Mark Irvine

Mark Irvine

Biography

Mark is a Senior Data Scientist at WordStream, focused on research and training for the everchanging world of PPC. He was named the 5th Most Influential PPC Expert of 2017 by PPC Hero.

local service ad costs
June 11th, 2018

Google’s reach may extend across the world but, for some local searches, we need a trusted solution in our own neighborhood (and quickly)!

Searchers watching their sinks overflow can’t wait for a plumber from across state lines, and they’re hesitant to call a stranger to help them get into their car when they’re locked outside in the middle of the night.

Local service...

in market audiences for search ads
May 31st, 2018

Long gone is the world of managing search campaigns with keywords alone! Today, the search marketer has almost as many tools to target their ads with different audience solutions as they do with keywords.

Advertisers can target remarketing audiences within their search campaigns using RLSA, reach their current customers with...

data driven attribution model
May 8th, 2018

In his book turned movie Moneyball, Michael Lewis shows us that it’s too simple to judge players on the field based off their runs, RBI, and batting averages.

The Yankees may have dominated the MLB in the 90s, but the price they paid for that talent was prohibitive for teams with a smaller budget to compete. In 2001, the Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane had to make the best of a...

adwords ad suggestions feature
April 17th, 2018

Every advertiser takes immense pride in the ads they write.

After all, writing the perfect PPC ad takes time, creativity, coffee, the occasional beer, and months and months of testing. It’s more than writing a 140-character ad: it’s a monumental and never-ending task.

We know that writing ads is important and challenging, but busy advertisers and business owners know that their...

January 12th, 2018

There’s no hiding from the opioid crisis that became a national emergency in 2017. An estimated 20 million Americans, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from drug or alcohol addiction. These facts are important and difficult to dismiss. Addiction is a complicated disease with no simple cure. But nearly every recovery program agrees that the first step is to seek help. And as these 20 million...