new features that are coming to AdWords. (Protip: sign up for our webinar tomorrow for an in-depth look at the changes and how they'll affect you!) Now we can finally tell you what they actually announced. Here’s our take on this exciting news. New AdWords Features Overview Before we get into the specifics of the new AdWords features,...
April 22, 2014
6

Big Changes Coming to AdWords: What You NEED to Know

Google is making a big announcement on Tuesday, April 22 (yep, that's TOMORROW). They will announce 10+ new AdWords products, features, and research studies that they have been working on for the past year. Last year, we were the first to bring you complete coverage of Enhanced Campaigns, the biggest change to the AdWords ecosystem in the last decade. This Wednesday, we’ll be holding a free,...
April 21, 2014
4

The Clueless Marketer's Guide to Building a Landing Page from Scratch

We talk about optimizing landing pages a lot here at WordStream, but how do you go about building a landing page in the first place? You need something to optimize before you can start optimizing! There are many ways to go about building a landing page, from rolling your sleeves up and diving into coding one with HTML, CSS and JavaScript to using web services that allow you to customize landing...
April 21, 2014
14

How to Create a Winner Description for Your AdWords Text Ads

Take a look at your text ads and tell me if they are designed to sell. Do you have a well-written ad description, a strong offer and a compelling call to action? Many PPC managers create their text ads to match the title with the query and bring people to the right landing page. And that’s a great starting point, but is it enough? In many instances when we look at ads, we see the same generic or...
April 18, 2014
6

What is Net Neutrality and Why Should Marketers Care?

Like practically every topic of discussion on the internet, net neutrality is a subject that people either a) haven’t heard of and couldn’t care less about, or b) are rabidly passionate about and will die to defend (or so it seems in most site comment sections). But what is net neutrality anyway, and why should marketers care? What is Net Neutrality? Net neutrality is the concept that internet...
April 18, 2014
3

Dynamic Keyword Insertion: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Have you ever done a super-specific search for an obscure item on Google and been shocked to see an ad that is offering—to a tee—exactly what you are looking for? If so, there’s a good chance that the advertiser was using a strategy known as Dynamic Keyword Insertion (DKI). DKI allows you to customize your ad to match the user’s search query, thus creating a more specific, highly targeted ad...
April 17, 2014
6

Google Goes After Facebook, Expands Post Ads to All Advertisers

It’s no secret that there’s little love lost between Google and Facebook, even to those outside the Valley. Google proved this once again today by announcing it has expanded access to +Post ads to all advertisers and that these ads will support Google Hangouts on Air. What Are Google +Post Ads? Google first announced +Post ads in December, billing them as a new format of ad that brands can use...
April 16, 2014
3

Pages