Allen Finn

Biography

Allen Finn writes many things at WordStream, where he reigned as fantasy football champion for some time. He likes marveling at funky beer labels, every beat on Liquid Swords, most cuts of beef, and New Hampshire.

google retiring adwords brand
June 28th, 2018

Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet if said rose was synonymous with an entire industry and accounted for the bulk of the revenue generated by the world’s most popular search engine?

We’re about to find out.

Google has made the executive decision to consolidate its overwhelming abundance of ad products under three brand new umbrellas: Google Ads, Google Marketing...

wordstream smart ads for the google display network
June 25th, 2018

Professional-quality ad creative is the biggest obstacle standing between you and Display advertising success.

WordStream’s Smart Ads technology (launched last November) automatically turns assets from your website and business page into eye-catching ad creative, eliminating the need to outsource design work to expensive (or unreliable) freelancers.

Initially, this feature only...

featured old adwords ui retired
June 20th, 2018

It’s official, people. July 10: A date which will live in infamy.

Per an email sent to advertisers last night, starting on July 10th, 2018, “the new AdWords will become the exclusive way to manage your account…

...and access to the previous experience will no longer be available.”

We’ve all had access to the new UI – with its sleek transitions and moderately...

add negative keywords in adwords
June 6th, 2018

Determining your most profitable keywords and creating relevant ad groups, ads, and landing pages based on those keywords is crucial to succeeding in paid search. Doing so allows you to find potential customers who are searching for offerings just like yours. But unless you’ve got money to burn, it’s equally important to identify and eliminate keywords—and thus, searchers—who aren’t ...

youtube trueview cord cutter targeting
May 9th, 2018

Live television audiences might not be what they used to, friend, but that doesn’t mean millennial eyeballs aren’t glued to screens during primetime (and every other hour of the day). As such, businesses that once leaned on commercials to build brand awareness and promote new products—whether nationally or regionally—are looking for impressions elsewhere.

Enter Google.

Everyone’...