key moments report in youtube studio channel analytics
May 20th, 2021

Google Ads already has dedicated columns you can use to review the performance of your video campaigns. While these built-in columns are always helpful, sometimes you just need more information. This is where YouTube Studio can be extremely helpful. YouTube Studio’s analytics can provide a ton of data on how organic and paid viewers interact with your YouTube videos.

There are so many...

microsoft advertising intelligence
February 24th, 2021

There will come a time in your paid search marketing career where you will hit a wall when trying to find new keyword opportunities. It could be because you are in a niche industry. It could be because you are not seeing as many opportunities due to the lack of search queries in our reports. I will always embrace new ways to find more valuable keywords for my accounts, and this is where...

How display advertising can impact search network performance google analytics audiences
February 22nd, 2021

As someone who has always been on the agency side of things, I am used to the pushback against Display advertising in Google. The number one reason I hear why clients do not want to use them is that they typically do not perform as well as Search. Of course they do not. The user intent between the networks is completely different.

But just because users are not as likely to convert, it...

youtube reporting metrics
December 3rd, 2020

I completely understand how difficult it can be to explain to a client the value of YouTube. It does not help when video campaigns (or YouTube campaigns) are also run through Google Ads. This can set a false expectation that video campaigns can or should perform just like Search campaigns, and in most cases this is not true.

Video campaigns in Google Ads have been my favorite way to...

youtube holiday advertising tips youtube shopping campaigns
October 20th, 2020

With it being more than halfway through October, ideally, you're already well into planning your 2020 holiday advertising strategy—but don't worry if you're not. Delays happen, pandemics hit, and there are always last-minute pushes needed to ensure success. What you should worry about is whether YouTube is part of your 2020 holiday paid media mix.

Given the...

google dynamic display ads — the "use dynamic ads feed for personalized ad" box is checked
September 23rd, 2020

Google dynamic display ads (not to be confused with Dynamic Search Ads) are a valuable way to showcase previously viewed products or services to users who have already visited your website or app.

The setup of dynamic remarketing in Google Ads is pretty easy, but this feature is available only for the Display Network and not available for every advertiser. Eligibility will differ...

youtube ad palcement targeting
August 17th, 2020

Placement targeting for your YouTube ads can be one of the most precise targeting options in Google Ads. Note that I said “can be.” That's because if you are not fully aware of how placement targeting actually works within the campaign settings, you may think that placement targeting doesn't work at all. Also, your ads can appear on more placements than just YouTube channels and YouTube videos...

Google ads grants bidding
July 27th, 2020

It's no secret that accounts using Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits have their limitations. And while it may be easy to complain about the lack of features for a Google Ad Grants account, you can work with these limitations. There are certain workarounds that we can use to try and squeeze as much juice out of these campaigns as possible.

Today, I want to go over three key workarounds...